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Tuesday December 11

Amplify Your Word Aptitude

Mnemonic

A packet of words the avid reader will probably have stumbled upon. Or stumbled over if they didn’t know them. Do you?

Mnemonic

  1. Barely audible
  2. Possessed by a mnemon
  3. Of the secret order of mumblers
  4. Memory aid
  5. Word with a silent letter

Ukase

  1. Ukelele luggage
  2. Self storage unit
  3. Smells bad, tastes good
  4. All capital letters
  5. Dictator’s dictate

Abattoir

  1. Seminary leader’s home-office
  2. Ladies private chamber
  3. Slaughterhouse
  4. Cesspool
  5. Place where bats hang out

Callipygian

  1. Measured with precision
  2. Bodacious booty
  3. Like circus music
  4. West coast bird species
  5. Itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny

Bucolic

  1. Unruly lock of hair
  2. Crying like a baby
  3. Pastoral
  4. Naïve
  5. Vaping addict

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(d) Mnemonic (nĭ-mŏn′ ĭk) Memory aid, trick, or device

(e) Ukase (yōō kās′) Any authoritative edict or decree

(c) Abattoir (ăb′ ə-twär) Slaughterhouse [French]

(b) Callipygian (kăl ə-pĭj′ ē-ən) Having a shapely buttocks

(c) Bucolic (byōō-kŏl′ ĭk) Pastoral

Scoring
5 – Total recall
4 – Unforgettable
3 – Memorable
2 – Notable
1 – Forget it
0 – Never happened

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