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Jun 22, 2000
This week's theme
Feminine and masculine forms of words

This week's words
caryatid
telamon
lamia
warlock
gynarchy
androcracy
nymphomania

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warlock

(WOR-lok) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: A male witch, sorcerer, wizard, or demon.

Middle English warloghe, from Old English waerloga, oath-breaker : waer, pledge + -loga, liar (from leogan, to lie).

"About 20 self-described witches, warlocks and psychics staged a Friday the 13th demonstration against a nearly half-century-old state anti-divination law."
Laws on Fortune telling; Tarot Cards Draw Protest; Greensboro News & Record; Aug 14, 1999.

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