Posted on 11/15/2018 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We can tell the end of the year is approaching, not because the days are short and the temperatures are low, but because varying sources are announcing their words of the year.

The most recent reveal came from Oxford Dictionaries, which chose “toxic” for 2018’s signature word.

Judges noted that it was looked up 45 percent more often than in previous years and has been used as an adjective for a wide range of nouns: classic ones like “chemical” and “gas,” but more modern ones like “masculinity,” “warfare,” and “environment.”

Read more about its popularity and significance on the Oxford Dictionaries’ website.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

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