And The Word Of The Day Is…

Each Friday, staffers update the rest of the team on our area of responsibility. This week, the assignment came with a twist: Include an SAT word somewhere in our summary, and the person with the most interesting/unusual piece of vocabulary will win a prize. As a self-proclaimed word nerd, I’m secretly praying for the win. Okay, my secret’s out. Here’s what I chose:

Calumny. [noun; kal-UHM-ny; plural: calumnies] A false or malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something.

Dictionary.com’s sentence: The speech was considered a calumny of the administration. My sentence: One of the goals of this blog is to expose Meg Whitman’s various calumnies against Jerry Brown.

Go forth and use it in your own sentence over the weekend. Preferably in the same breath as ‘eMeg.’

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2 responses to “And The Word Of The Day Is…

  1. steve

    Defintely A Contender!!

  2. Richard

    an old favorite…

    Onomatopoeia

    An onomatopoeia or onomatopœia (from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία; ὄνομα for “name” and ποιέω for “I make”) (adjectival form: “onomatopoeic” or “onomatopoetic”) is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.

    Example:
    Everything out of Meg’s mouth sounds like the sound you make when you say the word “meg”, except exaggerated and somewhat like a goat bleat, but distinctively “meg!” Whereas, everything that comes out of AG Brown’s mouth sounds like, “The People of California.”

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