Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jul
22
2013

unexceptionable

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unexceptionable

uhn ihk sep shə nə bəl

adjective

without flaw or fault; beyond objection or criticism.
example: She believed her fiancé was a man of unexceptionable character.
example: Though the student seemed bored and undisciplined in class, the work he handed in was unexceptionable.
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Jul
19
2013

journal

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

juhr n@l

noun
definition:  a record of personal experiences, reflections, or daily events.
example:  While aboard ship, he kept a detailed journal of each day’s events.

definition:  a newspaper or other periodical publication.
example:  It was an honor to have her article published in one of the most respected journals in the field.
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Jul
19
2013

anticipate

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anticipate

aen tIpeIt

transitive verb

1. to look forward to; expect.
examples: We anticipated a pleasant outing in the country.
She anticipated being blissfully happy in her marriage, but she was disappointed.

2. to expect and prepare for in advance.
example: We anticipated the enemy’s attack.

3. to accomplish or fulfill in advance.
example: You’re lucky to have someone caring for you who anticipates your wishes.

 

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Jul
18
2013

flank

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flank

flaengk

noun

1. the part of a human or animal between the hip and the ribs on either side of the body.

2. a piece of meat cut from the flank.

3. any side or a part found on the extreme left or right.
example: the right flank of a military formation.

transitive verb

1. to be positioned at the flank of.
example: In the photograph, my father is flanked by his two brothers.

2. to go around the flank of, as to attack.

 

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Jul
18
2013

bias

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baI @s

noun
definition 1:  a line diagonal to the grain, especially that of a woven fabric.
example:  Cut the fabric on the bias.

definition 2:  an inclination or preference that influences judgment; prejudice.
exampleThe report showed a strong bias in favor of the factory owners.
example:  The decision reflected bias on the part of the judges.
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