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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
11
2014

hostile

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ha stihl [or] ha staIl

adjective
definition 1:  of or relating to an enemy or antagonist.
example:  The hostile army was preparing its attack on our forces.
example:  The two hostile nations seem to be on the brink of war.

definition 2:  feeling or showing dislike, ill will, or antagonism.
example:  The teenager responded to her mother’s criticism with a hostile remark.
example:  The hostile look she gave him made it clear that there was no chance of a reconciliation.
example:  The hostile prisoner was restrained by the police.

definition 3:  disagreeable or disadvantageous; inhospitable.
example:  Antarctica has a hostile climate.

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