Monthly Archives: January 2014
ae ky@r iht
definition 1: free of mistakes or error.
example: The newspaper published an accurate report of the event.
example: She gave an accurate description of the suspect.
definition 2: careful and precise.
example: In science, it’s extremely important to be accurate in one’s measurements.
veIn glo ri
1. excessive pride in one’s own appearance, abilities, or achievements; vanity.
2. pretentious display lacking substance; ostentation.
dih vuhrs [or] daI vuhrs
definition 1: of various types or sorts; assorted.
example: The United States has a diverse population.
example: The children played on diverse instruments–everything from kazoos to trumpets to gongs.
definition 2: of a different kind; different; unlike.
example: Our customs and theirs are quite diverse, and yet we were able to find a common ground.
vər naek yə lər
1. spoken by the native or common people of a region or country.
example: The vernacular form of the language differed a good deal from the officially recognized form.
2. of, relating to, or spoken or written in the common, everyday language of a people or region.
example: Vernacular poetry appealed to her young pupil more than the classical verses she’d tried to interest him in.
the language spoken by the native or common people in a region or country, esp. as opposed to a literary or official language.
example: The Renaissance saw the beginnings of the use of the vernacular in literary writings.
haI pər bo ri ən
1. one who lives in an extreme northern region.
2. (cap.) in Greek mythology, one of a people said to live in eternal sunlight in a land beyond the north wind.
1. indicating the far north or arctic region.
2. very cold; frigid.