Monthly Archives: May 2013
me rih trI shəs
1. appealing or attracting in a cheap, showy, or shallow way.
example: Some chandeliers convey opulent elegance, while others can be as meretricious as disco balls.
example: He succumbed to the meretricious charms of Parisian nightclubs.
2. lacking truth or sincerity; deceptive; spurious.
example: meretricious praise; a meretricious way of debating; a meretricious assertion.
definition 1: calculation of exact dimensions within time or space, such as length, quantity, duration, weight, or capacity.
example: She made a careful measure of the distance.
definition 2: (often plural) something done to achieve an end.
example: The state government passed a new measure to curb air pollution.
example: The school is taking new measures to prevent students from dropping out.
awg yə ri
definition 1: the art or practice or an instance of predicting the future or obtaining hidden knowledge by interpreting omens.
example: The soothsayer’s augury of death and misfortune was soon fulfilled.
example: I refuse to invest my money based on the auguries of stockbrokers.
re prə beIt
definition: an evil or lawless person, often beyond hope of redemption.
example: He was considered a reprobate who deserved to spend his life in prison.
saI nə shuhr or sI nə shuhr
definition: a thing or person that attracts attention and admiration.
example: At the after party, the beautiful actress was the cynosure of all eyes.