By the way, the future is awesome. Your new President will do something funny in a few hours - watch out for it.
Anyway! Today's word is:
To despise; to make light of; to disparage mockingly.
From Latin vilis (worthless) and pendere (to weigh).
I've sat here for about half an hour trying to think of a good sentence to describe how to use the word vilipend - regrettably, I have a case of the dumb today. You may all start vilipending me for my lack of funny. D: