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The origin of the word "serendipity" is the original name of a country which is now called?
What language is the word "gibberish" from?
What drug were the original assasins addicted to?
"Chasm" is derived from a Greek word describing a bodily action. What is it?
The original word for "ketchup" referred to a concoction that did not include tomatoes.
From what people did our word "slave" come?
The word "tamarind" refers to a fruit which comes from India. What fruit is it referring to?
To "run amok" is an expression used to describe someone who goes on a rampage or is in a fit of rage. From what language is it derived?
"Punch", as in "fruit punch", is derived from a word meaning?
Finally, "avocado", the sweet fruit, is derived from a Nahuatl word, "ahuacatl". What does this mean?
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Compiled Jun 28 12