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collision. China had blocked rare earths shipments to Japan in a diplomatic dispute between the two countries over islands in the East China Sea, after a collision of a Chinese fishing trawler with two Japanese patrol boats. From The New York Times..Japan and Vietnam Agree on Mining of Rare Earths
November 1, 2010
Lyncanthrope. 'Lycanthrope' comes from the Greek 'lukanthrōpos,' wolf (lukos) plus man (anthrōpos). From the word of the day Oct 29
affiliated. The source at the Ministry of the Interior said that the police had arrested eight gunmen believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq, a militant organization connected to Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. From The New York Times, Iraqi Forces Storm a Church With Hostages in a Day of Bloodshed
anonymity. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.From The New York Times.. Iraqi Forces Storm a Church With Hostages in a Day of Bloodshed
abyss. In her victory speech, Ms. Rousseff pledged to focus on eradicating poverty, which she described as an “abyss that still keeps us from being a developed nation.” from The New York Times..
slavocracy. A 'slavocracy' implies the political dominance of slaveholders, and stems from the pre-Civil War era of the Southern United States. From Wordink Oct.6
Unanimously. Having already made a $31 million commitment to keep spring training baseball, the County Commission gave sports tourism another big boost Wednesday by unanimously approving funding for a major rowing regatta facility.From Herald Tribune
October 14, 2010
Moratorium."Once their self-imposed moratorium is over, we will see prices drop a little." From Herad Tribune
Boisterous. While the operation picked up speed as the day went on, each miner was greeted with the same boisterous applause from rescuers. From the Herald Tribune
riveted. a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. From the Herald Tribune
Maneuver. dark Saracen boatmen to maneuver them through the night and, no doubt, look the other way when it is called for. From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
September 30, 2010
Cacophony. There will be no house for a mile around that has not been woken by their cacophony. From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
Guffaw. ''In which case, I'm sure your words were more real than my experince,'' I say evenly, and brace myself for his guffaw and the hearty slap on the back.
Constantinople. And while there are no doubts as many Pashnas in Constantinople as you might find Corners or Loredans in Venice. From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
Novitiates. There are certain convents where she heals sick nuns and where there is a market for novitiates' locks.From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
Ostentation. Given such monstrous pride, I had expected more ostentation. From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
scrutinize. Time was in Rome when she could barely go an hour without scrutinizing her beauty, but with the Devil at your heels, you move too fast for vanity. From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
Trousers. He wiped his hands on his trousers. From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
Dazzlingly. A republic run by a large group of noble families, she enjoyed remarkable domestic political stability, a cosmopolitan population, control of the western Mediterranean, and a dazzlingly rich economy. From In The Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant.
Testosterone. Cynna could almost smell the testosterone.From Blood Lines, Eileen Wilks p.127
September 27, 2010
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Hi Hernandez. Digging your words and quotation, but a quick suggestion. If you want, you can create lists of words (there's an orange link to do so at the top right of your profile). Then you can add the words to the list, and comments to the words in the list. One other thing to note is that Wordnik is case sensitive, so 'Riveted' is considered a different word than 'riveted.' People general list the lowercase version unless it's a proper noun.If you have any questions or suggestions about the site, please let me know (email@example.com). Welcome, and enjoy!