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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nov
20
2013

client

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

klaI @nt

noun
definition 1:  one who pays for the services of another, esp. those of a lawyer or other professional.
example:  The lawyer met with her client to talk about their first day in court.
example:  That talent agency has several big stars as their clients.

definition 2:  a nation that is dependent on or under the patronage of another; client state.
example:  These countries were clients of the superpowers during the Cold War.
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Nov
20
2013

soliloquize

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

soliloquize

lIkwaIz

intransitive verb
to speak aloud what is in one’s mind when, or as if when, no one is present or listening.
example: As soon as he arrived there he impatiently seated himself in an easy chair and began to soliloquize after this fashion: “I wonder where Walter got that idea about sending me to jail, what can that have to do with his sickness; then to think my wife agreed with him. Let me see, what did she say? I was so outraged I can scarcely recall what was said.” (William W. Walter, The Pastor’s Son)

 

 

 



Nov
19
2013

conclusion

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n klu zh@n

noun
definition 1:  an ending or termination.
example:  Students are under a great deal of pressure near the conclusion of the semester.

definition 2:  a result or outcome.
example:  The disappointing conclusion of the negotiations angered many of the workers.

definition 3:  the final part of a written work or speech.
example:  She summarized her points nicely in the conclusion of her paper.

definition 4:  an inference reached by reasoning.
example:  If a planet can sustain plant life, what conclusions can you draw about its atmosphere?
example:  After a complete examination of the body, the doctor reached the conclusion that death was accidental.
example:  Judging by his clothing, she thought the man to be a beggar, but she tried not to jump to any conclusions.
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Nov
19
2013

egregious

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ə gri jihs

adjective

remarkably bad; flagrant; glaring.
example: The senator’s misuse of this money was an egregious violation of public trust.
example: Such blasphemy was considered an egregious sin.

 



Nov
18
2013

stance

staens

noun
definition 1:   the physical position of the body, especially while standing.
example:  He saw his mother’s angry stance and headed quickly up the stairs.
example:  She’s a good hitter despite her awkward batting stance.

definition 2:  the opinions or attitude of a person with regard to something.
example:  Do you agree with his stance on the immigration issue? 
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