Tag: collocations

Sep
20
2016

abolition

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ae b@ lI sh@n

noun
1.  the act of abolishing or state of being abolished
In his speeches, he called for the abolition of slavery.

2.  (cap.) the end of slavery in the United States.
After Abolition in 1865, many former slaves moved to the North.
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Sep
19
2016

pact

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paekt

noun
1.  an agreement, esp. a sworn promise.
My friend and I made a pact never to tell what we saw that day.

2.  a formal compact or set of accords between or among nations; treaty.
Nazi Germany had signed a non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union, but it violated that pact when it invaded the Soviet Union in 1941.
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Aug
26
2016

vacate

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veI keIt

transitive verb
to make vacant or unoccupied by leaving.
They vacated the room just as the new guests were arriving.
She announced that she will vacate her position on the governor’s staff.

intransitive verb
to leave or surrender a job or location.
I plan to vacate just as soon as my new job is assured.
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Jul
08
2016

garner

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gar n@r

transitive verb
to accumulate or acquire.
He has garnered many awards for his paintings.
She is a good student and often garners praise from her teachers.

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Jun
28
2016

fabricate

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fae br@ keIt

transitive verb
1.  to construct or create.
The knives are fabricated out of stainless steel.

2.  to put together by assembling.
The entire home is fabricated in the factory.

3.  to invent with the intention of deceiving; make up.
The story had been fabricated just for the publicity.
He fabricated an elaborate excuse for turning his project in late.
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