Word of the Day: Prowess
Prowess refers to bravery and valor, especially inside the military context. It can also be used more broadly, meaning a superior skills or ability. It comes from the French prouesse.
At the Asian Art Museum, ‘Lords of the Samurai’ glimpses the warrior-aesthetes who combined martial prowess with cultural attainment. (LA Times)
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Some commentators have assumed that the prowess of Japanese companies in acquiring foreign companies will mitigate the overall downturn at home. (Business Week)
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1 Response to “Word of the Day: Prowess”
This is a very powerful word. I would only suggest that a pronunciation line be included in the word before the meaning(s) so one can learn how to pronounce it properly. Sometimes, it is easy to write a word, but difficult to pronounce it. I think the combination of the two will leave a mark on a reader to use or write the word more often.