definition 1: the health and happiness of a person or group, or the degree of such; well-being.
example: A good government is concerned with the welfare of its citizens.
example: The ship provided almost solely for the welfare of the first-class passengers.
example: I’m asking about your diet and the safety of this neighborhood because I’m concerned about your welfare.
definition 2: public or private aid to needy people.
example: Welfare helped their family get through a tough time.
example: Many changes have been made to the nation’s system of welfare since its inception.
ae k@ de mihk
definition 1: of or concerning a school or university.
example: Colleges and universities are academic institutions.
definition 2: having to do with scholarship or disciplined, intellectual study.
example: Her parents think she should spend more time on her academic work and less on sports.
definition 3: lacking immediate practical value; theoretical.
example: This entire discussion of changes in management is purely academic–we know that no action will be taken!
vurh chu @ li
definition: practically; almost completely.
example: We expected the restaurant to be busy, but we were surprised to find it virtually empty.
example: The contractor says the house is virtually finished and we can move in next week.
example: It’s virtually impossible to enter the building without the proper identification and clearance.
pae r@ maUnt
definition: foremost in importance, power, or the like; chief.
example: The safety of the citizens was the paramount concern of the mayor at that point.
example: The usefulness of the plant in treating disease was of paramount interest to the researchers.
example: It’s obvious that the health of her patients is paramount to the doctor.
example: Of paramount importance is the issue of fairness in the hiring of new employees.
In ihk strI k@ b@l
definition 1: that one cannot free oneself from.
example: He was in a terrible and inextricable situation, and he knew there was no way out.
definition 2: unable to be loosened, undone, or disentangled.
example: The twins felt an inextricable bond with each other.
example: There is an inextricable link between these ideas: we cannot think of one without thinking of the other.