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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Aug
30
2013

define

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih faIn

transitive verb
definition 1:  to explain or state the meaning of (a word or phrase).
example:  Dictionaries attempt to define words clearly and precisely.
example:  You should define unfamiliar terms at the beginning of your paper.

definition 2:  to establish or determine the limits or extent of.
example:  The boundaries of the farm are clearly defined.

definition 3:  to clearly specify.
example:  The property owner and the electrical contractor defined the terms of their agreement before any work on the house was begun.
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Aug
30
2013

shoal [1]

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shol

noun

1. a shallow area within a body of water.
2. an elevated ridge or area in the bottom of a body of water, esp. one that is uncovered at low tide; sandbar.

adjective

shallow, esp. when constituting a hazard for boats.
example: A fleet of fifteen warships lay moored in shoal water.
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Aug
29
2013

glade

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glade

gleId

noun
a clearing in a forest.

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Aug
28
2013

outcrop

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out·crop

aUt krap

noun
a protrusion of rock above the surface of the soil.
example: Outcrops are the most important sources of information for geological mapping.

intransitive verb
to erupt or protrude, as a rock from the soil.
example: Coal-mining spread to other districts where coal outcropped or could be got from shallow pits.



Aug
28
2013

period

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pir i @d

noun
definition:  a specific, limited interval or span of time.
example:  He’s been missing for a period of six days.
example:  Years, months, and weeks are periods of time that most of us recognize.
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