whispering evil nothings….


monkeys telling secretsI found this little treasure while playing a word game on FreeRice.com, enjoy!

 

 

calumny (noun)

  1. a misrepresentation intended to harm another’s reputation, slander
  2. the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another’s reputation

Etymology: Its first known use was in the 15th century: from Middle English (calumnye), from Middle French (calomnie), from Latin (calumnia, from calvi to deceive), perhaps akin to Old English (hōlian) to slander, Greek (kēlein) to beguile

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