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

This week's words
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agrement
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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)

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