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Main Entry: 1fen
Pronunciation: 'fen
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fenn; akin to Old High German fenna fen, Sanskrit panka mud
: low land that is covered wholly or partly with water unless artificially drained and that usually has peaty alkaline soil and characteristic flora (as of sedges and reeds)
Main Entry: kaf·fee·klatsch
Pronunciation: 'ko-fE-"klach, 'kä-fE-, -"kläch, -"kl&ch
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Kaffee coffee + Klatsch gossip
: an informal social gathering for coffee and conversation
Main Entry: 1march
Pronunciation: 'märch
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English marche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha boundary -- more at MARK
: a border region : FRONTIER; especially : a district originally set up to defend a boundary -- usually used in plural <the Welsh marches>
Main Entry: an·te·di·lu·vi·an
Pronunciation: "an-ti-d&-'lü-vE-&n, -(")dI-
Function: adjective
Etymology: ante- + Latin diluvium flood -- more at DELUGE
1 : of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible
2 a : made, evolved, or developed a long time ago <an antediluvian automobile> b : extremely primitive or outmoded <an antediluvian prejudice>
- antediluvian noun
Main Entry: anath·e·ma
Pronunciation: &-'na-th&-m&
Function: noun
Etymology: Late Latin anathemat-, anathema, from Greek, thing devoted to evil, curse, from anatithenai to set up, dedicate, from ana- + tithenai to place, set -- more at DO
1 a : one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority b : someone or something intensely disliked or loathed -- usually used as a predicate nominative <this notion was anathema to most of his countrymen -- S. J. Gould>
2 a : a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication b : the denunciation of something as accursed c : a vigorous denunciation : CURSE
Main Entry: 1was·sail
Pronunciation: 'wä-s&l also wä-'sAl
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English wæs hæil, washayl, from Old Norse ves heill be well, from ves (imperativesingular of vera to be) + heill healthy -- more at WAS, WHOLE
1 : an early English toast to someone's health
2 : a hot drink that is made with wine, beer, or cider, spices, sugar, and usually baked apples and is traditionally served in a large bowl especially at Christmastime
3 : riotous drinking : REVELRY
Main Entry: bo·thy
Pronunciation: 'bä-thE, 'bO-
Function: noun
Etymology: Scots, probably from obsolete Scots both booth
chiefly Scottish : HUT
Weather eye
Main Entry: weather eye
Function: noun
1 : an eye quick to observe coming changes in the weather
2 : constant and shrewd watchfulness and alertness
Main Entry: war·sle
Variant(s): or wars·tle /'wä(r)-s&l/
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English werstelen, warstelen, alteration of wrestlen, wrastlen
- warsle noun, Scottish
Main Entry: wer·gild
Pronunciation: 'w&r-"gild
Variant(s): or wer·geld /-"geld/
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English wergeld, from Old English, from wer man + -geld, alteration of gield, geld payment, tribute -- more at GELD
: the value set in Anglo-Saxon and Germanic law upon human life in accordance with rank and paid as compensation to the kindred or lord of a slain person