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Dec 12, 2003
This week's theme
Words borrowed from Spanish

This week's words
amigo
loco
duende
disembogue
armada

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armada

(ahr-MAH-duh) Pronunciation RealAudio

noun:
1. A fleet of warships.
2. A large force or group, especially of things in motion.

[From Spanish armada, from Latin armata (army).]

An anagram of today's word is another term from Spanish: ramada: an open shelter roofed with branches.

"Choong Hann, who won the Taiwan Open last week, however, has a chance for revenge as he lines up against the Chinese armada in a friendly between Malaysia and China today."
S.S. Dhaliwal; Badminton/China Open: Cruel Game!; Malay Mail (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Nov 16, 2003.

"The ragtag armada was armed with just about anything that could be scrounged, including light cannon ..."
Christopher Dawson; Secret of Mission X; The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia); Apr 19, 2002.

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