Category: Vocabulary

Nov
27
2014

harvest

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

har vihst

noun
definition 1:  the gathering of ripe crops, the crops or the amount so gathered, or the season in which they are gathered.
example:  Even small children helped out with the harvest of the crops.
example:  It was a small harvest that year.
example:  We met at harvest five years ago.

definition 2:  the product of an action, process, or event.
example:  The movement yielded a harvest of new ideas.

transitive verb
definition:  to gather (ripe crops); pick or reap.
example:  Farmers will harvest their corn soon.
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Nov
26
2014

complex

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k@m pleks  [or]  kam pleks

adjective
definition 1:  having a complicated structure; not simple.
example:  Her early designs were simple, but now she combines many patterns, making her new designs quite complex.

definition 2:  difficult to analyze or understand because of being complicated.
example:  His first spy novel was so complex that I found it hard to figure out what was happening when I read it.

definition 3:  having interconnected elements.
example:  They’ve developed a complex system of communication.
example:  A spider’s web is complex and beautiful.
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Nov
25
2014

immerse

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ih muhrs

transitive verb
definition 1:  to put deeply into or cover with liquid; submerge.
example:  Immerse the dry beans in the water and soak them overnight.
example:  He immersed his tired feet in the warm water.

definition 2:  to involve deeply; absorb.
example:  The novel immerses the reader in a brilliantly-imagined fantasy world.
example:  The whole class was deeply immersed in the discussion.
example:  He was immersed in his studies when I entered the room.
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Nov
25
2014

indelible

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

In de lə bəl

adjective

1. incapable of being removed or obliterated; permanent.
He was still tortured by indelible memories of the war.
2.making or leaving a permanent mark.
indelible ink

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Nov
24
2014

interstellar

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

In tər ste lər

adjective

existing or occurring between or among the stars.

Word Parts

The word interstellar contains the following parts:

inter-  Latin prefix that means between, among
stell     Latin root that means star

synonyms of stell:  astr, aster, astro

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