Friday, July 1, 2011

Vocab 7: What new words I learn from the "news" today?

Hi folks,

Another new word learn from the news today:

"The article inside was written by Diana biographer and long-time provocateur Tina Brown."


[pruh-vok-uh-tur, -toor; Fr. praw-vaw-ka-tœr] 
–noun, plural -teurs  [-turz, -toorz; Fr. -tœr].
1.a person who provokes trouble, causes dissension, or the like; agitator.
2.italics French . agent provocateur.
1915–20;  < French  < Latin prōvocātor  challenger, appellant, equivalent to provocā ( re ) to provoke  + -tor -tor

Cheers and Happy Learning daily!

1 comment:

transformed housewife said...

Should we say Dr. Ambiga (BERSIH) is a provocateur?