Words Misused and Abused


It’s dictionary time again!

infamous adj.

1. Having an exceedingly bad reputation; notorious.

2. Causing or deserving infamy; heinous: an infamous deed.

– Given the definition of infamous, why would you say “…come sample our infamous barbecued ribs…”?

decadent adj.

1. Being in a state of decline or decay.

2. Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.

– Given the definition of decadent, why would you say “…come taste our decadent desserts…”?