Jayson had learned the word in school. One of the week’s ten vocabulary words. Mr. Wallace had told him if he used it three times, it would forever be his.
He started by using it to describe his aunt’s behavior, since she had gotten drunk at his cousin’s wedding reception and passed out.
Then he used it to describe the former mayor’s arrest in an FBI prostitution ring sting.
By the time he had begun to enumerate the transgressions of his pastor at Great Mount Olive Church, everyone began to fear what Jayson’s growing vocabulary would mean for them, as well.