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2009-03-31 13:35:16

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to walk out of the Group of 20 summit in London if the meeting produces no sustainable regulatory changes. The G20 meeting of industrialized nations begins Thursday and to hold Sarkozy to his seat would require something better than false success with language that sounds good but contains no commitments, Sarkozy's advisers told The Times of London Tuesday. Sarkozy, who has called for creation of an international financial regulator, said last...

Word of the Day
  • 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.