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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nov
30
2015

wainscot

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weIn skət [or] weIn skat

noun
1. a paneling or lining, often of wood, covering an interior wall, esp. only the lower part of a wall.

2. the lower part of an interior wall when different in paneling from the upper part.

wainscot



Nov
30
2015

extinct

ihk stInkt

adjective
definition 1:  no longer existing, as an animal species.
example:  The dodo is an extinct bird.
example:  Over-hunting nearly caused the American bison to become extinct.

definition 2:  no longer practiced or observed, as a custom.
example:  The custom of arranging marriages is becoming less common, but it is by no means extinct.

definition 3:  no longer alive or active, as a volcano or fire.
example:  Some of the volcanoes in the region are extinct, but many are still active.
example:  The firefighters battled until the fire was extinct.
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Nov
24
2015

tangible

taen jih b@l

adjective
definition 1:  capable of being touched or perceived by touch.
example:  An apple is tangible whereas an idea is not.

definition 2:  factual or real.
example:  The DNA test provided tangible evidence of his guilt.
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Nov
23
2015

deviate

di vi eIt

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to turn away from a direct or prescribed course.
example:  The rocket deviated from its charted path.

definition 2:  to stray from typical, predicted, or average behavior.
example:  He deviated from his usual routine on this particular morning.
example:  This school deviates from national norms with respect to test scores–the scores here are much higher.

transitive verb
definition:  to cause to turn away from a prescribed course.
example:  Our plane was deviated to Detroit because of fog in Chicago.
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Nov
20
2015

bond

band

noun
definition 1:  something that connects or confines.
example:  This glue creates a powerful bond.
example:  The prisoner managed to break free of his bonds.

definition 2:  that which binds people emotionally or intellectually, such as a common interest, love, or feelings of loyalty.
example:  There is a special bond of friendship between us.
example:  A strong bond can develop between an animal and a human.

transitive verb
definition:  to bind together.
example:  The heat bonded the two pieces of metal.

intransitive verb
definition:  to join together, as in a bond.
example:  What happens when these atoms bond?
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