Tag: WVI level 5

Jul
22
2013

unexceptionable

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unexceptionable

uhn ihk sep shə nə bəl

adjective

without flaw or fault; beyond objection or criticism.
example: She believed her fiancé was a man of unexceptionable character.
example: Though the student seemed bored and undisciplined in class, the work he handed in was unexceptionable.
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Jul
12
2013

evince

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evince

ih vIns

transitive verb

1. to show or manifest clearly; give evidence of; make plain.
example: The novel evinces optimism for humanity’s future.
example: The film evinces the director’s familiarity with the subject.

2. to show that one has (a trait or quality).
example: She evinced a talent for finance.

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Jul
11
2013

consternation

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consternation

kan stər neI shən

noun

surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
example: To the consternation of some conservative groups, it was announced that women would no longer be banned from Navy submarines.

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Jul
10
2013

encomium

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encomium

en ko mi əm

noun

a formal expression of praise.
example: The bank president enjoys delivering long encomiums at retirement parties.

 

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Jul
09
2013

stanch

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stanch (staunch)1

staenchstawnch

transitive verb

1. to cause (a liquid, especially blood) to stop flowing.
example: The doctor asked for a clamp to stanch the blood.
2. to cause (a cut, wound, drip, or the like) to stop giving off liquid.
example: “Blood trickles from his nose, and from an awful wound on his torso which he has tried to stanch by knotting his shirt around his ribs.” (“Cyberfate, Felicity Savage, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Vol. 89 Issue 3, 1995) (more…)

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