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Ten Words from The New York Times - Apr. 17, 2013

April 17, 2013
rudimentary
The explosives that killed three people and injured more than 170 during the Boston Marathon on Monday were most likely rudimentary devices made from ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, except they were rigged to shoot sharp bits of shrapnel into anyone within reach of their blast and maim them severely, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
paucity
But with the paucity of leads, Mr. DesLauriers and others pleaded with members of the public to submit any photographs or video they may have taken at the blast site to help in the investigation.
pulverize
Officials said on Tuesday that evidence from the scene was being shipped to labs in Quantico, Va. Fox News showed pictures that it said were from the crime scene that showed a chunk of a somewhat pulverized stainless steel pressure cooker, with its UL number visible.
implicit
High-profile opposition supporters have been tracked down individually and issued chilling warnings, either implicit in searches or transmitted directly from the Kremlin.
materialize
“I just didn’t want to sit around and wait for it to materialize into an arrest warrant.”
ambiguous
Criminal proceedings against Mr. Navalny had been in stop-and-go mode since 2009, and remained ambiguous for months.
curmudgeon
“Basically I am doing this because I am a curmudgeon,” Mr. Mamet said in a telephone interview, “and because publishing is like Hollywood — nobody ever does the marketing they promise.”
feasible
As digital disruption continues to reshape the publishing market, self-publishing — including distribution digitally or as print on demand — has become more and more popular, and more feasible, with an increasing array of options for anyone with an idea and a keyboard.
ingenuity
Most of the attention so far has focused on unknown and unsigned authors who storm onto the best-seller lists through their own ingenuity.
eschew
Most top-flight authors have so far eschewed such deals because they are paid advances that are large enough to compensate for lower royalties.

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Thursday April 18th 2013, 2:53 AM
Comment by: Ebtihal Marhoon (Bahrain)
Srtong vocab to learn,thank you :)
Friday April 19th 2013, 11:20 PM
Comment by: Jason Z. (China)
Strong vocabulary to learn, great words, thanks a lot!
Tuesday April 23rd 2013, 3:53 PM
Comment by: Seal Lover
Awesome list to learn, strong vocab, good to learn new words, thanks a lot:)

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