That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.
Where I Discovered It?
Mum read this in a comment and I really didn't understand what the word meant at all. When I looked it up I had a much better understanding and one Mum's friends also explained it which added to my understanding of the word. Therein it was added to a list of words.
- The support or point of rest in which a lever turns in a moving body
- any prop or support
- Zoology any of various structures in an animal serving as a hinge or support
An Example Sentence
The fulcrum broke under the pressure against the lever.
Lisa De Haven was the Fulcrum of their unique group.
I like the way Fulcrum sounds. It has a certain unique ring to it as you say it. I think it's all in the transition from one syllable to the next. Ful-crum. The funny thing was I was watching Iron Man Armored adventures recently and heard Tony Stark say the word when looking for a lever. It was pretty funny because I was in the middle of making this post. As quick as many words are to say, they often contain more complicated meanings. I believe that Fulcrum is one of those words. It could mean any prop or support or it could mean the point of rest in which a leaver turns a moving body. Each word is unique and each use of the word could mean something a little different. Fulcrum is interesting in that way. It could be used in direct use with a lever or maybe it could be used for support in relative to a person. It's up to the writer. It may not be a word I use often, but I think it is one that can be used sneakily.