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Words of the Week:

So many delicious words in this week’s WSJ that I’m saving half for next week.

tummler, n., a person who makes things happen, in particular an entertainer or comedian whose function is to encourage audience participation in a show or activities.

opine, v., hold and state one’s beliefs or opinion.

hinterland, n., the uncharted area beyond a river’s banks; an are lying beyond what is known or visible.

paroxysm, n., a sudden attack or violent expression of an emotion or activity.

opprobrium, n., harsh criticism or censure.

whiffy, adj., (slang) smelly.

argot, n., jargon or slang of a particular group or class.

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