Category: Vocabulary

Sep
19
2014

bedevil

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bə de vəl

to annoy or harass devilishly; torment.
The problems of running the dilapidated school bedeviled the principal.

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Sep
18
2014

superfluous

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s@ puhr flu @s

adjective
definition:    being beyond a sufficient amount; excessive.
example:  This paragraph is superfluous and could easily be eliminated.
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Sep
18
2014

moribund

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mo rih bənd

adjective

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.

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Sep
17
2014

resurrect

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rerekt

transitive verb

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.

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Sep
16
2014

esoteric

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e s@ ter ihk

adjective
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.
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