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    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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    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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Jun
20
2014

balance

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

bae l@ns

noun
definition 1:  a state in which opposing forces are equal.
example:  It’s a challenge to keep the demands of work and the demands of family in balance.

definition 2:  physical or mental stability, or the capacity to reach stability when required.
example:  The skier’s balance was off in that last move, and it caused her to slide.
example:  It’s been hard for him to regain his balance since the death of his wife.
example:  Good balance is a requirement for figure skating.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun balance

VERB + balance:    maintain ~ , achieve ~ , strike ~ , lose ~ , upset ~ , disturb ~ , regain ~, restore ~ , improve ~ , alter ~ , seek ~ , find ~