rubella

Definition: (noun) A mild contagious eruptive disease caused by a virus and capable of producing congenital defects in infants born to mothers infected during the first three months of pregnancy. Synonyms: German measles, epidemic roseola, three-day measles. Usage: The parents were relieved when the doctor said that their son's rubella would improve in a matter…

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Wie nahe wir einander sind – zur Hauptverkehrszeit!

Michail Genin(1927 – 2003), russischer Aphoristiker, veröffentlichte seit 1964 in der satirischen Zeitschrift »Krokodil«, seit 1970 ständiger Autor der »Literaturnaja Gaseta« und der Zeitung »Moskowski Komsomolez«, war Vorsitzender der Autorensektion des Moskauer Aphorismen-Clubs

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farrago

Definition: (noun) An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration. Synonyms: hodgepodge, omnium-gatherum, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, ragbag. Usage: If the farrago of newspaper clippings, stale coffee mugs, and chewed-on pencils strewn around the office was any indication, her boss had been at the office all night. Discuss

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