Category: Vocabulary

Apr
23
2015

puckish

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puh kihsh

(sometimes cap.) mischievous or playful; impish.
I realized he was kidding when he broke into a puckish grin.

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Apr
22
2015

noteworthy

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not wuhr thi

adjective
definition:  deserving notice; remarkable; notable.
example:  The old church building has many noteworthy features, such as the unique stained glass windows and the ornately carved pulpit.
example:  The speech was long but contained few noteworthy remarks.
example:  The press found it noteworthy that the candidate did mention his stand on immigration.
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Apr
22
2015

indigenous

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ihn dI jə nəs

adjective

having origin in a country or locality; native (usu. fol. by to).
The turkey is indigenous to North and Central America.
The indigenous people of Hawaii suffered illnesses brought by missionaries and other settlers.

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Apr
21
2015

external

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ihks tuhr n@l

adjective
definition 1:  of the outside or outer part; being outside.
example:  He cleaned only the external surfaces of the oven.
example:  Cold-blooded animals need warmth from external sources like the sun.

definition 2:  of that which is superficial or for show.
example:  Her generosity is only external and designed to impress others.

definition 3:  outside national boundaries, esp. in regard to commerce or governmental relations; foreign.
example:  External trade has slowed this year.
example:  The country fears its external enemies.

noun
definition:  (pl.) outside parts or features; superficial parts.
example:  One’s looks are just externals; they don’t define the person you are inside.
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Apr
21
2015

beatitude

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bi ae tih tud 

noun

1. absolute or supreme happiness or blessedness.

The tax-collector walked behind his wife, and watching her downcast, sorrowful, humiliated little figure, he recalled the look of beatitude which had so irritated him at the club, and the consciousness that the beatitude was gone filled his soul with triumph. (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories)

2. (often cap.) any of the nine declarations of blessedness in the Sermon on the Mount, made by Jesus Christ.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” is one of the Beatitudes.

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