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2009-09-09 15:11:52

The Chicago City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution making taxpayers responsible for any possible 2016 Summer Olympics cost overruns. After initially voicing skepticism of a measure giving Mayor Richard Daley the authority to make such a commitment to the International Olympic Committee, it was a different story Wednesday as the Council approved the proposal by a 49-0 vote, The Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper said Olympic Committee members have insisted the lack of...


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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