Category: Vocabulary

Aug
30
2016

debut

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de byu [or] deI byu

noun
1.  a person’s first public appearance, as on stage or in concert.
The actor made his film debut playing a minor character.
Her debut at the piano was hailed by the critics.

2.  a formal entrance into society, esp. of a girl., and generally taking place at a ball with many guests attending.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt made her social debut in 1902 at the age of seventeen.

3.  the beginning of a career or the like.
The former catcher is making his debut as a pitcher in today’s game.

intransitive verb
to make a debut.
The play debuted on Broadway at the Minskoff Theater.

transitive verb
to present in public for the first time.
The band will debut its new singer tonight.
The singer debuted her new song in last night’s concert.
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Aug
30
2016

apostasy

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ə pa stə si
noun
abandonment of one’s religion, principles, loyalties, or the like.

“Israel worshipped a God who could grow angry, who changed his mind, a God involved in history, who cared so much about one group of people that their apostasies drove him to fits of impatience.” William C. Placher, A History of Christian Theology

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Aug
29
2016

caliber

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kae lih b@r

noun
degree of competence, virtue, or worthiness.
The school is known for having teachers of very high caliber.
His acting in this film was not of the same caliber as he’d achieved in his earlier films.
This caliber of service is rarely to found in standard hotels.
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Aug
29
2016

infidel

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Indel

noun
one who does not believe in or accept a religious faith, esp. that of Christianity or Islam. They set off to conquer and convert the infidels.

adjective
unbelieving, esp. unaccepting of the Christian or Muslim faith. infidel nations.

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Aug
26
2016

vacate

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veI keIt

transitive verb
to make vacant or unoccupied by leaving.
They vacated the room just as the new guests were arriving.
She announced that she will vacate her position on the governor’s staff.

intransitive verb
to leave or surrender a job or location.
I plan to vacate just as soon as my new job is assured.
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