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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dec
31
2015

party

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

par ti

noun
definition 1:  a social gathering or event created for the purpose of celebration or pleasure and at which there is conversation, refreshment, and, usually, music or some other form of entertainment.
example:  Many people attend parties on New Year’s Eve.
example:  She is planning a large party for her parents’ wedding anniversary.

definition 2:  a group assembled for a particular purpose.
example:  After several hours, the search party found the missing child.
example:  There were six of us in the hiking party.

definition 3:  a group or organization formed on the basis of common political beliefs or opinions.
example:  Anti-slavery activists made up many of the members of the original Republican Party in the 1850s.
example:  Realizing that his ideas and beliefs had changed, he decided to switch political parties.

definition 4:  A participant.
example:  The police suspected that his wife was also a party to the crime.

definition 5:  a specific person; individual.
example:  Are you the party that owns this vehicle?
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Dec
31
2015

objurgate

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ab jər geIt
transitive verb
to criticize sharply; rebuke vehemently; berate.
The defense lawyer was objurgated by strangers on the street for helping a murderer walk free.



Dec
30
2015

practice

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

praek tihs

noun
definition 1:  an activity that is habitual or customary.
example:  It was never my practice to get up early in the mornings.
example:  Giving store credit but no refunds is their usual business practice.
example:  You shouldn’t make a practice of borrowing money.

definition 2:  repeated performance in order to become skillful.
example:  With a little more practice, you’ll be able to play it perfectly.

definition 3:  the act or process of carrying out a thing.
example:  Changing the school lunch program hadn’t seemed too difficult in theory, but in practice many problems arose.

definition 4:  the pursuit of an occupation or profession.
example:  She decided early on to enter the practice of medicine.
example:  Tired of the practice of law, he decided to change careers.
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Dec
30
2015

caliginous

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

lI jə nəs
adjective
misty and dark.
Drops of moisture fell from the ceiling of the caliginous cavern.



Dec
29
2015

outcome

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

aUt kuhm

noun
definition:  a result of something; consequence.
example:  This military operation had several unpredicted outcomes.
example:  They were disappointed at the outcome of the trial.
example:  They hope to improve student outcomes with new methods of teaching.
example:  Are you pleased with the outcome of your decision?
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