Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dec
19
2013

subsequent

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

suhb s@ kw@nt

adjective
definition:  coming or happening after; following.
example:  His first film was a complete flop, but his subsequent films were quite successful.
example:  Four years subsequent to their arrival in New York, they moved their family back to Chicago.
example:  In subsequent years, they were to think fondly of how they had first met.
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Dec
19
2013

bacchant

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bae kənt

noun

1. a priest, priestess, or worshiper of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and merrymaking.

2. a drunken, boisterous reveler.

adjective

1. worshiping Bacchus.

2. inclined to carouse.

 

 

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Dec
18
2013

code

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kod

noun
definition 1:  a set of rules, laws, or regulations.
example:  The knights pledged to live by a code of honor.
example:  New structures must be built in accordance with the town’s building code.

definition 2:  a system of symbols used for secret or privileged communications.
example:  The plans for the invasion were communicated by means of a secret code.
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Dec
18
2013

shiftless

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shIft lihs

adjective

having little or no purpose or ambition; lazy.
“Countries such as this are not suited to the dross of humanity. We cannot find employment for the weak, the lazy, or the shiftless.”
“They do careless, indifferent, shiftless, reckless work, and then demand a living-wage.”

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Dec
17
2013

monitor

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ma nih t@r

noun
definition:  a device for observing or recording continuous data about the function, operation, or condition of something, esp. a device that gives warning of an abnormal or potentially dangerous condition.
example:  The sound-system monitor lets us know if any instrument is too loud or soft.
example:  The heart-lung monitor was showing a steady heart rate.

transitive verb
definition:  to observe in order to check the quality, correctness, progress, or safety of.
example:  The supervisor monitors all our work procedures.
example:  The prison censor monitors all correspondence.
example:  The progress of the space mission was monitored by scientists on earth.
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