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.”

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Word of the Day – Fandangle

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Fandangle (noun)

fan-dan-gul

A useless or purely ornamental thing: Nonsense.

Believed to have been derived from the Spanish dance Fandango which was adapted by the English to mean foolish in the early 19th century, perhaps by the Puritans of the time.

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Word of the Day – Clout

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Clout (noun)

kl-ao-wt

A heavy blow with the hand or a hard object: Influence or power, especially in politics or business.

(archaic) A piece of cloth or article of clothing which is the clout mentioned in the proverb; “ne’er cast a clout till May be out” with May more likely to mean the blossom of the Hawthorn than the month.

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Word of the Day – Filch

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Filch (verb)

fil-tch

Pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.

Middle English filchen to attack (in a body), take as booty, Old English fylcian to marshal (troops), draw (soldiers) up in battle array, derivative of gefylce band of men; akin to folk.

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