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DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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Origin of bitter

before 1000; Middle English, Old English biter; cognate with German bitter, Old Norse bitr, Gothic baitrs; akin to bite

OTHER WORDS FROM bitter

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bitter

bidder bitter
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British Dictionary definitions for bitter

See also bitters

Derived forms of bitter

bitterly, adverbbitterness, noun

Word Origin for bitter

Old English biter; related to bītan to bite
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Idioms and Phrases with bitter

bitter

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