serry \SER-ee\ verb – To crowd closely together. Origin: Serry is from the Middle Frenceh serré which was the past participle of serrer meaning “to press tightly together.”
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knavery \NEY-vuh-ree\ noun – Unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing; trickery. Action or practice characteristic of a knave. A knavish act or practice. Origin: Originally from the German word knabe meaning “boy or lad,” knavery has been used to imply deceitful intentions since the 1200s.
kef \keyf\ noun – A state of drowsy contentment. Origin: Kef comes from the Arabic word kaif meaning “well-being or pleasure.”
junket \JUHNG-kit\ noun – A trip, usually by an official or legislative committee, paid out of public funds and ostensibly to obtain information. A sweet, custardlike food of flavored milk curdled with rennet. A pleasure excursion, as a picnic or outing. verb – To go on a junket. To entertain; feast; regale. Origin: Junket is [...]