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Weekly Vocab # (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, February 23, 2007, 4:08
Last posted: May 25th, 2003

> From: Christopher Wright <faceloran@...> > > I've been translating "As You Like It". Does it show? > 1. to bequeath > My father bequeathed me an education. > > 2. pittance > He also left me a pittance: (insert proper sum in proper currency/rodent > parts here). > > 3. to usurp / steal / connive to get > My brother usurped my estates. > > 4. stable > I am forced to sleep in the stable. > > 5. horse (or conculturally appropriate beast of burden) > He [my brother] values the horses more than me. > > 6. worth > Technically, humans aren't worth anything, but a horse is worth a good > deal. > > 7. to run away > Perhaps I'll run away with his prized stallion. > > 8. courage > I lack courage, though, or constance, so I will relinquish my plans. > > 9. to suffer > I shall continue to suffer under my brother's culpable disinterest. > > 10. depressed > I'm so depressed. > > ~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: - contradictory, n. two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time - vege out, v. engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television" 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.