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Saturday Word: Opprobrium

op·pro·bri·um [uh-prō-brē-əm]:
origin: [1650] Latin; ob-= against + probrum= shameful act.

If you screw up as a world-renowned sports organization like FIFA, then the head of that organization may find themselves in the midst of an opprobrium.

1. To be harshly criticized or blamed; to suffer formal scorn.

2. Public ridicule and disgrace.

So, when was the last time you were part of an opprobrium?

Tags: latin, noun, o, wordsmith: theidolhands

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