November 28th, 2006

not a nugget

spread the vocabulary :)

here's the deal....i'll post the Wordsmith word of the day in my journal everyday. if you read it, you have to use it in your journal that day. :) you can't just use it in a random sentence. you must incorporate it into you post for that day.
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A.Word.A.Day


Today's Word is:
virtu (vuhr-TOO) noun
1. A love of or taste for fine objects of art.
2. Objects of art, curios, etc.
[From Italian virtù (virtue), from Latin virtus (worth, excellence). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wi-ro (man) that is also the source of virile, virtue, virago, virtuoso, werewolf, and world.]
Today's word in Visual Thesaurus.
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College has organized an exhibition ... of optical illusions, stuffed birds, statuettes, objects of virtu and geological specimens." Arthur C. Danto; Hendrick Goltzius and Mannerism; The Nation (New York); Feb 10, 1992.
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