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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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Oct
15
2013

furlough

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

fuhr lo

noun

1. a leave of absence or vacation for an enlisted person in the military.
example: They were going to get married during her next furlough.

2. a temporary dismissal of an employee because of a lack of work or other economic reasons; layoff.
example: The airline will impose a furlough on one in ten employees.

transitive verb

1. to grant (someone) a furlough.

2. to lay off (an employee).
example: State agencies have had to furlough workers and cut programs.