Category: Vocabulary

Feb
27
2015

ambience

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aem bi əns

noun

1. the distinctive character or mood of an environment; atmosphere.
The restaurant creates a relaxing ambience with its soft lighting.

2. environment; surroundings.
She’d been fearful of going away to college, but she blossomed in this new ambience.

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Feb
26
2015

inevitable

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In e vih t@ b@l

adjective
definition:  unavoidable, regardless of the circumstances; certain to occur.
example:  We may be fearful of change, but change is inevitable.
example:  Outnumbered and without weaponry, their defeat was inevitable.
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Feb
26
2015

genteel

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jen til

adjective

1. displaying traits such as refinement and politeness that are traditionally associated with wealth and education. Genteel behavior is expected from all the young ladies at our school.

2. exaggeratedly or affectedly polite and refined.
Her newly acquired genteel manner irritated those who had known her the longest.

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Feb
25
2015

application

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ae plih keI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act of putting to use.
example:  Her job requires the application of her math skills.

definition 2:  the quality of being relevant or usable.
example:  Those are interesting facts, but they have no application to this matter.

definition 3:  a request, usu. written, for admission, employment, or the like.
example:  She sent applications to several colleges.
example:  He filled in the job application and handed it back to the receptionist.

definition 4:  diligent effort.
example:  He took pride in his daughter’s application to her studies.
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Feb
25
2015

figment

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fIg mənt

noun

something imaginary or invented.
The whole affair was just a figment of his imagination.

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