Monthly Archives: May 2014
a fragment of broken pottery, esp. one with archaeological significance. (more…)
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definition: to radically alter in ways that have wide-ranging effects; transform.
example: The invention of the microchip revolutionized the field of computer technology.
example: Assembly line production revolutionized the auto industry.
example: The book revolutionized society’s thinking with regard to the treatment of prisoners.
əb si kwi əs
showing or tending to show servile obedience or deference; fawning.
She wanted your honest opinion, not just obsequious compliments.
The obsequious relatives made frequent visits to their elderly and very wealthy aunt.
definition: the main axis of a plant, usu. above ground, from which branches, leaves, flowers, or fruits may arise.
example: Several flowers grew off each stem of the roses.
definition: to originate or arise (usually followed by “from” or “out of”).
example: His pride stems from his many accomplishments.
example: She couldn’t imagine what her son’s anger stemmed from.
example: Her choice of topic for the book stemmed from her experiences living in Asia.
definition: to direct the attention by comment or remark (usu. fol. by to).
The effects of the illness, to which I adverted earlier, now became apparent to his colleagues.
words similar to advert: allude, refer