Category: Word of the Week

Chauvinist

chau·vin·ist /ˈSHōvənəst/ noun: chauvinist A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism. A person displaying excessive or prejudiced loyalty or support for a particular cause, group, or gender.

Persiflage

noun : per•si•flage (ˈpɜr səˌflɑʒ, ˈpɛər-) 1. Light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter 2. A frivolous or flippant style of treating a subject  

Magpie

noun: mag·pie 1. A person who collects indiscriminately or chatters. 2. A long-tailed crow with boldly marked (or green) plumage and a raucous voice.

Scapegoat

noun: scape·goat. A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency. (In the Bible) a goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically...