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Pronunciation of Warded: Learn how to pronounce Warded in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Warded:

noun
1a separate room in a hospital, typically one allocated to a particular type of patient:
a children’s ward
2an administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councillor or councillors:
the second most marginal ward in Westminster
3a child or young person under the care and control of a guardian appointed by their parents or a court:
for the last three years, the boy has been my ward
[mass noun] archaic the state of being in the care of a guardian:
the ward and care of the Crown
4 (usually wards) any of the internal ridges or bars in a lock which prevent the turning of any key which does not have grooves of corresponding form or size.
the grooves in the bit of a key that correspond to the wards in a lock.
5 [mass noun] archaic the action of keeping a lookout for danger:
I saw them keeping ward at one of those huge gates
6 historical an area of ground enclosed by the encircling walls of a fortress or castle.
verb
[with object]
1admit (a patient) to a hospital ward:
the last of the accident victims was warded
2 archaic guard; protect:
it was his duty to ward the king
Phrases

ward of court

a child or young person for whom a guardian has been appointed by the Court of Chancery or who has become directly subject to the authority of that court.
Phrasal Verbs

ward someone/thing off

prevent someone or something from harming or affecting one:
she put up a hand as if to ward him off
Derivatives

wardship

noun
Origin:

Old English weard (in ward (sense 5 of the noun), also ‘body of guards’), weardian ‘keep safe, guard’, of Germanic origin; reinforced in Middle English by Old Northern French warde (noun), warder (verb) ‘guard’

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Pronunciation of Cicada: Learn how to pronounce Cicada in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Cicada:

noun
a large bug with long transparent wings, found chiefly in warm countries. The male cicada makes a loud, shrill droning noise after dark by vibrating two membranes on its abdomen.
Family Cicadidae, suborder Homoptera: many genera
Origin:

late Middle English: from Latin cicada, cicala

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Pronunciation of Quill: Learn how to pronounce Quill in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Quill:

noun
1 (also quill feather) any of the main wing or tail feathers of a bird.
the hollow shaft of a feather, especially the lower part or calamus that lacks barbs.
(also quill pen) a pen made from a main wing or tail feather of a large bird by pointing and slitting the end of the shaft:
he leant over his writing desk, quill in hand
2the hollow sharp spines of a porcupine, hedgehog, or other spiny mammal.
3 (quills)another term for penne.
a dish of pasta quills tossed in a spicy tomato sauce
4 (quills) US informal, dated pan pipes.
verb
[with object]
form (fabric) into small cylindrical folds.
Origin:

late Middle English (in the senses ‘hollow stem’ and ‘shaft of a feather’): probably from Middle Low German quiele

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Pronunciation of Bergamot: Learn how to pronounce Bergamot in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Bergamot:

noun
1 [mass noun] an oily substance extracted from the rind of a dwarf variety of Seville orange, used in cosmetics and as flavouring in Earl Grey tea.
2 (also bergamot orange) the tree which bears a variety of Seville orange from which bergamot is extracted.
Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia, family Rutaceae
3an aromatic North American herb of the mint family.
Genus Monarda, family Labiatae: several species, in particular sweet bergamot (M. didyma) (also called bee balm, oswego tea), grown for its bright flowers
Origin:

late 17th century (in bergamot1 (sense 2)): named after the city and province of Bergamo in northern Italy

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Pronunciation of Cognac: Learn how to pronounce Cognac in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Cognac:

noun
[mass noun]
a high-quality brandy, strictly speaking that distilled in Cognac in western France:
we went to a bar and had some cognac
[count noun]:
a good range of cognacs

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Pronunciation of Acacia: Learn how to pronounce Acacia in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Acacia:

noun
a tree or shrub of warm climates which bears spikes or clusters of yellow or white flowers and is typically thorny. Also called wattle1, especially in Australia.
Genus Acacia, family Leguminosae: numerous species
Origin:

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek akakia

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Pronunciation of Transparent: Learn how to pronounce Transparent in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word Transparent:

adjective
1(of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen:
transparent blue water
fine transparent fabrics
2easy to perceive or detect:
the residents will see through any transparent attempt to buy their votes
the meaning of the poem is by no means transparent
having thoughts or feelings that are easily perceived; open:
you’d be no good at poker—you’re too transparent
(of an organization or its activities) open to public scrutiny:
if you had transparent government procurement, corruption would go away
3 Computing (of a process or interface) functioning without the user being aware of its presence.
4 Physics transmitting heat or other radiation without distortion:
CFCs and water vapour are virtually transparent to incoming short-wave solar radiation
Derivatives

transparently

adverb
[as submodifier]:
a transparently feeble argument
Origin:

late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin transparent- ‘shining through’, from Latin transparere, from trans- ‘through’ + parere ‘appear’