Category: Vocabulary

Apr
09
2014

nonetheless

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nuhn th@ les

adverb
definition:  despite the foregoing; still; nevertheless.
example:  Although short, he was nonetheless considered one of the most valuable players on the basketball team.
example:  She knew her father would not agree, but she begged him nonetheless.
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Apr
09
2014

anomaly

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ə na mə li

noun

1. an act or instance of differing from the usual pattern, form, or type; peculiarity; abnormality.
The fact that our family did not own a car was an anomaly in the context of the neighborhood we lived in.

2. something that differs in this way.

“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” (Margaret Atwood)

“…I am an anomaly in the system, living proof of how grotesque it is, and every day I mock it gently, deep within my impenetrable self.”  (Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog)

 

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Apr
08
2014

convey

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k@n veI

transitive verb
definition 1:
 to serve as a means of transmitting, transferring, or carrying.
example:  Wires can convey electricity.

definition 2:  to communicate (meaning or feeling); express.
example:  The picture conveys a feeling of joy.
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Apr
08
2014

obscurantism

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əb skyuh rən tih zəm [or] ab skyə raen tih zəm

noun

1: active opposition to intellectual enlightenment, especially by withholding knowledge from the public.
The New York Times published an editorial condemning the Republican Party’s obscurantism on climate change.

2: a deliberate lack of clarity or directness of expression, as in certain styles of art or literature.
Many regard academic jargon as a form of obscurantism intended to maintain the exclusivity of the professorial class.

 

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Apr
07
2014

incredulous

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In kre jə ləs

adjective

1: in a state of skepticism, wonder, or disbelief.
He was incredulous when he heard that he had won the lottery.
2: demonstrating such a state.
Judging by her incredulous expression, she had never seen an adult behave that way before.44989295

 

 

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