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Weekly Vocab #2.1.17 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, April 20, 2007, 4:14
Last posted: August 2nd, 2003

> From: Christopher Wright <faceloran@...> > > 1. safe > The police make sure that my house is safe. > > 2. rude > They are very rude, however. > > 3. illegal > They say that these herbs (hem-hem) are illegal. > > 4. witness > They cannot prove my guilt without a witness. > > 5. foreign > They say I'm a dirty foreign wretch, but I'm a naturalized citizen. > > 6. industry > Foreigners are a vital part of industry, providing cheap labor at the > expense of the native citizens. > > 7. supper > All I know is, I'm earning my supper. > > 8. mud > Actually, I know something else: my supper tastes like mud. > > 9. cupboard > My cupboard is devoid of food, as is my refrigerator. > > 10. alcohol > My significant other keeps a large amount of alcohol there, though. > > > I may have to go nomail in less than a month due to college, but I'll keep > up with the Weekly Vocab--I hope. > > ~Wright
Bonus Vocab from WordNet: This is randomly selected automatically, so in case it offends you or you disagree, please either ignore or be inspired to make up different words and/or phrases: - unwieldiness, n. the condition of being difficult to direct or control by reason of complexity; "avoiding the unwieldiness of formal legal processes"; "the onset of unwieldiness and bureaucracy in large organizations" - nudge, v. to push against gently; "She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant" Fiant verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process. Just write a mail as if addressing the list directly -- it will be forwarded as is.