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Can you name the loanwords in English by their definitions for each letter of the alphabet?

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Definition (Origin)LoanwordLetter
In a violently raging, wild, or uncontrolled manner. (Malay)A
A boss or master, often used as a title or form of address. (Swahili)B
Supreme self-confidence or audacity, used approvingly. (Yiddish)C
The relaxation of strained relations or tensions, especially between nations. (French)D
A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction. (French)E
A usually cotton-filled mattress used on the floor or in a frame as a bed or chair. (Japanese)F
A coercive institution, or an oppressive environment (Russian)G
Concentrated resin from female hemp plants that is used for its intoxicating effect. (Arabic)H
A place or a state that resembles or suggests hell, or an intense fire. (Italian)I
The ruling council of a military dictatorship. (Spanish)J
A clumsy, awkward, or foolish person.
A dominant recurring theme, usually in a musical or literary composition. (German)L
A powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius. (Dutch)M
Definition (Origin)LoanwordLetter
Lack of sophistication, experience, judgment or worldliness. (French)N
A government official who deals with the complaints made against it. (Swedish)O
An organized massacre of helpless people, specifically Jews. (Russian)P
Acting with desire to do noble or romantic deeds, exceedingly idealistic. (Spanish)Q
A machine that automatically performs complicated, often repetitive tasks. (Czech*)R
A small room used as a hot-air or steam bath, for cleaning and refreshing. (Finnish)S
A businessperson of exceptional wealth, power, and influence. (Japanese)T
Superior future man who rises above conventional morality to impose his own values, as described by Nietzsche. (German)U
An often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts. (Italian)V
A child prodigy. (German)W
Fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. (Greek*)X
A milk-based product thickened by a bacterium-aided curdling process. (Turkish)Y
The general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. (German)Z

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