Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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May
17
2013

ataxia

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@ taek si @

noun
definition: loss or lack of ability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements.
example: Ataxia makes it difficult for her to pick up objects.



Apr
12
2013

catechize

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pronunciation:       kae t@ kaIz
part of speech:       transitive verb

definition 1:           to teach (someone) by a question and answer method, especially religious principles.
example:                The law in colonial Connecticut required parents to catechize their children every week.

definition 2:          to question (someone) persistently and closely.
example:               The sadistic professor liked to wake sleeping students and catechize them on the reading assignment.



Apr
08
2013

expostulate

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pronunciation:    ihk spas ch@ leIt
part of speech:    intransitive verb
definition:    to argue earnestly with someone, usually against an intended action.
example:    The drunk expostulated with the flight attendant as she escorted him off the plane. 
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