Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Dec
29

coalition

ko ə lI shən noun 1. an alliance, esp. a temporary one, of various factions, parties, or nations. Without a majority party, a coalition often governs. 2. the act or condition of unification into a single group or mass. If we can prevent…

Dec
28

primogeniture

praI mə je nih chər noun 1. the legal right of the first-born, esp. the oldest male child, to the entire inheritance of one or both parents. 2. the state or fact of being the first-born. edit

Dec
28

debate

dih beIt noun definition 1:  a discussion of two opposing viewpoints, usu. in a formal meeting or assembly. example:  The debate in Congress over the issue of voting machines continues. definition 2:  a formal, structured, and usu. public contest in which two speakers,…

Dec
25

gather

gae th@r transitive verb definition 1:  to bring together into one place or assembly. example:  As it began to rain, we quickly gathered all the picnic things. example:  He gathered all his wife’s friends for the surprise party. definition 2:  to collect from…

Dec
25

accost

ə kawst transitive verb 1. to confront and speak first to, often aggressively. A man accosted me at the train station and asked me for money. A talkative woman accosted me at the party, and I couldn’t get away. 2. to solicit (someone)…