How To Spoil Your Valentine
Luckily, the rest of the text referred to a list of gifts, not activities designed to ruin our day.
photo by Dawid Skalec
Word To Use Today: spoil. This confusing word can be a heap of earth excavated from a hole - so waste, more or less (the same sort of meaning turns up in spoiled food) - but on the other hand the spoils of crime are the valuable bits you want to keep.
The word comes from the Old French espoillier, from the Latin spoliāre, to strip, from spolium, booty.