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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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decorum

Origin of swish

First recorded in 1750–60; imitative

OTHER WORDS FROM swish

swish·er, nounswish·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for swish

swish
/ (swɪʃ) /

verb

noun

adjective

informal, mainly British fashionable; smart
US slang effeminate and homosexual

Derived forms of swish

swisher, nounswishing, adjectiveswishingly, adverb

Word Origin for swish

C18: of imitative origin
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