Word of the Day

From Dictionary.com

encomium \en-KOH-mee-uhm, noun;      plural encomiums or encomia \-mee-uh\:
An often formal expression of warm or high praise.

He ended with an encomium about her “high integrity and simple humanity” which ensured that “she loved her country, and her country loved her.”
— David Cameron, “Mourning service”, The Guardian, April 3, 2002

The giant throws the butler into the lake, whereupon Charles delivers the perfunctory encomium, “Wickham was a good servant.”
— Jeremy Treglown, Romancing: The Life and Work of Henry Green

He brought in the bread, cheese and beer, with many high encomiums upon their excellence.
— Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

Encomium derives, via Latin, from Greek enkomion, from en-, “in” + komos, “revel.”

Obamawankenobie is the only person I’ve ever seen that thinks that every time he speaks he is paying encomium to himself. He is the Narcissist in Chief.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: