Word of the Day – February 29, 2020

tontine

[ˈtäntēn]

NOUN
  1. an annuity shared by subscribers to a loan or common fund, the shares increasing as subscribers die until the last survivor enjoys the whole income.
    • a life insurance plan in which the beneficiaries are those who survive and maintain a policy to the end of a given period.

Word of the Day -February 15, 2020

pejorative

[pəˈjôrədiv]

ADJECTIVE
  1. expressing contempt or disapproval.
    “permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term”
    synonyms:
NOUN
  1. a word expressing contempt or disapproval.
    “most of what he said was inflammatory and filled with pejorative.

 

Word of the Day – February 1, 2020

vituperative

[vīˈt(y)o͞opəˌrādiv, vəˈt(y)o͞op(ə)rədiv]

ADJECTIVE
  1. bitter and abusive.
    “the criticism soon turned into a vituperative attack”