Monday, November 15, 2010

De Rigueur

De rigueur \duh ri-GUR\ , adjective;
1. Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion

This word is obviously French: rigueur means "strictness," so de regueur means "of strictness" (literal) and conveys a meaning of "according to obligation of convention."

This word is kind of boring, so let me refer you to a website that is an excellent diversion from work:


*Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Monday, November 15

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