Monthly Archives: August 2013

Aug
23
2013

rigid

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rI jihd

adjective
definition 1:  difficult or impossible to bend; not flexible; stiff.
example:  We’ll need more rigid poles to hold up this larger tent.
example:  The general’s face was rigid with determination.

definition 2:  firmly established and unchanging.
example:  She rebelled against the rigid social conventions of her day.
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Aug
23
2013

ebullient

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e·bul·lient

ih bUl yənt
ih bU li ənt

adjective

1. highly enthusiastic, happily excited, or spirited.
examples: When he heard that he had broken the world record, he was ebullient. The crowd gave an ebullient cheer. The ebullient personality of Theodore Roosevelt made him a popular president. After learning of her promotion, she was in an ebullient mood.

2. bubbling or boiling.
example: She occasionally stirred the ebullient brew.

 

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Aug
22
2013

omit

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o mIt

transitive verb
definition
:  to not include (something) through neglect or by decision; leave out.
example:  On the invitations, I unfortunately omitted the time that the party will begin.
example:  The paper was getting too long, so she omitted a few paragraphs.
example:  Why was his name omitted from the list?
example:  We omitted going to the museum because there was not enough time.
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Aug
22
2013

nominal

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nominal

na mə nəl

adjective

1. in name alone.
example: The former colony was given nominal independence but had no real government of its own.
example: He’s a nominal member of the church.
example: As nominal governor of the state, she had no real power.

2. small or unimportant.
example: Membership requires only a nominal contribution.

3. of, denoting, like, having, or providing a name.

4. in grammar, of or involving nouns or noun phrases.

 

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Aug
21
2013

cross-grained

Posted in Word of the Day, Wordsmyth Blog by admin

cross-grained

kraws greInd

adjective

1. of lumber, having a grain that runs across or diagonally to the length.

2. (informal) stubborn or hard to deal with.

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