English: what does adjure mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word adjure.

adjure (verb):

to ask with urgency, suggesting it need be done.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

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English: what does edification mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word edification.

edification (noun):
spiritual or moral improvement brought about by teaching or by witnessing a demonstration.

Source:

Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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English: what does spurious mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the word spurious.

spurious (adj)

not as represented or suggested; false.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

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What is a proselyte?

Tutoring English, new words are always interesting. The tutor mentions proselyte.

proselyte (noun):

someone who didn’t formerly hold their current point of view, but who has [recently] adopted it.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

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English: some definitions of fuller

Tutoring English, new words are always interesting – especially short, simple ones. The tutor mentions some definitions for the noun fuller.

fuller (noun):
1. a tool meant for shaping metal, possibly to flatten it into a blade or insert a groove.
2. a groove made in a blade.

Source:

www.dictionary.com

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What is dross?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the definition of dross.

dross (noun):
disposable matter or impurity, often referring to that floating atop a molten metal.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006.

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What do warp, weft and woof mean?

Tutoring English, new vocabulary is always interesting – especially unfamiliar short words. The tutor fields the question, “What are warp, weft, and woof?”

Weaving fabric, there is fundamentally a grid that consists of lengthwise threads and cross threads. The lengthwise threads constitute, together, the warp of a fabric; the weft comprises the cross threads.

Note:

Weft can also be called woof or fill.

Source:

wikipedia

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English: what is a maven?

Self-tutoring about English: the tutor mentions maven, a word he’s long wondered about.

Here and there, I’ve seen the word maven over the years, but never knew what it meant. Finally I got the notion to look it up:

maven: one with expert knowledge on the subject in question.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C. (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

English: two meanings of pavement

Tutoring English, a word’s true meaning might hold surprise. The tutor mentions pavement.

pavement: (noun)

  1. the material that a car travels on in an urban setting.

  2. a hard-surfaced way similar to 1., but alongside the road, for pedestrians only: the sidewalk. Such is the British point of view.

Source:

separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com

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