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The moment the paper airplane landed, the instructor addressed the unruly class, telling them in the harshest tone that obstreperous [əbˈstrɛpərəs] conduct would not be tolerated.
English May 29, 2024, 5:47 AM   cowpoke

The journalist was known as a gadfly [ˈɡædˌflaɪ] for exposing hypocrisy in politics.
English May 28, 2024, 6:15 AM   cowpoke

Neil has a collection of antique tools gleaned [ɡlin] from flea markets and garage sales.
English May 27, 2024, 5:54 AM   cowpoke

// Professors and graduate students attended a three-day symposium [sɪmˈpoʊziəm] on climate change.

// The organization will be publishing a symposium [sɪmˈpoʊziəm] on genetic research.

English May 26, 2024, 6:15 AM   cowpoke

"He [rugby player Lewis Jones] almost missed his 1950 Welsh debut as he was about to board an aircraft carrier for Hong Kong before the orders were countermanded [ˌkaʊntərˈmænd]." — The Daily Telegraph (London), 9 Mar. 2024
English May 25, 2024, 4:54 AM   cowpoke

The new website offers shoppers a panoply [pænəpli] of snack foods, soft drinks, and other treats from around the world.
English May 23, 2024, 3:42 AM   cowpoke

As an acting neophyte [ˈniː.əˌfaɪt], Femi took a while to adjust to his newfound Hollywood fame.
English May 21, 2024, 4:04 AM   cowpoke

“... when resolve is wearing thin and hope feels futile [ˈfjuːtəl], sometimes the only thing left to do is laugh.” — Cassidy George, Rolling Stone, 10 Feb. 2023
English May 20, 2024, 5:05 AM   cowpoke

“When sea otters were reintroduced to an Alaskan island, they … led to the return of offshore kelp. As well as harboring hundreds of biodiverse species, these towering algal forests also sequester [sɪˈkwɛstər] carbon.” — Lucy Cooke, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2023
English May 19, 2024, 5:01 AM   cowpoke

We found ourselves tremendously moved by his apology, which he made without artifice [ˈɑrtɪfɪs] or pretense [false show].
English May 18, 2024, 4:56 AM   cowpoke

After the debacle [dɪˈbɑkəl] of his first novel, he had trouble getting a publisher for his next book
English May 16, 2024, 3:55 AM   cowpoke

The national scandal caused her popularity to wane [weɪn].
English May 15, 2024, 3:44 AM   cowpoke

The pair was accused of instigating [ˈɪnstɪˌɡeɪt] a plot to oust the newly elected mayor.
English May 13, 2024, 3:46 AM   cowpoke

“Chinese cities such as Chongqing, a southwestern metropolis known for its torrid [ˈtɔrɪd] summers, have for years used their air raid tunnels as public cooling centers.” — The Associated Press, 7 July 2023
English May 12, 2024, 4:12 AM   cowpoke

He likes to zhuzh [ʒʊʒ] up his outfits with brightly-colored ties.
English May 11, 2024, 5:47 AM   cowpoke

She looks back with amazement at the untrammeled [ʌnˈtræməld] single life she enjoyed not so long ago.
—Paul Gray

English May 10, 2024, 4:10 AM   cowpoke

“‘I’m impressed,’ said Mati, grudging [ˈɡrʌdʒɪŋ] admiration in her tone. ‘It isn’t just a pretty name and expensive ingredients. I can never make something this tasty.’” — Ken Liu, The Veiled Throne, 2022
English May 9, 2024, 3:52 AM   cowpoke

“The president was fast on his feet. Sensing an opportunity to extemporize [ɪkˈstɛmpəˌraɪz], he looked around the chamber, pleased.” — Robin Abcarian, The Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2023
English May 7, 2024, 3:46 AM   cowpoke

“Adjuah sings in a keening, plangent [ˈplændʒənt] tone, but at one point he pauses to offer a spoken invitation: ‘Listen to the wind,’ he says. ‘The voices calling to you from yesterday.’” — Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times, 30 June 2023
English May 6, 2024, 4:24 AM   cowpoke

Joan hopes to leave city life behind and move to a more agrarian [əˈɡrɛriən] region where she plans to raise lambs and grow heirloom vegetables.
English May 4, 2024, 5:14 AM   cowpoke

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