Category: Vocabulary

Dec
10
2014

capitalist

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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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Dec
10
2014

anoint

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ə noInt

1. to put oil or ointment on.
The Egyptian mummies were anointed with perfumed oils.
I will now anoint myself with my new, expensive suntan lotion.

2. to confer high status or sacredness on by applying oil, as in a religious ritual.
The queen was anointed before being crowned.
The priests anointed him king.

3. to confer high status on or name to an important role.
The media have anointed her the Republican frontrunner.

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Dec
09
2014

capital

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kae pih t@l

noun
definition 1:  money or other wealth owned or used by a business.
example:  We will be expanding our business as soon as we get enough capital.

definition 2:  money or other wealth used to produce further wealth, as by investment.
example:  They invested all their capital in the stock market hoping to make a large profit.

adjective
definition:  relating to financial capital.
example:  The plant will have to close despite recent capital investment.

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Dec
09
2014

feral

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

fe rəl or fi rəl
adjective

1. existing in a wild natural state; not domesticated.
The sand cat is a feral cat that lives in desert areas and can survive in extremely hot temperatures.

2. having reverted from a domesticated to a wild state.
Some wild boars are actually feral pigs.

3. of or like a wild animal; predatory; savage.
She came at him with a feral gleam in her eye.

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Dec
08
2014

discretionary

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dih skre shə neI ri

adjective

to be used according to one’s own judgment or decision.
discretionary income; discretionary spending

 

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