Category: Vocabulary

Apr
27
2016

refection

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rih fek sh@n

noun
1. refreshment of body, mind, or spirit, esp. after hunger or fatigue.

2. food and drink; repast.
At eleven o’clock to the stroke, up came my valet with the morning cup of hippocras, an excellent thing for the qualms, and some slight refection, as the breast of an ortolan or wing of a widgeon.

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Apr
26
2016

salubrious

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lu bri əs
adjective
favorable to good health; healthy; wholesome.
Red wine appears to be salubrious if drunk in moderation.

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Apr
26
2016

persuasive

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

p@r sweI sihv

definition:  having the ability to cause another to do or believe something.
example:  A few more citations of evidence will make your paper more persuasive.
example:  She made a persuasive argument for raising the drinking age.
example:  He was very persuasive, and soon she was dancing with him.
example:  There is little persuasive evidence to support the claim that the product actually works.
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Apr
25
2016

deficient

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dih fI sh@nt

adjective
definition 1:  lacking some essential part, element, substance, or characteristic.
example:  Their diet is deficient in vitamin C.
example:  She finds her daughter-in-law deficient in good manners.
example:  The struggling nation is rich in natural resources but deficient in infrastructure.
example:  With respect to piano skill, I’m sadly deficient.

definition 2:  inadequate in amount or extent.
example:  His knowledge of mathematics is deficient, so he’s having difficulty with his physics course.

 

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Apr
22
2016

nauseate

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naw zi eIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to upset the stomach of (a person or animal), often to the point of causing vomiting; cause nausea in.
example:  
The sight of blood nauseates some people.
example: The roller coaster ride nauseated her.

definition 2:  to cause disgust or repugnance in.
example:  She read about the treatment of the victims, and the thought of such cruelty nauseated  her.
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