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Posted 09 Mar 09 by Tatyana

Two vocabulary posts in a row – a sign of how hectic my life has become! So many exciting things happening that I don’t even have time to write about them.

     
  1. Mudder – "A racehorse that runs well on a wet or muddy track” (American Heritage Dictionary)
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  3. Palliate – " to reduce the violence of (a disease) ; also: to ease (symptoms) without curing the underlying disease”, "to cover by excuses and apologies”
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  5. Marl – "a loose or crumbling earthy deposit (as of sand, silt, or clay) that contains a substantial amount of calcium carbonate”
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  7. Chalcedony – "a translucent variety of quartz of various colors and waxy luster”
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  9. Odium – "hatred and condemnation accompanied by loathing or contempt”
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  11. Betel – "a climbing pepper (Piper betle) of southeastern Asia whose leaves are chewed together with betel nut and mineral lime as a stimulant masticatory”
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  13. Wherry – "any of various light boat” (see M-W for more!)
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  15. Abattoir – slaughterhouse
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  17. Proscription – "an imposed restraint or restriction”

All definitions are from Merriam-Webster online dictionary


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