Hoard vs. Horde

Lexical Vexations

hoard 1. n. items that have been collected and hidden away. 2. v. to collect things and hide them away.

horde n. a large crowd or multitude of people.

Words in the Wild: He hid his hoard of laundry change under his dirty clothes because he knew if he didn’t, the hordes of other students in his dormitory would use it to buy rounds at the pub.

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