Monthly Archives: July 2014

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Jul
31

lugubrious

lə gu bri əs adjective sad or mournful, especiallyt in an exaggerated way; gloomy. He’s been walking around with that lugubrious expression ever since his girlfriend left. edit

Jul
31

trauma

traw m@ [or] tra m@ noun definition 1:  a wound or injury to the body, or the resulting condition of the body or damaged body part. example:  The emergency room doctors see various types of trauma every day. example:  The accident resulted in…

Jul
30

erode

ih rod transitive verb definition 1:  to slowly wear away, eat into, or destroy by the action of friction or as if by friction. example:  Wind erodes the unprotected topsoil. example:  The river eroded the limestone and created a gorge. example:  Peer pressure…

Jul
30

Pollyanna

pa li ae nə noun 1. in an early twentieth-century novel by Eleanor H. Porter, the heroine and title character, who is always happy and optimistic. 2. (sometimes l.c.) a naively or persistently optimistic person. She is too much of a Pollyanna to…

Jul
29

inchoate

ihn ko iht adjective 1.  in an early stage of existence. example:  The inchoate government dealt with the most pressing problems first. 2.  partially or imperfectly developed. example:  Their inchoate plan overlooks a number of potentialities. See full entry   edit