Category: vocabulary

English: what does emolument mean?

Self-tutoring about news: the tutor mentions the definition of emolument. emolument:payment or gift, often due to position. It can be salary or other benefit. Source: merriam-webster.com

English: moot, the verb

Tutoring English, words can surprise. The tutor mentions the verb moot. moot (verb): to propose for discussion, or to actively discuss from different points of view. Source: Mish, Frederick C. (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004. Gilmour, Lorna (editor).

English: what does forsooth mean?

Tutoring English, you occasionally see words from older times. The tutor mentions forsooth. forsooth (adv): truly. Source: Mish, Frederick C. (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004. Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

English: what does prandial mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the meaning of prandial. prandial (adjective): regarding mealtime or the consumption of food. Source: oxforddictionaries.com

English: career, the verb

Tutoring English, words used in surprising ways are always interesting. The tutor mentions career, the verb. career (verb): travel in a seemingly uncontrolled manner at high speed. Source: Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills:

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.

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:

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.

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.

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

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