Category: Vocabulary

Jun
21
2016

cognoscente

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kag n@ shen ti   [or]  kag n@ sen ti  [or] kan ya shen ti

noun
someone who has exceptional knowledge in a given area, esp. of fashion, literature, or the fine arts; connoisseur.
The jazz cognoscenti revere his recordings, but most people have never heard of him.
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Jun
20
2016

aberration

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ae b@ reI sh@n

noun
a deviation from what is considered normal or right; irregularity.
The success of the treatment for these particular patients appears to have been an aberration as no other studies have shown such positive effects.
They detected aberrations in the airplane’s path of flight.
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Jun
20
2016

melancholy

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me l@n ka li

noun
definition:  a sad, gloomy, or depressed state or quality.
example:  Melancholy overcame her as her thoughts turned to lost opportunities.
example:  He’s fallen into melancholy since his wife’s death
example:  A feeling of melancholy pervaded the household during those difficult times.

adjective
definition:  suffering from or tending to suffer from sadness, gloominess, or depression.
example:  He was melancholy that evening, thinking of pleasant times in the past.
example:  She is a melancholy young woman who would benefit from having friends but seems to prefer solitude.
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Jun
17
2016

mettlesome

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me t@l s@m

adjective
spirited or courageous.
A few mettlesome mothers started a movement to put an end to drunk driving.
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Jun
17
2016

receptive

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rih sep tihv

adjective
definition 1:  capable of or willing to receive.
example:  Fortunately, the patient’s body was receptive to the transplant.

definition 2:  open and willing to accommodate new thoughts and ideas.
example:  Her mother was surprisingly receptive to the idea of having the wedding outdoors.
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