Monthly Archives: July 2014
I l@ streIt
definition 1: to explain or clarify by providing an example or presenting a graphic representation.
example: My father always used examples from his own life experience to illustrate his point.
example: The gym teacher illustrated how the move should be done by demonstrating it herself.
example: The drawing on the opposite page helped illustrate the concept.
definition 2: to provide pictures or drawings for (a book, story, or other work).
example: The artist illustrated the book with very detailed drawings.
transitive verb & intransitive verb
to make or become gray or somewhat gray.
example: Time grizzled his beard.
definition 1: a general course, direction, or tendency.
example: The trend toward obesity continues.
example: Studies show that standards of living are on a downward trend.
example: A trend toward living together before marriage began some decades ago.
definition 2: the latest style; mode.
example: Short skirts are the trend this year.
worl [or] wuhrl
1: a circular arrangement, as of leaves or petals around a center, or a coiled shape.
2: a circular or spiraling movement, as of a current of air, smoke, or water.
3: a single coil of a spiral shell, as of a snail.
4: a single ridge, forming a complete circle, in the center of a fingerprint.
ar tih faekt
definition 1: any object made by human beings, especially one of cultural, archaeological, or historical significance.
example: The museum had an exhibit of ancient Mexican artifacts.
definition 2: in scientific investigation, a false or inaccurate result or effect caused by the introduction of an unintended element or variable.
example: These results are an artifact of not having chosen the subjects for the study randomly.