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A strong taste, flavor, or smell; a sharp, point of a knife. Middle English “tonge” < Old Norse “tange”=point, sharp edge.

Person weakened or disabled by illness or injury. Latin “invalidus”=not strong, weak, inadequate < “in-“=not + “validus”=strong.

A harem; a Turkish palace. Italian “serraglio” < Latin “serraculum”=place of confinement < Persian “serai”=lodging, residence.

An emblem or shield with a coat of arms. Anglo-Norman “escuchon” < Latin “scutum”=shield.

A public disturbance or fight. Anglo-Norman “afrayer”=to disturb or startle < ?Latin “affraium”=brawl, disturbance.

In music, played quickly. Italian “presto”=soon, in a short time < Latin “praesto”=close at hand, ready.

Thick white liquid produced by some plants used to make rubber, glue etc. Latin “latex”=water, fluid < Greek “lataks”=drop of wine

Convex, rounded; of the moon, just over half showing. Latin “gibbus”=hump + “-ous”=adj-forming suffix; having the qualities of.

A subject people talk or write about. Latin “topica” < Greek “topika” < “topos”=a place.

A prescribed course of food; the foods one eats. Old French “diete” < Latin “dieta” < Greek “diaita”=a way of life.