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Word of the Day — May 16, 2012

May 17, 2012 - Scott Viau
Decimate — DESS-ih-mate — slaughter, destroy, drastically reduce

Example: "Patrick Healy's article on the symbiotic (interactive) bond between state and screen began with the statement that 'For decades Broadway producers fought to delay film adaptations of 'West Side Story,' 'Hello, Dolly,' etc., for fear that those musicals would decimate ticket sales for the Broadway originals and their national tours.'"

 
 

 

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