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November 2009. Meaning: a partial or limited similarity to another person, idea, or thing (in biology) correspondence of body parts or organs with equivalent.

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1 November 2009

2 Meaning: a partial or limited similarity to another person, idea, or thing (in biology) correspondence of body parts or organs with equivalent functions Sentence: The essay required us to discuss the analogy between music and poetry. Meaning: a partial or limited similarity to another person, idea, or thing (in biology) correspondence of body parts or organs with equivalent functions Sentence: The essay required us to discuss the analogy between music and poetry. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 2, 2009 uh-nal-uh-jee : noun

3 Meaning: a condensed account; summary; abridgement; abstract ; a person or thing that is typical or representative of something; embodiment Sentence: It was purported to be a translation from a French original although it is in fact but a meager epitome of it. Solomon is often spoken of as the epitome of wisdom. Meaning: a condensed account; summary; abridgement; abstract ; a person or thing that is typical or representative of something; embodiment Sentence: It was purported to be a translation from a French original although it is in fact but a meager epitome of it. Solomon is often spoken of as the epitome of wisdom. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 3, 2009 i-pit-uh-mee : noun

4 Meaning: a leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace Sentence: Oversimplification and single-minded pursuit of an inflammatory issue are characteristics of the modern demagogue. Meaning: a leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace Sentence: Oversimplification and single-minded pursuit of an inflammatory issue are characteristics of the modern demagogue. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 4, 2009 dem-uh-gog noun

5 Meaning: sentimental in a weak, silly way; tearfully silly because of drunkenness or excitement Sentence: We saw a maudlin movie about a boy who lost his dog. Meaning: sentimental in a weak, silly way; tearfully silly because of drunkenness or excitement Sentence: We saw a maudlin movie about a boy who lost his dog. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 5, 2009 mawd-lin : adj

6 Meaning: required by circumstances; needed; necessary. Sentence: The candidate possesses the qualities requisite for a leader. Meaning: required by circumstances; needed; necessary. Sentence: The candidate possesses the qualities requisite for a leader. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 6, 2009 rek-wuh-zit : noun

7 Meaning: to cause a bad mood, anger, or resentment; to inspire intense interest, curiosity, or excitement; to pride yourself on something, especially in personal attributes or abilities Sentence: Marcia was piqued at not having been invited to the party. The teaser on the back of the book piqued my curiosity enough for me to want to buy it. Meaning: to cause a bad mood, anger, or resentment; to inspire intense interest, curiosity, or excitement; to pride yourself on something, especially in personal attributes or abilities Sentence: Marcia was piqued at not having been invited to the party. The teaser on the back of the book piqued my curiosity enough for me to want to buy it. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 9, 2009 peek : verb

8 Meaning: a person who rises in revolt; rebel Sentence: The government admitted that some parts of the country were under the control of insurgents. Meaning: a person who rises in revolt; rebel Sentence: The government admitted that some parts of the country were under the control of insurgents. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 10, 2009 in-sur-juh nt: nounin-sur-juh nt: adj Meaning: rising in revolt Sentence: There was an insurgent uprising among the citizens of the embattled nation. Meaning: rising in revolt Sentence: There was an insurgent uprising among the citizens of the embattled nation.

9 Meaning: hidden; secret; concealed from general view or, if illegal, from authorities. Sentence: The clandestine activities of spies may seem glamorous in books and movies, but to those who really work in intelligence gathering, life can be dull as well as dangerous. Meaning: hidden; secret; concealed from general view or, if illegal, from authorities. Sentence: The clandestine activities of spies may seem glamorous in books and movies, but to those who really work in intelligence gathering, life can be dull as well as dangerous. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 12, 2009 klan-des-tin : adj

