Today’s Word : vituperation

Word: vituperation

PRONUNCIATION:

(vy-too-puh-RAY-shuhn, -tyoo-, vi-)

MEANING:

noun: Bitter and abusive language; condemnation.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin vituperare (to blame), from vitium (fault) + parare (to make or prepare). Earliest documented use: 1481.

USAGE:

“The judge I knew best was my grandfather. His unflappable nature helped him handle all the vituperation that comes to highly placed judges through the mails.”
Amelia Newcomb; Judges: Not All Black Robes And Gavels; Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Massachusetts); Feb 7, 2002.

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