MEANING: noun: An insulting or abusive criticism or expression.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin invehi (to attack with words), from invehere (to carry in). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wegh- (to go or to transport in a vehicle), which also gave us deviate, way, weight, wagon, vogue, vehicle, vector, envoy, trivial, and inveigh. Earliest documented use: 1430.


INVESTIVE - 1. pertaining to the ascension to a new position of power, reponsibility, and respect
2. placing assets where they will grow

INSECTIVE - encouraging the spread of arthropods

SINVECTIVE - dramatic exhortation against evil and transgression