10 Meaning: occurring or published after death Sentence: In a touching scene on the steps of the Capitol, the President awarded posthumous Medals of Honor to soldiers who had recently fallen in defense of the country. Meaning: occurring or published after death Sentence: In a touching scene on the steps of the Capitol, the President awarded posthumous Medals of Honor to soldiers who had recently fallen in defense of the country. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 13, 2009 pos-chuh-muh s: adj

11 Meaning: lacking interest or enthusiasm; devoid of energy or purpose; listless Sentence: It’s ironic that lackadaisical students expect to be rewarded with high grades. Meaning: lacking interest or enthusiasm; devoid of energy or purpose; listless Sentence: It’s ironic that lackadaisical students expect to be rewarded with high grades. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 16, 2009 lak-uh-dey-zi-kuh l : adj.

12 Meaning: to avoid rules or laws without actually breaking them; to evade by means of a gray area or loophole; to maneuver around authority Sentence: To circumvent the no-short-skirt rule, many of the girls took to wearing Daisy-Duke shorts. Many drivers try to circumvent t he auto liability law by cancelling their insurance after they have registered their vehicles. Meaning: to avoid rules or laws without actually breaking them; to evade by means of a gray area or loophole; to maneuver around authority Sentence: To circumvent the no-short-skirt rule, many of the girls took to wearing Daisy-Duke shorts. Many drivers try to circumvent t he auto liability law by cancelling their insurance after they have registered their vehicles. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 17, 2009 sur-kuh m-vent: verb.

13 Meaning: showing a lack of appropriate seriousness; a disrespectful disregard for decorum, often expressed by tactless chatter and jabber. Sentence: His flippant actions and words earned a few laughs from his peers, but they also got him several days of detention and a bad reputation. Meaning: showing a lack of appropriate seriousness; a disrespectful disregard for decorum, often expressed by tactless chatter and jabber. Sentence: His flippant actions and words earned a few laughs from his peers, but they also got him several days of detention and a bad reputation. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 18, 2009 flip-uh nt: adj

14 Meaning: very thin an bony; with hollow eyes and a starved look ; looking bare and gloomy; desolate Sentences: Hunger and suffering had made him gaunt. Meaning: very thin an bony; with hollow eyes and a starved look ; looking bare and gloomy; desolate Sentences: Hunger and suffering had made him gaunt. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 19, 2009 gawnt : adj.

15 Meaning: loud and noisy; shouting; clamoring Sentence: We could hardly hear the end of her speech due to the vociferous cheers from the crowd. Meaning: loud and noisy; shouting; clamoring Sentence: We could hardly hear the end of her speech due to the vociferous cheers from the crowd. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 20, 2009 voh-sif-er-uh s,: adj.

16 Meaning: ridiculous; senseless Sentences: The idea that an incoming President can miraculously solve all of the nation’s problems is simply preposterous. Meaning: ridiculous; senseless Sentences: The idea that an incoming President can miraculously solve all of the nation’s problems is simply preposterous. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 23, 2009 pri-pos-ter-uh s: adj.

17 Meaning : a natural inclination or bent Sentences: Anthony displays a propensity for athletics. Meaning : a natural inclination or bent Sentences: Anthony displays a propensity for athletics. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 24, 2009 pruh-pen-si-tee : noun

18 Meaning: give aid to wrongdoing by not telling of it or by helping it secretly; cooperate secretly Sentences: Some city officials connived at gambling. The spy connived with the enemy Meaning: give aid to wrongdoing by not telling of it or by helping it secretly; cooperate secretly Sentences: Some city officials connived at gambling. The spy connived with the enemy WORD OF THE IEKHS November 25, 2009 kuh-nahyv: verb

19 Meaning: careful and constant in terms of the attention paid to something; diligent and persistent Sentence: The author was assiduous in his efforts to complete the manuscript by the deadline. Meaning: careful and constant in terms of the attention paid to something; diligent and persistent Sentence: The author was assiduous in his efforts to complete the manuscript by the deadline. WORD OF THE IEKHS November 30, 2009 uh-sij-oo-uh s : adj.


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