Category: Vocabulary

Dec
12
2014

credible

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kre dih b@l

adjective
definition 1:  believable or plausible.
example:  The teacher allowed him to make up the exam because she thought his excuse was credible.

definition 2:  deserving of belief; trustworthy.
example:  Because he had been drinking at the time of the incident, he was not considered a credible witness.
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Dec
12
2014

garrulous

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gae rə ləs

adjective

1.given to talking excessively.
He was in a hurry this morning and hoped to avoid his garrulous neighbor.

2. exceptionally wordy; verbose.
That garrulous introduction was unnecessary.

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Dec
11
2014

vex

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veks

transitive verb
definition 1:  to annoy or irritate.
example:  The long wait for their food vexed the customers.
example:  The traffic at the bridge entrance vexed the taxi driver.
example:  Something about her tone of voice vexed him that morning.

definition 2:  to puzzle or worry.
example:  The various problems with the traffic flow vexed the city’s planners.
example:  She was vexed by her daughter’s hostility and felt powerless to do anything about it.
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Dec
11
2014

froward

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fro wərd

adjective

unwilling to agree or obey; stubborn; perverse.
Her froward children would not sit down to dinner if the menu was not to their liking.

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Dec
10
2014

capitalist

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kae pih t@ lihst

noun
definition 1:  one who invests capital, especially extensively, in business enterprises. (capital =money or other wealth used to produce further wealth)
example:  He was one of many capitalists who lost their money when the stock market crashed.

definition 2:  one who supports an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned, and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market.
example:  He was a capitalist and strongly opposed to Marxism.

adjective
definition:  of or pertaining to capitalism or capitalists.
example:  The United States has a capitalist economy.
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