Today's word is:
foment \foh-MENT; FOH-ment\, transitive verb:1. To nurse to life or activity; to incite; to abet; to instigate; -- often in a bad sense.
noun:1. Fomentation; the act of fomenting.2. State of excitation.
Cynical politicians may even foment conflicts among groups to advance theirFoment is from Latin fomentum, "fomentation," from fovere, "to warm, to foster, to encourage." /
own power.-- Martha Minow, Not
Only for Myself
Here, over many cups of coffee and other brews, John Adams, James Otis,
and Paul Revere met to foment rebellion, prompting Daniel Webster to call it
"the headquarters of the Revolution."-- Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon
Having burned to taste the foment of the sixties, I romanticized
Diego's experience of it.-- Katherine Russell Rich, The
Don't you feel smarter already :)