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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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  • 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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Jun
12
2013

precede

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pr@ sid

transitive verb
definition 1:  to come before in time.
example:  January precedes February.
example:  Our flight preceded theirs by two hours.
example:  Baseball games are usually preceded by the singing of the national anthem.

definition 2:  to come before in rank, order, or importance.
example:  The captain’s command precedes that of the lieutenant.

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