Category: Word of the Day
uhn kan shə nə bəl
1. not restrained or guided by conscience; unprincipled.
For a contractor to overcharge elderly customers is truly unconscionable.
2. not reasonable; excessive.
Fifteen dollars is an unconscionable price to pay for something like this.
ihn dI frənt
1. lacking interest or concern; not caring.
He’d always been a renegade, indifferent to the opinions of others.
She was madly in love with him, but he was indifferent to her.
2. without preference or prejudice; impartial; neutral.
Jurors need to remain indifferent and should therefore not be exposed to opinions expressed in the media.
3. not particularly good or bad; mediocre.
The inexperienced cast gave an indifferent performance last night.
In tər ven shən
1. the act of intervening.
He married her despite his parents’ attempt at intervention.
2. an intervening or interference by one nation in the affairs of another, as with military force.
If the civil conflict continues to escalate in that country, a military intervention may be the only way to stop the slaughter of civilians.
3. a planned attempt, in the form of a surprise confrontation, to convince someone to stop, or seek help for, a self-destructive behavior, such as addiction.
daI ae spər ə
1. the scattering of Jews among the Gentiles after the Babylonian exile.
2. the body of Jews living outside of Israel.
3. a scattering of any people with a common culture, or the body of people thus scattered.
These former Soviet Republics reduced corruption by appointing members of the diaspora to leadership positions.
1. to protect or fortify (oneself), as with trenches.
“The enemy, however, then entrenched themselves in a third and stronger position, called Musfeia, enclosed by high hills, and fortified in front by numerous swamps and palisades.”
2. to establish firmly and unchangeably.
His beliefs were entrenched, and neither his daughter nor his son could change his mind.
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