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Words of the Day — August 9, 2012

August 9, 2012 - Scott Viau
In thrall — in thrahl — having great power over someone

Jacobin — JAKE-oh-BEEN — anyone similar to those in a historical group of Frenchmen who became a ruthless & radical political group that formed after the revolution, instituting an Age of Terror during the late 1700s

Example: "An article in the N.Y. Times in a political column mentioned that 'Obama's Republican opponents, in thrall to their Tea Party Jacobins, have been reckless and irresponsible beyond imagining.'"

 
 

 

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