Category: Vocabulary

Apr
04
2017

tenacious

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

t@ neI sh@s

adjective
holding on or tending to hold on strongly or persistently (sometimes followed by “of”).
That simply being cold can cause one to catch a cold is a false but tenacious idea.
The elders of the village were tenacious of the old ways.
If you are tenacious, you may realize a dream that seems impossible.
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Apr
03
2017

winsome

Posted in Word of the Day by admin2

wIn s@m

adjective
attractive or charming; winning.
The little girl charmed the casting director with her winsome smile and genuinely sweet demeanor.
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Apr
03
2017

eccentric

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ihk sen trihk

adjective
not adhering to the recognized or accepted manner, behavior, or thinking; unconventional; peculiar.
Eccentric people sometimes generate original ideas.
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Mar
31
2017

validate

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vae lih deIt

transitive verb
1.  to prove valid or acceptable; verify.
She validated the reports with direct evidence.
He cited studies to validate his theory.

2.  to make valid by legal means.
Your signatures are needed to validate the contract.
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Mar
30
2017

obsess

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@b ses

transitive verb
to preoccupy the mind or emotions of (someone) excessively or abnormally.
A desire for revenge obsessed him, and he could think of little else.
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