Tag: collocations

Mar
03
2015

distinct

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih stIngkt

adjective
definition 1:  clearly different or set apart; separate (often followed by “from”).
example:  The snow leopard is a species that is distinct from the leopard species.
example:  I have three distinct groups of friends.

definition 2:  plainly seen, heard, or understood; unmistakable or evident.
example:  On a clear day, the mountains are distinct.
example:  There is a distinct difference between what the candidate said last week and what he’s saying now.

definition 3:  very likely.
example:  It’s a distinct possibility that she’ll decide to look for another job.

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Mar
02
2015

capacity

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k@ pae sih ti

noun
definition 1:  the ability to receive, absorb, or contain.
example:  We need a tank with a larger capacity in order to hold enough water.

definition 2:  the total measured amount that can be contained.
example:  The gas tank has a capacity of thirteen gallons.

definition 3:  power or ability.
example:  He has the capacity to learn math if he wants to.

definition 4:  the ability to function or be used in a certain way.
example:  These athletes need to have the capacity to run at top speed for an extended amount of time.

definition 5:  a position in which one serves or functions.
example:  She spoke in her capacity as director.
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Feb
19
2015

innate

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ihn eIt

adjective
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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Feb
16
2015

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Feb
13
2015

acquire

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@ kwaIr

transitive verb
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.
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