Word Of The Day: Bouleversement

Here's a word you don't hear much:

bouleversement(bool-uh-vers-MAHN) n. A violent uproar; a tumult. A reversal.
The White House does not want the results of Tuesday's election to signal a bouleversement of policy on the war in Iraq.

Origin: French, from Old French bouleverser, to overturn.
  • Greg Kandra

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