Monthly Archives: May 2013
In e vih t@ bli
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!
spyuh ri əs
definition: not genuine, authentic, or valid; false.
example: The expert pointed out the spurious signature in the corner of the painting.
dIs ihn jen yu əs
definition: not candid or sincere.
example: His invitation had seemed disingenuous, and she wondered if he’d been put up to asking her.
rih duhn d@nt
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.
or g@ nih zeI sh@n
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.