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Dictionary.com Names ‘Complicit’ Word of the Year for 2017

People curious about the meaning behind “complicit” were looking up the word more than 300% in 2017 compared to 2016 which is one of the many reasons why the word was named as Dictionary.com’s word of the year, according to CNN. “This year a conversation that keeps on surfacing is what exactly it means to be complicit,” lexicographer Jane Solomon said. “Complicit has sprung up in conversations about those who speak out against powerful figures in institutions, and those who stay silent.” One of the first three major bumps for the word happened in March the day after Saturday Night Live aired a sketch starring Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump advertising a fragrance called “Complicit” with…

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