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    Titan in the Playground
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    Sep 2014

    Default Re: What new words have you learned recently?

    scapegrace

    Not, as you might think, the opposite of scapegoat. It is in fact another word for rascal.

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    Ogre in the Playground
     
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    Hudson Valley, NY
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    Default Re: What new words have you learned recently?

    elided : Elision is the omission of sounds, syllables or words in speech.

    "Italian vowels are never elided; you pronounce them all."
    A long surcote of pers upon he hade, / And by his syde he baar a rusty blade. - Chaucer

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