Animadversion an·i·mad·ver·sion /ˌanəmadˈvərZH(ə)n/ noun FORMAL criticism or censure. “her animadversion against science” a comment or remark, especially a critical one. plural noun: animadversions “animadversions that the poet receives quite humbly”
hegemony noun he·ge·mo·ny | \ hi-ˈje-mə-nē , -ˈge-;ˈhe-jə-ˌmō-nē \ Definition of hegemony 1: preponderant influence or authority over others : DOMINATIONbattled for hegemony in Asia 2: the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group
rigmarole noun rig·ma·role | \ ˈri-gə-mə-ˌrōl , ˈrig-mə-\ variants: or less commonly rigamarole Definition of rigmarole 1: confused or meaningless talk 2: a complex and sometimes ritualistic procedure
MAWKISH Mawkish means excessively sentimental or so sappy it’s sickening.
ac·cul·tur·a·tion /əˌkəlCHəˈrāSH(ə)n/ noun assimilation to a different culture, typically the dominant one. “the process of acculturation may impact both social and psychological well-being”
re·join·der /rəˈjoindər/ Learn to pronounce noun a reply, especially a sharp or witty one. “she would have made some cutting rejoinder but none came to mind” synonyms: answer, reply, response, retort, riposte, counter, sally; More DATED•LAW a defendant’s answer to the plaintiff’s reply or replication.
abridge verb \ ə-ˈbrij \ abridged; abridging Definition of abridge transitive verb 1: to shorten by omission of words without sacrifice of sense : CONDENSEabridge a novelan abridged dictionary 2: to shorten in duration or extentTess wished to abridge her visit as much as possible …— Thomas Hardy 3formal : to reduce in scope :Continue reading “Word of The Day”
GARRULOUS adjective excessively talkative in a rambling,roundabout manner, especially about trivialmatters.
simpleminded adjective sim·ple·mind·ed | \ ˌsim-pəl-ˈmīn-dəd , ˈsim-pəl-ˌmīn-\ Definition of simpleminded : devoid of subtlety : UNSOPHISTICATEDalso : FOOLISH