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Word Study #23

blitzkrieg (Ger.) lit: lightning war; sudden and devastating strike
ersatz (Ger.) inferior substitute or imitation
chutzpah (Yid.) audacity, boldness
kibitzer (Yid.) one who looks on and often gives unwanted advice
quell put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by use of force.
rampant (of a person or activity) violent or unrestrained in action or performance
reap receive (a reward or benefit) as a consequence of one's own or other people's actions
ravenous extremely hungry
saturate cause (something) to become thoroughly soaked with liquid so that no more can be absorbed
viscous having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid
waning (especially of a condition or feeling) decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker
sporadic occurring at irregular intervals, scattered or isolated.
dupe deceive; trick.
enigma a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand
Created by: cgeyer
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