7/24/11

Don't be Mordant!


Pronounced:
< more-dent >

It means:
a sarcastic cruel and biting wit

Daily use:
The bully once had a mordant sense of humor.
He was very nice now.

mordant
mord (reminds of)  =  mortified or shocked surprise
ant (reminds of) = a small bug or very little
Mortifying words will make someone feel very small

Listen: Mordant


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