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2010-08-04 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The worst flood to hit Pakistan in 80 years has left at least one million people in need of emergency assistance. In northwestern Pakistan, the number of deaths currently exceeds 1,400, and over 3 million affected or displaced in need of supplies. Major damage to roads, housing, bridges, general infrastructure, communications and utilities continue to be the main problem hampering relief efforts. Martin Mogwanja, the UN humanitarian...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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