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Ten Words from Today's NY Times - Feb. 20, 2013

February 20, 2013
unconstitutional
Should the court agree that those overall limits are unconstitutional, however, its decision could represent a fundamental reassessment of a basic distinction established in Buckley v. Valeo in 1976, which said contributions may be regulated more strictly than expenditures because of their potential for corruption.
discern
“Although we acknowledge the constitutional line between political speech and political contributions grows increasingly difficult to discern,” Judge Janice Rogers Brown wrote for the court, “we decline plaintiffs’ invitation to anticipate the Supreme Court’s agenda.”
validity
In a brief concurrence, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said there was no reason to address the continuing validity of Buckley v. Valeo in that case, suggesting that a later case might present the question directly.
contraband
A police dog named Aldo alerted his human partner to contraband in Mr. Harris’s pickup truck.
relic
Many consider leprosy, formally called Hansen’s disease, a relic of the past, but annually about 250,000 people worldwide get it; Brazil is among the hardest-hit countries, as are India, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
atrophy
As the bacteria kill nerves, muscles atrophy and those digits curl into claws.
infiltrate
Economists have referred to this phenomenon as “degree inflation,” and it has been steadily infiltrating America’s job market.
couture
She graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 2011 with a degree in fashion and retail management, and spent months waiting on “bridezillas” at a couture boutique, among other stores, while churning out office-job applications.
reckon
Of the three daughters in her family, Ms. Burnett reckons that she has the best job.
menagerie
And this year the office’s Christmas tree ornaments were a colorful menagerie of college mascots — Gators, Blue Devils, Yellow Jackets, Wolves, Eagles, Tigers, Panthers — in which just about every staffer’s school was represented.

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Wednesday February 27th 2013, 1:36 PM
Comment by: Vivian S. (MI)
This list contains very useful words. Also in a small group of 10, they are very easy to learn and does not seem like a lot as you master all of them!
Wednesday February 27th 2013, 4:15 PM
Comment by: Isy Mags
this word list is pretty good, i give it a thumbs up! :)

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