Word of the Day -February 15, 2020

pejorative

[pəˈjôrədiv]

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

 

Word of the Day – December 21, 2019

aghast

[əˈɡast]

ADJECTIVE
  1. filled with horror or shock.
    “when the news came out they were aghast”

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