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Apr
26
2016

persuasive

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

p@r sweI sihv

definition:  having the ability to cause another to do or believe something.
example:  A few more citations of evidence will make your paper more persuasive.
example:  She made a persuasive argument for raising the drinking age.
example:  He was very persuasive, and soon she was dancing with him.
example:  There is little persuasive evidence to support the claim that the product actually works.
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Mar
28
2016

accrue

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ kru

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to grow or accumulate over time.
example:  As interest accrues in your savings account, your total amount of money will increase.
example:  Our knowledge of the past accrues with the work of historians.
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Mar
22
2016

obvious

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ab vi @s

adjective
definition 1:  easily understood, recognized, or seen; apparent.
example:  It was obvious from his manner that he was uncomfortable and embarrassed.
example:  I thought the answer was quite obvious, but many students were puzzled.
example:  You’ll recognize the library when you see it; it’s quite obvious when you walk down that block.

definition 2:  having no subtlety; transparent.
example:  Her jokes were too obvious to be funny.
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Mar
21
2016

behavior

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

b@ heIv y@r

noun
definition 1:  the actions and reactions of a group, person, animal, or thing, either characteristically or under specific circumstances.
example:  The experiment looks at certain aspects of human behavior.
example:  What is the behavior of carbon molecules when subjected to heat?

definition 2:  the way in which one acts or conducts oneself.
example:  Your child’s behavior will have to improve or he will be asked to leave.
example:  His behavior at the party was embarrassing to his friends.
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Mar
11
2016

changing

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

cheIn jihng

adjective
definition:  becoming different; shifting; varying.
example:  We do our best to keep up with changing technology.
example:  We watched the changing colors of the sky at sunset.
example:  As an old man now, he finds life in this rapidly changing world somewhat frustrating.
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