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Opening Arguments

Word power

Interesting words I encountered while wandering through the blogosphere.

obloquy (OB-luh-kwee), n. -- discredit, abuse or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse or denunciation, as in: "Indiana has been showered with obloquy this week by sneering liberal elites."

dystopia (dis-TOH-pee-uh) -- a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding. Adjectival form, dystopian, as in: "If you believe the critics of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, this state is about to sink into a dystopian pit of hatred."