Monthly Archives: September 2013
dI f@r @ns [or] dI fr@ns
definition 1: the condition of differing; unlikeness.
example: Some people are not comfortable with difference; they prefer things that are similar to those things with which they are already familiar.
definition 2: a particular instance of being unlike or not the same as something else.
example: The professor explained the difference between communism and socialism.
definition 3: a change in a situation or person.
example: Have you noticed the difference in her since she returned from living abroad?
sI nih kəl
1. showing little or no faith in human nature; distrustful or contemptuous of others’ motives.
example: To claim that people do charity work only to boost their own image shows a cynical attitude.
2. callously taking advantage of others or violating accepted morals.
example: The company got away with its cynical exploitation of workers for decades.
ne mə sihs
1. that which one cannot beat, conquer, or succeed at; cause or agent of one’s often repeated downfall.
example: Gambling was his nemesis; because of it, he’d lost his family, his job, and his friends.
2. retribution or punishment, or its source or agent.
3. (capitalized) in Greek mythology, the goddess of divine retribution or vengeance.
definition: to tell about; give a verbal account of.
example: She described the sights of the city in beautiful detail.
example: When the waiter described the dishes, they sounded delicious.
definition: any undertaking that requires great effort or organization.
example: The project of renovating the historic church will take years.
example: His latest project is to put up shelves in the living room.
definition 1: to throw or cast forward or outward.
example: He projects the image of a hero.
example: Her acting coach taught her how to project her voice.
definition 2: to estimate or develop in one’s imagination.
example: Can you project the cost of this venture?