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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
18
2013

intransigent

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ihn tran sih jənt [or]  ihn tran zih jənt

adjective

refusing to alter an idea or a position in response to others’ wishes; uncompromising.
example: Despite all appeals, the opposition party was intransigent.

noun

one who is intransigent.
example: Public opinion condemns the intransigents responsible for the government shutdown.