Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 1/23/14 Encomium

Encomium (noun)
en·co·mi·um [en-koh-mee-uhm]


noun, plural en·co·mi·ums, en·co·mi·a [en-koh-mee-uh].
a formal expression of high praise; eulogy: An encomium by the president greeted the returning hero.

Origin: 1580–90; < Latin < Greek enkṓmion, equivalent to en- en- + kôm ( os ) a revel + -ion noun suffix

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