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  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Nov
14
2013

tendency

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ten d@n si

noun
definition 1:  an inclination or natural disposition to move in a certain direction.
example:  The left-leaning tendency of that nation’s government has often been commented on in the foreign press.
example:  I’ve always had a tendency toward plumpness.
example:  The tendency toward chaos at the end of the school term seems inevitable.

definition 2:  the characteristic of being likely to feel or behave in a certain way.
example:  I have a tendency to be shy at parties.
example:  He’d had a tendency to tell lies even as a young child.
example:  This clock has a tendency to run fast.
example:  Babies have a tendency to cry when they’re hungry or tired.

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