Word of the Day – Impeach

By January 6, 2017Word of the Day

Impeach (verb)

im-pee-ch

Call into question the integrity or validity of (a practice).

British: Charge (someone) with treason or another crime against the state.
US: Charge (the holder of a public office) with misconduct.

Example sentences

“The most popular tactic is to impeach the credibility of the victim.”

“The physician’s testimony might be impeached, and the report thereby discredited.”

Word of the Day – Emancipate

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Emancipate (verb)

ee-man-sip-ait

Set free, especially from legal, social or political restrictions.

Early 17th century: from Latin emancipat- ‘transferred as property’, from the verb emancipare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + mancipium ‘slave’.

Read More

Word of the Day – Chimaera

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Chimaera (noun) (also Chimera)

kai-mee-ra

(in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. (modern biology) An organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation.

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek khimaira ‘she-goat or chimaera’.

Read More

Leave a Reply