Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Wreath (noun) 
something–usually made of some type of plant–intertwined into a circular shape
The Russian president also visited Westminster Abbey where he laid a wreath on the
Grave of the Unknown Warrior. 

Wreckage (noun) 
broken and disordered parts or material from something
One man died in the wreckage of a flattened workshop and seven other people were
injured in Deshler, about 75 miles southwest of Lincoln near the Kansas line 

Wretchedness (noun) 
a state of prolonged anguish and privation
That many poets such as Edgar Allen Poe suffered wretchedness beyond anyone’s
imagination served as inspiration for their verses.

Wring (verb) 
to squeeze or twist especially so as to make dry or to extract moisture or liquid; to extract 
or obtain by or as if by twisting and compressing 
The rule would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which were the first law
preventing employers from wringing 60-hour work weeks from their rank-and-file
without compensation. 

Yield (noun) 
a product; especially: the amount or quantity produced or returned 
The introduction of machinery to farming vastly improved crop yields. 

Zone (noun) 
an area regarded as separate or kept separate, especially one with a particular use or 
It is learned that a city-state is a region consisting of one or more historic central cities
surrounded by cities and towns which have a shared  identification, function as a single
zone for trade, commerce and communication, and are characterized by social,
economic and environmental interdependence.

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