Monthly Archives: June 2014

Jun
30
2014

consummate

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

adjective
kan sə miht
1: perfect; complete.
This consummate replica of the Mona Lisa rivals the original in its beauty.

2: supremely skilled.
He was a consummate actor, sought after by the best directors in New York City.

3: of the highest order or degree.
With consummate ineptitude, the surgeon sewed the patient’s severed finger on backwards. (more…)

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Jun
30
2014

legitimate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

lih jI t@ miht

adjective
definition 1:  in accordance with the law or rules (used especially when the breaking of laws or rules is suspected).
example:  Upon investigation, it was found that these were legitimate business dealings.
example:  He was shown to be the legitimate heir to the throne.

definition 2:  valid, justified, or deserved.
example:  She had to admit that it was a legitimate criticism.
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Jun
27
2014

reject

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rih jekt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to refuse to accept, grant entry to, acknowledge, or act upon.
example:  They rejected the shipment, as the goods were damaged.
example:  The university rejected him because his test scores were too low.
example:  She rejected the company’s job offer.

definition 2:  to refuse to render, grant, or consider.
example:  The management rejected the workers’ request.
example:  He rejected the suggestion as soon as she made it.
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Jun
27
2014

interregnum

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In tər reg nəm

noun

1. the interval between the end of one reign or regime and the start of another.

2. any period when a state is without a ruler or when the usual functions of government are suspended.

3.  any interruption, pause, or gap in the continuity of something.

 

 

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Jun
26
2014

induce

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn dus

transitive verb
definition 1:  to persuade or influence, as to a course of action.
example:  There is nothing that could induce me to accept your offer.

definition 2:  to cause or stimulate.
example:  They found that the drug induces hallucinations.
example:  A primary aim of enemy propaganda is to induce fear.
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