Monthly Archives: May 2013
ihm por t@nt
definition 1: having relatively great significance.
example: Voting rights is an important issue.
example: It’s important to change your car’s oil at regular intervals.
definition 2: having consequence; consequential.
example: Which college to attend is an important decision.
sp@ sI fihk
definition 1: pertaining explicitly to a particular thing or person; particular; definite.
example: It was just an example; I wasn’t referring to any specific instance.
example: The word “test” has a specific meaning in the area of statistics.
example: I asked you to come here for a specific reason.
example: Did you have a specific person in mind when you bought this gift?
definition 2: exact and precise; particular.
example: The specific dates of the workshop will be announced next week.
example: Her instructions were quite specific, so don’t make any substitutions.
definition 1: the firing of guns or other firearms simultaneously or in succession, esp. as a salute.
example: We heard the roar of salvos from the ship.
definition 2: a sudden expression of appreciation, such as applause, cheers, or praise.
example: The soloist received enthusiastic salvos from the audience.
In fər meI shən
definition: knowledge or facts obtained or obtainable through communication with others in connection with a specific situation or event.
example: We’re waiting for some information from the police concerning the accident.
peI thas, peI thaws, peI thos, or pae thos
definition: a quality in life or art that evokes pity, sadness, or compassion.
example: The film is serious and filled with pathos, and yet the viewer comes away with a sense of hopefulness.