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Scottish and Northern English dialect word meaning unusual, strange, or remarkable. Middle English “unkow” < Old English “uncuth” < “un-“=not + “cuth”=known or familiar.

The line behind which darts players stand when throwing. Uncertain origin but perhaps related to Middle French “ocher”=to cut a notch into < Old French “oche”=a notch.

A piece of jewelry worn on the wrist. Old French “bracelet” < diminutive of “bracel” < Latin “brachiale” < “brachium”=arm.

Absence of the normal immune response to a particular antigen or allergen; loss or lack of mental or physical energy. German “anergie” < Greek “anergia” < “an-“=without + “ergon”=work.

A sudden and sometimes violent attempt by an individual, citizens, or army to take control of the government. French “coup”=blow, strike, hit < Latin “colpus”=blow < Greek “kolaphos”=to hit with the fist.

Fear or worry about what is going to happen. Latin “trepidare”=to hurry, bustle, be agitated or alarmed + “-ation”=noun-forming suffix.

A structure of stones stacked in the form of a human, traditionally used by the Inuit as a landmark or commemorative sign, or to drive caribou toward hunters. Eastern Canadian Inuit “inuksuk” < “inuk”=person + “suk”=stand-in, substitute.

The ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner; sound mental health. Middle English “sanite” < Latin “sanitas” < “sanus”=healthy.

An object that floats on the sea, for the purpose of directing ships and warning them of potential danger, such as shallow waters. or hidden rocks. Middle English “boye” < Latin “boia”=fetter, tie (because the object is anchored).

To wipe out; to do away with. Latin “obliterare”=to cause to be forgotten, to erase < “ob-“=against + “littera”=letter, something written.

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