12/20/13

Aspersion

ASPERSION

Pronounced:
Ah-spur-shun

Synonyms:
Defame; libel; slander

Definition:
Telling a lie to hurt the reputation of someone.

Sentence:
He was insulted by the aspersion because the accusation was not true.

Memory Trick:
Asp - persion
Asp (reminds of) asp or a snake
Persion (reminds of) person
You act like an asp person when you tell lies

ASP PERSON


You serve a chicken dinner with verve and ketchup. Was dinner enjoyable?

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