Insipid Conclaves and Refugees with Integrity

Google Image search result for “contempt.” It’s not the No. 1, but it is very strange.
Google Image search result for “contempt.” It’s not the No. 1, but it is very strange.

In keeping with the traditional end-of-the-year wrap-up, Merriam-Webster Online [link] (a tool used pretty frequently by yours truly), has recently released the top 10 most looked-up words from last year. The results make for an interesting history lesson (not to mention social commentary). They are:

1. Integrity
2 .Refugee
3. Contempt
4. Filibuster
5. Insipid
6. Tsunami
7. Pandemic
8. Conclave
9. Levee
10. Inept

Hmm. What a year it's been.