easy-Speak - Toastmaster Automation!       
   
easy-Speak - Toastmaster Automation!
easy-Speak 

easy-Speak Training


Username:

Password:

 Remember me



I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE


My Communication

     

Need to ask a question?

HelpNeed to ask a question? - or could you help and answer questions?


WOTD  
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Friday 21st June 2024
Archive | Previous word | Today's word |

labile (adjective) LAY-byle



Unstable, liable to change.

... an 11-year-old by “became agitated, emotionally labile and experienced thoughts of self-harm”; ...

M. Whitely, Western Australia Hansard, 23 November 2006. W. Australia Hansard

Unfortunately it is during this labile period that life-long habits, good or bad, develop.

H. Ip, Hong Kong Legislative Council, 5 November 1987. Hong Kong Legislative Council

In these labile times and our family-unfriendly society, I suggest you remain as independent and self-reliant as you can be, including maintaining your earning capacity.

Margaret Cook, The Observer, 16 July 2000.
The Observer

Instead he opts for material from everyday life - stories of common soldiers, inhabitants of the bombed-out cities, and later the population of the West German Wirtschaftswunder, struggling with the problems of a new and sometimes labile democracy.

R.A. Berman, The New York Times, 23 August 1987, New York Times
reviewing Heinrich Boll's The Casualty. Amazon




Join the Contributors | Suggestions & Comment | Link to us | Grammarian's Print
 

Toastmaster Automation v2.20 - Sponsored by Malcolm Warden   © 2005-21 MalW

Terms and Conditions (Revised 2018-04-23)       Privacy Policy (Revised 2018-04-23 16:00)
The names Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International
This website is developed, supported and financed by Toastmaster members for use in their own clubs with the cooperation of Toastmasters International. It is only available to Toastmasters clubs.