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This week's theme: Miscellaneous words
From Latin agrestis (of fields), from ager (field, land). Ultimately from the Indo-European root agro- (field) that's also the source of agriculture, acre, peregrine, and pilgrim (a variant of peregrine).
"With a night of bingo, bowling, and prizes for the best country-bumpkin
costumes, attendees can get in touch with their country roots. The Tom
Foolers will play live bluegrass throughout the night to further set
the agrestic mood."
If an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence. -Will Cuppy, journalist (1884-1949)