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  • Writer's pictureMichael Sherer

Words of the Week:

Oo-la-la, someone has been speaking French in the paper this week.

éclat, n., brilliant display or effect; social distinction or conspicuous success

abrogate, v., 2. evade (a responsibility or duty)

epigenetic, adj., relating to or arising from non-genetic influences on gene expression

parvenu, n., a person of obscure origin who has gained wealth, influence or celebrity (which would refer to practically anyone seen on reality television)

kludgy, adj., awkwardly or inelegantly made or done

dolman, n., a long Turkish robe open in front; a style of women’s wrap having wide sleeves cut in the body of the garment.

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