10.17.2006

New Vocabulary #1

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I decided to share new vocabulary words (and their definitions) as I come across them. Here's the first one:

Scud, Scudded, Scudding

Intransitive Verb
1. to move or run swiftly especially as if driven forward
2. to run before a gale
3. Said especially of clouds: to sweep quickly and easily across the sky

Noun
4. Cloud, rain or spray driven by the wind

Etymology
16c German or Middle Dutch schudden, to shake

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