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encomium

PRONUNCIATION:
(en-KO-mee-uhm)

MEANING:
noun: Glowing praise.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin encomium, from Greek enkomion, from komos (revel).

USAGE:
"The speech cheered the faithful no end, as did Sarah Brown's smooth and skilful introduction of her husband. Yet though her encomium went down well with the party, it nauseated many television viewers."
Ruth Dudley Edwards; Why Mrs Brown Should Have Skipped the Heroics; Irish Independent (Dublin); Oct 4, 2009.

See more usage examples of encomium in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
One law for the lion and ox is oppression. -William Blake, poet, engraver, and painter (1757-1827)

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