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Daily Word (9 December 2014)

Volunteer | ˌvɒlənˈtɪə | Definition noun a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task a person who freely enrolls for military service rather than being conscripted, especially a member of a force formed by voluntary enrollment and distinct from the regular army a plant that has not been deliberately planted… Continue reading Daily Word (9 December 2014)

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Daily Word (8 December 2014)

Ethic | ˈɛθɪk | Definition noun (singular) a set of moral principles, especially one's relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct adjective [rare] relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these noun (plural - ethics) [usu. treated as pl.] moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the… Continue reading Daily Word (8 December 2014)

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Daily Word (6 December 2014)

Purpose | ˈpəːpəs | Definition noun the reason for which sth. is done or created, or exists (usu. purposes) a particular requirement or consideration, typically temporary or restricted in scope or extent [mass noun] a person's sense of resolve or determination verb [formal, with obj.] to have as one's intention or objective Etymology Middle English, from Old French porpos, from… Continue reading Daily Word (6 December 2014)

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Daily Word (5 December 2014)

Empower | ɪmˈpaʊə | or | ɛmˈpaʊə | Definition verb [with obj. and infinitive] to give sb. the authority or power to do something [with obj.] make sb. stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their own life and claiming their own rights Etymology From em- ("to put into or on") + power (Middle English, from Anglo-Norman French poeir, from an alteration… Continue reading Daily Word (5 December 2014)

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Daily Word (4 December 2014)

Language | ˈlaŋgwɪdʒ | Definition noun [mass noun; as modifier] the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way a non-verbal method of expression or communication a system of communication used by a particular country or community (in computing) a system of symbols and rules… Continue reading Daily Word (4 December 2014)

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Daily Word (3 December 2014)

Bayanihan | bɑːjani:han | Definition The spirit of communal work and cooperation for a shared, unified goal. The concept of helping one out in times of need without expecting a reward. Etymology Filipino, from bayan ("nation", "town"), lit. "being in a bayan". Reflection Today, we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier, one of the most famous and beloved… Continue reading Daily Word (3 December 2014)

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Daily Word (2 December 2014)

Natural | ˈnatʃ(ə)r(ə)l | Definition adjective existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind having had a minimum of processing or preservative treatment (of fabric) having a color characteristic of the unbleached and undyed state; off-white in accordance with the nature of, or circumstances surrounding, sb. or sth. [attribute] (of a person) having an… Continue reading Daily Word (2 December 2014)

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Daily Word (1 December 2014)

Leadership | ˈliːdəʃɪp | Definition noun [mass noun] the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do such the state or position of being a leader [may be sing. or pl.] the leaders of an organization, country, etc. Etymology Lead (Old English lǣdan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leiden and German leiten, related… Continue reading Daily Word (1 December 2014)

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Daily Word (30 November 2014)

Competence / Competency | ˈkɒmpɪt(ə)ns | / | ˈkɒmpɪt(ə)nsi | Definition noun [mass noun] the ability to do sth. successfully or efficiently the legal authority of a court or other body to deal with a particular matter (in linguistics; also 'linguistic competence' or 'language competence') a person's subconscious knowledge of the rules governing the formation of speech in… Continue reading Daily Word (30 November 2014)

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Daily Word (29 November 2014)

Culture | ˈkʌltʃə | Definition noun [mass noun] the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively a refined understanding or appreciation of such [also count noun] the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society [with modifier] the attitudes and behavior characteristic of a particular social group (in biology) the cultivation… Continue reading Daily Word (29 November 2014)

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Daily Word (28 November 2014)

Conscience | ˈkɒnʃ(ə)ns | Definition noun a person's moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one's behavior Etymology Middle English (also "inner thoughts or knowledge"), via Old French from Latin conscientia, from conscient- ("being privy to"), from the verb conscire (con "with" + scire "know"). Compare with conscious (20 November 2014). In Other Languages Bahasa Indonesia: hati… Continue reading Daily Word (28 November 2014)

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Daily Word (27 November 2014)

Character | karəktə | Definition noun the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual the distinctive nature of something [mass noun] the quality of being individual in an interesting or unusual way [mass noun] strength and originality in a person's nature a person's good reputation (dated) a written statement of someone's good qualities; a testimonial a… Continue reading Daily Word (27 November 2014)

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Daily Word (26 November 2014)

Community | kəˈmjuːnɪti | Definition noun (pl. 'communities') a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common a group of people living together and practicing common ownership a particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants a body of nations or states unified by common interests [used esp. in… Continue reading Daily Word (26 November 2014)

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Daily Word (25 November 2014)

