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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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Oct
11
2013

function

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

fuhngk sh@n

noun
definition:  the purpose or role that an object or person fulfills or is suited for.
example:  The function of a paper clip is to fasten things together.
example:  Listening to the confession of sins is one of the functions of a Catholic priest.

 

intransitive verb
definition:  to run or operate, especially in a manner that is desired or considered normal.
example:  The heart functions by pumping blood.
example:  He really can’t function since his wife died.
example:  The city cannot function without electricity.
example:  I don’t function well if I don’t get enough sleep.

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