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Meaning of delve, cathode, detract, dismay, irrational, livid, intermittent, eject, adamant, hideous

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Meaning of delve (verb)
forms: delved; delving; delves

to investigate

Example
He decided to delve into the matter further.
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Meaning of cathode (noun)
form plural: cathodes

a negatively charged electrode in a storage battery or cell; the positive charge or a cell supplying an electric current

Example
A storage cell consists of one cathode and one anode in an electrolyte.

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Meaning of detract (verb)
forms: detracted; detracting; detracts

to take away from

Example
Bad make-up will detract from a woman's beauty.
There are plenty of occasions when the High Court exercises a supervisory jurisdiction over tribunals or bodies whose procedures allow for a more relaxed approach to the rules of evidence, but this does not detract from the fact that the High Court is performing the functions of the High Court when it exercises this jurisdiction.

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Meaning of dismay (verb)
forms: dismayed; dismaying; dismays

to dishearten

Example
He looked at her in dismay when she said she would leave him for the fireman down the street.
Since the war began, Russian military commanders, including senior serving officers, have been expressing dismay at seeing Iraq's army, most of whose tanks and aircraft they supplied, pounded so relentlessly and effectively.

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Meaning of irrational (adjective)
forms: more irrational; most irrational; less irrational; least irrational

unreasonable; illogical; groundless

Example
People can be irrational when they get emotional.
The thread which runs through these sorry tales is that they are all examples of irrational over-reaction by a government which is, by the standards of the region, honest, able and secure.

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Meaning of livid (adjective)
forms: more livid; most livid; less livid; least livid

discolored by a bruise; extremely angry (e.g. flesh)

Example
He had a livid scar on his forehead that could be seen from a good distance away.

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Meaning of intermittent (adjective)
forms: more intermittent; most intermittent; less intermittent; least intermittent

sporadic; starting and stopping (e.g. rain)

Example
The intermittent snow allowed people to still work outdoors.
Although Britain has been occupied by man for more than 25,000 years, in a form of intermittent visits over long periods between glaciations, it is only for the last 12,000 years or so that the country has been continuously occupied, with people moving into Britain permanently to exploit what resources were available.

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Meaning of eject (verb)
forms: ejected; ejecting; ejects

to throw out; to remove from something

Example
The litterbug decided; once again; to eject the trash from his vehicle onto the side of the road.

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Meaning of adamant (adjective)
forms: more adamant; most adamant; less adamant; least adamant

unyielding; very firm position or opinion

Example
She was adamant about going shopping.

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Meaning of hideous (adjective)
forms: more hideous; most hideous; less hideous; least hideous

extremely ugly; scary

Example
He had a hideous scar across his cheek.

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