Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Acharnement

ACHARNEMENT

Noun. Mid-18th century. 
[French, from acharner give taste of flesh (to dogs etc.)]

Bloodthirsty fury; ferocity; gusto


I find this word, its etymology and its imagery quite disturbing. Its French pronunciation only serves to accentuate this sense of unease I feel toward it.

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