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"Americans are so repressed about their bodies"
"There was scant good new for consumers in the latest report."
"the Mercer Hotel porter who suffered a cut cheek after Crowe hurled a phone at his face."
"This time, it was the winner's jersey, marking an unprecedented seventh straight victory for Lance Armstrong in the world's most grueling race"
take ~ in stride
"Most of the passengers waiting to be let back inside the station seemed to be taking the incident in stride"
"Terrorists hoping to wreak havoc with explosive devices in teh rail tunnels..."
"...destroying one bridge could disrupt dsubway and commuter rail service to large swaths of Long Island"
"This time the cahrge is knowingly revealing the identity of a covert CIA agent which, as Richard Nixon once said all too hastily about perjury...."
"I shuddered at the thought of the next day's photos"
"For travelers who gets antsy on the sand, there's an alternative: a bike and ferry tour of Long Island's eastern tip and Block Island"
"...the entire ecology of Oregon shifts from soggy forest to parched plateau"
earmark/v.tr/set aside (money, etc.) for a special purpose
"Mayor Bloomberg called on the MTA yesterday to spend $591 mm earmarked for transit security."
opulent/adj./ostentatiously rich, luxurious
"User was joined by Andre Agassi and Quincy Jones for a fund-raisin gparty Friday night at the oplulent Capitale."
prone/adj./disposed or liable, esp. to a bad action, condition, etc.
"....it warned men most prone to the ocular condition to discusee the newly identified risk with their doctors."
"The mayor was mum on plans for pursuing the 2016 Games, but he put a positive spin on the outcome."
"Hogan was adamant that Miller comply with the court's order to testify."
denture/n./a removale artificial replacement for one or more teeth carried on a removables plat or frame
"Even people with dentures eat more healthful meals if they have just two implants..."
perennial/adj./lasting through a year or several years
"Among the perennial All-Stars missing this year because of injuries or substandard seasons...."
incarnation/n./embodiment in (esp. human) flesh
"Latest 'freedom' incarnation touted as safest"
iconic/adj./of or having the nature of an image or portrait
"...which our counterterrorism experts agree present one of the greatest threats to such iconic structures"
rendition/n./an interpretation or rendering of a dramatic role, piece of music, etc.
"Yesterday's rally ended with a heartrending and earsplitting rendition of "New York, New York"..."
rank-and-file/n./ordinary undistinguished people.
"The decision ended a bitter struggle between the union, which represents 22,000 rank-and-file officers"
veer/v.intr./change in course,opinion, conduct, emotions, etc.
"as attempts to entice support from the sugar industry for a Central American agreement veered toward collapse"
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