Monthly Archives: May 2013

May
24
2013

important

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihm por t@nt

adjective
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.
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May
23
2013

specific

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

sp@ sI fihk

adjective
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.
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May
23
2013

salvo

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sael vo

noun

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.
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May
22
2013

information

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In fər meI shən

noun
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.

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May
22
2013

pathos

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

peI thas, peI thaws,  peI thos, or pae thos

noun

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.

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