"the season has once more produced a slew of gift-wrapped, overpriced, retail trash..." Not a new word, but an interesting one.
Slew means a large number of something, and comes from the Irish sluagh. Slew has two other meanings, unrelated to this one. It also means to slide violently, and is the past tense of slay, to kill
The Latin word 'scandalum' meaning temptation or trap led to SCANDAL