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  • Word of the Day
    labyrinthine

    lae b@ rIn thihn  [or]  lae b@ rIn thin

    adjective
    1.  of, resembling, or forming a labyrinth.
    We followed our guide through the labyrinthine catacombs.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    landlocked

    laend lakt

    adjective
    lacking access to the sea.
    Paraguay and Bolivia are the only landlocked countries in South America; all the other countries border the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, or both in the case of Colombia.

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May
28
2013

augury

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

awg yə ri

noun

definition 1: the art or practice or an instance of predicting the future or obtaining hidden knowledge by interpreting omens.
example: The soothsayer’s augury of death and misfortune was soon fulfilled.
example: I refuse to invest my money based on the auguries of stockbrokers.

definition 2: an omen or sign.
example: They saw the black crow and believed it an augury of bad luck.