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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 26, 2005

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If you wanted a clear-cut answer, you could have watched Carrie Underwood win on "American Idol." But the season finale of ABC's "Lost," going head-to-head Wednesday against Fox's megahit, was singing a different tune.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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