Monthly Archives: April 2014
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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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.
1: of, pertaining to, or resembling the rococo in architecture and music.
2: ornate or florid.
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.
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.
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.
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.