Category: Vocabulary

Jul
22
2016

ubiquitous

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yu bI kwih t@s

being or appearing to be in all places at the same time; omnipresent.
The war was a time of ubiquitous fear; even those living in the countryside did not feel safe.
His mother-in-law seemed to him to be ubiquitous; everywhere he turned, there she would be.

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Jul
21
2016

fallacious

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f@ leI sh@s

adjective
based on unsound logic; in error; illogical.
Unfortunately, you’ve based your essay on a fallacious argument.
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Jul
21
2016

miscreant

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mI skri ənt 

noun
an evil, villainous person; wrongdoer.
The miscreant was caught and punished.
adjective
evil or malevolent; villainous.
He’s been arrested several times for miscreant behavior such as vandalism and robbery.

His sister, Darlene, has taken on a new leadership role within the hacktivist organization, using her newfound respect to build their army of miscreant engineers and unleash new attacks around the city. http://www.polygon.com/tv/2016/7/14/12187108/mr-robot-season-2-premiere-review

 

 

 

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Jul
20
2016

agnostic

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aeg na stihk

noun
one who believes it is impossible to know anything about the existence or nonexistence of God or about the essential nature of things beyond the material universe.
He’d grown up in a religious family, but he later became an agnostic.

adjective
1.  of or pertaining to agnostics or their beliefs.
His attitude toward religion is agnostic; he takes the stance that one cannot know whether God exists or not.

2.  having a noncommittal or skeptical opinion about something.
I have firm opinions about political questions in general, but I’m agnostic about this particular issue.
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Jul
20
2016

factotum

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faek to təm

noun
one employed to do a wide variety of tasks.

After I gave up my dream of being an actor I got a job for five years at ParamountPictures in the 1980s working as a highfalutin factotum in the marketing department for an executive vice president… (Kevin Sessums, I Left it on the Mountain: A Memoir)

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