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there are 3 words in the English Dictionary that start with dw. what are they?
Actually there are more than three: Probably the three most common are dwarf, dwell, dwindle plus their inflected and derived forms. But there is also the more recent dweeb. And Webster’s 3rd Unabridged lists several others, including some mainly Scottish words whose definitions would seem to me to make them candidates for more use than they get nowadays: dwaible, dweeble “feeble, shaky”,dwalm, dwam “fainting spell, reverie, to faint”, dwine “waste away, languish”, dwale “belladonna”. The OED lists dwang “a short brace for flooring”, dway-berry “fruit of the dwale”, dwelster “a female dweller”, dwerg “pseudo-archaic form of dwarf”, dwete “obsolete form of duty”, dwile “a floor cloth or mop” – plus a number of other obsolete forms, especially for error or delusion.
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