Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Word I Love: Amalgamation

There are certain words that I love to say. Some words just sound good rolling off your tongue.  Sometimes I like to feel smart incorporating them into a sentence because people will give you a quizzical look like, "Huh?" when you use it.  This is one of those words:

a consolidation of corporations
amalgamation (pronounced uh-mal-gu-mey-shuhn)

1.  the act or process of amalgamating.
2.  the state or result of being amalgamated.
3.  a consolidation of two or more corporations.
4.  the extraction of precious metals from their ores by treatment with mercury

Try using it in a sentence this week...