This week’s list of words is a short one, but I think they’re worth your effort:
- Skullduggery: deception, fraud, subterfuge.
- Jack-up: a drilling rig used offshore; also an increase, as in price
- Eviscerate: to disembowel; to take away a vital part.
- Cri de coeur: literally, a cry of the heart (French); an impassioned cry, usually of protest.
A friend asked me to highlight Spanish words in the Vocab Builder. What foreign words, Spanish or otherwise, do you use to give your writing a dash of exotic or worldliness? E-mail me, and I’ll highlight them in a future blog post.
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