Know Your Next Word : appurtenance

13. appurtenance :

noun :

An adjunct : an accessory : something added to another, more important thing

usage :

  • The inauguration of presidents, the coronation of monarchs, the celebration of national holidays--these events require everywhere the presence of the soldier as a ceremonial appurtenance.

  • A few of the appurtenances of wealth are well known -the Range Rovers and Rolexes, the little Chanel purses and the personal chefs trained in the Pritikin diet.

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