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A.Word.A.Day--pulchritude

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This week's theme: unusual words.

pulchritude (PUL-kri-tood, -tyood) noun

Beauty.

[From Latin pulchritudo, from pulcher (beautiful).]

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

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"[Catherine Deneuve's] pulchritude is as legendary and inspiring as her body of work." Priya Tanna; Celebrating Catherine Deneuve; Daily News & Analysis (Mumbai, India); Apr 27, 2006.

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