Monthly Archives: August 2013
ih bUl yənt
ih bU li ənt
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.
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.
na mə nəl
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.
1. of lumber, having a grain that runs across or diagonally to the length.
2. (informal) stubborn or hard to deal with.
definition: a person who is a member of a religious congregation but not of the clergy.
example: As the minister was suddenly taken ill, the church service was held by a layman.
definition 2: a person who is an outsider and unskilled with respect to a particular profession, esp. medicine or law.
example: For a layman, he has quite a sophisticated understanding of the functioning of the brain.