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A person with no permanent home who moves from place to place. Latin “Nomad”=member of a wandering tribe < Greek “nomos”=pasture.

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A tall garden plant with pink, purple, or white flowers. Latin “phlox” < Greek “floks”=flame < “flegein”=to burn.

An sudden outburst of emotion or action, often unexpected. Greek “paroxunein”=exasperate < “para”=beyond + “oxus”=sharp.

A herbaceous Eurasian plant with small white or yellow flowers. Latin “alysson” < Greek “a-“=without + “lissa”=madness (used as a herbal cure for rabies).

A crispy vegetable with long light green stems. French “cĂ©leri” < Italian “sellari” < Greek “selinon”=parsley.

A person or thing of outstanding excellence. Anglo-Norman “peragone” =perfect diamond < Greek “parakone”=whetstone.

The office of a bishop; the area a bishop ministers to. Latin “episcopus” < Greek “episkopos”=overseer < “epi”=on + “skopos”=watcher.

A place of protection; a shelter from persecution. Latin “asylum” < Greek “asulon” < “a-“=without + “sulon”=right of seizure.

Behaving self-importantly; arrogant. Anglo-Norman “pompe” < Latin “pompa”=procession < Greek “pompi”=parade.

A box for holding valuables. Old French “coffre”=chest < Latin “cophinus” < Greek “kofinos”=basket.