ca·reer /kəˈrɪər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kuh-reer] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. an occupation or profession, esp. one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework: He sought a career as a lawyer.
2. a person's progress or general course of action through life or through a phase of life, as in some profession or undertaking: His career as a soldier ended with the armistice.
3. success in a profession, occupation, etc.
4. a course, esp. a swift one.
5. speed, esp. full speed: The horse stumbled in full career.
6. Archaic. a charge at full speed.
–verb (used without object) 7. to run or move rapidly along; go at full speed.
–adjective 8. having or following a career; professional: a career diplomat
pa·thet·ic /pəˈθɛtɪk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[puh-thet-ik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. causing or evoking pity, sympathetic sadness, sorrow, etc.; pitiful; pitiable: a pathetic letter; a pathetic sight.
2. affecting or moving the feelings.
3. pertaining to or caused by the feelings.
4. miserably or contemptibly inadequate: In return for our investment we get a pathetic three percent interest