A Word A Day


A.Word.A.Day

with Anu Garg

fetid

PRONUNCIATION:
(FET-tid, FEE-TID)

 

MEANING:
adjective: Having a strong unpleasant odor.

 

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin fetere (to stink). Earliest documented use: 1599.

 

USAGE:
“The more Trump ratchets up the demented rhetoric, the higher his polls go, so he is content to ride the fetid wave of a campaign based chiefly on blind bigotry and unapologetic stupidity.”
Trump’s Latest Bigotry is Pure Fantasy. But it Works; Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey); Nov 23, 2015. (WebCite)

See more usage examples of fetid in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

 

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night. -Marilyn Monroe, actress (1 Jun 1926-1962)

This week’s theme
Miscellaneous words

This week’s words
nitty-gritty
blag
fetid

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