The Closing Word: Virulent
This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, "The Closing Word." Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.
This week's closing word:
From Vocabulary: "Two meanings come out of the roots for virulent: one being "poisonous" and the other, "spiteful." The virus-carrying meaning of virulent often gets combined with strain, such as in a "virulent strain of the flu." Those who aren't carrying disease but are still considered virulent most likely lash out at others with a biting tone. Unleashing acid-tongued words on someone would be considered a virulent attack."