Monthly Archives: May 2013

May
21
2013

structure

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

struhk ch@r

noun
definition 1:  a thing consisting of a number of elements joined together in a certain way.
example:  A human cell is a complicated structure.

definition 2:  the way in which such a thing is joined together.
example:  We’re studying the structure of atoms in chemistry class.

definition 3:  the relationship between and among the parts of a relatively complex process or entity.
example:  On our first day at the job, we learned about the structure of the organization.
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May
21
2013

repine

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rih paIn

intransitive verb

definition 1. to express or feel unhappiness; complain; fret.
example: She lay on the couch all day, repining over her misfortune.

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May
20
2013

need

nid

transitive verb
definition 1:  to have a requirement for.
example:  They need more money to support their families.
example:  All animals need water to live.
example:  The house needs painting and the windows need washing.

definition 2:  to have or feel the necessity or obligation (to do something).
example:  You need to sign the form on the front and back.
example:  I need to leave now, or I’ll miss the bus.
example:  I’m tired; I need to take a break.
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May
20
2013

noisome

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 noI səm

adjective

definition 1. offensive or disgusting, esp. in smell; foul.
example: The field hospital was a noisome place that reeked of human filth and human misery.
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May
17
2013

reduce

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih dus

transitive verb
definition:  to make less in amount or size.
example:  I reduced the amount of sugar in the recipe.
example:  Building the new highway reduced traffic on the old one.
example:  Since the school budget was reduced, students receive less instruction in music and art.
example:  They temporarily reduced the price in order to increase sales.
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