ESTRANGED: alienated


I participated in a Senior Moment this past week.   It differs from my normal Senior Moments, in that I shared it with another person.   We pounded our heads, trying to come up with the word we were trying to remember.   It just didn’t come.  We left the meeting troubled, with the search continuing throughout the […]

SULLY: to stain or tarnish


The word sully is usually used in connection with the words “one’s reputation.”   It refers to the intentional act of defaming someone, of saying or doing something that stains their reputation and destroys their integrity in the public’s eyes.  It is a word that comes to us in English from the French  word souiller  which means […]