Weekly Vocab #2.1.8 (repost #1)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 16, 2007, 4:01|
Last posted: May 18th, 2003
> From: Christopher Wright <faceloran@...>
> 1. kilogram (appropriate unit of weight or mass for you and your
> I need a kilogram of flour.
> 2. bread
> It's for the bread that I must serve to my cousin.
> 3. fever
> He has a fever.
> 4. delirious
> He is delirious with it, hallucinating that I am a (conculturally
> appropriate monster).
> 5. medicine
> The illness requires expensive medicine.
> 6. witch / quack / healer / shaman
> The witch says that her cure only requires a few yams.
> 7. useless
> I thought, if her cure turns out to be useless, I can still order the
> doctor's medicine.
> 8. poultice
> The witch concocted a simple poultice of yams.
> 9. to assure
> S/he assured me that it couldn't fail no matter what.
> 10. to work, succeed
> I am certain it would have worked if she had told me to put it on my
> cousin's chest rather than eating it!
> (That is to say, I ate it since it was made of yams.)
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:
- Kafiri, n.
a Dardic language spoken by the Kafir in northeastern Afghanistan
- snowball, v.
throw snowballs at
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