Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Oct
20
2016

inviolable

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ihn vaI ə lə bəl
adjective
1. absolutely not to be violated or profaned.
The brothers made an inviolable agreement never to tell what they saw that day.
2. incapable of being harmed, as by attack.
On its high rocky hill, the castle was inviolable.

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Oct
19
2016

indefensible

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In dih fen sə bəl
1. not capable of being morally justified; inexcusable.
Her grossly irresponsible actions at work were indefensible, and she was promptly fired.
2. not capable of being physically defended or protected; vulnerable.
Having taken up an indefensible position, the platoon was in serious danger.
3. not capable of being rationally upheld; untenable.
Her professors considered her thesis indefensible and urged her to read more widely on the topic.

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Oct
18
2016

reprehensible

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re pri hen sə bəl

adjective
deserving of blame or reproof; condemnable; blameworthy.
After her reprehensible conduct at the office party, no one at the office could look her in the eye.

They were few in number; they raced, gambled, drank, and swore; they did everything that in Puritan eyes was most reprehensible; and in the day of need they gave the United Colonies a body of statesmen and orators which had no equal on the continent.” Francis Parkman, Montcalm and Wolfe

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Oct
17
2016

docket

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da kit
noun
1. a list or summary of cases to be heard during a court term.
2. an entry of legal proceedings in a court case, or a book containing such entries.
3. a list of things to be done or considered; agenda.
4. a label or ticket on a package that lists contents or states any particulars about it, such as assembly or operating instructions.

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Oct
14
2016

clause

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noun
klawz

1. in grammar, a sequence of words having a subject and a verb and forming one part of a compound or complex sentence, or all of a simple sentence.
The sentence “I woke up when the phone rang” is made up of two clauses connected by the conjunction “when.”

2. a section, article, or provision of a legal document or the like.
The lawyer explained the clauses in the contract that were unclear to us.

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