Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Word of the Week #105 - eminence grise

eminence grise - [ay-mee-nahn(t)s-GREEZ] - noun

Definition:
A person who wields power or exerts influence behind the scenes.

Usage:
J.R.R. Tolkein excelled at characterizing the classic eminence grise with Wormtongue.

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