1 archaic : DISTINGUISHED
2 : CONSPICUOUS; especially : conspicuously bad : FLAGRANT
I don’t know if this is going to become a regular feature, but yesterday and today I encountered quotes in Relevant Articles so despicable I couldn’t help myself using the quotes themselves as the link names. Today’s example is from "Slowdown restores balance in home real estate market: SELLERS NO LONGER HOLD ALL THE CARDS, EXPERTS SAY", By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch, Posted on Sat, Aug. 12, 2006.
"Consider this piece of information from the National Association of Realtors: Since record-keeping began in 1968, the national median home price has risen every year. In a balanced market, home values typically rise at the general rate of inflation plus 1 1/2 percentage points. That’s to say nothing of the tax benefits that come with owning your own home.
A look at the volatility of the stock market also proves the benefits of real estate as an investment, said Sierka, of Harris. ‘The downside of real estate is better than the downside on just about anything else,’ he said."