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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 > conculture) > 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.) > > > ~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: - Kafiri, n. a Dardic language spoken by the Kafir in northeastern Afghanistan - snowball, v. throw snowballs at 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.


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