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Query - How's your vocabulary?

Ok. No Cheating!

In reading an opinion by my judge today on an issue I've never had to consider before, I have had to look up a long list of words... This is going to be a frequent occurrence for me during this job, because, as is well known, my judge has (or at least makes use of) the broadest vocabulary of any sitting federal judge.

If you know the definition of any of these words, comment with your definition.  No googling people.  I'll post results on Saturday.

Here's the list of words I looked up for this ONE CASE...

1) ersatz
2) wended
3) protean
4) chary
5) persiflage
6) ukase
7) celerity
8) hydraheaded

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emma_rising
Aug. 24th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
ersatz = a replacement or alternative
selah_is_praise
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
oh yes! i know at least one:

along with emma's definition, ersatz means "fake."

celerity: i can't quite recall, but does it have something to do with clarity of mind? maybe i'm just mashing two similar-sounding words together?

wended: is it the past-tense of "to wiend"? i have no idea. good luck w/ your judge. :P
selah_is_praise
Aug. 27th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
so when do we get to read the results?
enjoybeing
Aug. 27th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oops! Now!
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