Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dec
31
2013

highly

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haI li

adverb
definition 1:  with praise or appreciation.
example:  He speaks highly of you.

definition 2:  to a great degree.
example:  She is a highly successful author with millions of fans around the world.
example:  Your work is valued highly by all our staff.

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Dec
31
2013

extemporize

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ihk stemraIz
intransitive verb
1. to speak without preparation or reference to notes.
He could scarcely recollect a word of his part, but he remembered the general drift of it, and had ready wit enough to extemporize.
2. in music, to compose as one performs; improvise.
3. to do or manage with any means at hand.
transitive verb
1. to make or do without plan or preparation.
In a few hours they could extemporize an impregnable fortress on an open hillside. They bridged the Rhine in a week. They built a fleet in a month.
2. to compose or perform (music) on the spur of the moment; improvise.

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Dec
30
2013

acclivity

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ə klI vih ti

noun

a rising slope. (Cf. declivity.)
Where the acclivity is too steep, there is not enough soil for trees to grow.

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Dec
30
2013

broad

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brawd

adjective
definition 1:  wide; large; spacious.
example:  It was a broad avenue with six lanes of traffic.
example:  The road stretched out across the broad valley.
example:  The agency was looking for a male model with a broad chest.

definition 1:  inclusive or general.
example:  Their music has broad appeal.
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Dec
27
2013

procedure

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pr@ si j@r

noun
definition 1:  a way or act of proceeding.
example:  There will be a meeting to discuss procedure with respect to the reorganization of the company.

definition 2:  a series of actions, usually carried out in a set order, established or required for the accomplishment of a particular goal; course of action.
example:  Have you studied the procedure for evacuating the building during a fire?
example:  My surgeon has a good deal of experience with this particular procedure.

definition 3:  an official or fixed course of action in business, law, or legislation.
example:  These actions are simply part of court procedure.
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