Tag: collocations

Apr
01
2014

hoax

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hox

noun
definition:
 something false or inauthentic presented as true or authentic, with intent to deceive or defraud.
example:  The so-called “ancient” cave painting was a hoax that fooled the public completely.

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Mar
31
2014

progress

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pra gres
noun
definition:  movement toward a specific end; advance.
example:  We’ve made a good deal of progress this week toward our fund-raising goal.

pr@ gres
intransitive verb
definition 1:  to advance in time or space; proceed.
example:  The climbers slowly progressed toward the summit.
definition 2:  to develop, esp. in a positive way; improve.
example:  As he progresses as an artist, he continues to gain recognition.

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Mar
21
2014

undermine

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uhn d@r maIn

transitive verb
definition 1:  to weaken the foundations of.
example:  The dike is being undermined by water.

definition 2:  to gradually, secretly, or imperceptibly weaken and destroy.
example:  Her mother-in-law undermined her relationship with her husband.
example:  The rumors undermined the candidate’s credibility.
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Mar
17
2014

fulfill

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fUl fIl

transitive verb
definition 1:  to effect or bring to realization or completion.
example:  She eventually fulfilled her lifelong dream of publishing a novel.

definition 2:  to execute or carry out (a duty, command, or the like).
example:  He fulfilled his military duty by serving two years in the Navy.
example:  The man failed to fulfill his responsibilities as a father.

definition 3:  to satisfy (a requirement, expectation, or desire).
example:  She cannot graduate unless she fulfills the physical education requirement.
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Mar
10
2014

apparent

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@ per @nt

adjective
definition 1:  clear to the perception or understanding; obvious.
example:  It was apparent to everyone that he was lying.
example:  The symptoms of the man’s illness were quite apparent to the doctor.
example:  The bias in the newspaper article was strikingly apparent.

definition 2:  seeming to be so at first observation, but not necessarily so; ostensible.
example:  The apparent loser of the race ended up the winner.
example:  Her shy smile belied her apparent indifference.
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