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October 25, 2021

Word of the Day: Hector

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Word of the Day : October 25, 2021

hector \HEK-ter\ verb

What It Means

Hector means "to criticize or question in a threatening manner."

// The mediator asked the unruly members of the audience to cease hectoring the speaker.

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Aired October 25, 2021

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