Category: Vocabulary

Aug
20
2015

deadhead

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ded hed

noun

1. (informal) a person who uses a free ticket for transportation, admission, or the like; nonpaying customer.
2.  a vehicle, such as a train or truck, carrying no freight or passengers.
3.  a slow-witted or dull person.
4. a fan of the rock band The Grateful Dead, and often one who follows this band as it tours.

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Aug
19
2015

adjacent

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adjective
definition:  near or next to; adjoining.
example:  We are worried about the large dead tree on the property adjacent to ours; it could fall onto our house during a storm.
example:  Canada and Mexico are adjacent to the United States.
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Aug
19
2015

deadpan

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ded paen

adjective

1. showing no emotion; blank and expressionless.
As a comedian, he’s known for his deadpan style.
Her usually lively face now wore a deadpan expression.

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Aug
18
2015

dead load

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ded lod

noun

the fixed or permanent weight of a structure that exerts a uniform, constant pressure on the supports. (Cf. live load.)
The roof of your house is a dead load, while people walking around inside it are a live load.

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Aug
18
2015

wax

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waeks

intransitive verb
definition 1:  of the moon, to increase gradually in the size of its illuminated portion, as seen from the earth.
example:  When the moon has waxed completely, we say the moon is full.

definition 2:  to increase gradually in quantity, strength, volume, or the like.
example:  My anger waxed with his continued harangue.

definition 3:  to become or grow.
example:  She waxed eloquent as she realized she’d gathered a highly attentive audience.
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