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October, 2009. Meaning: not suitable; out of place; inappropriate; awkward; clumsy; lacking reason or judgment; foolish; absurd Sentence: Appointing his.

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1 October, 2009

2 Meaning: not suitable; out of place; inappropriate; awkward; clumsy; lacking reason or judgment; foolish; absurd Sentence: Appointing his son as our supervisor smacked of nepotism; besides, he was inept at the job. Meaning: not suitable; out of place; inappropriate; awkward; clumsy; lacking reason or judgment; foolish; absurd Sentence: Appointing his son as our supervisor smacked of nepotism; besides, he was inept at the job. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 1, 2009 in-ept : adj.

3 Meaning: possessing excellent judgment and powers of discernment; able to make wise decisions Sentence: Professor Blake’s sagacious reputation made him one of the university’s most popular lecturers and advisors. Meaning: possessing excellent judgment and powers of discernment; able to make wise decisions Sentence: Professor Blake’s sagacious reputation made him one of the university’s most popular lecturers and advisors. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 2, 2009 suh-gey-shuh s : adj.

4 Meaning: focused on communicating a moral, political, or educational message; presenting a clear vision of right and wrong; projecting morality Sentence: Some authors and lecturers are subtly didactic, while others are more obvious and preachy. Meaning: focused on communicating a moral, political, or educational message; presenting a clear vision of right and wrong; projecting morality Sentence: Some authors and lecturers are subtly didactic, while others are more obvious and preachy. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 5, 2009 dahy-dak-tik : adj.

5 Meaning: go beyond proper or usual limits; make gradual inroads on; trespass upon the property or rights of another, especially stealthily or by gradual advances; intrude Sentence: Over the years the sea has encroached upon the shore and submerged the beach. Meaning: go beyond proper or usual limits; make gradual inroads on; trespass upon the property or rights of another, especially stealthily or by gradual advances; intrude Sentence: Over the years the sea has encroached upon the shore and submerged the beach. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 6, 2009 en-krohch : verb

6 Meaning: to improve or upgrade; to make better or put right. When an unacceptable state of affairs is changed for the better, it is said to have been ameliorated. Sentence: The marriage counselor’s attempts to ameliorate conflicts between the Smiths were welcomed, but, unfortunately, they were not successful. Meaning: to improve or upgrade; to make better or put right. When an unacceptable state of affairs is changed for the better, it is said to have been ameliorated. Sentence: The marriage counselor’s attempts to ameliorate conflicts between the Smiths were welcomed, but, unfortunately, they were not successful. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 7, 2009 uh-meel-yuh-reyt : verb

7 Meaning: a show of mercy or leniency toward a wrongdoer or opponent, under appropriate circumstances Sentence: Jake’s parents showed clemency and allowed him to keep his car even after his a speeding conviction, inspiring him to drive more carefully. Meaning: a show of mercy or leniency toward a wrongdoer or opponent, under appropriate circumstances Sentence: Jake’s parents showed clemency and allowed him to keep his car even after his a speeding conviction, inspiring him to drive more carefully. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 8, 2009 klem-uh n-see : noun

8 Meaning: marked by hot temper and resentful anger; having or showing a disposition to be easily incensed; irritable Sentence: The miserable man became so irascible that within six months he lost his wife and half of his office staff. Meaning: marked by hot temper and resentful anger; having or showing a disposition to be easily incensed; irritable Sentence: The miserable man became so irascible that within six months he lost his wife and half of his office staff. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 9, 2009 i-ras-uh-buh l: adj.

9 Meaning: make the seriousness of (guilt, a fault, an offense, etc.) seem less; diminish Sentence: The suspects neither concealed nor extenuated their crime. Meaning: make the seriousness of (guilt, a fault, an offense, etc.) seem less; diminish Sentence: The suspects neither concealed nor extenuated their crime. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 13, 2009 ik-sten-yoo-eyt: verb

10 Meaning: to indulge someone’s weaknesses or questionable wishes or tastes; to appeal to the worst in someone Sentence: The director refused to pander to the wishes of some of his greedy advisors, and he left the film PG so that children could see it. Meaning: to indulge someone’s weaknesses or questionable wishes or tastes; to appeal to the worst in someone Sentence: The director refused to pander to the wishes of some of his greedy advisors, and he left the film PG so that children could see it. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 14, 2009 pan-der : verb

11 Meaning: expressed with intense feelings and conviction; strongly felt, or marked by high emotion; forceful or emphatic; vigorous Sentence: In the 1960s, many expressed vehement dissatisfaction with the administration policy regarding the Vietnam conflict. Meaning: expressed with intense feelings and conviction; strongly felt, or marked by high emotion; forceful or emphatic; vigorous Sentence: In the 1960s, many expressed vehement dissatisfaction with the administration policy regarding the Vietnam conflict. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 15, 2009 vee-uh-muh nt : adj.

