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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: A formal or elaborate oration in praise of someone or something; eulogy.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin panegyricus, from Greek panegyrikos (of or for an assembly), from paneguris (public assembly), from pan- (all) + aguris (assembly, marketplace). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ger- (to gather) that is also the source of gregarious, aggregate, congregation, egregious, and segregate.
USAGE:"Gov. George Pataki's 10th State of the State speech yesterday was more a panegyric to freedom and security than a rousing promise to fix what's clearly wrong with New York's government."
A Real State of New York; The New York Times; Jan 8, 2004.
See more usage examples of panegyric in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:We are all of us more or less echoes, repeating involuntarily the virtues, the defects, the movements, and the characters of those among whom we live. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)
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