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                     *  WORD A DAY  *
                   Friday, June 6, 2007
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Good Morning!

Good morning! Here are the answers to the word scramble: 
1) wizened, 2) quorum, 3) beholden, 4) proclivity, and 
5) Hogmanay. 

TGIF!

Carly

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                     WEEKLY WORD-MATCH

******** ARE YOU READY TO TEST YOUR WORD KNOWLEDGE? ********

Match the words in the left-hand column with the correct 
definition in the right-hand column. The answer key is 
listed at the bottom of this newsletter. 

1. wizened         A. A natural inclination 
2. deus ex machina B. Poorly organized 
3. quorum          C. To move back or away in fear 
4. blench          D. A god introduced by means of a crane 
5. Hogmanay        E. Easily understood or seen through 
6. proclivity      F. Used to express surprise or puzzlement 
7. vum             G. Dried; shriveled 
8. beholden        H. The name, in Scotland, for New Year's 
                      Eve 
9. transpicuous    I. A select group 
10. shambolic      J. Obliged 

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                  OBSCURE AND UNUSUAL WORDS
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1)  demimonde   demmi mond  (noun) 
    : people who are not considered to be completely 
    respectable 

    Mid-19th century. From French demi-monde, literally 
    "half world." 

2)  wallah   wolle  (noun) 
    : somebody in charge of a specified thing or associated 
    with a particular service or occupation 

    Late 18th century. Via Hindi -vaia "(somebody) 
    responsible for some duty," from Sanskrit palaka, 
    "keeper." 

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                    WEEKLY WORD-MATCH 
                       ANSWER KEY

1. wizened        G. Dried; shriveled 
2. deus ex machina D. A god introduced by means of a crane 
3. quorum         I. A select group 
4. blench         C. To move back or away in fear 
5. Hogmanay       H. The name, in Scotland, for New Year's 
                     Eve 
6. proclivity     A. A natural inclination 
7. vum            F. Used to express surprise or puzzlement 
8. beholden       J. Obliged 
9. transpicuous   E. Easily understood or seen through 
10. shambolic     B. Poorly organized 

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