Monthly Archives: July 2014
lə gu bri əs
sad or mournful, especiallyt in an exaggerated way; gloomy.
He’s been walking around with that lugubrious expression ever since his girlfriend left.
traw m@ [or] tra m@
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 trauma to the driver’s neck and spine.
definition 2: an emotional shock that has a deep and lasting effect on one’s mental and emotional life.
example: The trauma caused by seeing her parents murdered remained with her all her life.
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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 eroded her resistance.
example: Jealousy eroded their friendship.
definition 2: to form (a geological feature) by wearing away, esp. by the action of water, ice, or wind.
example: The river eroded a deep channel for itself over the years.
pa li ae nə
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 really help me find my way out of this mess.
ihn ko iht
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.
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