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May
16
2013

observe

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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transitive verb

definition 1:  to perceive; see.
example:  She observed that he was wearing his best suit.

definition 2:  to watch closely or make a systematic observation of.
example:  She likes to sit by the window and observe the people walking by.
example:  The students observed the entire operation performed by the heart surgeon.
example:  The scientists are observing the animal’s behavior in its own habitat.

definition 3:  to remark casually
example:  ”You look cheerful today,” he observed. (more…)

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Apr
18
2013

rationale

pronunciation: rae shə nael
part of speech: noun
definition 1
. a fundamental reason for doing or being; basis.
example: The attack on the naval base provided the rationale for going to war.
definition 2
. an argument, statement, or sequence of logical steps amounting to an explanation or justification.
example: Is there a rationale for this law?

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