Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oct
23
2013

global

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

glo b@l

adjective
definition 1:  having to do with the whole earth; worldwide; universal.
example:  The pollution of the oceans is a global concern.

definition 2:  taking into account all the parts that make up the whole of something.
example:  We need to take a global approach to taking care of our health.
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Oct
22
2013

misplace

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

mihs pleIs

transitive verb

1. to put (something) where it doesn’t belong; lose.
example: My mother constantly misplaces her glasses.

2. to apply or give inappropriately.
example: He misplaced his affections on a woman who hated him.
example: Your anger was misplaced; I did nothing to undermine your plans.

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Oct
22
2013

discussion

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dih skuh sh@n

noun
definition:  the act or an instance of discussing, or, collectively, the various things that are said while discussing  [to discuss:  1.  to talk together about;  2.  to consider in writing or speech].
example:  The discussion at the meeting focused on problems with the new software.
example:  The instructor led the class in a discussion of the social issues raised in their reading.
example:  Most of the discussion concerned whether the book should be considered literature or trash.
example:  The professor’s discussion of the artist’s troubled life was interesting to the students.
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Oct
21
2013

author

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aw th@r

noun
definition 1:  the writer of a book, play, story, or the like.
example:  The author was disappointed that his play received mixed reviews.

definition 2:  the creator of a plan or work.
example:  The author of this grand scheme to build a canal was the duke himself.
example:  The police are still seeking the author of the assassination attempt on the governor.

transitive verb
definition:  to be the author of; create; make.
example:  John Adams, the second President of the United States, authored the Massachusetts Constitution.
example:  The Nazis authored a plan to eliminate the Jewish population of Europe.
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Oct
21
2013

displace

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dIs pleIs

transitive verb

1. to force out of a homeland or established place.
example: The war displaced thousands of families.

2. to move out of the customary or proper place.
example: I could see that things in my room had been displaced.

3. to take the place of.
example: Compact disks displaced cassette tapes.

4. to force out of a position; oust.
example: The rebel government displaced the elected leadership.
example: After years of winning the championship, our team was finally displaced.

 

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