Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jun
24
2013

quiescent

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qui·es·cent

kwi e sənt

adjective

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.

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Jun
21
2013

latitude

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latitude

lae tih tud

noun

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.

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Jun
21
2013

lack

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laek

noun
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.

transitive verb
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.
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Jun
20
2013

blithe

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blithe

blaIth or blaIth

adjective

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.

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Jun
20
2013

evidently

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e v@ dent li

adverb
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.
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