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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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Apr
17
2014

increment

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

In krə mənt

noun

1: a rise or addition in number or value, often small.
Every year the employees receive a wage increment.

2: one of several successive increases or movements forward.
The weight is increased in precise increments.

3: something received or added.
And every year, every month, came some new increment to human achievement, a new country opened up, new mines, new scientific discoveries, a new machine!
(The War in the Air, Wells, H.G.)