Category: Vocabulary

Oct
16
2014

locale

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lo kael

noun
definition 1:  a place, esp. as the setting of some event; locality.
example:  The couple chose a picturesque locale in the mountains for their wedding.
example:  Southeastern Turkey is the locale of a famous archaeological discovery.

definition 2:  the scene or setting, as of a story, play, or film.
example:  Venice is the locale for the film.
example:  The author has chosen the backstreets of Dublin for the locale of her most recent novel.
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Oct
15
2014

ensue

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ihn su

intransitive verb
definition:  to occur as the result of an earlier event.
example:  The day after the attack, a declaration of war ensued.
example:  Anger and outrage ensued upon the publication of this revealing book about a national hero.
example:  Aren’t you afraid of what will ensue if you pursue this course of action?
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Oct
15
2014

brood

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brud

intransitive verb

1.to sit on eggs in order to hatch them.

2. to ponder or deliberate, often moodily, a single subject (usually folllowed by on or over).
She brooded over the problem all night.

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Oct
14
2014

depose

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dih poz

1. to deprive of rank or office, esp. from an important position such as that of king.
The rebels deposed the leader and quickly established a provisional government.

2. to testify or give evidence, under oath, that can be used as testimony in a court of law.
The witness deposed that he had arrived home at midnight.

3. to question or gain a sworn statement from (a witness) for use in a trial.

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Oct
14
2014

arise

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@ raIz

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to come into view or notice.
example:  Several unexpected topics arose during the discussion.
example:  This question arises at every meeting, but we never seem to come to any agreement on the answer.
example:  Problems will inevitably arise despite all of our precautions.

definition 2:  to move upward.
example:  Steam arose from the boiling water.

definition 3:  to result or issue (often followed by “from”).
example:  The problem arose from their lack of attention to what they were doing.
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