Words of the week

02
May 2017

Polemic

(noun) an aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another; the art or practice of disputation or controversy

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24
Apr 2017

Recalcitrant

(adjective) stubborn; defiant of authority; difficult to manage or control

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18
Apr 2017

Expurgate

(verb) to cleanse of something morally harmful, offensive, or erroneous; especially: to expunge objectionable parts from a document before it is published

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23
Mar 2017

Diaspora

(noun); the dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland; the dispersion of Jewish people beyond Israel; Jewish people living outside Israel

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16
Mar 2017

Hegemony

(noun) preponderant influence or authority over others; the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

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23
Feb 2017

Desultory

(adjective) lacking a plan, purpose or enthusiasm; (of conversation or speech) going from one subject to another in a half-hearted way; occurring randomly or occasionally

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09
Feb 2017

Quandary

(noun) A state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation

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