Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sep
22
2014

prohibit

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pr@ hI biht [or] pro hI biht

transitive verb
definition 1:  to forbid (an action) by authority.
example:  New York State law prohibits operating a vehicle without shoes.
example:  Swimming is prohibited outside designated areas in the park.

definition 2:  to forbid (a person) from taking a particular action.
example:  Her mother tried to prohibit her from seeing her father after he left the family.

definition 3:  to render impossible; prevent.
example:  Icy roads prohibited further travel.
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Sep
22
2014

valiant

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vael yənt

adjective

1. showing or characterized by courage in both spirit and action; brave; heroic.
It is a story of valiant knights and noble deeds.

2. determined or praiseworthy.
Although they failed, they put in a valiant effort.

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Sep
19
2014

indispensable

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In dih spen s@ b@l

adjective
definition:  absolutely necessary; essential.
example:   A good knife is indispensable for professional cooking.
example:  Her help was indispensable to me during the the writing of my book.
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Sep
19
2014

bedevil

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bə de vəl

to annoy or harass devilishly; torment.
The problems of running the dilapidated school bedeviled the principal.

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Sep
18
2014

superfluous

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

s@ puhr flu @s

adjective
definition:    being beyond a sufficient amount; excessive.
example:  This paragraph is superfluous and could easily be eliminated.
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