Don’t asperse my motives…

Anyone that knows my motives, better not dare to asperse them. Do not judge me unless you have walked a mile in my shoes!

asperse \ uh-SPURS \, noun;
1. To sprinkle; bespatter.
2. To attack with false, malicious, and damaging charges or insinuations; slander.

Origin: Asperse comes from the Latin root sparge meaning “to scatter or sprinkle.” The prefix a- is a variation of ad- (meaning “toward”) that is used before words that start with sc, sp or st.


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Posted on June 3, 2012, in Word-of-the-Day and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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