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Obscure words for your closest relations
How to avoid a wreck
What did each of these words mean to ancient Romans?
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'a Christmas carol'
What makes a missile ballistic?
acting as a surrogate mother
the influx of affluent people that often displaces poorer residents
veteran, Veterans Day
"a former member of the armed forces"
The post-feast quiz.
of, relating to, or being an oracle
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The dictionary has been scrambled—can you put it back together?
From 'hive mind' to 'sriracha'
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