Origin early 19th C. • from Arabic qismah ‘division, portion, lot,’ from ḳasama ‘to divide.’You can think of kismet as your lot in life, or your fate. The word Kismet is of foreign origin and is used in Turkish, Urdu, Hindi and Arabic.
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 - amphiboly - ambiguity of speech, especially from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose.