As a writer it’s important I have a large vocabulary, so I’ve decided to read through the dictionary. To keep me accountable, I will post my favorite words from each dictionary page. Definitions come from Webster’s New World Dictionary of American English, Third College Edition, 1988.
Acclivity [classical Latin< acclivitas < acclivis, uphill < ad- up + clivus, hill < Indo-European base klei-, to incline] An upward slope of ground.
Accolade 1 an embrace formerly used in conferring knighthood 2 a touch on the shoulder with the flat side of a sword, now used in conferring knighthood 3 a) anything done or given as a sign of great respect, approval, appreciation, etc. b) [usually pl.] words of praise