EPITHET [EP-uh-thet] : an especially apt description or label, or, a slur or abusive term

Words are frequently mis-understood, especially in the heat of argument.   How’s that for an understatement? But when a word is mis-characterized due to an overabundance of abuse and ignorance, the mis-understanding is regrettable but correctable.  Such is the case for the word epithet. Epithet is a word commonly understood to mean a negative or abusive […]