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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Apr
10
2017

defective

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih fek tihv

adjective
1.  having a flaw, error, or other imperfection.
The company was forced to recall the cars because of defective engines.

2.  lacking an essential element or part.
The plan was defective because it lacked safety provisions.
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Apr
10
2017

nebulous

Posted in Word of the Day by admin2

neb y@ l@s

adjective
hazy, confused, or indistinct.
You won’t convince anyone of your point using such nebulous reasoning.
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Apr
07
2017

malicious

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

m@ lI sh@s

adjective
characterized by or displaying malice.  [malice=the wish to harm or hurt others; hostility; animosity]
His political opponents launched malicious attacks against him.
The guard’s face wore a malicious expression, and the prisoner froze with fear.
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Apr
06
2017

adaptive

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ daep tihv

adjective
capable of or suitable for adapting.  [adapt=to make fit or suitable for a particular need or condition; adjust.]
The animal’s adaptive ability is important to its survival.
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Apr
05
2017

noncommital

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

nan k@ mI t@l

adjective
not revealing what one’s preference, feeling, or opinion is.
When pressed to take sides, he gave a noncommittal answer.
She was noncommittal about her plans.
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