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  • Writer's pictureMichael Sherer

Words of The Week:

Fun with words from the WSJ.

adumbrate, v., report in outline; indicate faintly; foreshadow or symbolize.

alacrity, n., brisk and cheerful readiness.

sophistry, n., the use of false or fallacious arguments with the intent to deceive.

enigmatic, adj., difficult to understand, mysterious.

dryad, n., in folklore, a nymph inhabiting a tree, particularly oak.

woses, n., wild men of the woods; Woodwose, a mythical creature believed by some to be the link between modern humans and ancient ancestors.

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