[ as-er-teyn ]
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine
[ uh-kwiz-i-tiv ]
tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.
[ ni-mon-ik ]
assisting or intended to assist the memory.
[ suh-ler-i-tee ]
[ uh-bis ]
a vast chasm, or a deep immeasurable space or cavity
[ grand-dee-ohs ]
more complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown
[ im-peer-ee-uhs ]
domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing
[ ak-ruh-nim ]
a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation; a set of initials representing a name, organization, or the like, with each letter pronounced separately; an initialism
[ puh-noor-ee-uhs ]
extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly
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