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2005-08-13 21:39:02

By Eduardo Orozco LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The man whose appointment as Peru's foreign minister detonated the biggest Cabinet crisis of President Alejandro Toledo's four years in office stepped down on Saturday with a withering attack on the outgoing premier. Claiming to be the victim of "disloyalty and betrayal," Fernando Olivera told reporters neither he nor his Independent Moralizing Front party, Toledo's coalition partner since he took office in 2001, would again hold any...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'