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Asiyah3
05-30-2011, 06:56 PM
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List here the English words you don't know the meaning of. For example, I am reading an article, I see the word "lucrative" and I don't know it's meaning. According to a dictionary site it means profitable.

It is preferable you mention the meaning along with the word. It's not a must though.

So here we start:

Lucrative, which means profitable.
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al yunan
05-30-2011, 07:19 PM
Walaikum assalam sister,

Let's expand our English vocabulary! ok ENNNNNNNNGLLLLLLLLiiiiiSHHHHHH a literal request and compliance !

Literal : to follow a meaning directly rather than its intended meaning (as shown in above example)

Masalam
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Cabdullahi
05-30-2011, 07:21 PM
Pulchritudinous : beautiful
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Asiyah3
05-30-2011, 08:07 PM
interlocutor
evasive
cultivation
ambiguity
euphoria - a state of intense happiness
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IAmZamzam
05-31-2011, 12:34 AM
Originally Posted by al yunan
Literal : to follow a meaning directly rather than its intended meaning (as shown in above example)
Nice try but NO ONE means the word "literally" when they say it anymore. Not even nonliterally. It's just punctuation now. At least in America.

Lately I've been trying to make myself clear on the difference between "converse", "inverse", and "reverse". So far the only reliable guides I've found on the net have been restricted to narrow academic jargon instead of the basic universal differences in the King's English. (In academia and science words always mean something more specific, and often even different, than what they mean elsewhere.) They're the three different things people can mean by the word "opposite" but beyond that I eternally get them mixed up.
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