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Today's word is:


|ˈra ng kər| ( Brit. rancour)


  • Bitterness or resentfulness, esp. when long-standing : He spoke without rancor.

ORIGIN: Middle English : via Old French from late Latin rancor 'rankness,' (in the Vulgate 'bitter grudge' ), related to Latin rancidus 'stinking.'