Sunday, January 9, 2011

Word Of The Week: Vitriol


noun \ˈvi-trē-əl\

Definition of VITRIOL

1 a : a sulfate of any of various metals (as copper, iron, or zinc); especially : a glassy hydrate of such a sulfate b : oil of vitriol
2 : something felt to resemble vitriol especially in caustic quality; especially : virulence of feeling or of speech 
vit·ri·ol·ic \ˌvi-trē-ˈä-lik\ adjective

Examples of VITRIOL

  1. His speech was full of political vitriol.
  2. vitriol and sometimes outright cruelty of his pronouncements>

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