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May 16, 2022

Word of the Day: Epithet

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Word of the Day : May 16, 2022

epithet \EP-uh-thet\ noun

What It Means

An epithet is "a characterizing word or phrase that accompanies, or occurs in place of, the name of a person or thing" or "a disparaging or abusive word or phrase."

// Richard the First is frequently referred to by the epithet "Lionheart."

// The school's policy makes it clear that derogatory epithets will not be tolerated.

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Aired May 16, 2022

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