Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About | Media | Search | Contact  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ



Jun 6, 2013
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspellings

This week's words
calyculus
swoopstake
theocrasy
agrement
jargoon

License Our Material
Not just in email, our daily words appear in various media, from newspapers to digital picture frames. You too can license our material for your newspaper, magazine, website, newsletter, etc.
See details.
Bookmark and Share Facebook Twitter Digg MySpace Bookmark and Share
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

agrement

PRONUNCIATION:
(ah-GRAY-mahnt, -mahn*)
[the final syllable is nasal]

MEANING:
noun:
1. Formal approval, especially one given by a country to the proposed diplomat from another country.
2. Grace notes: notes applied as an embellishment on a piece of music.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French agrément (approval, agreement, pleasure), from Latin ad- (to) + gratus (pleasing). Earliest documented use: 1711.

USAGE:
"Relations again deteriorated when Iran denied agrement to UK designate ambassador to Tehran, accusing him of being a spy."
Shireen Hunter; Iran's Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Era; Praeger; 2010.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere

Donate

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith