Word of the Day: Rife

By Daniel Scocco

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Rife is an adjective which means abundant, prevalent, or of common occurrence. Synonyms include widespread, extensive and ubiquitous.

Pronunciation: /rīf/

In an opaque justice system rife with corruption, who you know may matter more than what you know about the law. (LA Times)

The microblogging site was rife with commentary and erroneous theories about the troublesome strain of swine flu that has sickened more than 1,000 in Mexico and at least 40 in the U.S. and appears to be spreading. (Houston Chronicle)

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2 Responses to “Word of the Day: Rife”

  • cmdweb

    Rife also has connotations of an abundancy being somewhat out of control.

  • Elizabeth Handley

    I was wondering if it would be possible for you to add the pronunciation of “the word” in the “Word of the Day”. Thank you, Elizabeth

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