Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dec
27
2013

deign

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deIn

intransitive verb

to consider some act to be appropriate or in keeping with one’s dignity; condescend.
She did not deign to respond to the impolite questions.

transitive verb

to condescend to offer or accept.
He deigned no further discussion of price.

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Dec
26
2013

aspect

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ae spekt

noun
definition 1:  an element or part.
example:  Several aspects of the speech deserve analysis.
example:  Its controversiality is the aspect of the case that roused so much public interest.

definition 2:  the point of view from which something is seen or considered, or the manner in which something is considered.
example:  We are looking at the issue from completely different aspects.
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Dec
26
2013

querulous

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kwer ə ləs  or kwer yə ləs

adjective

1. habitually complaining.
Caring for this querulous patient had become a tiresome task.

2. expressing or indicating a complaint.
When he makes requests in that querulous tone, I’m not inclined to do what he asks.

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Dec
25
2013

justify

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juh st@ faI

transitive verb
definition 1:  to demonstrate (something) to be true or valid.
example:  You’ll need solid evidence to justify your claim.

definition 2:  to give reasonable grounds for or attest to the rightness of; warrant.
example:  He justified his decision to stay, saying it was best for his wife and children.
example:  He justified eating a big dinner by reminding himself that he hadn’t had lunch.
example:  She tried to justify her betrayal of her friend, but in the end she could not rid herself of guilt.
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Dec
25
2013

entourage

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anrazh or anrazh

noun

a group of people who accompany another person as attendants or associates; retinue.
A number of suites in the hotel were reserved for the prime minister and his entourage.

 

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