Tag: collocations

Apr
23
2014

ethical

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

e thih k@l

adjective
definition 1:  of or concerning ethics.  (ethics = moral principles of right and wrong)
example:  Mercy killing is seen as an ethical dilemma.
example:  Advances in medical science often bring up ethical questions.

definition 2:  morally justified; conforming to a set of moral principles, esp. of a profession or other group.
example:  Animal rights groups argue that the use of these animals in experiments is not ethical even though it is legal.
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Apr
22
2014

claim

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kleIm

transitive verb
definition 1:  to assert ownership; demand as one’s right.
example:  The settlers claimed a parcel of land along the river.
example:  He was in a hurry to claim a seat in the front row.

definition 2:  to state (something) as true although not proven or universally accepted to be true; assert, contend.
example:  He claimed that the new discovery was his.
example:  The advertisers claim that their product cleans better than similar products.
example:  Some scientists claim that these skeletal remains are much older than what was once believed.

noun
definition 1:  a statement that is maintained to be true although it is not proven or universally accepted to be true.
example:  Nobody believed his claim of seeing a UFO.
exampleThe drug company made the claim that its drug was more effective than others on the market.
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Apr
21
2014

coherent

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ko her @nt

adjective
definition 1:  lumping, holding, or sticking together.
example:  She molded the clay into a coherent lump.

definition 2:  logically ordered or connected; consistent.
example:  The candidate’s positions on the various issues are quite coherent.
example:   This paragraph is not coherent, so it’s difficult to follow your argument.
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Apr
18
2014

wealth

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welth

noun
definition 1:  a large quantity of money or property or the state of having such.
example:  He gained his wealth by building ships.
example:  The family had great wealth and could afford to live in luxury.

definition 2:  a large amount or abundance.
example:  She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on.
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Apr
15
2014

heterogeneous

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

he t@ ro ji ni @s  [or]  he t@ ro jin y@s

adjective
definition:  made up of parts or members that differ from each other.
example:  The dogs at the shelter form a heterogeneous group ranging from boxers to bulldogs to chihuahuas.

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