Category: Vocabulary

Jul
21
2014

strive

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straIv

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to try or work hard; exert oneself.
example:  She’s striving to reach the top in her profession.
example:  The athletes strove to improve their performance before the next Olympics.
example:  Leaders on both sides have been striving for a peaceful end to the conflict.
example:  He continues to strive toward his goal of entering politics.

definition 2:  to struggle, usually against something or someone.
example:  His father and mother had striven against poverty in the old country.
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Jul
18
2014

sentence adverb: ideally

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aI di ə li
adverb
1: in conformance with an ideal; perfectly.
They were ideally suited to each other.
2: in ideal but improbable circumstances; in theory.
Ideally, we should get a share of the profits.

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Jul
18
2014

terminology

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tuhr mih na l@ ji

noun
definition:  the specialized vocabulary and expressions used in a particular field or subject; nomenclature.
example:  This course introduces the student to the most important concepts and terminology of the field of economics.
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Jul
17
2014

impede

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ihm pid

transitive verb
definition:  to slow or block the movement or progress of; hinder.
example:  The cascades of snow impeded the settlers’ progress.
example:  Wars in the country have impeded the development of infrastructure.
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Jul
16
2014

sentence adverb: admittedly

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əd mI tihd li

adverb

by the willing confession, admission, or acknowledgment (of the speaker).
Admittedly, this will not be an easy journey, but we need to make it. 

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