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More words I never knew (or forgot)

Posted 24 Jul 10 by Tatyana

I haven’t posted fun vocab words in a while, partly because I’ve been doing less crosswords, partly because I know more words, and partly because I got lazy. But here’s the latest installment of weird/cool words I didn’t know:

     
  1. Langlauf: "cross-country running or racing on skis”
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  3. Colleen: "an Irish girl”
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  5. Banger: "a forceful and aggressive athlete” or (British): sausage, firecracker, jalopy
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  7. Jalopy: "a dilapidated old vehicle (as an automobile)”
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  9. Turpentine: "an oleoresin obtained from various conifers (as some pines and firs)”
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  11. Natty: "trimly neat and tidy”
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  13. Druthers: "free choice, preference” (Comes from "I’d rather”, actually!)

All definitions are from Merriam-Webster’s Online.


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