ミスターダンカンの今日の単語 DIATRIBE / DEJA VU
The Word Stop - 32 - DIATRIBE / DEJA VU
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Here are today's words.
Today's first words is Diatribe.
The word diatribe is a noun which is an aggressive verbal statement against someone or something.
The sentences used to attack something verbally without holding back, form a diatribe.
The critical words used form a bitter and harsh attack on one particular thing.
A diatribe may even be violent and abusive.
A reactionary speech given in anger can be described as a diatribe.
"His speech condemning the protesters was nothing more than a long diatribe."
"We all had to sit and listen to this man's diatribe."
"May of Hitler's speech usually consisted of one long diatribe."
The content of a verbal attack on one person or a group is diatribe.
'Diatribe' comes from the Greek word for 'rub away'.
Synonyms of diatribe include attack - denunciation - harangue - rant - tirade.
Today's second word is deja vu.
The word 'deja vu' is a noun that describes the feeling of having done the same thing before.
It names the feeling or sensation of a certain moment of time repeating itself.
You feel as if you are living a moment of you past again, exactly as it happened.
'Deja vu' occurs in the mind - therefore it is a psychological term.
You will sometimes experiences the feeling of 'deja vu' as you are doing something for the first time.
You have never done the thing before, however it fells very familiar.
"As I walked in the room, I had a sudden feeling of deja vu."
The word 'deja vu' can be used negatively to express boredom towards something.
"This new TV show gives me the feeling of deja vu."
I am saying that it is unoriginal and has been done before.
The word 'deja vu' comes directly from the French Language and means 'already seen'.
That was today's word stop.
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