12 Meaning: disturb greatly; make uneasy or troubled; distress cause disorder or irregularity in; agitate Sentence: Mother was much perturbed by my illness. Meaning: disturb greatly; make uneasy or troubled; distress cause disorder or irregularity in; agitate Sentence: Mother was much perturbed by my illness. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 16, 2009 per-turb: verb

13 Meaning: cool; indifferent; without warmth or animation Sentences: Julio’s seemingly nonchalant manner is actually a cover-up for his nervousness. Detective Gates sauntered over to the suspect in a nonchalant way, trying not to arouse his suspicion. Meaning: cool; indifferent; without warmth or animation Sentences: Julio’s seemingly nonchalant manner is actually a cover-up for his nervousness. Detective Gates sauntered over to the suspect in a nonchalant way, trying not to arouse his suspicion. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 20, 2009 non-shuh-lahnt: adj.

14 Meaning: that cannot be satisfied; extremely greedy Sentence: His friends nicknamed him “the human trash compactor” because of his insatiable appetite. Meaning: that cannot be satisfied; extremely greedy Sentence: His friends nicknamed him “the human trash compactor” because of his insatiable appetite. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 21, 2009 in-sey-shuh-buh l,: adj.

15 Meaning: careful; cautious; prudent Sentences: The killer was circumspect about leaving any clues that would tie him to the victim. We complimented the lawyer for his circumspect handling of the embarrassing matter. Meaning: careful; cautious; prudent Sentences: The killer was circumspect about leaving any clues that would tie him to the victim. We complimented the lawyer for his circumspect handling of the embarrassing matter. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 22, 2009 sur-kuh m-spekt : adj.

16 Meaning: speak sneeringly; jeer; scoff; sneer; express scorn; mock Sentence: His friends gibed at him for his cowardice. Meaning: speak sneeringly; jeer; scoff; sneer; express scorn; mock Sentence: His friends gibed at him for his cowardice. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 23, 2009 jahyb: verb jahyb: noun Meaning: a jeer; taunt; sneer Sentence: David was determined not to allow his classmates’ gibes to hurt him visibly. Meaning: a jeer; taunt; sneer Sentence: David was determined not to allow his classmates’ gibes to hurt him visibly.

17 Meaning : talkative; garrulous Sentences: With a few drinks under his belt, my normally quiet cousin became quite loquacious. The loquacious talk-show host never gave his guests a chance to tell about themselves. Meaning : talkative; garrulous Sentences: With a few drinks under his belt, my normally quiet cousin became quite loquacious. The loquacious talk-show host never gave his guests a chance to tell about themselves. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 26, 2009 loh-kwey-shuh s : adj.

18 Meaning: a long, blustering, noisy, or scolding speech; tirade Sentence: I recall that every poor grade on my report card brought forth a harangue on the subject of studying. Meaning: a long, blustering, noisy, or scolding speech; tirade Sentence: I recall that every poor grade on my report card brought forth a harangue on the subject of studying. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 27, 2009 huh-rang : noun

19 Meaning: freely given or obtained; free without reason or cause; unnecessary; uncalled-for Sentences: Homemade fun is gratuitous. Everyone was shocked at her gratuitous insult, considering that the woman had always been kind to her. Meaning: freely given or obtained; free without reason or cause; unnecessary; uncalled-for Sentences: Homemade fun is gratuitous. Everyone was shocked at her gratuitous insult, considering that the woman had always been kind to her. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 28, 2009 gruh-too-i-tuh s : adj.

20 Meaning: favoritism shown by someone in power to relatives and friends in professional matters, especially when appointing them to good positions Sentence: When senior managers all share the last name of a company’s founder, it’s unusual if no one is accused of nepotism. Meaning: favoritism shown by someone in power to relatives and friends in professional matters, especially when appointing them to good positions Sentence: When senior managers all share the last name of a company’s founder, it’s unusual if no one is accused of nepotism. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 29, 2009 nep-uh-tiz-uh m : noun

21 Meaning: a turning aside from the main subject in talking or writing Sentence: Her speech contained many digressions from its main theme. Meaning: a turning aside from the main subject in talking or writing Sentence: Her speech contained many digressions from its main theme. WORD OF THE IEKHS October 30, 2009 di-gresh-uh n : noun


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