Category: Vocabulary

Jun
22
2016

echelon

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esh @ lan

noun
definition:  a level of authority or rank, as in an organization.
example:  She overcame numerous obstacles to reach the top echelon in her company.
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Jun
21
2016

abhorrence

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aeb hor @ns

noun
definition:
 a feeling of complete loathing, repulsion, or horror.
example:  Her abhorrence of snakes made a visit to the reptile house unlikely.
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Jun
21
2016

cognoscente

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kag n@ shen ti   [or]  kag n@ sen ti  [or] kan ya shen ti

noun
someone who has exceptional knowledge in a given area, esp. of fashion, literature, or the fine arts; connoisseur.
The jazz cognoscenti revere his recordings, but most people have never heard of him.
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Jun
20
2016

aberration

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ae b@ reI sh@n

noun
a deviation from what is considered normal or right; irregularity.
The success of the treatment for these particular patients appears to have been an aberration as no other studies have shown such positive effects.
They detected aberrations in the airplane’s path of flight.
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Jun
20
2016

melancholy

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me l@n ka li

noun
definition:  a sad, gloomy, or depressed state or quality.
example:  Melancholy overcame her as her thoughts turned to lost opportunities.
example:  He’s fallen into melancholy since his wife’s death
example:  A feeling of melancholy pervaded the household during those difficult times.

adjective
definition:  suffering from or tending to suffer from sadness, gloominess, or depression.
example:  He was melancholy that evening, thinking of pleasant times in the past.
example:  She is a melancholy young woman who would benefit from having friends but seems to prefer solitude.
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