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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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Dec
09
2013

principal

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

prIn s@ p@l

adjective
definition:  first in status, value, or importance; chief; main.
example:  The principal job of the police is to keep the peace.
example:  Drought was the principal cause of the food shortage.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective principal

principal + NOUN:    ~ cause, ~ reason, ~ focus, ~ source, ~ aim, ~ objective,  ~ goal, ~ purpose, ~ motive,  ~ task, ~ component, ~ beneficiary, ~ sponsor, ~ dancer, ~ conductor