Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...
Today's word is:
noun [archaic or poetic/literary]
- Sulfuric acid.
- Figurative cruel and bitter criticism : her mother's sudden gush of fury and vitriol.
ORIGIN: late Middle English (denoting the sulfate of various metals): from Old French, or from medieval Latin vitriolum, from Latin vitrum 'glass.'
I've heard this word day in and out whenever I read about football, being constantly used when a manager is under fire, but what actually got me interested is how similar is to the Spanish word for glass, 'vidrio'.