Tag: WVI level 5
lae tih tud
1. the angular distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth’s surface, as measured in degrees.
example: New York City and Madrid are located at the same latitude above the equator.
2. the geographic region located at a particular latitude.
example: These creatures are rarely seen at this latitude.
3. breadth or scope, as of freedom of action or opinion.
example: The principal gives the teachers great latitude in disciplining their students.
ne pə tih zəm
favoritism shown to a near relative, as in preferential hiring or patronage.
example: The governor was accused of nepotism after he hired his mother to fill a top position.
money or wealth, usually regarded with disapproval or contempt.
example: The robbers were discovered in a barn, huddled over their pelf. (more…)
ih kwI və kəl
1. having at least two plausible alternative meanings, often intentionally so, as to deceive; ambiguous.
example: We had hoped that her answer would help us make our decision, but her reply was equivocal.
2. doubtful or undecided, as in one’s opinion or attitude toward something.
example: Her feelings about her son’s choice of a wife were equivocal.
3. of unknown or uncertain significance or classification.
example: Evidence for the effectiveness of this herb was equivocal.
1. to speak in an aimless or foolish way; babble.
example: The police failed to get answers from the witness, who maundered on about her own troubles.
example: “Nam-Bok was ever clumsy at the paddle,” she maundered reminiscently, shading the sun from her eyes and staring across the silver-spilled water.
2. to act or wander without purpose or direction.
example: I had maundered out to the Campo Santo that last day, and on the road back, just after passing through the walls, an Englishman who had lost himself, asked the way to the market-place.