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Weekly Vocab #2.1.13 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, March 23, 2007, 4:17
Last posted: June 23rd, 2003

> From: Christopher Wright <faceloran@...> > > An ill omen, this number. Come to think of it, the mirror in my bathroom > has been broken for years without negative effects, and I like black cats, > even if they shun me. > > This might remind people of Reb Tevye (Topol) from _Fiddler on the Roof_. > > 1. to bow > One should bow when passing the temple. > > 2. tradition > It is a tradition, and traditions tell us where we stand with God [or the > Universal Life Force, or the Verruca Gnome, or whatever is conculturally > appropriate]. > > 3. origin > So you want to know the origin of this tradition? I'll tell you. > I don't know. > > 4. to uphold > But it's a tradition, so I shall uphold it. > > 5. to encourage > Everyone I meet encourages me to do so. > > 6. lynch mob > If I don't uphold the traditions, a lynch mob will show up. > > 7. goodwill, 8. society > I wish to keep the goodwill of high society. > > 9. magistrate, judge, elder > Perhaps I'll be a magistrate some day. > > 10. to honor > All will honor me and swoon at my name, for I will be famous. > > ~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: - hedge nettle, n. perennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist places in northern hemisphere - break, v. come forth or begin from a state of latency; "The first winter storm broke over New York" 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.