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Nov 16, 2016
This week’s theme
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This week’s words
kakistocracy
coulrophobia
boodler
ambisinistrous
defenestration

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boodler

PRONUNCIATION:
(BOOD-luhr)

MEANING:
noun: Someone involved in bribery or corruption.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Dutch boedel (property). Earliest documented use: 1872.

USAGE:
“McCall, however, was something of a political grafter, a boodler, and was known to use his status of political prominence in an unsportsmanlike manner.”
Kale Meggs; 99 Nooses; Black Oak Media; 2012.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remember, when the judgment's weak, the prejudice is strong. -Kane O'Hara, composer and playwright (1711/1712-1782)

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