Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Dilemma: The word dilemma is commonly used to describe a difficult situation that requires a difficult decision. However, the word dilemma comes from the Greek meaning "double proposition." It simply means that there is a situation in which a choice must be made between two alternatives -- neither of which may be particularly desirable.
Posted by BK at 12:17 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Travesty: A lot of people use this word interchangeably with "tragedy" or think it's applicable when describing a very unfortunate event. Actually, "travesty" means a mockery or a parody. That's why you often hear of a court case being a "travesty of justice" -- because it makes a mockery of justice and the law.
Posted by BK at 5:00 PM