Monthly Archives: October 2016

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Oct
31

eerie

i ri adjective mysterious and frightening; weird. Eerie laughter was coming from the rooms upstairs. We witnessed an eerie light in the sky. She suddenly had an eerie feeling that she was not alone in the room. edit

Oct
28

underestimate

uhn d@r e stih meIt transitive verb to appraise at too low a quantity, rate, strength, value, or the like. The press underestimated the boxer’s endurance and wrongly predicted the outcome of the fight. The building collapsed because the weight of the roof…

Oct
28

manque

mang keI adjective (French) falling short of one’s goal; unfulfilled; frustrated. A job in retail was not what this rock star manque had in mind. edit

Oct
27

penalize

pi n@ laIz  [or]  pe n@ laIz transitive verb 1.  to inflict a penalty on (a person or group). The skater was penalized for omitting a required jump. The judge penalized the company for unfair hiring practices. 2.  to declare punishable or inflict…

Oct
27

cadre

ka drə noun 1. in the military, a core group of experienced personnel who can set up and train a new unit. 2. a group of trained people who can get new projects and organizations started. A cadre of scientists was selected to…