Word Of The Week – Enamored

All too soon we’ve come to the end of this Valentine season. My task now is to provide you with a final word for this month of Love, this word being Enamored (verb) /ɪˈnamə,ɛˈnamə/. The word enamored means to be filled with love for someone or something. It is usually used in the passive and followed by ‘of’ or sometimes ‘with’ or even ‘by’.

Enamored is an old Middle English word formerly known as inamour, which was derived from the Old French word enamourer, meaning ‘in love’ (en – ‘in’ + amour – ‘love’). Here is how the word enamored can be used in a sentence: “Ashley was as enamored with him as every other woman was at the time.” Or, “Clinton was particularly enamored of her Ferragamo designer handbag.”

Please share this and make suggestions of similarly FUN words you may come across this season. I sure would love to hear from you.


Article by Akwasi Addai

Akwasi Addai is a screenwriter, novelist and creative director. An excerpt of his novel: I Am Johnny Green, was chosen as one of the Digibook Africa top 10, you can read it at www.digibookafrica.com.

On a freelance basis, Akwasi Addai has collaborated with various film production companies and written numerous feature assignments in the Ghanaian corporate environment for companies such as Insel Communications, Power Station Ghana, Save the Girl Child Foundation and now Think Active Media. A former student of Ashesi University, he is currently the chief editor of the WeGo Innovate platform.

He is passionate about creativity and education in Ghana, and his vision is to spearhead the new wave of creative forces that are bound to put Ghana on the world stage through the portrayal of our culture.

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