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  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Sep
23
2013

cynical

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sI nih kəl

adjective

1. showing little or no faith in human nature; distrustful or contemptuous of others’ motives.
example: To claim that people do charity work only to boost their own image shows a cynical attitude.

2. callously taking advantage of others or violating accepted morals.
example: The company got away with its cynical exploitation of workers for decades.