Monthly Archives: June 2013
kwi e sənt
in a state of inaction or rest; dormant.
example: We played at the base of the quiescent volcano.
example: As long as his tuberculosis remained quiescent, he was able to work and provide for his family.
lae tih tud
1. the angular distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth’s surface, as measured in degrees.
example: New York City and Madrid are located at the same latitude above the equator.
2. the geographic region located at a particular latitude.
example: These creatures are rarely seen at this latitude.
3. breadth or scope, as of freedom of action or opinion.
example: The principal gives the teachers great latitude in disciplining their students.
definition: the state or condition of being without something that is needed or desired; absence; deficiency.
example: Lack of clean water is one of the worst problems that humans face.
example: They suffer from a lack of food and medicine.
example: They showed a lack of enthusiasm for his suggestion.
definition: to be wanting in; be without.
example: Thousands of people lacked homes after the earthquake.
example: These children’s diets lack calcium.
example: The girls lacked a mother, but their father cared for them well.
example: He lacks the energy to see the project through.
blaIth or blaIth
1. carefree and gay in manner or disposition.
example: The faces of these blithe and healthy children cheered her.
example: Her blithe manner belied her deep and somber feelings.
2. indifferent or casual; unconcerned.
example: These politicians have a blithe disregard for the future.
e v@ dent li
definition: as nearly as can be determined; apparently.
example: Evidently, the news of the coming hurricane never reached the island, or people would have tried to evacuate sooner.
example: He evidently misunderstood what she asked him because she was surprised at his response.