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Now Out: Essay 1040 on 虞 (fear), 1 Essay Revision, and 9 New-Monics

The 159th essay has posted! Essay 1040 on 虞 (fear, anxiety, concern, uneasiness; danger, risk, adverse chance) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

With 虞 one can convey anxiety about everything from storms to infections to failure. That may make this kanji sound forbidding, but it often involves preventive measures. See how 虞 differs from sound-alikes. Learn about a gorgeous tourist destination with 虞 in its name. Also find out how 虞 relates to crimes not yet committed, a beautiful woman, and quite indirectly to blowfish!

Using the accompanying Phrase Maze game on the Character Home Page, you can practice the vocabulary in the essay after reading it. 

One essay revision has also appeared:

essay 1535 on 束 (bundle; bunch; to tie up; to bind)

You'll find details at the link.

Finally, there are several new-monics (which are free!):

虫 (56: insect)
谷 (122: valley)
要 (593: to need)
利 (596: profit)
凶 (1159: bad luck)
裕 (1868: abundant)
腰 (1879: hip)
痢 (1895: diarrhea)
離 (1897: separation)


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