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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Words on 29th july

Acrid - sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)

Boorish - ill-mannered

Cynical - believing that people act only out of selfish motives

Epistle - a letter (form of communication)

Heresy - against orthodox opinion

Lance - spear; spike; javelin

Obscure - difficult to understand; partially hidden

Poignant - deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

Respite - a break; intermission

Terse - concise; to the point

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