It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
I don’t know how many folks are paying attention to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the USA, but there’s a whole lot of mudslinging going on in those parties! Without publicly taking sides, I bring you today’s word:
-Damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others.
-Make (something) dirty or discoloured.
Synonyms: soil - defile - stain - smirch - sully - smear - tarnish
First seen in Shakespeare's Hamlet (written 1600 - 1601). The full text of the play may be found here.