Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mar
31
2014

progress

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pra gres
noun
definition:  movement toward a specific end; advance.
example:  We’ve made a good deal of progress this week toward our fund-raising goal.

pr@ gres
intransitive verb
definition 1:  to advance in time or space; proceed.
example:  The climbers slowly progressed toward the summit.
definition 2:  to develop, esp. in a positive way; improve.
example:  As he progresses as an artist, he continues to gain recognition.

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Mar
31
2014

agreeable

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ə gri ə bəl

adjective

1. pleasing or likable.

Solomon Whapple soon became used to the rapid motion of the coach, and entered into conversation with an agreeable gentleman on the same seat, who was kind enough to answer all his inquiries connected with the wonders of the road.

2. ready to concur or consent.

She turned from the window and got him to talk a little. He seemed agreeable to the idea of talking.

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Mar
28
2014

introduce

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

In tr@ dus

transitive verb
definition 1:  to present (a previously unknown person) to one or more people.
example:  Let me introduce you to my friends.
example:  I’m sorry; I forgot to introduce myself.

definition 2:  to bring to one’s notice or into one’s experience.
example:  I’d like to introduce a new topic of discussion.
example:  My friends introduced classical music to me when I was in college.

definition 3:  to bring into being for the first time.
example:  The company is introducing an exciting new line of swimsuits.
example:  Congress has just introduced a new bill to fight crime.
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Mar
28
2014

blatant

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bleI tənt

adjective

1. completely obvious or undisguised, sometimes offensively so.
examples: The politician’s response showed a blatant disregard for the truth. The hostility between the two women was blatant. He resented their blatant attempt to win him over. His blatant adoration of her made her uncomfortable.

2. conspicuous, often vulgarly so.
example: This blatant show of wealth impressed most of the guests.

 

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Mar
27
2014

recognize

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

re k@g naIz

transitive verb
definition 1:  to identify (someone or something) from previous experience or contact with that particular person or thing.
example:  His face was covered in dirt, and it took me a moment to recognize him.
example:  I didn’t recognize her voice on the phone, and I thought she had the wrong number.

definition 2:  to be able to distinguish what something is based on knowledge of the features or characteristics of that thing.
example:  I recognize true suffering when I see it.

definition 2:  to regard or acknowledge as valid.
example:  He recognized his shortcomings and tried to improve himself.
example:  I recognize that your needs are different from mine.
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