Mar
26
2014

radical

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition 1:  of or relating to roots, origins, or fundamental characteristics; basic.
example:  There are radical differences between these two systems of government.

definition 2:  extreme or complete, as a particular action or behavior.
example:  The parents’ divorce brought about a radical change in the lives of the children.
example: His ideas were considered radical, and few people took him seriously.

definition 3:  advocating drastic changes in laws, government, or society.
example:  The government tried to suppress all radical groups.
example:  Some professors were fired because of their radical political activities.

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