Monthly Archives: October 2013
definition 1: having to do with the whole earth; worldwide; universal.
example: The pollution of the oceans is a global concern.
definition 2: taking into account all the parts that make up the whole of something.
example: We need to take a global approach to taking care of our health.
1. to put (something) where it doesn’t belong; lose.
example: My mother constantly misplaces her glasses.
2. to apply or give inappropriately.
example: He misplaced his affections on a woman who hated him.
example: Your anger was misplaced; I did nothing to undermine your plans.
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definition: the act or an instance of discussing, or, collectively, the various things that are said while discussing [to discuss: 1. to talk together about; 2. to consider in writing or speech].
example: The discussion at the meeting focused on problems with the new software.
example: The instructor led the class in a discussion of the social issues raised in their reading.
example: Most of the discussion concerned whether the book should be considered literature or trash.
example: The professor’s discussion of the artist’s troubled life was interesting to the students.
definition 1: the writer of a book, play, story, or the like.
example: The author was disappointed that his play received mixed reviews.
definition 2: the creator of a plan or work.
example: The author of this grand scheme to build a canal was the duke himself.
example: The police are still seeking the author of the assassination attempt on the governor.
definition: to be the author of; create; make.
example: John Adams, the second President of the United States, authored the Massachusetts Constitution.
example: The Nazis authored a plan to eliminate the Jewish population of Europe.
1. to force out of a homeland or established place.
example: The war displaced thousands of families.
2. to move out of the customary or proper place.
example: I could see that things in my room had been displaced.
3. to take the place of.
example: Compact disks displaced cassette tapes.
4. to force out of a position; oust.
example: The rebel government displaced the elected leadership.
example: After years of winning the championship, our team was finally displaced.