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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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  • 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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Apr
25
2014

consequence

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kan s@ kw@ns

noun
definition 1:  that which follows; result.
example:  The tenant’s fall in the stairway was a direct consequence of the landlord’s neglect of the property.
example:  You shouldn’t make such an important decision without considering the consequences.

definition 2:  importance or significance.
example:  Who becomes the new governor is an issue of great consequence.

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