Two words for the price of one this week.
deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable. highly offensive; repugnant; disgusting.
abominable, objectionable, despicable, execrable. See hateful. loathsome, repellent, repulsive.
Our delightful second daughter is really into history at the moment. Recently, she has taken to carrying a huge history book to school with . . . → Read More: Word Of The Week: Odious
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
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
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
“In computer software standards and documentation, the term . . . → Read More: Word Of The Week: Deprecate