Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Vocabulary List of Words I (Previously) Did Not Know

pe·nu·ri·ous /pəˈnʊəriəs, -ˈnyʊər-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[puh-noor-ee-uhs, -nyoor-]
1. extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly.
2. extremely poor; destitute; indigent.
3. poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources.

pol·i·ty /ˈpɒlɪti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pol-i-tee]
–noun, plural -ties.
1.a particular form or system of government: civil polity; ecclesiastical polity.
2.the condition of being constituted as a state or other organized community or body: The polity of ancient Athens became a standard for later governments.
3.government or administrative regulation: The colonists demanded independence in matters of internal polity.
4.a state or other organized community or body.

aug·ment (ôg-měnt') Pronunciation Key
v. aug·ment·ed, aug·ment·ing, aug·ments v. tr.
To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters.
Linguistics To add an augment to.

pol·y·math /ˈpɒliˌmæθ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pol-ee-math] –noun
a person of great learning in several fields of study; polyhistor.

treb·u·chet /ˈtrɛbyʊˌʃɛt, ˌtrɛbyʊˈʃɛt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[treb-yoo-shet, treb-yoo-shet]
a medieval engine of war with a sling for hurling missiles.

1 comment:

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