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.    

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