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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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May
07
2014

vulnerable

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

vuhl n@ r@ b@l

adjective
definition 1:  capable of being hurt or injured.
example:  These plants are delicate and highly vulnerable to frost.
example:  Abuse from his father as a child had left him feeling vulnerable as an adult.

definition 2:  open to attack or danger.
example:  Out in the open and without camouflage, the troops were highly vulnerable.
example:  The towns on the coast are vulnerable to hurricanes.

definition 3:  open to criticism or censure.
example:  The discovery of the mayor’s earlier drug use left him vulnerable to the press.

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