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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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Aug
07
2014

literature

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

lI t@ r@ ch@r

noun
definition 1:  writings such as dramas, poems, novels, essays, and stories, esp. those that have lasting artistic value.
example:  Shakespeare is said to have made some of the greatest contributions to English literature.

definition 2:  the body of writing about a specific subject or of a specific time or group.
example:  I discovered much more about my topic after I reviewed the literature.
example:  There is little mention of this particular study in the literature.

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