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This word comes from the Latin for a juggler's tricks, through the French for juggler or conjurer, and now it means 'sleight of hand' or 'legerdemain'. What is this 16-letter mouthful?
This rather disgusting word is defined as pertaining to the stage of inflammation of a wound, before it starts producing pus. Ugh. What is it?
This French phrase means, literally, 'ready-to-wear', and is often translated as 'off the peg'. It's also the title of a 1994 Robert Altman movie. What is it?
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Here's a common word that means to take for granted, or to suppose. It's also part of the famous phrase Stanley said to Livingstone. What's the seven-letter word?
What is the administrative capital of South Africa and the capital of Transvaal?
It can be either crispy or soft, but it's usually baked in the shape of a knot and then salted. What is it?
'Quick' or 'quickly' in Italian, this word represents a rapid tempo in music. What is it?
In Christian mythology, this figure was supposed to have been the ruler of a Christian kingdom somewhere among the heathens and Muslims in the East (or in Africa--the stories are a little fuzzy). Who was this great ruler?
What is a fancy, 11-letter word for 'to lie' or 'to deliberately misstate' or 'to speak falsely'? The root of this word is in the Latin for 'bent' or 'bow-legged' (as in bending or circling the truth).
I'd never heard of this word, but it's a fascinating one: what's the term for someone who believes that most or all of the prophecies of the Apocalypse have already happened?
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