Word Of The Week: Odious

Two words for the price of one this week.

Odious (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/odious)

deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable. highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.

Synonyms

abominable, objectionable, despicable, execrable. See hateful. loathsome, repellent, repulsive.

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Word Of The Week: Sprog

Very soon now I’ll be taking time off to look after our kids for a couple of weeks, while my wife takes a long overdue trip to West Africa to visit her ailing mother. Here’s what the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary says about the word child:

A young person who is between infancy and adulthood A . . . → Read More: Word Of The Week: Sprog

Word Of The Week: Follower

From Merriam Webster Online (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follower)

1 a: one in the service of another : retainer b: one that follows the opinions or teachings of another c: one that imitates another 2 archaic : one that chases 3: a sheet added to the first sheet of an indenture or other deed 4: a machine part that . . . → Read More: Word Of The Week: Follower

Word Of The Week: Deprecate

In common English usage, the word deprecate can have the following meanings:

1 a: archaic to pray against (as an evil) b: to seek to avert 2: to express disapproval of 3 a: play down, make little of b: belittle, disparage

(from www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deprecate)

However:

“In computer software standards and documentation, the term . . . → Read More: Word Of The Week: Deprecate