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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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Sep
05
2013

pittance

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pI təns

noun

1. a contemptibly small portion, amount, or payment.
example: The money she received from her investment was no more than a pittance.

2. an allowance so small as to be insufficient or barely sufficient for expenses.
example: The migrant workers scrape by on the pittance they earn from the farmers.