Category: Vocabulary

Oct
15
2014

brood

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brud

intransitive verb

1.to sit on eggs in order to hatch them.

2. to ponder or deliberate, often moodily, a single subject (usually folllowed by on or over).
She brooded over the problem all night.

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Oct
14
2014

depose

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dih poz

1. to deprive of rank or office, esp. from an important position such as that of king.
The rebels deposed the leader and quickly established a provisional government.

2. to testify or give evidence, under oath, that can be used as testimony in a court of law.
The witness deposed that he had arrived home at midnight.

3. to question or gain a sworn statement from (a witness) for use in a trial.

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Oct
14
2014

arise

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@ raIz

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to come into view or notice.
example:  Several unexpected topics arose during the discussion.
example:  This question arises at every meeting, but we never seem to come to any agreement on the answer.
example:  Problems will inevitably arise despite all of our precautions.

definition 2:  to move upward.
example:  Steam arose from the boiling water.

definition 3:  to result or issue (often followed by “from”).
example:  The problem arose from their lack of attention to what they were doing.
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Oct
13
2014

impound

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ihm paUnd

1: to shut up or confine (an animal) in a pound.
The dog was dangerous and had to be impounded.

2: to confiscate and retain (property or documentary evidence) in legal custody.
The police impounded the vehicle that had been used as the getaway car.

3: to confine or secure (water) in a reservoir.
Bagnell Dam impounds the Osage River in the U.S. state of Missouri, creating the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Oct
13
2014

comprehensive

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kam pr@ hen sihv

adjective
definition 1:  wide or all-inclusive in range or scope.
example:  The team carried out a comprehensive study of the diet and nutrition of children in the whole region.
example:  The final exam will be comprehensive, so you’ll need to study the material from the beginning of the semester.
example:  Your medical insurance is quite comprehensive; it seems to cover everything.

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