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YAKU Words with Great Internal Rhymes

爆薬 (bakuyaku: explosive compound, blasting powder)
     to explode + compound

Although we usually know (YAKU, kusuri) as “medicine,” it can also mean “gunpowder”! Hard to imagine the etymology! Oh, but Halpern yields some insight, defining as “chemical, compound,” in cases such as this one.

悪役 (akuyaku: villain (in a piece))     bad + part, role, cast

Hmm, let’s see ..

悪役には爆薬があるんです。
Akuyaku ni wa bakuyaku ga arun desu.
The villain has explosives.

Or … let’s take it even further and make a tongue-twister:

悪役はようやく爆薬を手に入れた。
Akuyaku wa yōyaku bakuyaku o te ni ireta.
The villain finally obtained explosives.

手に入れる (te ni ireru: to obtain)
     hand + to insert

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