Vilipend - 1. Definitions for vilipend to regard or treat as of little value or account. 2. to vilify; depreciate. Origin: Vilipend derives from the Latin terms vīlis meaning "cheap" and pendere meaning "to consider." It entered English in the 1400s.
Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day - eponym - a person, real or imaginary, from whom something, as a tribe, nation, or place, takes or is said to take its name: Brut, the supposed grandson of Aeneas, is the eponym of the Britons.
Peradventure - 1. chance, doubt, or uncertainty. 2. surmise. Origin: Peradventure is related to the Old French term par aventure meaning "by chance." It entered English as an adverb around the year 1300.