n Word of the week: “esurient,” pronounced “i-SURE-ee-ent.” A $10 synonym of “hungry” or “greedy,” it is derived from a Latin word for “eat.”

n Lagniappe update: The very similar-sounding Spanish version, “la ñapa,” has the same meaning as “lagniappe” (an unexpected extra) and is very common in Spanish-speaking countries.

Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” figured prominently in the best-selling novel “The Da Vinci Code” and the film adaptation of the same name. Approximately how wide is the painting?

A) 4 feet

B) 9 feet

C) 19 feet

D) 29 feet

Friday’s answer: The cap of the familiar Bic stick ballpoint pen is manufactured with a small hole in it to prevent choking if it is accidentally swallowed.


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