Category: Vocabulary

Apr
15
2015

consume

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k@n sum

transitive verb
definition 1:  to eat, drink, or ingest.
example:  The prisoner hungrily consumed his meal.
example:  You consume quite a lot of coffee every day.
example:  It’s important to know how many pills the child consumed.

definition 2:  to use up.
example:  An engine consumes fuel.
example:  This old air conditioner consumes a lot of energy.

definition 3:  to buy (goods or services).
example:  Young people are consuming more electronic devices than ever before.
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Apr
15
2015

rapacious

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peI shəs
adjective
1. extremely greedy or ravenous; voracious.
They blamed rapacious lawyers for the high cost of malpractice insurance.
The rapacious lion devoured its prey.

2. capable of capturing and eating live prey; predacious.
A hawk is a rapacious bird.

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Apr
14
2015

authoritative

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@ thor ih teI tihv

adjective
definition 1:  having or displaying authority.
example:  The police officer addressed the suspect in an authoritative tone.
example:  She was naturally authoritative on the subject of her own research.

definition 2: accepted as correct, true, or reliable as a source of information; official.
example:  You need to get your information from an authoritative reference work.
example:  I was told this was an authoritative edition of Blake’s poems.
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Apr
14
2015

relinquish

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rih ling kwihsh

transitive verb

to surrender, release, or let go of; give up.
She relinquished her control of the property.
He relinquished his rights as a citizen.
The king relinquished his throne.

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Apr
13
2015

truckle

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truh kəl

intransitive verb

to act in a servile manner; submit tamely (usu. fol. by to).
The porter receives big tips because he truckles to rich guests.

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