Word of the Day; 2/8/18

Today’s Word of the Day for February 8th, 2018, is “ embargo.”


Pronunciation: ( im-BAHR-goh)


Definition: 1- an order of a government prohibiting the departure of commercial ships from its ports

2- a legal prohibition on commerce

3- stoppage, impediment; especially : prohibition

4- an order by a common carrier or public regulatory agency prohibiting or restricting freight transportation


Part of Speech: noun


Did You Know: It derives from the Spanish word, “embargar”


Sentence: At one time, the United States established an embargo with Cuba.