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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oct
31
2013

hamlet

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haem liht

noun

a small village or settlement.



Oct
31
2013

principle

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prIn sih p@l

noun
definition 1:  a law, doctrine, or assumption on which action or behavior is based.
example:  Are these laws based on the principles of liberty and justice for all citizens?

definition 2:  a law or rule that is presupposed or scientifically proven.
example:  The engine’s designers well understood the principles of internal combustion.
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Oct
30
2013

vitiate

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vI shi eIt

transitive verb

1. to make (a legal document or the like) ineffective or invalid.
Example: This new evidence vitiates your testimony.

2. to harm the quality of; mar; spoil.
Example: The recent bombing vitiated the climate of reconciliation.



Oct
30
2013

article

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ar tih k@l

noun
definition 1:
 a single item or thing, esp. one of a class or group.
example:  A dress is an article of women’s clothing.
example:  Please remember to take all personal articles with you when you leave the airplane.

definition 2:  a piece of nonfiction writing on a particular subject, as in a magazine.
example:  There was an interesting article about election fraud in last Sunday’s newspaper.
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Oct
29
2013

natant

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neI tənt

adjective

swimming or floating on or in water.
example: The gnat and the tadpole resemble each other in their change from natant animals with gills into aerial animals with lungs. (Erasmus Darwin)

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