Thursday, August 5, 2010

Today's Word "Delectation"

Delectation \dee-lek-TAY-shun\ (noun) - Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.

"Even after the buffet had evolved into the more functional sideboard in the 18th century, lavish arrangements of silver and porcelain continued to be laid out for the delectation of guests at large dinners." -- Pilar Viladas, 'That's Entertaining!'

Delectation derives from Latin delectatio , from the past participle of delectare , "to please."

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