Monthly Archives: April 2014

Apr
28
2014

comity

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ka mih ti
noun
mutual courtesy and respectful treatment among people or nations.
Comity between our nations depends on each respecting the sovereignty of the other.

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Apr
25
2014

consequence

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kan s@ kw@ns

noun
definition 1:  that which follows; result.
example:  The tenant’s fall in the stairway was a direct consequence of the landlord’s neglect of the property.
example:  You shouldn’t make such an important decision without considering the consequences.

definition 2:  importance or significance.
example:  Who becomes the new governor is an issue of great consequence.
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Apr
25
2014

ramify

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rae mih faI

intransitive verb

definition 1: to spread into or become divided into many branches or subdivisions.
The capillaries ramify and then widen as they become small veins, or venules.

definition 2: to have or produce effects or consequences that make some original matter more complex.
This decision will likely ramify, and we will need to face more dilemmas in the future.

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Apr
24
2014

migrate

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maI greIt

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to move from one region into another.
example:  Their ancestors had migrated from the east, finally settling in this small western mining town.

definition 2:  to change habitat or location periodically as in response to changes in climate or employment opportunities.
example:  Geese migrate to the south when the weather gets cold.
example:  The pickers migrate north to work in the orchards during the harvest season.
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Apr
24
2014

transmigrate

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traenz maI greIt

intransitive verb

definition 1. to pass into and be reborn in another body, as the soul of a dead person.

definition 2. to migrate from one place or country to another.

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