bə de vəl
to annoy or harass devilishly; torment.
The problems of running the dilapidated school bedeviled the principal.
s@ puhr flu @s
definition: being beyond a sufficient amount; excessive.
example: This paragraph is superfluous and could easily be eliminated.
mo rih bənd
near death or extinction; dying.
Pollution had caused the river’s ecosystem to fall into a moribund state.
The community is attempting to revive a moribund tradition.
re zə rekt
1. to restore to life or good standing; raise out of death or disrepute.
In the Christian Bible story, Lazarus is resurrected four days after his death.
Attempts have been made to resurrect the denounced former leader recently.
2. to use, or call attention to, once again.
She resurrected her old soccer uniform for the team reunion.
e s@ ter ihk
definition: understood or known only by a few persons who have special training, access, or interests.
example: He wrote a book on the esoteric topic of how to grow ornamental onions.