Monthly Archives: December 2013
fuhr th@r mor
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.
ə me nə bəl
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.
kaer @k t@ rIs tihk
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.
definition: a salient feature; distinctive trait.
example: Tails that can grasp things are a characteristic of monkeys.
happiness or gaiety, especially accompanied by laughter.
example: Their holiday dinners were always filled with mirth.
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.