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Weekly Vocab #2.1.3 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, January 12, 2007, 4:01
Last posted: April 13th, 2003

> From: Christopher Wright <faceloran@...> > > I almost forgot! Now I must commit seppuku. > > A tribute to _Les Miserables_ and Victor Hugo. > 1. to steal > Jean Valjean stole a loaf. > > 2. to arrest > He was arrested. > > 3. prison > In prison, Javert disliked Valjean. > > 4. punishment > Javert dealt many punishments to Valjean. > > 5. to escape > Finally, Valjean escaped while on a work detail. > > 6. business > He set up a business that helped many people. > > 7. charity > When people cried for charity, they cried for him. > > 8. to chase > Javert chased Valjean to his [Valjean's] new hiding place. > > 9. to disappear > Valjean disappeared to do one last act of charity. > > 10. suicide > Valjean's kindness made Javert commit suicide. > > 11. argot > Victor Hugo took a few chapters right in the middle of the revolution to > talk about argot. > > ~Wright > > He visto cosas que no podeís creer. Naves en fuego cerca del hombro de > Orion. Mire los C-rayos brilla en la oscuridad cerca de la Puerta > Tannhäuser. Todos de esos momentos se perdán en tiempo como lagrimas en la > lluvia. Es el tiempo para morir.
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: - Hygrotrama, n. a genus of fungi belonging to the family Hygrophoraceae - reship, v. place on a ship again or transfer to another ship; "reship the cargo" 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.