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To see or understand something by careful examination. Latin “discernere” < “dis-“=apart + “cernere”=to separate.

A voucher giving the holder a discount on something. Old French “colpon”=a cut or slice < “colper”=to cut.

Sudden and unexpected; rude or curt in manner. Latin “abruptus”=steep, broken off < “ab-“=away from +”rumpere”=to break.

Round green vegetable with edible buds and leaves. Spanish “alcarchofa” < Arabic “al-karsufa” < “al”=the + “karsufa.”

Being rich; having wealth. Latin “affluens”=flowing freely < “affluere”=to flow < “af-“=away + “fluere”=to flow.

A strong fence made of upright posts. Middle French “palissade” < Latin “palus”=stake, wooden post.

A quick, witty reply.. French “riposte”=a return thrust in fencing < Italian “riposta”= a reply < Latin “respondere”=to reply.

Causing or promoting peace – particularly in a theological sense. Greek “eirinikos” < ” eirini”=peace.

A strong, foul, unpleasant smell. Old English “stenc”=smell < Germanic “*stinkw-“

Related the countryside and country life. Latin “bucolicus” < Greek “boukolikos”=herdmans < “bous”=ox.