vitiate \VISH-ee-ayt\, transitive verb:
- To make faulty or imperfect; to render defective; to impair; as, "exaggeration vitiates a style of writing."
- To corrupt morally; to debase.
- To render ineffective; as, "fraud vitiates a contract."
Vitiate comes from Latin vitiare, from vitium, fault. It is related to vice (a moral failing or fault), which comes from vitium via French.
- snow + apocalypse = snowpocalypse. When weathermen predict large amounts of snowfall in a short period of time.
Paul: Naw, just a couple inches, the weather man is an idiot.
- Shrove Tuesday: aka Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras, Mardi Gras season, and Carnival season, in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foodsbefore the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.
- National Weather Service: then known as the United States Weather Bureau, was founded under the US Army Signal Corps; it used to alert fruit growers to the approach of stormy weather by telegraph (1870)
- Volley Ball was invented by W.G. Morgan (1895)
- Davis Cup: international tennis competition was played for the first time; its donor, Dwight F. Davis, won (1900)
- Hollywood Walk of Fame: the first embedded star was awarded, honoring Joanne Woodward (1960)
- The Beatles: the Fab Four appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show (1964)
- Satchel Paige: became the first Negro League player elected into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame (1971)
- George Ade 1866
- Amy Lowell 1874
- Ronald Colman 1891
- Brian Donlevy 1899
- Charles Shaughnessy 1955
- Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) 1960
- Travis Tritt 1963
- Julie Warner 1965
- Dannie Leigh 1970
Tom Hiddleston 1981 (Loki)