Category: Vocabulary

Aug
21
2014

requisite

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re kwih ziht

adjective

required or essential.
If you’ve done the requisite reading and assignments, you should pass the exam easily.

 

 

 

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Aug
21
2014

realm

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relm

noun
definition 1:  a royal kingdom; domain.
example:  The king expanded his realm by conquering the neighboring tribes.

definition 2:  sphere; province.
example:  The art teacher encouraged the students to step into the realm of their imagination.
example:  He considered raising the children to be solely within his wife’s realm; he rarely took an interest or rendered an opinion.
example:  That their efforts should succeed is within the realm of possibility, but I don’t consider it likely.
example:  For her, astronomy is the most interesting area within the realm of science.
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Aug
20
2014

inhabit

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ihn hae biht

transitive verb
definition 1:  to live in; use as a dwelling.
example:  Early humans inhabited these caves.
example:  Jaguars still inhabit this part of the rainforest.
example:  The city is inhabited by over ten million people.

definition 2:  to be in or be present in.
example:  The bygone days of her youth inhabit her memories.
example:  Terrifying thoughts inhabited his mind.
example:  Wonderful and bizarre creatures inhabited her imagination.

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Aug
20
2014

dissolute

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dI sə lut

adjective
inclined to immoral behavior or dissipation; lacking or ignoring moral restraints.

Alexander Vronsky, in spite of the dissolute life, and in especial the drunken habits, for which he was notorious, was quite one of the court circle. (Tolstoy, Anna Karenina)

 

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Aug
19
2014

stimulate

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stIm y@ leIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to incite or rouse to activity, action, or increased action.
example:  The speech stimulated the crowd.
example:  This medicine stimulates the heart.
example:  The professor asked questions to stimulate discussion.
example:  None of the books stimulated my interest.

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