Weekly Challenge – 10 Random Words

This is the first time I've aced the weekly challenge from ProofreadNOW.com.  Let's see how you do.

1. mahimahi: (a) a common snapper (Lutjanus analis) of the warmer parts of the western Atlantic that is usually olive green and sometimes nearly white or tinged with rosy red and that is an important food and sport fish; (b) the art of decorative basket weaving; (c) the flesh of a dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus) used for food; (d) the flesh of a porpoise (mammal) (Phocoenidae) used for food.

2. bark: (a) a craft propelled by sails or oars; (b) a spicy Cajun sausage containing rice and meat (as pork) or seafood; (c) a graphic portrayal in words; (d) a powder, paste, or liquid for cleaning the teeth.

3. dolma: (a) a strip (as of salt pork) with which meat is larded; (b) a stuffed grape leaf or vegetable shell; (c) a cast taken from the face of a dead person; (d) a bath or shower area, usually in a spa facility.

4. etouffee: (a) a Cajun stew of shellfish or chicken served over rice; (b) a fried corn tortilla sometimes shaped like a boat and usually filled with a savory mixture (as of meat, vegetables, or cheese); (c) moustache; (d) a thin squared and dressed stone for facing a wall of rubble or brick.

5. jetty: (a) a handcar or small gasoline car used on a railroad; (b) doorkeeper; (c) a structure extended into a sea, lake, or river to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor; (d) a small jet-propelled aircraft accommodating one person.

6. Andalusian: (a) a person of mixed American and Asian descent; (b) a member of an ascetic contemplative religious order founded by St. Bruno in 1084; (c) a well in which the water flows to the surface naturally; (d) any of a breed of horses of Spanish origin that have a high-stepping gait.

7. heifer: (a) a young cow, especially one that has not had a calf; (b) a horse, dog, or cat with a bobbed or very short tail; (c) a male goat; (d) a female donkey.

8. chaparral: (a) a level or rolling treeless plain that is characteristic of arctic and subarctic regions, consists of black mucky soil with a permanently frozen subsoil, and has a dominant vegetation of mosses, lichens, herbs, and dwarf shrubs; (b) a dense impenetrable thicket of shrubs or dwarf trees; (c) a structure made of adobe bricks; (d) a moving crescent-shaped sand dune.

9. barrio: (a) a Spanish dance characterized by sharp turns, stamping of the feet, and sudden pauses in a position with one arm arched over the head; (b) an inn in Spanish-speaking countries; (c) an open grassy plain in Spanish America or the southwestern United States; (d) a Spanish-speaking quarter or neighborhood in a city or town in the United States especially in the Southwest.

10. curry: (a) a watery mixture of insoluble matter (as mud, lime, or plaster of paris); (b) to treat (tanned leather) especially by incorporating oil or grease; (c) to assail with rough or aggressive attack or treatment; (d) a thick flat-woven cotton or wool cloth or rug made in India.

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Veterans Rock

You may think of yourself as a 'veteran' lawyer or a 'veteran' marketer
or a 'veteran' publisher. But Wednesday, November 11, is not set apart
for you unless you are a true 'veteran' – someone who has endured
hardship and danger, in a military uniform, for the sake of country. We
honor our living veterans (it's not Memorial Day!) this
day and (hopefully) every day. Thank you, veterans, for your sacrifice.
Now, if you are a veteran, perhaps you know today's words.

1.
aerographer's mate
: (a) military airplanes; (b)
a navy petty officer specializing in meteorology; (c)
a military base intended chiefly for the operation of aircraft; (d)
a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious achievement
while participating in an aerial flight.

2. regimentals:
(a)
military dress; (b) a register of the officers and
men in a military unit or ship's company; (c)
compulsory enrollment of persons especially for military service; (d)
in a military manner.

3. sapper:
(a) a
shoulder cord worn by designated military aides; (b)
one that is effective; especially: a soldier equipped for duty; (c)
a supermarket for military personnel; (d) a military
demolitions specialist.

4. adjutant:
(a) to
convert from military to civilian status or control; (b)
a staff officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who assists the
commanding officer and is responsible especially for correspondence; (c)
a period of general stability in international affairs under the
influence of dominant military power; (d)
improvisation or experimentation (as in politics or military or foreign
affairs) in the absence or in defiance of accepted plans or principles.

5. gig:
(a) a
difficult and dangerous military retreat; (b) a
military demerit; (c) a sleeve badge that usually
consists of one or more chevron-shaped stripes that indicates the
wearer's rank and service (as in the armed forces); (d)
a small portable boat used in an amphibious military attack or in land
warfare for crossing rivers or lakes.

6. detached
service
: (a) to postpone induction of (a
person) into military service; (b) to discharge from
military service; (c) military service away from
one's assigned organization; (d) the initial period
of training of a military recruit.

7. brevet:
(a) a
commission giving a military officer higher nominal rank than that for
which pay is received; (b) a building housing bathing
and toilet facilities on a military base; (c)
classification as unfit for military service; (d) an
army medical corpsman attached to a field unit.

8. guidon:
(a) a
place for the storage of military supplies; (b) a
relaxation of status of a military unit or force from an alert or
operational posture; (c) a small flag borne by a
military unit as a unit marker; (d) a military
barracks in a garrison town.

9. hedgehog:
(a) a
flat-bottomed military vehicle that moves on tracks on land or water; (b)
a military defensive obstacle (as of barbed wire); (c)
a large-scale military offensive undertaken by a force previously on
the defensive; (d) to retreat during a military
action.

10. echelon:
(a) an
arrangement of a body of troops with its units each somewhat to the
left or right of the one in the rear like a series of steps; (b)
a military officer who directs from a forward position on the ground or
in the air the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support
of land forces; (c) a trained soldier formerly posted
in front of a line of soldiers at drill to serve as a model in their
exercises; (d)

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