1. Unpleasant and likely to cause bad feelings in other people. 
  2. Tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy. 
  3. Giving offense by discriminating unfairly. 

Examples of invidious in a sentence: 

• Noah’s invidious affectation, angered his co-workers.* 

• Invidious lawmakers, continue to exclude those born intersex, from being recognized in law. 

• Victor’s invidious, ostentatious behavior, resulted in his expulsion from the University.  

• Because of their invidious racism, some perfidious police officers, disproportionately target African Americans. 

Now it’s your turn, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences using the word: invidious.

* Tip : Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing; the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word. 

*Next month, DFOWW “Basic Rules of Grammar” will host an online workshop on affectation vs affection.

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