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Nov
2

emphatic

ihm fae tihk adjective 1.  expressed, performed, or uttered with emphasis. This was the most emphatic statement in the President’s speech. His answer was an emphatic “no!” She pounded her fist in an emphatic gesture. 2.  forceful, determined, or insistent in speech or…

Oct
31

eerie

i ri adjective mysterious and frightening; weird. Eerie laughter was coming from the rooms upstairs. We witnessed an eerie light in the sky. She suddenly had an eerie feeling that she was not alone in the room. edit

Oct
20

hostility

ha stI l@ ti noun 1.  the state of being unfriendly or antagonistic. The neighbors had had a bitter argument at one time and still felt some hostility toward each other. 2.  resistance or opposition. The teachers’ initial hostility toward the new testing…

Sep
20

abolition

ae b@ lI sh@n noun 1.  the act of abolishing or state of being abolished In his speeches, he called for the abolition of slavery. 2.  (cap.) the end of slavery in the United States. After Abolition in 1865, many former slaves moved…

Sep
19

pact

paekt noun 1.  an agreement, esp. a sworn promise. My friend and I made a pact never to tell what we saw that day. 2.  a formal compact or set of accords between or among nations; treaty. Nazi Germany had signed a non-aggression…