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8.27.2011

Dictionary Dash Answers

Thanks for all your comments on last week's Dictionary Dash post. If you wanted to see the answers (and if you haven't already looked them up in the dictionary!), then here they are.


Burgeon \BUR-jen\
To send forth new growth; to grow and expand rapidly. (verb)

Ascertain \a-ser-TANE\
To find out or learn with certainty. (verb)

Tyro \TIE-row\
A beginner in learning; novice. (noun)

Nepotism \NEH-peh-ti-zem\
Favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship. (noun)

Dearth \derth\
An inadequate supply; lack; famine. (noun)


Have you found any new, interesting words lately?


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