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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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    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
10
2014

motive

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

mo tihv

noun
definition 1:  an idea, need, desire, or impulse that causes a person to act in a particular way or to do a particular thing; reason.
example:  No one could understand the woman’s motives for making such a drastic change to her will.
example:  The neighbor was the prime suspect in the murder, and yet the police could not ascertain any motive for the crime.

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