Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jan
24
2014

accurate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ae ky@r iht

adjective
definition 1:  free of mistakes or error.
example:  The newspaper published an accurate report of the event.
example:  She gave an accurate description of the suspect.

definition 2:  careful and precise.
example:  In science, it’s extremely important to be accurate in one’s measurements.
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Jan
24
2014

vainglory

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veIn glo ri
noun
1. excessive pride in one’s own appearance, abilities, or achievements; vanity.
2. pretentious display lacking substance; ostentation.

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Jan
23
2014

diverse

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dih vuhrs [or] daI vuhrs

adjective
definition 1:  of various types or sorts; assorted.
example:  The United States has a diverse population.
example:  The children played on diverse instruments–everything from kazoos to trumpets to gongs.

definition 2:  of a different kind; different; unlike.
example:  Our customs and theirs are quite diverse, and yet we were able to find a common ground.

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Jan
23
2014

vernacular

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vər naek yə lər

adjective
1. spoken by the native or common people of a region or country.
example: The vernacular form of the language differed a good deal from the officially recognized form.
2. of, relating to, or spoken or written in the common, everyday language of a people or region.
example: Vernacular poetry appealed to her young pupil more than the classical verses she’d tried to interest him in.

noun
the language spoken by the native or common people in a region or country, esp. as opposed to a literary or official language.
example: The Renaissance saw the beginnings of the use of the vernacular in literary writings.

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Jan
22
2014

hyperborean

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haI pər bo ri ən

noun
1. one who lives in an extreme northern region.
2. (cap.) in Greek mythology, one of a people said to live in eternal sunlight in a land beyond the north wind.hyperborean

adjective
1. indicating the far north or arctic region.
2. very cold; frigid.

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