of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
When I say pulchritude (pull-krih-tood), it doesn't sound very beautiful. It sounds rough and stern and a little threatening. Pulchritude! But, guess what. That's exactly what it means. Beauty. If someone is beautiful, they are pulchritudinous (pull-krih-tood-in-us)—full of beauty.
Try an experiment. Tell your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, or other family member or friend that they are pulchritudinous or full of pulchritude. See how they react. Then, be sure to tell them what it means. Otherwise, they might worry.
Also, the phrase "beauty is only skin deep" takes on a whole new sound when it is said, "pulchritude is only skin deep."
My pulchritudinous Munchkin cat, Mr. Bingley.
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."