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Fun vocab

Posted 07 Jun 09 by Tatyana

I’ve still been solving crossword puzzles religiously – at least one a day. I’ve just been lazier about noting the words I didn’t know. And I now know slightly more words :) Enjoy!

     
  1. Chancel – "the part of a church containing the altar and seats for the clergy and choir”
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  3. Flimflam – "deceptive nonsense, deception, fraud”
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  5. Bugbear – "an imaginary goblin or specter used to excite fear”
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  7. Teetotalism – "the principle or practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic drinks”
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  9. Druthers – "free choice”, "preference”
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  11. Wimple – "cloth covering worn over the head and around the neck and chin especially by women in the late medieval period and by some nun”, "a crafty turn” (Scottish)
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  13. Ungulate – "having hooves”
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  15. Farrier – "a person who shoes horses”
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  17. Cruse – "a small vessel (as a jar or pot) for holding a liquid (as water or oil)”
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  19. Palliate – " to reduce the violence of (a disease) ; also: to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease”

All definitions are from Merriam-Webster online.


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