I subscribe to A Word A Day through Wordsmith.org. It’s been educational that’s for sure. Each week there is a different theme. This week’s theme is “miscellaneous.” I like that there is a pronunciation key and the word is used in a sentence. It’s a cool way to build your vocabulary so then when you go to the next party you can wow everyone by using the new word in a sentence.
Here is today’s word:
malversation (mal-vuhr-SAY-shuhn) noun
Corrupt behavior in public office.
[From Middle French malversation, from malverser (to embezzle), from Latin maleversari (to behave badly), from male (ill) + versari (to behave), from vertere (to turn). Ultimately from Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend) that is also the source of words such as wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, and universe.]
Today’s word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=malversation
“[Ramon Magsaysay] called for inquiries into the alleged malversation
of the Motor Vehicles Users Charge and the reported overpricing of the
Rome C. Jorge; Senator Proposes Reforms; The Manila Times (Philippines);
Jul 22, 2005.