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confederate

Origin of the word Confederate derives from late Latin ‘confoederatus’ and late Middle English...


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deluge

Origin of the word Deluge comes from Late Middle English – a variant of the Old French...

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asteroid

Origin of the word The invention of the word asteroid was originally attributed to William...

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peninsula

Origin of the word Peninsula came into English usage around the 16th century. Its origin is the...

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gridlock

A situation in which it is impossible to make progress. Gridlock takes its meaning from a situation...

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cameo

A small part played by a well-known actor in a film or a play. Cameo is an appearance by a well...

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capital

The city where a country or region has its government. Capital is a noun that refers to a...