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- magnanimous (adjective)
- noble; above revenge or resentment; foregiving of insults Ethiopians was magnanimous toward the Italians who killed millions of Ethiopians by bombing from air.
- unilateral (adjective)
yoon-lat r- l
- arbitrary; one sided; relating to only one side or part Since my families opposed me to marry my girl friend, I made a unilateral decision to marry her.
- trivial (adjective)
- unimportant; silly
Music production is a trivial job when compared to the research to find the vaccination to HIV.
- unanimity (noun)
- complete agreement
We came to a unanimity after we found the exact of cause of the problems.
- symmetrical (adjective)
- balanced in physical size or form
Circle is perfectly symetrical along the diameter of the circle.
- monopoly (noun)
m -nop -le
- exclusive possession or control
Xcel energy has a monopoly on the power supply for the twin cities.
- duplicity (noun)
- deceitfulness; double-dealing
Adanech was a duplicity woman befor marrying Thomas because she seemed in love with both Dereje and Bekele simultaneously.
- monarchy (noun)
- a state ruled by a king, queen, or emperor
Before the 1974 revolution of Ethiopia, Ethiopia was a monarchy.
- magnitude (noun)
- greatnss of size or importance
In the developing countries, starvation has a higher magnitude than the developed countries.
- bilingual (adjective)
bi-ling gw l
- having or speaking two languages
I can speak two languages; therefore, I am bilingual.
- centigrade (adjective)
- referring to a temperature scale bases on one hunderd degrees
Water boils at 100 degree centigrade.
- metric (adjective, noun)
- referring to a measurement system based on grams and meters (adjective)
In metric system, the unit of length is meter.
- bipartisan (adjective)
- supported by members of two parties
Both Ethiopian Revolutionaries and Democracts supported the bipartisan measure.
- integrity (noun)
- honesty; good moral character
; wholeness; completeness
The governor Ventura has a good integrity because he did not cheat his people.
- dilemma (noun)
- problem; difficult choice between equally bad things
I am in the dilemma of leaving here at the U.S.A or going back to my home country.
- disintegrate (verb)
- to separate into small parts; to become worse; to go wrong;
After rain,the cloud disintegrated and the sky became clear.
- decade (noun)
- a ten-year period
Since I completed high school in 1991, a decade passed last 2001.
- annals (noun)
- a written records of events;
The persidant speeches are recorded in the annals of the Ethiopia presidants.
- ambiguous (adjective)
- not clear; having two or more meanings
The direction of the test was so ambiguous that every one us could not decide which way to follow.
- ambivalance (noun)
- existence of mixed or conflicting feelings
When I decided to come to America, I had an ambivalent feelings of loosing my family and having a good opportunity in America.
- decimate (verb)
- to destroy or kill a large part of
In my counrty Ethiopia, starvation decimate many people every year.
- trilogy (noun)
- a group of three books, plays, or stories
In a trilogy play, we can enjoy three different types of play.
- perinnial (adjective)
p -ren"e- l
- occurring again and again; constant; lasting for a long time
Starvation is a perinnial problem in Ethiopia because every year many peolple get died from starvation.
- centennial (noun)
- one-hundred-year anniversary; aperiod of one hunderd years
One-hunderd-years after thier marriage, Abraham and Sahar celebrated thier centennial with especial events last week.
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