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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words found in the 2009-01-11 issue of The Observer which did not have English entries in the English Wiktionary when this list was created.

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  • Recognized tokens: 57211
  • Valid lowercase tokens: 43945
  • Unique types: 6883
  • Initial new-word count (before cleanup): 34 (~0.494%)

2009-01-11[edit]

  1. articulacy
    • 2009 January 11, “The Observer: Main section”, The Observer:
      Editorial: Developing the confidence and articulacy of those from working-class origins would be a positive move towards a more meritocratic society
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  2. bankability
  3. boringness
  4. cackhanded
    • 2009 January 11, Rachel Cooke, “If you want a great leader, don't promote a celebrity”, The Observer:
      The truth is that celebrity culture has had such a massive impact on the way we think about work - and cricket is work for those who play it professionally - that even the ECB, so opaque and old-fashionedly cackhanded in its processes, is apt to do its bidding.
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  5. characterful
    • 2009 January 11, “The Observer: Observer Escape”, The Observer:
      As well as providing a space for quiet contemplation, convents and monasteries can be a great source of cheap and characterful accommodation
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  6. comandante
    • 2009 January 11, “Second Coming of the Sandinistas turns sour”, The Observer:
      The comandante clawed back influence through Sandinista municipalities, courts and trade unions and by forging a "pacto" with President Arnoldo Alemán, a convicted embezzler, which kept the "fat one" out of prison in exchange for favours, not least lowering the threshold for victory in presidential elections.
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  7. ecovations
  8. euthanasist
  9. harmonisers
  10. identifiably
  11. manoeuvrings
  12. moshav
    • 2009 January 11, Chris McGrea at the Gaza border, “Why Israel's war is driven by fear”, The Observer:
      Raanan lives in Ein Habsor, a moshav or cooperative agricultural community of about 1,000 people.
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  13. oversensitivity
  14. paralympians
  15. presentational
  16. pupillages
    • 2009 January 11, Gaby Hinsliff, “Middle-class grip on professions 'must end'”, The Observer:
      Discrimination at the bar was raised nearly a decade ago by Euan Blair's mother, Cherie Booth, a self-confessed "working-class scouser" turned QC who denounced the funding of pupillages as a "scandal" discriminating against poorer applicants.
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  17. recites
    • 2009 January 11, Tom Kington, “World's media flies in for Meredith murder trial”, The Observer:
      A book about the murder published in Italy features a close-up of her face on the cover, while a prison film in which Knox recites Shakespeare was banned from a Perugia film festival in December after a political outcry.
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  18. rendezvousing
    • 2009 January 11, Robin McKie, “Mars robot sets out on an epic trek”, The Observer:
      "The Mars Science Laboratory will provide us with a lot more important information although, in the end, the only way we will know unambiguously that there is, or was, life on the planet is to bring back samples of Martian soil and rock to Earth - although that will require a mission that will involve a fleet of spacecraft, capable of rendezvousing in space, will be very expensive and will take at least another decade for us to get ready for," added Callas.
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  19. rumbustuous
    • 2009 January 11, Toby Helm, “'Lazy' Kenneth Clarke would split Tory party, says Lord Tebbit”, The Observer:
      With David Cameron expected to announce a reshuffle within days, Tebbit's intervention was a warning shot against those who see the rumbustuous former chancellor's return as the way to boost morale and counter a Labour party reinvigorated by Peter Mandelson.
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  20. scouser
    • 2009 January 11, Gaby Hinsliff, “Middle-class grip on professions 'must end'”, The Observer:
      Discrimination at the bar was raised nearly a decade ago by Euan Blair's mother, Cherie Booth, a self-confessed "working-class scouser" turned QC who denounced the funding of pupillages as a "scandal" discriminating against poorer applicants.
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  21. stilettoes
    • 2009 January 11, Barbara Ellen, “Barbara Ellen: Rachida - this was an act of weakness, not strength”, The Observer:
      One wonders whether French justice minister Rachida Dati could have foreseen the almost entirely female media furore that greeted her when she sashayed out in her stilettoes to return to work, a mere five days after having her first baby, a girl, Zohra, by caesarean section.
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  22. theatreland
    • 2009 January 11, “The Observer: Observer Review”, The Observer:
      Our critic travels to the heart of New York to find theatreland in turmoil, with many shows closing early.
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  23. thrillfest
    • 2009 January 11, David Mitchell, “You can't ban boredom... it's a life skill”, The Observer:
      And even if school could be turned into a nonstop, multimedia thrillfest, which managed also to instil a decent working knowledge of everything from the periodic table to Magna Carta, it would be a totally inappropriate preparation for life.
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  24. timebomb
  25. trivialises
  26. wellingtons

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