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Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications. A solemn invocation of the divine blessing. To abolish, repeal. Learning hundreds of words while only having a tenuous grasp of them is not efficacious.
Instead, learn words at a rate in which they are not falling out of your head. Whether you are walking down the street, or even watching a television show, see if you can apply the words you learnt that day. Reading is an excellent way to supplement vocab lists and flashcards. Be a word detective, and significantly augment your vocabulary. Another way of saying this: A mnemonic is a creative way of remembering a word.
The beauty of nmemonics is that they only have to make sense to you. Take flashcards and quiz yourself on each one. The ones you do not answer correctly put in one pile. At the very end look at this pile and study the words.
Then take those words and once again go through each one. If you do not remember the words a second time, put them in a pile. This last pile represents your problem words. Take this deck of flashcards and carry it with you to use and remember!
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It cites the word as used in context from The New York Times galaxy of articles. These articles generally tend to be a trove of other useful words. If you want context on a word, this is the place to get it. Try the question online and watch the video explanation: The fact of not being present or available.
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses. To free from sin or its penalties. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water. The act or process of absorbing. To keep oneself back from doing or using something. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food. Self denial. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
Employing harsh words or ill treatment. To touch at the end or boundary line. Bottomless gulf. Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science. Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught. To agree. To move faster. To take when offered. A way of approach or entrance; passage.
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government. A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
To utter with a shout. To furnish something as a kindness or favor. One who or that which accompanies. To go with, or be associated with, as a companion. An associate in wrong-doing. To bring to pass. A portable free-reed musical instrument. To speak to. To dress. To give credit or authority to. To become greater in quantity or number. Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune. A charge of crime, misdemeanor, or error. Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error. To make familiar by use. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency. A salt of acetic acid. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar. To be in pain or distress. Colorless, 88 acid n. A sour substance. To change into acid. To recognize; to admit the genuineness or validity of. The highest point, or summit.
Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing. To make familiar or conversant. To comply; submit. Passive consent. To get as one's own. To free or clear, as from accusation. A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land. Harshly pungent or bitter. Full of bitterness. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
Any reality. To move or incite to action. Having fine and penetrating discernment. Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability. Something added, or to be added. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle. To bring forward or name for consideration. To stick fast or together. Clinging or sticking fast.
The state of being attached or joined. Good-by; farewell. The state of being adjacent. That which is near or bordering upon. To award or bestow by formal decision. A vehement appeal. One who manages affairs of any kind. Having the right or privilege of entry. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
To warn of a fault. Gentle reproof. Unnecessary activity or ceremony. Profound devotion. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers. An adulterating substance. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage. Opposing or opposed. To refer incidentally. One who advertises, especially in newspapers. Not mandatory.
The act of pleading a cause. One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court. Of, pertaining to, or like the air. One who navigates the air, a balloonist. The art or practice of flying aircraft aerostat n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air. Easy to approach. To act upon affectation n. A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt. Some auxiliary person or thing. Answering yes; to a question at issue.
To fasten. A profuse or abundant supply of riches. An open insult or indignity. On fire, literally or figuratively. In progress. Said in a preceding part or before. Once more, after rest or interval. A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time. To pile or heap together. To cause to appear greatly. To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something. To make the first attack. An unprovoked attack. To give grief or sorrow to. Struck with terror and amazement. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally. To move or excite the feelings or thoughts. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general. Slight sickness. Delicate, ethereal. Of similar nature or qualities. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
Cheerful willingness. Even though. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room. Any shrub or small tree of the genus alumnus, of the oak family.
The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman. An assumed name. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government. Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands. To cause to turn away. That which nourishes. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
Any combination or union for some common purpose. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others. To make change in. Change or modification. To contend angrily or zealously in words. Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
The lowest or deepest female voice or part. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest. One who advocates or practices altruism. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
Designed to excite love. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease. Having a double meaning. Eagerly desirous and aspiring. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious. A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded. To walk about ambush n. To relieve, as from pain or hardship amenable adj. Willing and ready to submit. Done in a friendly spirit. Having a propensity for falling in love.
Without determinate shape. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature. The practical unit of electric-current strength.
Living both on land and in water. To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method. To examine minutely or critically. Absence or utter disregard of government. Anything forbidden, as by social usage. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms. One's ancestors collectively. A brief account of some interesting event or incident. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles. Affected with anemia. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
Once more. Hatred or dread of england or of what is english. The utterance of criticism or censure. To pass criticism or censure. An animal of microscopic smallness. To make alive. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year. To add or affix at the end.
To destroy absolutely. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon. Occurring every year. An annual allowance, payment, or income.
Of unknown authorship. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
To precede. A waiting room for those who seek audience. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one. Before noon. Pertaining to time before the world's creation. Occurring or existing before birth. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors. Hard coal. The science of man in general. Having or resembling human form. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action. Any opponent or enemy of christ, whether a person or a power.
Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical. An anthem or other composition sung responsively. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth. To make old or out of date. Pertaining to ancient times.
Opposed to human slavery. A word directly opposed to another in meaning. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling. The highest point, as of a mountain. A place where bees are kept.
The climax. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense. A total departure from one's faith or religion. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions. To fill with dismay or horror. Easily understood. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation. Capable of being appealed to. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact. To estimate the money value of. Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
To make a prisoner of a person in the name of the law.
Capable of being conceived. Suitable for the purpose and circumstances. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance. Of, pertaining to, or containing water. Fixed or done capriciously. To act or give judgment as umpire. A tree. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
Having the nature of a tree. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs. The cultivation of trees or shrubs. Antiquated archaism n. An angel of high rank. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
A prototype. Burning with passion. Intensity of passion or affection. Very dry. A hereditary nobility aristocrat n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility. A fleet of war-vessels. As much as can be held in the arm or arms. An arsenal. An agreeable odor. To put in definite or proper order. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.
Notoriously bad. Something overdue and unpaid. A coming to stopping-place or destination. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc. A very deep bored well.
Water rises due to underground pressure artful adj. Characterized by craft or cunning. The act of rising. A rising, soaring, or climbing. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion. To assign as a quality or attribute. Having no distinct sexual organs.
With a side or indirect glance or meaning. Harshness or roughness of temper. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach. One who attacks. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion. To determine the amount of a tax or other sum to be paid. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts. To adapt. Resemblance or correspondence in sound. Having resemblance of sound. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound. Harsh in disposition or character. Keen in discernment. The denial of the existence of god. Wanting water. From side to side. To make amends for. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true. The chief law-officer of a government. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair. Loud enough to be heard. The act or sensation of hearing. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing. To make bigger. To predict. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons aural adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.
One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing. Containing gold.
A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere. Favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance. Severely simple; unadorned. Unrestricted power. Of undisputed origin. The story of one's life written by himself. Absolute government. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
Of or pertaining to autumn. Passion for getting and keeping riches. To assert as a fact. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing. To turn away or aside. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept. To declare openly. It will also help you get a sense of how these words are deployed and get you thinking about how you might use them in sentences. You might think that flashcards are basically a self-explanatory resource, but there is a best way to drill flash cards, and that way is the waterfall method.
Go through those words. If you miss any words at any point, go through the entire pile you currently have again until you get all of the words right.
Seems brutal, but this will guarantee that you really know the words! Continue this process until you get all the way back up the waterfall. Of course, while having instant recall of the definitions is great, you also need to understand how these words are deployed in context. Thus, another great way to use these sheets is to write sentences that use each word. This will help make sure that you understand how the words are used in context.
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