Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Word of the Week #43

You thought I forgot, didn't you? Never!

rancor - [RANG-ker] - noun

Definition:
Bitter resentment or ill will; extreme hatred or spite.

Usage:
Queryfail brought out a veritable avalanche of rancor in some writers, which was countered by a bombardment of sympathy from others. Who says the written word doesn't have tremendous power over emotions?

*OR* rancor can also be this guy.

(Thanks, Ruth! How could I forget from Star Wars??)

1 comment:

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Whenever I see the word rancor, this is what comes to mind. I blame George Lucas.