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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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Jul
04
2013

region

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ri j@n

noun
definition 1:  a large continuous space or area.
example:  Each region of the country has its own accent or dialect.
example:  A snowstorm hit the region very hard over the weekend.

definition 2:  a land surface having certain common geographical or topographical characteristics.
example:  We’ve done a good deal of camping in the Rocky Mountain region.
example:  This tree only grows in tropical regions.

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