Category: Vocabulary

Apr
29
2016

offensive

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ fen sihv

adjective
definition 1:  unpleasant; disagreeable; repugnant.
example:  The rotting garbage caused an offensive smell.

definition 2:  insulting or rude, or causing resentment or anger by being considered such.
example:  The politician’s tasteless and offensive joke was reported in the press.
example:  Some members of the audience found the crude language of the play offensive.
example:  His bigoted comments were offensive to us all.

definition 3:  of, pertaining to, or designed for attack or scoring.
example:  The army’s offensive strategy had failed in the last attack.
example:  The offensive team scored a touchdown in the first minutes of play.
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Apr
29
2016

therapeutic

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

thepyu tihk
adjective
of, pertaining to, or capable of healing; curative.
Exercising in warm water can be therapeutic for people with physical injuries.

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Apr
28
2016

immune

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih myun

adjective
definition 1:  resistant to a disease, either naturally or by medical means.
example:  Humans are immune to many diseases that affect cats and dogs.
example:  She was vaccinated against measles as a child, so she is immune to it now.

definition 2:  protected or exempt from something that others are not exempt from.
example:  Even the very wealthy are not immune from the effects of an economic recession.

definition 3:  not affected by something that does or might affect others.
example:  They thought their stock portfolio was relatively immune to market variations.
example:  He’s a cold man who seems to be immune to the pain of others.
example:  As a politician, she had become fairly immune to unfounded criticism.
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Apr
28
2016

gustatory

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

guh stə to ri
adjective
of or pertaining to the sense of taste or the act of tasting.

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Apr
27
2016

worthwhile

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

wuhrth waIl

adjective
definition:  valuable or rewarding enough to be worth the expenditure of time and energy.
example:  Traveling abroad was a worthwhile experience for him, despite the difficulties he encountered.
example:  The book is challenging to read, but I think you’ll find the effort worthwhile.
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