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kvell (kvel) verb intr.
To feel proud; to beam; to gloat.
[From Yiddish kveln, from German quellen (to gush, to well up).]
"However, Chet landed happily at NECN, where he is admired and coddled by
management who can't kvell enough about Chet."
"His tone dared me not to celebrate, dared me not to kvell."
This week's theme: words borrowed from Yiddish.
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects. -J. William Fulbright, US Senator (1905-1995)
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