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
> 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
> 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
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