Category: Vocabulary

Feb
13
2017

fastidious

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fae stI di @s

adjective
exceedingly particular or demanding esp. in matters of detail; exacting.
She was not particularly fond of organizing and keeping records, and so she appreciated an assistant who was fastidious.
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Feb
10
2017

halt

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hawlt

transitive
to stop or pause, as in a movement or operation.
The train pulled into the station and slowly halted.
Production halted as the workers went on strike.
Conversation halted when the supervisor entered the room.

intransitive verb
to cause to stop.
Guards halted the travelers as they neared the border.
They halted work on the project when the money began to run out.
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Feb
09
2017

vindicate

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vIn dih keIt

transitive verb
1.  to free from an accusation, suspicion, or doubt by indisputable proof.
The testimony of the surprise witness vindicated the innocent man.

2.  to show the validity of; justify.
The experiment vindicated her theory.
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Feb
08
2017

oblige

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@ blaij

transitive verb
1.  to cause to feel bound to do something or to act in a certain way.
His conscience obliged him to take care of his elderly parents despite the hardship it involved.
Being given the job by his friend obliged him in a way that was uncomfortable for him.

2.  to render a service to; accommodate.
The company will oblige us by sending our order early.

3.  to cause to be grateful; obligate.
Her support of my education obliged me to my aunt eternally.

intransitive verb
to render a service or do a kindly act.
He asked for help, and I said I’d be glad to oblige.
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Feb
07
2017

languish

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laeng gwihsh

intransitive verb
1.  to lose strength or energy; weaken.
With such good care, he should have been gaining strength, but instead he was languishing.

2.  to suffer in a state of neglect or indifference.
Without new food supplies or reinforcements, the encamped army languished.
The old woman languished in the nursing home with rarely a visit from one of her children.

3.  to yearn or long for someone, esp. in a melancholy way.
For years he languished, unable to think of any other woman.
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