Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day
Wednesday, April 8th flout Above the Rules Word of the Day:
There's a tiny conceptual overlap between today's verb flout and flaunt — they're both things likely to be done by folks with oversized egos¬óbut there the resemblance ends. To flout a rule, law, or regulation is to disregard it. Flout is related, somewhat surprisingly, to flute: flute-playing, way back when, was associated with mocking and jeering.¬†
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