Category: Vocabulary

Sep
12
2014

slather

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slae thər

(informal) to spread or apply thickly; pile on.
The cake was slathered with whipped cream.

Word Combinations

(v.)slather + noun

butter, cream, gravy, honey, jam, ketchup, lotion, mayonnaise, moisturizer, mud, mustard, pesto, repellent,sauce, slice, spray, spread, strawberry, sunscreen, suntan

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Sep
11
2014

pertain

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

p@r teIn

intransitive verb
definition:  to relate or refer to something; have to do with.
example:  The captain knows everything that pertains to the operation of the ship.
example:  My question pertains to the speaker’s first point.
example:  This matter doesn’t pertain to you, so I’ll ask you to please leave the room.
example:  Please bring all the documents that pertain to the case.
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Sep
11
2014

compunction

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kəm puhngk shən

noun

uneasiness about the propriety or suitability of an action; qualm.
He had no compunctions about stealing.

regret for doing something wrong or harmful; contrition.
He confessed to defrauding hundreds of clients, but showed no compunction.

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Sep
10
2014

remedy

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re mih di

noun
definition 1:  a medicine or therapy designed to heal a disease or disorder.
example:  Rest and plenty of fluids is the remedy most prescribed by doctors for treating influenza.
example:  There are many types of cold remedies sold at the drugstore.

definition 2:  something that corrects an evil, problem, or fault.
example:  There is no easy remedy for high unemployment.
example:  The speed limit was lowered as a remedy for the frequent occurrence of accidents on that section of highway.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to relieve or heal (a disease or disorder).
example:  This medicine should remedy that cough.

definition 2:  to set right or fix; restore to a proper state.
example:  Panic broke out, and there was little the police could do to remedy the situation.
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Sep
10
2014

foreboding

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for bo dIng

noun
a strong feeling or a portent, usually that something bad is going to happen.
She woke up in the middle of the night, filled with a terrible foreboding.

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