Category: Vocabulary

Jan
12
2017

fragile

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

frae jihl  [or]  frae jaIl

adjective
easily damaged; delicate.
That antique vase is extremely fragile and needs to be handled with great care.
Her belief in herself is fragile: she needs encouragement, not criticism.

2.  lacking in substance; flimsy.
His opponent tore apart his fragile argument.
That is a pretty fragile excuse for handing in an assignment late.
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Jan
11
2017

adaptable

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@ daep t@ b@l

adjective
1.  having the capacity to be adapted.
This sofa is adaptable for use as a bed.

2.  having the ability to adjust to particular needs or conditions.
The more adaptable a species is, the more likely it will survive.
Our company needs to be adaptable to changing consumer tastes.

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Jan
10
2017

dauntless

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dawnt l@s

adjective
unable to be intimidated or discouraged; not daunted; fearless.
Though wounded, the dauntless lieutenant continued to command his platoon.
The journalist was dauntless in her efforts to discover the truth.
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Jan
09
2017

germane

Posted in Word of the Day by admin2

j@r meIn

adjective
having relevance to a given matter; pertinent; significant.
That’s an interesting comment, but it’s not germane to the present discussion.
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Jan
09
2017

passionate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pae sh@ niht

adjective
1.  capable of or showing strong emotions.
The composer’s dramatic music shows his passionate nature.
There was a passionate outcry from the public when the city’s plan for the park was revealed.

2.  having or showing a strong romantic desire.
The two were locked in a passionate embrace.

3.  characterized or driven by intense feeling.
The mother made a passionate plea for help in finding her child.
He is a passionate advocate for solar power.

4.  extremely enthusiastic.
I’ve always been a passionate moviegoer.
She is quite passionate about this new hobby.
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