definition 1: belonging to or existing in someone or some organism from the time of birth; inborn.
example: Shyness may be an innate characteristic in some human beings.
definition 2: of the essential nature of something.
example: The innate complexity of the subject makes it challenging to teach.
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definition 1: to come to possess; obtain.
example: He is acquiring some bad habits from his friends.
example: You’ve acquired an American accent since you’ve been living here.
example: We acquired some furniture for our apartment from some relatives.
example: I never liked asparagus before, but I seem to have acquired a taste for it.
definition 2: to gain, esp. through one’s own efforts or dealings.
example: He acquired his wealth by building railroads.
example: The company’s been trying to acquire that land for years.
definition 1: having adequate or considerable worth or merit; admirable; commendable.
example: She donates money for famine relief and other worthy causes.
example: The volunteers put in a worthy effort to save the historic building.
definition 2: deserving (often followed by “of”).
example: He’s a man worthy of his reputation.
example: Her essay was certainly worthy of the praise it received.
definition: deeply touching; arousing strong emotion, esp. sadness or sympathy; piercing; penetrating.
example: The scene in which the soldier comes home to his wife is the most poignant in the film.