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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Jun
30
2015

glib

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glIb

adjective

speaking or prone to speak easily and fluently, esp. in a careless or thoughtless manner, with little concern for the truth.
Don’t let any glib salesman talk you into making up your mind too quickly.

2. spoken or performed in an offhand manner, with ease or fluency.
The job candidate’s answers to our interview questions were glib, but she stumbled when asked what she knew about the company.

3. careless, thoughtless, or insincere.
She’s become so disrespectful lately that she gives me nothing but glib responses even when I ask her a serious question.



Jun
30
2015

adequate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ae d@ kwiht

adjective
definition 1:  good enough or well enough suited for the situation or need; satisfactory.
example:  Make sure the children have adequate clothing for the winter weather.

definition 2:  just barely good enough.
example:  As a teacher, he was adequate, but nowhere near excellent.

definition 3:  sufficient in quantity; enough.
example:  The army had adequate supplies for the campaign.
example:  The new instructors don’t have adequate experience.
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Jun
29
2015

erroneous

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ih ro ni @s

adjective
definition:  containing or based on error; incorrect; mistaken.
example:  The police acted on an erroneous assumption that the killer was a male.
example:  To their chagrin, the researchers discovered that their original interpretation of their findings was erroneous.
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Jun
29
2015

kill-joy

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kIl  joI
noun

one who spoils the fun or enjoyment of others, esp. by being gloomy or pessimistic.
When we’re out on the town trying to forget our troubles, we don’t want a killjoy with us.



Jun
26
2015

subsequently

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

suhb s@ kw@nt li

adverb
definition:  at a time following some prior time or event; afterwards.
example:  They met in 1942, and subsequently they were married.
example:  The elderly father was moved from the house to a nursing home; subsequently, the son sold the property to a young couple.
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