Category: Vocabulary

Nov
10
2016

throughout

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thru aUt

preposition
in, to, or during every part of.
Neighborhoods throughout the city were without electricity.
Employees throughout the company were outraged over the management’s decision.
The post office delivers mail throughout the country.
The baby cried throughout the night.
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Nov
10
2016

flummox

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flu məks
(informal) to confuse or puzzle.
She was flummoxed by his angry reaction to her act of kindness.

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Nov
09
2016

despite

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dih spaIt

preposition
regardless of; notwithstanding.
The boat race took place despite the bad weather.
He left school despite his parents’ warnings and threats.
Despite the fact that she’s allergic to dogs, she has two of them.
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Nov
09
2016

mandate

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maen deIt

noun
1. a commission given to a country to administer territory on behalf of an international body such as, formerly, the League of Nations. Britain was given a mandate over Palestine after World War I.
2. the territory subject to such an order. Palestine was a British mandate from 1920 until 1948.
3. a directive given or implied by the vote of an electorate. The government must now act on its mandate to deal with the problem of unemployment.
4. an authoritative order or directive, as from a sovereign or from a higher court to a lower one. Many of the nobles refused to obey the king’s mandate.
transitive verb
1. to consign (territories or colonies) to the care and authority of a specified nation by mandate. The League of Nations mandated Palestine to Britain.
2. to authorize or require, as by law or popular vote. The new law mandates the recycling of glass and paper by all local businesses. The Surgeon General mandated that cigarette packaging display health warnings.

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Nov
08
2016

popinjay

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pap ihn jeI
noun
a vain, frivolous, and talkative person.

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