epithet - Dictionary definition and meaning for word epithet
Concentrate on the latter part of the word, epiTHET (Threat): If someone threatens you, he's going to use abusive words.
epithet = a + pithet -> a pathetic (person)...pathetic is an adjective.
E+PIT+HET~>A PET name that HURTS...
api+thittu (telugu) IF a singer is bad, you api (to stop) and then tittu (scold). you give him an epiteth.
A pathetic person hurls insults at others rather than speaks his truth.
E-PIT(beat)-THAT- that person was pita gaya(beat) and abused too.
Epi(appy)+thet(theft) - Appy ko theft karne par abusive word