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common in, native to, or restricted to a given place or population.
example: Because of air travel, what was once an endemic disease can more easily spread to other countries.
example: These plants are endemic to this region.
something peculiar to a locality, such as a plant or animal, or a disease.
example: Almost all the reptile and mammal species of Madagascar are endemics.
an unprincipled, dishonest person; scoundrel.
“More than once I have chanced to hear bits of talk, when either Mabel or Lily was in his sitting-room, and didn’t like the tone of it. In plain English, the man is a blackguard. ” Mrs. Turpin gasped. “But, miss, you forget what family he belongs to. ” “Don’t be a simpleton, Mrs. Turpin. The blackguard is found in every rank of life.” (George Gissing, The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories)
to speak to or about abusively; revile.
“Do you know you have been blackguarded in the papers lately, and that there is a violent article against you in the Critic, and all on account of some unwise utterances?” Lewis flushed deeply. “That is the worst thing I have done, and I feel horribly penitent. “ (John Buchan, The Half-Hearted)
definition: to seek to find out or learn.
example: Her father inquired what future plans the young man had.
example: ”How soon will the apartment be vacant?” she inquired of the landlord.
definition 1: to seek to learn by asking (often followed by “about” or “as to”).
example: I’m inquiring about the apartment you advertised in the newspaper.
example: The boss inquired as to the reason for her frequent absences.
definition 2: to investigate (usually followed by “into”).
example: The police are inquiring into the death of the famous author.
example: Investigators for the airline are inquiring into the cause of the accident.
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pr@ faUnd [or] pro faUnd
definition 1: located at, reaching to, or coming from a great depth; deep.
example: The ship was lost in the profound sea.
definition 2: having intellectual insight and depth.
example: Critics praised the novel as being filled with profound thought.
example: The film is very entertaining but not profound in any way.
definition 3: going to, or as though to, a great depth; penetrating; intense.
example: The survivors experienced profound anxiety in the aftermath of the attack.
example: The death of his mother had a profound effect on him.
de səl tor i
1: disordered, disconnected, or unmethodical; aimless.
The inexperienced sheriff conducted a desultory investigation that produced few clues.
2: occurring at random, by chance, or as a digression.
A few desultory comments were made during the question period, but there was little discussion of the large issues raised in the meeting.