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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
06
2013

demur

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

dih muhr
intransitive verb

definition 1: to object or indicate opposition to something.
example: When it was suggested that the requirement be dropped, many of the teachers demurred.
example: For diplomacy’s sake, I demur here from commenting on which end includes the brains that I consider most highly evolved

noun
definition 1. the act of objecting or opposing.
example: People accepted with little demur prescriptions that would earlier have been condemned on moral grounds.
example: Upward had won a prize for poetry while at Cambridge University, but when Auden advised him to give up, he did so without demur.
definition 2. an objection itself.
example: If Wellcome noticed me leave, he made no demur, and as for Greta Marie, she’d scarcely noticed my presence to begin with.