Category: Vocabulary

Apr
14
2014

nascent

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 nae sənt [or] neI sənt

adjective

coming into being or starting to develop.
Since the cease-fire, people’s hearts have been filled with nascent hope for a complete end to the war.

 

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Apr
11
2014

prominent

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pra mih n@nt

adjective
definition 1:  clearly noticeable; obvious; conspicuous.
example:  The advertisement was placed in a prominent position on the page.

definition 2:  jutting out beyond a surface; protruding.
example:  The nose is the most prominent feature on a person’s face.

definition:  widely recognized; eminent.
example:  He had been a prominent politician before the scandal.
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Apr
11
2014

nuance

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nu ans

noun

a subtle quality or difference in tone, meaning, color, or the like; shade.
example: He didn’t grasp the man’s true intentions because he failed to understand the nuances of what he was saying.
synonyms: gradation, shade, shading, subtlety

 

 

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Apr
10
2014

expect

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ihk spekt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to know or feel sure of in advance; believe certain or likely to happen.
example:  I expected that you would say something like that, so I came prepared.
example:  After that embarrassing incident, the president’s resignation was expected.
example:  I expected to find him at home at that hour.

definition 2:  to consider as one’s due or as fitting or proper in a particular situation.
example:  We expect a full explanation from you.
example:  One expects quiet in a library.
example:  Men were expected to take off their hats in the presence of a lady.

definition 3:  to consider (someone) under obligation to do something, or to consider (something) obligatory; require.
example:  They expect their children to carry on the family traditions.
example:  How can the professor expect us to finish this by Friday?
example:  Good behavior is expected of students at this school.
example:  I expect that you will keep your room clean and pay your rent on time.
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Apr
10
2014

clement

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kle mənt

adjective

1. inclined to be merciful or forgiving; lenient.
He was a clement man, but this was beyond his ability to forgive.

2. not very hot, cold, or stormy; mild; temperate.
They took advantage of the clement weather.

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