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Comments: Words from Arabic have come into english in two different ways. A relative few, in more modern times, have made the jump directly as loanwords. In these instances, Arabic had a name for something that was either unknown in english or lacked a name. The more frequent route of Arabic words into english was in previous eras, often traveling through other languages on the way. For that reason the spelling of Arabic words in English is not consistent, but there are nevertheless a few clues that you can watch out for.
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Unit 1 (80 words)
azure, Islamic, sultan, artichoke, mummy, tarragon, adobe, mohair, borax, talc, arsenal, lemon, tuna, admiral, hazard, apricot, carmine, monsoon, average, gazelle, crimson, orange, sequin, macrame, algebra, guitar, nabob, giraffe, mattress, elixir, saffron, cotton, albatross, zero, safari, magazine, zenith, alfalfa, imam, mosque, alcohol, tariff, lilac, alcove, massage, henna, alchemy, sugar, khan, ghoul, muslin, camphor, algorithm, minaret, serdab, tamarind, carafe, julep, marzipan, nenuphar, alcazar, tahini, Qatari, alkali, serendipity, nadir, douane, fennec, hafiz, Azimuth, bezoar, halal, alim, Swahili, mihrab, salaam, khor, foggara, diffa, coffle