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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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Aug
19
2013

shibboleth

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shib·bo·leth

shI leth
shI bə lihth

noun

1. a slogan, phrase, or belief that characterizes or is held devotedly by a group.
example: “No new taxes” is now a shibboleth of the Republican Party. 

2. a piece of language or a pronunciation that serves as a test of one’s membership in a group.