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magnanimous (adjective)

mag-nan" -ms
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)

triv'e- l
unimportant; silly

Music production is a trivial job when compared to the research to find the vaccination to HIV.
unanimity (noun)

yoon -nimi-te
complete agreement

We came to a unanimity after we found the exact of cause of the problems.
symmetrical (adjective)

si-met"ri-kel
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)

doo-pli'i-te
deceitfulness; double-dealing

Adanech was a duplicity woman befor marrying Thomas because she seemed in love with both Dereje and Bekele simultaneously.
monarchy (noun)

mon r-ke
a state ruled by a king, queen, or emperor

Before the 1974 revolution of Ethiopia, Ethiopia was a monarchy.
magnitude (noun)

mag"ni-tood'
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)

senti-grad
referring to a temperature scale bases on one hunderd degrees
Water boils at 100 degree centigrade.
metric (adjective, noun)

met"rik
referring to a measurement system based on grams and meters (adjective)

In metric system, the unit of length is meter.
bipartisan (adjective)

bi-parti-z n
supported by members of two parties
Both Ethiopian Revolutionaries and Democracts supported the bipartisan measure.
integrity (noun)

in-teg"ri-te
honesty; good moral character
; wholeness; completeness

The governor Ventura has a good integrity because he did not cheat his people.
dilemma (noun)

di-lem'
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)

dis-in"ti-grat'
to separate into small parts; to become worse; to go wrong;
After rain,the cloud disintegrated and the sky became clear.
decade (noun)

dek'ad
a ten-year period

Since I completed high school in 1991, a decade passed last 2001.
annals (noun)

an" lz
a written records of events;
general records

The persidant speeches are recorded in the annals of the Ethiopia presidants.
ambiguous (adjective)

am-bbig"yoo- s
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)

am-biv" -lens
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)

des" -mat'
to destroy or kill a large part of

In my counrty Ethiopia, starvation decimate many people every year.
trilogy (noun)

tril' -je
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)

sen-ten"e- l
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.