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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jun
28
2013

berate

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

berate

reIt

transitive verb

to reproach or scold severely.
example: He berated his son for getting cut from the football team.



Jun
28
2013

vision

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

vI zhən

noun
definition 1:  the ability to perceive through sight.
example:  Sometimes wearing glasses can improve your vision.

definition 2:  the power to anticipate or foresee future events or developments.
example:  It took great vision to take on a project like building the Erie Canal.
example:  He was competent as a governor, but he lacked vision.

definition 3:  a particular way of seeing or conceiving of something that may come to pass or come into being.
example:  His new book presents a grim vision of the future.
example:  Her vision of the proposed city park differed greatly from that of the other council members.

 

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Jun
27
2013

10 Corporate Jargon Terms — As Defined by Cats | Catster

It’s almost Friday, so here’s the poop on corporate jargon.

 

10 Corporate Jargon Terms — As Defined by Cats | Catster.



Jun
27
2013

note

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

not

transitive verb
definition 1:  to perceive or observe attentively.
example:  He noted a faint smile as she turned her head away.
example:  Please note that next week’s schedule has been changed.
example:  The doctor noted that the patient’s ankles were swollen.

definition 2:  to make a written record or reminder of.
example:  He noted the time that he took each pill.

definition 3:  to mention; remark.
example:  “It’s a lovely day for a hike,” she noted cheerfully.
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Jun
27
2013

scion

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scion

saI ən

noun

1. an offspring or heir.
example: To everyone’s astonishment, the art thief was revealed to be the scion of a wealthy banking family.

2. a budding shoot that is cut from a plant and used in grafting.