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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)