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Old 04-03-2016, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by psychonaut View Post
FWIW, I wouldn't consider any of the first four words to be particularly common. "Zek", while even less common, is also an English word, at least according to the OED. It defines it as a person confined in a Soviet prison or gulag.
Loanword, anyway. I doubt you'll ever see it outside of Solzhenitsyn.