of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
Ostentation (os-tin-ta-shun) is opulence showing off. People or things who are ostentatious display their wealth in a vulgar, unpleasing, show-off-y kind of way. They put it in your face like a clown would put a cream pie in your face. The result is usually the same. A feeling of discomfort and a desire to get away. Have you ever been in a place that made you very afraid you might accidentally break something valuable. You were probably in an ostentatious place, possibly even with ostentatious
Here's an interesting side note of trivia. Peacocks are very, very ostentatious, because they love to show off their beautiful feathers. Can you guess what a group of peacocks is called? It is called an ostentation of peacocks. Cool, eh?
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."