PRONUNCIATION: (EP-i-sen-tuhr)

MEANING: noun:
1. The point on the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
2. The center or focal point of an activity or event, especially something unpleasant.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin epicentrum, from Greek epikentros, from epi- (upon) + kentron (needle, pivot point for drawing a circle). Earliest documented use: 1887.


EPICINTER - they buried the last copy of The Ten Comandments (starring Yul Brynner and Charlton Heston)

ERICENTER - Mr Idle comes onstage

SPICENTER - where to satisfy all your condiment needs