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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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Jun
30
2014

consummate

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

adjective
kan sə miht
1: perfect; complete.
This consummate replica of the Mona Lisa rivals the original in its beauty.

2: supremely skilled.
He was a consummate actor, sought after by the best directors in New York City.

3: of the highest order or degree.
With consummate ineptitude, the surgeon sewed the patient’s severed finger on backwards.

Collocations: words that frequently appear with the adjective “consummate,” def. 3

consummate, def. 3 + noun: ease, grace, skill, patience, subtlety, professionalism

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