Category: Vocabulary

Jul
12
2016

pariah

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raI ə
noun
a despised or socially outcast person.
Although leprosy ceases to be contagious soon after treatment, in some parts of the world its sufferers are still treated as pariahs.

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Jul
11
2016

fatality

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feI tae lih ti  [or]  f@ tae lih ti

noun
a sudden or unexpected death.
Although many were injured in the train wreck, there were no fatalities.
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Jul
11
2016

vigil

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vI j@l

noun

1. a watch or period of surveillance, esp. one kept during normal sleeping hours.
She kept her vigil at her mother’s bedside until early morning.
People gathered outside for a candlelight vigil in honor of the slain officer.

2. the eve of a religious festival, a watch kept then, or a devotional service held during this period.
Her parents made her attend both the Easter Vigil and the subsequent Sunday mass every year.

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Jul
08
2016

garner

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gar n@r

transitive verb
to accumulate or acquire.
He has garnered many awards for his paintings.
She is a good student and often garners praise from her teachers.

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Jul
08
2016

panoply

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pae nə pli

noun

1. an impressive covering or array of things.

2. a knight’s full set of armor and arms.

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