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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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Mar
03
2014

rigor

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rI g@r

noun
definition 1:  strictness, severity, inflexibility, or harshness, as of manner, judgment, or law.
example:  The law was enforced with great rigor.

definition 2:  (often plural) severity or harshness of living conditions, climate, or other circumstances.
example:  These tires are meant to handle the rigors of winter weather.

definition 3:  strict or scrupulous accuracy; precision; exactness.
example:  The research was carried out with scientific rigor.

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