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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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May
29
2014

scope

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

skop

definition 1:  the breadth or range of one’s view, thoughts, operation, or the like.
example:  The clients were impressed with the scope of our vision for their project.
example:  These questions are beyond the scope of this investigation.
example:  You’ve explored your topic very narrowly, so your paper lacks scope.

definition 2:  the chance to function freely.
example:  The school encourages students to give their imaginations full scope.

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