Word of the Day, October 12, 2019

hegemony

noun

he·​ge·​mo·​ny | \ hi-ˈje-mə-nē , -ˈge-; ˈhe-jə-ˌmō-nē \

Definition of hegemony

1 : preponderant influence or authority over others : domination battled for hegemony in Asia
2 : the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

Word of the Day, August 31, 2019

disembogue

(dĭs′ĕm-bōg′)

intr.v. dis·em·bogued, dis·em·bogu·ing, dis·em·bogues

To flow out or empty, as water from a channel: “the river whose dirty waters disembogue into the harbor” (John Updike).

[From Spanish desembogue, mouth of a river, from desembocar, to flow out : des-, reversal (from Latin dis-; see dis-) + embocar, to put into the mouth (en-, in from Latin in-; see in-2 + boca, mouth, from Latin bucca, cheek).]

Word of the Day – June 15, 2019

Recidivism

Recidivism is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after they had either experienced negative consequences of that behavior, or had been trained to extinguish that behavior. It is also used to refer to the percentage of former prisoners who are rearrested for a similar offense.