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    labyrinthine

    lae b@ rIn thihn  [or]  lae b@ rIn thin

    adjective
    1.  of, resembling, or forming a labyrinth.
    We followed our guide through the labyrinthine catacombs.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    landlocked

    laend lakt

    adjective
    lacking access to the sea.
    Paraguay and Bolivia are the only landlocked countries in South America; all the other countries border the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, or both in the case of Colombia.

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Feb
13
2014

volume

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

val yum [or] val y@m

noun
definition 1:  the amount of space enclosed within or occupied by a three-dimensional object.
example:  The volume of the car engine is about two hundred cubic inches.

definition 2:  amount; quantity.
example:  The Red Cross was pleased with the volume of response to its appeal for blood donations.

definition 3:  (often plural) a large amount or quantity.
example:  Over the years, the principal received volumes of criticism from parents who thought he was too strict.
example:  Every Christmas, the post office receives volumes of letters addressed to Santa Claus.

definition 4:  the degree of loudness of sound.
example:  Could you turn down the volume on the TV, please?
example:  The volume of the music in the club was too much for her, so she left her friends and went outside.

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