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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Definitions for rancor

  1. bitter resentment or ill will; extreme hatred or spite

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Citations for rancor
The day quickly degenerated into rancor as Palestinians and Jews staged competing protests and Arab participants were accused of harassing Jewish delegates. Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times
He called for unity after years of partisan rancor and division. Alec MacGillis, The Sydney Morning Herald
Origin of rancor
c 1225, from Old French rancor, from Latin rancorem "rancidness, grudge, bitterness," from Latin rancere "to stink."
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