Thursday, September 11, 2014

Word of the Week: Apostasy

It's Thursday, and you know what that means! Time for the word of the week!

Word: apostasy

How you say it: [uh-pos-tuh-see]

What it is: noun

How to pluralize it: apostasies

What it means: (1.) a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc. (Definition courtesy of

Use it three times and it's yours! Using a word three times can help it stick in your memory.

When the Democratic politician switched to Republican, he was accused of apostasy by many.

It is complete apostasy for a vegan to eat cheeseburgers.

When Charlene left her church, she felt as though she had committed apostasy.

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  1. This is a tough one! Let me think...

    1) The remaining cult members shunned Margot for her so-called apostasy.

    2) Many of my peers appear to commit apostasy every time they leave the church building and go back to school.

    3) To my mind, a Trekkie who cosplays as a Jedi has not committed apostasy, but many Trekkies would likely disagree.

    Well, I suppose they could be worse.

  2. Nice sentences! As a Trekkie who also likes Star Wars, I would not count it apostasy. Just don't tell my sister I said that. :)

  3. Your secret's safe with me! Personally, Star Trek (the original series) is my preference of the two, but I love the concepts and setting of Star Wars.

  4. Little Vito was hungry and ran into the kitchen where his mama was cooking. "What's for supper, Mama?"

    Lifting the lid, Mama responded, "It's apostasy!?

    Ba-dum-bum! Thanks for coming folks; I'll be here all week!