Tag: collocations

Oct
21
2014

overt

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

0 vuhrt  [or]  o v@rt

definition:  openly apparent; not concealed. (Cf. covert.)
example:  Overt discrimination in the form of segregation was the norm in southern states at that time; discrimination in the north was more subtle.
example:  Sanctions have not been imposed despite the nation’s overt aggression toward its neighbor.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Oct
20
2014

stipulate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

stIp y@ leIt

transitive verb
definition:  to specify or arrange as a condition of an agreement.
example:  He has agreed to sell the property but has not yet stipulated a price.
example:  The university clearly stipulates the criteria for a student’s acceptance into its honors programs.
example:  The mortgage lender stipulates that there must be insurance on the property before the loan will be granted.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Oct
14
2014

arise

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ raIz

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to come into view or notice.
example:  Several unexpected topics arose during the discussion.
example:  This question arises at every meeting, but we never seem to come to any agreement on the answer.
example:  Problems will inevitably arise despite all of our precautions.

definition 2:  to move upward.
example:  Steam arose from the boiling water.

definition 3:  to result or issue (often followed by “from”).
example:  The problem arose from their lack of attention to what they were doing.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Oct
13
2014

comprehensive

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kam pr@ hen sihv

adjective
definition 1:  wide or all-inclusive in range or scope.
example:  The team carried out a comprehensive study of the diet and nutrition of children in the whole region.
example:  The final exam will be comprehensive, so you’ll need to study the material from the beginning of the semester.
example:  Your medical insurance is quite comprehensive; it seems to cover everything.

(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Oct
08
2014

refusal

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih fyu z@l

noun
definition:  the act or an instance of refusing. (refuse = 1. to decline to accept or give;  2. to withhold acceptance, permission, or consent.)
example:  The demonstrators’ refusal to leave the area caused their arrest by the police.
example:  Her refusal of that job offer in Chicago was something she would later regret.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter