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Oct
22

WOTD: nauseate

transitive verb to upset the stomach of (a person or animal), often to the point of causing vomiting; cause nausea in.The sight of blood nauseates some people.The roller coaster ride nauseated her. See the full entry edit

Oct
21

WOTD: pact

noun an agreement, esp. a sworn promise.My friend and I made a pact never to tell what happened that day. See the full entry edit

Oct
20

A handy list for introducing roots and affixes to your students

As educators, we are all aware that learning words parts, particularly Greek and Latin roots and prefixes, can help students guess the meaning of new words as well as help them recall the meaning of words that they have previously been exposed to. …

Oct
20

WOTD: objection

noun 1. the act of expressing disapproval or opposition, or the disapproval or opposition that is felt.The meeting was long because there were many objections to the mayor’s plan.There is a great deal of objection to the bridge proposal among the members of…

Oct
19

WOTD: humanitarian

adjective characterized by concern for improving the welfare of humanity.These funds were set aside for humanitarian relief efforts.The company was motivated more by the desire for profits than by humanitarian concerns. See the full entry edit