Word of the Week: Concomitant

So, avuncular, saturnine, sybaritic, antediluvian… and now concomitant. This word has cropped up multiple times for me, including several times in the closing pages of Tuchman’s “A Distant Mirror.”

It is an adjective.

Webster’s Fourth defines it as “accompanying; attendant.” My father wrote, “accompanying in a subordinate or incidental way.”

As in: