ruck \ruhk\ noun – A large number or quantity; mass. The great mass of undistinguished or inferior persons or things. Origin: Ruck comes from an early Icelandic word ruka or ruke which meant “a heap or a stack.”
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carp \ kahrp \ verb – To find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably. noun – A peevish complaint. Origin: Carp comes from the Old Norse word karpa which meant “to brag or haggle.”
iniquitous \ ih-NIK-wi-tuhs \ adjective – Characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful. Origin: Iniquitous literally meant “unfair” in Latin, as its clear roots betray.
profluent \ PROF-loo-uhnt \ adjective – Flowing smoothly or abundantly forth. Origin: Profluent is derived from the Latin word prōfluere, which meant “to flow forth.”