Compassion | kəmˈpaʃ(ə)n | Definition noun [mass noun] sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others Etymology Middle English, via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati ("suffer with"). In Other Languages Bahasa Indonesia: keharuan بهاس ملايو: بلس كاسيهن (belas kasihan) Cebuano: kaluoy Deutsch: das Mitgefühl, die Barmherzigkeit Español: la compasión, la misericordia Filipino: pakikiramay, kahabagan Français: le apitoiement, la compassion 한국어: 동정 (dongjeong) Italiano: la compassione, la pietà… Continue reading Daily Word (25 November 2014)

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Daily Word (23 November 2014)

Principle | ˈprɪnsɪp(ə)l | Definition noun a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning (usu. 'principles') a rule or belief governing one's behavior [mass noun] morally correct behavior and attitudes a general scientific theorem or law that has numerous special applications across… Continue reading Daily Word (23 November 2014)

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Daily Word (22 November 2014)

Environment | ɪnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt | or | ɛnˈvʌɪrənm(ə)nt | Definition noun the surroundings or condition in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates [usu. with modifier] the setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on [with modifier] (Computing) the overall structure within which a user, computer, or program operates ('the environment') the natural… Continue reading Daily Word (22 November 2014)

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Daily Word (20 November 2014)

Conscious | ˈkɒnʃəs | Definition adjective aware of and responding to one's surroundings having knowledge of sth. (in combination) concerned with or worried about a particular matter (e.g. "security-conscious") (of an action or feeling) deliberate and intentional (of the mind or a though) directly perceptible to and under the control of the person concerned Derivatives consciously (adverb)… Continue reading Daily Word (20 November 2014)

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Daily Word (19 November 2014)

Learn | ləːn | Definition verb (past and past participle 'learned', 'learnt' [British], with obj.) to gain or acquire knowledge or or skill in sth. by study, experience, or being taught to commit to memory to become aware of sth. by information or from observation (archaic) (informal) to teach sb. Derivatives learnability (noun) learnable (adjective) Etymology Old… Continue reading Daily Word (19 November 2014)

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Daily Word (18 November 2014)

Passion | ˈpaʃ(ə)n | Definition noun (mass noun) strong and barely controllable emotion [in sing.] a state or outburst of strong emotion intense sexual love [in sing.] an intense desire or enthusiasm for sth. [count noun] a thing arousing great enthusiasm ('the Passion') the suffering and death of Jesus an account of such from any of the… Continue reading Daily Word (18 November 2014)

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Daily Word (17 November 2014)

Yin yang (陰陽 / 阴阳) | yīn yáng | (Pinyin) Definition (in Chinese philosophy and religion) two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang) whose interaction influences the destinies of creatures and things Etymology Chinese "shady side [and] sunny side", semantically "shady side of a hill [and] sunny side of a hill" 陰: Radical阝(fù,"hill";… Continue reading Daily Word (17 November 2014)

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Daily Word (15 November 2014)

Development | dɪˈvɛləpm(ə)nt | Definition noun (mass noun) the process of developing or being developed a specified state of growth or advancement [count noun] a new and advanced product or idea [count noun] an event constituting a new stage in a changing situation the process of converting land to a new purpose by constructing buildings or making… Continue reading Daily Word (15 November 2014)

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Daily Word (14 November 2014)

Responsibility | rɪˌspɒnsɪˈbɪlɪti | Definition noun (mass noun) the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something [in sing.] ("responsibility to/towards") a moral obligation to behave correctly towards or in respect of the opportunity or ability… Continue reading Daily Word (14 November 2014)

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Daily Word (17 September 2014)

Faith  | feɪθ | Definition noun (mass noun) complete trust or confidence in someone or something [count noun] a strongly belief strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof [count noun] a particular religion Etymology Middle English. From Old English feid, from Latin fides. In Other Languages Bahasa Indonesia: iman, keyakinan… Continue reading Daily Word (17 September 2014)

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Daily Word (16 September 2014)

Dignity  | ˈdɪgnɪti | Definition noun (mass noun) (pl. dignities) the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect [count noun] a high rank or position a composed or serious manner or style a sense of pride in oneself or self-respect Etymology Middle English. From Old English dignete, from Latin dignitas, from dignus ("worthy"). In Other… Continue reading Daily Word (16 September 2014)

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Daily Word (15 September 2014)

Love  | lʌv | Definition noun (mass noun) a strong feeling of affection [...] and sexual attraction for someone affectionate greetings conveyed to someone on one's behalf a formula for ending an affectionate letter a great interest and pleasure in something [count noun] a person or thing that one loves (British, informal) a friendly form… Continue reading Daily Word (15 September 2014)