Thursday, June 01, 2006

Word of the Day

Courtesy of the National Spelling Bee on ESPN, I just learned a new word during my lunh break. I will be working it into the vernacular:

moloch
n 1: a tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice; "the great Moloch of war"; "duty has become the Moloch of modern life"- Norman Douglas [syn: Moloch] 2: god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children [syn: Moloch, Molech] 3: any lizard of the genus Moloch

Note the word propitiated in the definition. I had look that one up as well.

1 Comments:

At 6/01/2006 1:53 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

He's also a character in "Paradise Lost." And not a good guy.

 

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