Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nov
29
2013

interject

In t@r jekt

transitive verb
definition: to interpose (a remark or comment) between words or remarks, or in the middle of a conversation or discussion.
example:  He was always interjecting unwanted criticisms.
example:  I will lecture, but please feel free to interject any questions you may have.
example:  May I just interject that our time has almost run out for today? 
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Nov
29
2013

solecism

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sa lə sih zəm

noun
a gross violation of convention in grammar, etiquette, or the like; impropriety.
There is many a man, moving in good society, who would rather be guilty of, and even detected in, an act of unkindness or mendacity, than be seen in an unfashionable dress or commit a grammatical solecism or a broach of social etiquette. Vulgarity to such men is a worse reproach than hardness of heart or indifferent morality.”

 

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Nov
28
2013

appreciate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ pri shi eIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to perceive and acknowledge the worth of; value.
example:  We especially appreciate spring after a very cold winter.
example:  Kids tend to appreciate their parents much more when they become parents themselves.

definition 2:  to understand and be very conscious of.
example:  I appreciate the difficulty of your situation, but there’s little I can do to help.
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Nov
28
2013

teratology

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teta lə ji

noun
the scientific study of biological deformities or monstrosities.

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Nov
27
2013

involve

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn valv

transitive verb
definition 1:  to include as a necessary or inevitable part, condition, or result.
example:  Establishing a new business involves risk.
example:  Playing on the team involves a considerable investment of time.
example:  The job involves dealing with customers and placing orders.

definition 2:  to bring into connection or concern with.
example:  Please don’t involve me in this battle you’re having with your mother.

definition 3:  to engross; to command the attention of.
example:  Her husband complains that her work involves her completely.
example:  He was involved in the game and didn’t want to talk on the phone.
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