This week’s words are:
repose n. temporary rest
gendarme n. an armed police officer in France and other French-speaking countries
duly adverb. following procedure or what is appropriate; as might be expected
parsimony n. extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
alms n. money or food given to poor; anything given as charity
Those who practice parsimony are less likely to give alms to beggars on the street.
As his supervisor entered the office, the gendarme duly concluded his desktop repose and wiped croissant crumbs from his mustache.
Incidentally, Twin Peaks (pictured above) is one of my absolute favorite shows of all time.