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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Apr
30
2014

trait

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

treIt

noun
definition:  a distinguishing feature or characteristic, as of one’s appearance, ability, personality, or nature.
example:  An interesting trait of the hummingbird is its ability to fly backwards.
example:  Although he was very wealthy, generosity was not one of his personality traits.
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Apr
30
2014

rococo

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

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noun

1: a style of architecture and decoration originating in France in the eighteenth century and marked by the use of elaborate ornamentation and curved or asymmetric forms.
2: a style of music of the same period, also marked by elaborate ornamentation.

adjective

1: of, pertaining to, or resembling the rococo in architecture and music.
2: ornate or florid.
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Apr
29
2014

precise

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition 1:  clearly stated or strictly delineated.
example:  The instructions were quite precise and left no room for error.
example:  She made a precise distinction between the two concepts.

definition 2:  accurate; exact.
example:  We need a precise count of the votes.
example:  I don’t understand the precise meaning of this word.
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Apr
29
2014

crag

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

kraeg

noun

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a steeply jutting or overhanging mass of rock, as on a mountain or headland.
A mountain goat rested on a rocky crag high above us.

 

craggy

krae gi

adjective

1: marked by or having crags; rugged, steep, or rough.
example: Remains of the ship were found along the craggy coastline.

2: like a crag or crags, especially having protruding bones and a rough-hewn appearance, as a human face.
example: Once seen, Abraham Lincoln’s craggy face was hard to forget.
example: His sharp eyes peered from under his craggy brows.

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Apr
28
2014

input

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

In pUt

noun
definition 1:  that which is put in, such as power or energy to a machine, or information or data to a computer.
example:  The input is stored on the hard disk.

definition 2:  information to be used in an endeavor or project.
example:  Newspapers and magazines can serve as good sources of input for language learning.

definition 3:  opinion, advice, or help.
example:  I’d like your input on the new painting I’m working on.
example:  The city sought input from the community in designing the project.
example:  Input from her professor helped her revise her paper for publication.
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