Category: Vocabulary

Jan
26
2015

cower

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kaU ər

intransitive verb

to crouch or cringe in fear.
The boy cowered before his angry father.

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Jan
26
2015

isolate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

aI s@ leIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to set apart from other things or people.
example:  The police isolated the murder suspect from the other prisoners.
example:  We think we have isolated the single cause of this disease.
example:  The island people are isolated from the mainland population.

definition 2:  to separate (an infectious person) from other people.
example:  Passengers who had become ill during the voyage were isolated.
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Jan
23
2015

minimum

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mI n@ m@m

noun
definition:  the smallest or least possible amount, degree, or number.
example:  The tickets will cost a minimum of ten dollars.
example:  There is an age minimum for this movie.

adjective
definition:  of, or representative of the smallest or least in amount, number, or degree.
example:  There is a minimum charge of fifteen dollars for delivery.
example:  You only have to pay the minimum amount right now.
example:  Children can’t go on the roller coaster unless they are of the minimum height.
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Jan
22
2015

maximum

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maek sih m@m

noun
definition:  the largest possible amount or degree. (Cf. minimum.)
example:  This elevator can hold a maximum of ten people.
example:  Her temperature reached its maximum on the second day of her illness.

adjective
definition:  being or having the largest amount or degree possible. (Cf. minimum.)
example:  He puts in his maximum effort on any project.
example:  Twenty is the maximum number of students that can enroll in the class.
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Jan
21
2015

myth

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mIth

noun
definition 1:  a story or body of stories based on tradition or legend, originating in the oral history of a preliterate society and incorporating its beliefs about the origins of the world, the causes of natural events, and the origins of the society’s customs and practices.
example:  According to Greek myth, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man.

definition 2:  a story, theme, or personage that may or may not be factual, preserved in oral or written form as an embodiment of a people’s ideals and accepted truths.
example:  There are various myths surrounding King Arthur.

definition 3:  a story or belief, or body of stories or beliefs, that has no demonstrated basis in fact but is accepted as true without examination or investigation.
example:  It is a myth that lightning never strikes again in the same place.
example:  The author of the book takes on the myth of Western cultural superiority.
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