The doctor explained to Jenkins that he had a serious ailment for which an operation was absolutely imperative.
The patient turned pale and asked, "Isn’t it very dangerous?"
"Yes," the doctor replied. "Five out of six who undergo this operation die, but as for you, you have nothing to worry about."
"Why not?" eagerly inquired the patient.
"Well, you’re sure to recover because my last five patients died," the doctor reassured him.
literary —adj. Craven, cowardly. —n. Coward. [medieval latin: related to *creed]
v. (-ting) create over again, reproduce. re-creation n.
—n. Person who refuses submission to an authority or compliance with a regulation, esp. Hist. One who refused to attend services of the church of england. —adj. Of or being a recusant. recusancy n. [latin recuso refuse]
adj. (of a university) founded in the 19th or early 20th c.
n. - person who redeems.
- (the redeemer) christ.
v. (-ning) define again or differently. redefinition n.
v. Send (troops, workers, etc.) To a new place or task. redeployment n.