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On the radar: July 2014

 

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Word of the day envenom
Pronunciation: enˈvenəm
verb
put poison on or into; make poisonous

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“You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.”

Albert Camus

(1913–60)

French novelist, dramatist, and essayist

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