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scow
n. A large flat-bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting bulk material (as ore, sand, or refuse).
loiter
v. To remain in an area for no obvious reason.
algebra
n. A generalization of arithmetic in which letters representing numbers are combined according to the rules of arithmetic.
poodle
n. Any of a breed of intelligent dogs that have a curly dense solid-colored coat and that are grouped into standard, miniature, and toy sizes which are often considered separate breeds — compare toy poodle.
orangutan
n. A largely herbivorous arboreal anthropoid ape (Pongo pygmaeus) of Borneo and Sumatra that is about 2⁄3 as large as the gorilla and has brown skin, long sparse reddish-brown hair, and very long arms.
frolic
adj. Full of fun.
iceberg
n. A large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier.
safari
n. The caravan and equipment of a hunting expedition especially in eastern Africa.
snorkel
n. A tube housing air intake and exhaust pipes for a submarine's diesel engine that can be extended above the water's surface so that the engines can be operated while the submarine is submerged.
sarong
n. A loose garment made of a long strip of cloth wrapped around the body that is worn by men and women chiefly of the Malay Archipelago and the Pacific islands.
fortnight
n. A period of 14 days; two weeks.
clash
v. To come into conflict.
farewell
v. imperative Get along well —used interjectionally to or by one departing.
prissy
adj. Overly prim and precise.
travelogue
n. A talk or lecture on travel usually accompanied by a film or slides.
laundromat
n. Used for a self-service laundry,
flextime
n. A system that allows employees to choose their own times for starting and finishing work within a broad range of available hours.
motorcade
n. A procession of motor vehicles.
sitcom
n. Situation comedy.
walkathon
n. A walk covering a considerable distance organized especially to raise money for a cause.

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