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vocabulary

Part of speech

Meaning

Examples

Arabic

People

noun

human beings collectively: human beings considered collectively or in general

• People tend not to mind if you ask them for help.

 

Phonological

 

Knowing a Word

 

 Adj

1. study of speech sounds: the scientific study of the system or pattern of speech sounds used in a particular language or in language in general
2. sound system of a language: the system or pattern of speech sounds used in a particular language

 

 

Pinch

verb

To press someone’s skin tightly between your fingers and thumb.

• That it hurts: Dad! “Katy just pinched me!”

 

Plotter

noun

A device that draws pictures on paper based on commands from a computer. Plotters differ from printers in that they draw lines using a pen. As a result, they can produce continuous lines, whereas printers can only simulate lines by printing a closely spaced series of dots. Multicolor plotters use different-colored pens to draw different colors.

 

 

police man

noun

man on a police force: a man who is a police officer

 

 

police station

noun

headquarters of the police: the local headquarters of a police force

 

 

post office

noun

place for mailing and stamps: an office or building where the public has access to services of the postal system

 

 

Potential

Quality Educator

 Noun

capacity to develop: the capacity or ability for future development or achievement

 To have the potential to succeed

 

Powerboat

noun

powerful motorboat: a small motorboat with a powerful outboard or inboard motor, used especially for racing.

 

 

Press

verb

To push something firmly with your fingers or with your feet.

• Doctor gently pressed her stomach.
• I pressed the brake pedal, but nothing happened.

 

Printer

noun

computing machine for printing computer data: a peripheral output device designed to produce computer-generated text or graphics on paper, transparencies, or similar media

 

 

Prior

Quality Educator

Adj

 1. earlier: earlier in time or sequence

  a prior engagement

 

Productive

Knowing a Word

 

Adj

 1. producing something: producing or able to produce something
2. producing much: producing something abundantly and efficiently

 

 

PROM

noun

(programmable read-only memory)
A PROM is a memory chip on which you can store a program. But once the PROM has been used, you cannot wipe it clean and use it to store something else. Like ROMs, PROMs are non-volatile.