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derecho

derecho  n.— «Tuesday night’s storm was called a “derecho,” the Spanish word for huge wind event, according to Benjamin Schott, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Louisville. The winds ranged between 60 to 80...

hikoi

hikoi  n.— «Instead of an embattled leader in damage control, Clark said she had come through the week “serenely”—revealing her decision to brand hikoi leaders as “haters and wreckers” was not a throw-away line...

brownfield

brownfield  n.— «The report supports modernization of smokestack industries and urges that those that are relocated be kept in “brownfield” areas where they will do less environmental damage and supply jobs in already...

dry drunk

dry drunk  n.— «Dry drunk is a slang term used by members and supporters of Alcoholics Anonymous and substance abuse counselors to describe the recovering alcoholic who is no longer drinking, one who is dry, but whose thinking is clouded...