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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dec
24
2013

furthermore

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

fuhr th@r mor

adverb
definition:  in addition to what has just been stated; in addition; moreover.
example:  I will accept no more late papers in this class; furthermore, students who are not in their seats when class begins will be marked absent.
example:  Their plan was to assassinate the prime minister, and, furthermore, to assassinate some of the cabinet members.
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Dec
24
2013

amenable

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ə me nə bəl

adjective

1. willing to respond, agree, or submit; agreeable; pliable.
I’m amenable to your suggestion.

2. accountable to authority.
Citizens must be amenable to the laws of their country.

3. capable of or open to a test or judgment.
Is the hypothesis amenable to an experiment?
Many of the causal factors are not amenable to experimentation for ethical reasons: for example, prenatal substance use, poor nutrition, and lack of early affection.

 



Dec
23
2013

characteristic

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kaer @k t@ rIs tihk

adjective
definition 1:  indicating the typical or distinguishing attributes and qualities of a person, group, action, or thing.
example:  This pattern of color is characteristic of this type of bird.
example:  Crying is characteristic behavior of infants.

definition 2:  marked by uniqueness or distinctiveness.
example:  His characteristic way of walking makes him easy to recognize.

noun
definition:  a salient feature; distinctive trait.
example:  Tails that can grasp things are a characteristic of monkeys.
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Dec
23
2013

mirth

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

muhrth

noun
happiness or gaiety, especially accompanied by laughter.
example: Their holiday dinners were always filled with mirth.

 

 



Dec
20
2013

prefer

pr@ fuhr

transitive verb
definition:  to consider more desirable than something else.
example:  She prefers dark chocolate to milk chocolate.
example:  He prefers walking to taking the bus.
example:  I prefer to live in a small town rather than in a large city.
example:  They prefer us to come on the weekend rather than during the week.
example:  I prefer his living at home to his living in an apartment he cannot afford.
example:  We prefer that our son be seen by another doctor.
example:  I prefer that she sit here next to me.
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