Riff Raff’s Word Of The Day: Purlieus (PURL-yooz)

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With a Skrillex collabo and studio debut said to feature hip-hop heavyweights such as Drake, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller both in the works, as well as scene-stealing guests stints on “Ridiculousness” and “One Life to Live” now under his belt, Mad Decent music artist and former “From G’s to Gents” contestant Riff Raff is a neon-bright star on the rise, already achieving some iconic status for his outrageous fashion sense and lyrical wizardry. (Fittingly, he’s named his upcoming album “Neon Icon.”)

There’s a lot to be learned from Riff Raff, which is why he’s serving as Remote Control’s honorary academic for the entire month of June, doling out definitions of a big word each day. Today’s linguistic lesson focuses on the word “purlieus” — take a look at the video, and follow the social media titan’s musings on Twitter.

MORE WORDS OF THE DAY
June 3, 2013: peccadillo
June 4, 2013: eminence
June 5, 2013: abet
June 6, 20013: abstruse
June 7, 2013: celerity
June 10, 2013: fetid
June 11, 2013: parlance
June 12, 2013: maraud
June 13, 2013: querulous
June 14, 2013: sobriquet
June 17, 2013: hemidemisemiquaver
June 18, 2013: lugubrious
June 19, 2012: onomatopoeia
June 20, 2013: narcoma
June 21, 2013: tintinnabulation
June 24, 2013: indefatigable
June 25, 2013: supine
June 26, 2012: pyrrhic

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