The Closing Word: Invective

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This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (in-VECK-tive)

abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

From “Invective comes from the Latin for “abusive.” It kind of sounds like a harsh word, actually, with those sharp, dagger-like V’s.”

“It can be hard sometimes to convince sellers not to respond with a hot-headed invective when they receive a lowball offer.”

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