Monthly Archives: May 2013

May
31
2013

inevitably

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

In e vih t@ bli

adverb
definition 1:  unavoidably, regardless of any circumstances or attempts at prevention.
example:  The disease is fatal; inevitably, he will die of it.
example:  If we continue to use water at our current rate, our supply will inevitably run out.

definition 2:  not surprisingly; predictably.
example:  Inevitably, he shows up as soon as I’ve given up waiting!
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May
31
2013

spurious

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

spyuh ri əs

adjective

definition: not genuine, authentic, or valid; false.
example: The expert pointed out the spurious signature in the corner of the painting.

 

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May
30
2013

disingenuous

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dIs ihn jen yu əs

adjective

definition: not candid or sincere.
example: His invitation had seemed disingenuous, and she wondered if he’d been put up to asking her.

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May
30
2013

redundant

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rih duhn d@nt

adjective
definition 1: unnecessarily repetitive.
example:  To say that someone is “extremely ecstatic” seems redundant in that “ecstatic” already includes the idea of extremeness.

definition 2:  excessive or superfluous.
example:  The report was cluttered with redundant detail.
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May
29
2013

organization

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

or g@ nih zeI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act or process of organizing.
example:  The organization of her work files took longer than expected.

definition 2:  a body of persons acting together for some purpose.
example:  She works for an organization that promotes adult literacy.
example The Red Cross is one of the world’s most respected organizations.

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