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Word of the Day for Saturday, February 7, 2009

denigrate \DEN-i-greyt\, verb:

to attack the character or reputation of; defame

My sister denigrates her husband in every conversation.

by 1526, from Latin denigratus/denigrare "to blacken, defame," from de- "completely" + nigr-, stem of niger "black," of unknown origin.

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