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Words of the Week:

These are words left over from last week’s list from the WSJ. I have a new list for next week already started.

ménage, n., the members of a household.

espouse, v., adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life).

sleazy, adj., sordid, corrupt or immoral.

dilatancy, n., the phenomenon exhibited by some fluids, sols, and gels in which they become more viscous or solid under pressure.

maladroit, adj., ineffective or clumsy, bungling.

antebellum, adj., occurring before a particular war (e.g., American Civil War).

inveigle, v., persuade someone to do something through deception or flattery.

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