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To bring good, services, or ideas into a country from another country, usually for sale. Latin “importare”=to bring in or carry < “im-“=in + “portare”= to carry.


To say something is true or someone has done something wrong, although it has not been proved. Anglo-Norman “allegger”=to claim < Latin “allegare”=to assert, plead.

Of, or relating to, the nose. Latin “nasalis”=of the nose < “nasus”=nose + “-alis”=adjective-forming suffix.

A strong verbal or written attack on a person, opinion, doctrine, etc. Greek “polemikos”=warlike, hostile < “polemos”=war < Indo-European “pelemiksein”=to shake.

A structure with a square or triangular base and sloping sides that meet in a point at the top. Middle French “pyramide” < Latin “pyramis” < Greek “piramis”=Egyptian royal tomb.

To hand over or come up with money. Spanish “pogale”=to put down < Latin “poner”=to bet, wager, put.

The ability to understand and share the feelings of someone else. Greek “empatheia” < “em-“=in + “pathos”=feeling.

A film director who influences their films so much that they rank as their author. French “auteur”=author, originator < Latin “auctor”=person with the power to make a decision or action.

Pleasure or delight. Latin “adlubescere”=to be pleasing < “ad-“=to + “lubet”=it pleases + “-ence”=abstract noun-forming suffix.

Of or relating to plants of the genus Allium, which includes garlic, onions, leeks, etc. Latin “allium”=garlic + “-aceous”=adjective-forming suffix meaning “having the nature of.”

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