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Your RBR Word of the Day: Invective

invective in-VEK-tiv, noun:

  1. An abusive expression or speech; a vehement verbal attack.
  2. Insulting or abusive language.
adjective:
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by insult, abuse, or denunciatory language.


Most Bama fans viewed the recent furor over a particular invective used by Coach Saban as more indicative of the media's desire to attack him than a malicious intent on Saban's part since the term is often proudly used by those it purports to smears.