In dih fen sə bəl
1. not capable of being morally justified; inexcusable.
Her grossly irresponsible actions at work were indefensible, and she was promptly fired.
2. not capable of being physically defended or protected; vulnerable.
Having taken up an indefensible position, the platoon was in serious danger.
3. not capable of being rationally upheld; untenable.
Her professors considered her thesis indefensible and urged her to read more widely on the topic.
lek sih kan
1. a dictionary or other inclusive listing of words.
The anthropologist studied the tribe’s language and set out to compile a basic lexicon.
2. the set of terms used by an individual, a particular group, or a profession; vocabulary.
Words often take on an entirely unique meaning in the lexicon of a particular field or profession.
re pri hen sə bəl
deserving of blame or reproof; condemnable; blameworthy.
After her reprehensible conduct at the office party, no one at the office could look her in the eye.
“They were few in number; they raced, gambled, drank, and swore; they did everything that in Puritan eyes was most reprehensible; and in the day of need they gave the United Colonies a body of statesmen and orators which had no equal on the continent.” Francis Parkman, Montcalm and Wolfe
also spelled “acknowledgement”
ihk na lihj m@nt
1. the act of acknowledging, or the fact of being acknowledged. [acknowledge=to admit or recognize the truth, existence, fact, or validity of something]
The government’s acknowledgment of the top-secret military bases surprised everyone.
Signing the paper is an acknowledgment that you have received your order in good condition.
World acknowledgment of the new nation has brought a sense of optimism to the people.
2. a formal expression of thanks.
In his acknowledgment to his professor, he thanked her for both her guidance and support.
1. a list or summary of cases to be heard during a court term.
2. an entry of legal proceedings in a court case, or a book containing such entries.
3. a list of things to be done or considered; agenda.
4. a label or ticket on a package that lists contents or states any particulars about it, such as assembly or operating instructions.