Monthly Archives: October 2013
kan trer i [or] kən trer i
1. totally different; opposite.
example: You and I hold contrary views.
example: The two boys headed off in contrary directions.
2. not favorable; adverse.
example: Cloudy skies and high winds are contrary conditions for ballooning.
3. stubbornly averse; willful.
example: It’s hard to like such a spoiled and contrary child as he is.
example: I just thought we might go to a movie; you don’t have to be so contrary!
suhr veI [or] s@r veI
definition 1: to take an overall look at.
example: He stood on the cliff a while, surveying the landscape below.
example: We surveyed the remaining tasks that had to be done.
definition 2: to examine in detail; scrutinize.
example: She surveyed his face for any signs of deceit.
example: I surveyed the application forms for any errors before sending them in.
definition 3: to carry out a survey of; canvass.
example: They surveyed the neighborhood and found out that most people were against the zoning proposal.
strongly opposed or disinclined; unwilling (usu. fol. by to).
example: She was averse to lending her son any more money.
example: I’m not averse to dancing; I’m just not very good at it.
definition 1: to try to find; search for.
example: The police are seeking the man who witnessed the crime.
example: Bears often roam the campground seeking food.
definition 2: to try to acquire or obtain.
example: If you don’t understand, you should seek help from the teacher.
example: She had never sought fame; she only wanted to act in films.
definition 3: to try (usually followed by an infinitive).
example: He sought to discover the reason he had been fired.
aed vərs [or] əd vərs
1. opposed to or conflicting with one’s purposes or desires.
example: The adverse vote on the director’s proposal was unexpected.
example: The captain was used to sailing under adverse conditions.
2. producing harmful effects.
example: The patient had an adverse reaction to the medication.
3. moving in an opposite direction.