debunk

Pronounced: di-BUNK, verb

Notes: Yes, you know this word. I’m adding it because I enjoyed the etymology of it


Yesterday’s word

The word internecine means

  • mutually destructive
  • of, or related to, a struggle or conflict within a group
  • deadly; characterized by great slaughter
First usage

Our word came into being in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word internecīnus or internecīvus (murderous), also internecāre (to exterminate; to kill out), which is made up of inter- (together; among) and necāre (to kill).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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