aen s@ stri
definition 1: one’s ancestors collectively; one’s family background.
example: I know very little of my ancestry because all the records were destroyed.
example: He’s proud of his Greek ancestry.
definition 2: line of descent; lineage.
example: The duke can trace his ancestry back to the tenth century.
definition 3: the origin or evolution of an object, idea, or style.
example: We brought the silver bowl to an antique dealer to learn about its ancestry.
1. to pull, pinch, or pluck with a sudden, often sharp, twisting movement.
Teasingly, she tweaked his nose.
2. to make a small adjustment or adjustments to; fine-tune.
They tweaked their algorithm so that searching is now more efficient. (more…)
aen ses t@r
definition 1: a person, such as a grandparent or great grandparent, from whom one is descended, especially one who lived several generations ago.
example: Her ancestors came to America from China in the middle of the 1800s.
definition: a predecessor or forerunner.
example: This ancient stringed instrument may be the ancestor of the guitar.
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ae jə teIt
1. to cause to move briskly or with force.
A washing machine works by agitating the clothes.
The wind agitated the curtains.
2. to upset or excite, esp. emotionally.
His indifference agitated me.
to arouse, or attempt to arouse, public support (often fol. by for or against).
Feminists agitate for women’s rights.
ri I t@ reIt
definition: to say again.
example: You don’t need to reiterate your point; we have heard and understand what you’re saying.