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Weekly Vocab #1.1.7 (repost #1)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, October 13, 2006, 4:06
Last posted: May 10th, 2002

> From: Aidan Grey <grey@...> > > Brought to you by f (for finals) and s (for studying) and comparative > constructions. > > 1. book > That book over there (yonder) is thicker than the one I'm using now. > > 2. desk > I sat at my desk longer than the day has hours. (i.e. for more than 24 > hours) > > 3. study > I've been studying with better students than I (am). > > 4. finals / final examinations (also as sg.) > I will do better on the final than him. > > 5. midterm(s) / midterm examination(s) > I did worse on my midterm for this class than I've ever done before. > > 6. grade / score / marks > I hope to get higher scores on the final exams than I did on the > midterm exams. > > 7. stress(ed): n. or adj. > I am more stressed than I thought I would be. > > 8. busy > I have been busier than ever lately. > > 9. write, compose (a paper, article, etc) > I have to write 678 papers by Tuesday. > > 10. research > I have never researched a topic longer than I have researched this one. > (this sentence includes an opportunity for a resumptive verb or proverb, if > you have one!) > > On a side note, I wonder if these have been useful to people? I mean, > do people have requests for topics? Have I been too obtuse in my selections > of subject matter? Or are they great / fantastic / more amazingly amazing > than the most amazing thing one could ponder? Just want to check in and see > how people are feeling about the exercise. > > Also, I may not do the exercises this summer (travelling), but will > definitely resume once late August hits. Is this okay, or will people go > into withdrawal? ;^D > > > Aidan the harried student
Bonus Vocab from WordNet: This is randomly selected automatically, so in case it offends you or you disagree, please either ignore or be inspired to make up different words and/or phrases: - beet sugar, n. sugar made from sugar beets - profit, v. make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger" Fiant verba! ---- If you want to post your own weekly vocab, please do not send it to the list directly. To prevent unbalanced amounts of new vocab, send it to <weeklyvocab@...> in order to enqueue it in the regular weekly posting process. Just write a mail as if addressing the list directly -- it will be forwarded as is.


Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>