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Monthly Word

August

Main Entry: com·mu·ni·ty
Pronunciation:
k&-'myü-n&t-E
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
1 a : the people living in an area; also : the area itself b : a group of living things that belong to one or more species, interact ecologically, and are located in one place (as a bog or pond) c : a group of people with common interests especially when living together community of monks>
2 a : shared ownership or participation <community of goods> b
: SIMILARITY 1, LIKENESS community of ideas> c : shared activity : FELLOWSHIP

 

September

Main Entry: nu·tri·tion
Pronunciation:
n(y)u-'trish-&n
Function: noun
: the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; especially : the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and makes use of food substances

October

Main Entry: en·er·gy
Pronunciation:
'en-&r-jE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -gies
1 : power or ability to be active : strength of body or mind to do things or to work energy>
2 : natural power vigorously exerted : vigorous action energy>
3 : the capacity (as of heat, light, or running water) for doing work
4 a : usable power (as heat or electricity) b : a source of energy; especially : a resource (as oil) used to provide energy energy>
synonym see
POWER

November

Main Entry: im·mi·grate
Pronunciation:
'im-&-"grAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -grat·ed; -grat·ing
: to come into a foreign country to live
- im·mi·gra·tion /
"im-&-'grA-sh&n/ noun

December

Main Entry: tra·di·tion
Pronunciation:
tr&-'dish-&n
Function: noun
1 : the handing down of information, beliefs, or customs from one generation to another
2 : a belief or custom handed down by tradition [Middle English tradicion, tradicioun "tradition", from early French tradition (same meaning) and Latin tradition-, traditio "the action of handing over, tradition, betrayal" -- related to
TREASON; see Word History at TREASON]

January

Main Entry: ex·tinct
Pronunciation:
ik-'sti[ng](k)t, 'ek-"
Function: adjective
1 : no longer active extinct volcano>
2 : no longer existing extinct species of animal>

February

Main Entry: 1prej·u·dice
Pronunciation:
'prej-&d-&s
Function: noun
1 : injury or damage to a case at law or to one's rights
2 a : a favoring or dislike of something without good reason b : unfriendly feelings directed against an individual, a group, or a race [Middle English prejudice "injury from a judgment, an opinion formed before knowing the facts", from early French prejudice (same meaning), from Latin praejudicium "previous judgment", from prae- "pre-, before" and judicium "judgment", from judic-, judex "judge", from jus "right, law" and dicere "to say" -- related to
JUDGE, JUST]

 

March

Main Entry: cli·mate
Pronunciation:
'klI-m&t
Function: noun
1 a : a region with specified weather conditions b : the average weather conditions of a particular place or region over a period of years
2 : the usual or most widespread mood or conditions climate of fear>
- cli·mat·ic /
klI-'mat-ik, kl&-/ adjective
Word History The ancient Greeks believed that the earth sloped from the equator to the north pole. They thought that this sloping caused the different weather conditions found in different regions of the world. Therefore they called each of the regions a klima, which was also the word for "slope" or "inclination". Klima was borrowed into Latin as clima, and from Latin it was taken into French where it was spelled climat. In English it became climate, a word which we now use more often to mean the weather conditions themselves than the region where they occur. [Middle English climat "climate", from early French climat (same meaning), from Latin climat-, clima (same meaning), from Greek klimat-, klima "slope, latitude, climate", from klinein "to lean, recline" -- related to
CLIMAX, CLINIC]
 

April

Main Entry: hab·i·tat
Pronunciation:
'hab-&-"tat
Function: noun
: the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows

May
Main Entry: 1space
Pronunciation:
'spAs
Function: noun
1 : a period of time
2 a : a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions
: DISTANCE, AREA, VOLUME b : an area set apart or available space> space>
3 : the limitless three-dimensional extent in which all things exist and move
4 : the region beyond the earth's atmosphere
5 : a blank area separating words or lines
6 : an available seat on a public vehicle

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