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  • Writer's pictureMichael Sherer

Words of the Week:

Lovely words found in this week’s WSJ.

bandoneon, n., a type of concertina found in Argentine and Uruguay commonly used for tango music

tendentious, adj., expressing or promoting a particular point of view, especially a controversial one

opprobrium, n., harsh criticism or censure

sepoy, n., an Indian soldier serving under British or European orders; a constable in Southeast Asia

nabob, n., a person of conspicuous wealth or high status; orig. a governor under the Moghul Empire; member of the media, according to Spiro Agnew, for those who remember

apocrypha, n., writings or reports not considered genuine.

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