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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jan
30
2015

deem

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dim

transitive verb
definition:  to consider, suppose, or judge.
example:  They deemed the young man unworthy as a future son-in-law.
example:  I had always deemed her a friend, but now I can see I was deceiving myself.
example:  The judge deemed the prisoner to be a danger to others.
example:  She deemed it too great a risk to invest so much money in one stock.
example:  Don’t hesitate to call me while I’m on vacation if you deem it necessary.

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Jan
30
2015

duplicity

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du plI sih ti
noun
deceitful speech or action.
She was more hurt by her husband’s duplicity–his lying and covering up–than she was by his desire for a divorce.



Jan
29
2015

suit

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sut

transitive verb
definition 1:  to be appropriate to; go well with; fit.
example:  The somber tone of his speech suited the sad occasion.
example:  The color yellow suits her.

definition 2:  to be acceptable to; satisfy.
example:  The change in plans suits me very well.

definition 3:  to make appropriate to.
example:  She suited her speech to the young audience.
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Jan
29
2015

grimace

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grI məs
noun
a twisting of the face to show pain, disgust, or anger.
He took a sip of the medicine with a grimace.

intransitive verb
to make a grimace.
She grimaced as I pulled the splinter from her finger.



Jan
28
2015

viable

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vaI @ b@l

adjective
definition 1:  capable of germinating, growing, or developing, as a living organism or social organization.
example:  Many of the seeds were not viable, and we didn’t get as many plants as we had hoped.

definition 2:  capable of being put into effect; practicable.
example:  We rejected a number of ideas before we came up with a viable strategy.
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