Category: Vocabulary

Mar
27
2015

behemoth

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hi məth

1. a huge beast, perhaps a hippopotamus, mentioned in the Book of Job in the Old Testament.
2. any enormous or powerful creature or thing.

America’s second largest tobacco company, Reynolds American, acquired its competitor Lorillard for $27.4 billion, creating a $58 billion tobacco behemoth.”

The retail behemoth might not feel much pain from a wage hike, but some of its competitors would.”

 

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Mar
27
2015

ignorant

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

Ig n@ r@nt

adjective
definition 1:  lacking knowledge or education.
example:  It is easier for corrupt leaders to control an ignorant population.
example:  Many of the children grow up ignorant because they have no access to schools.

definition 2:  resulting from or revealing a lack of knowledge or education.
example:  We’re making an ignorant assumption, and we should probably check the facts.

definition 3:  unaware; uninformed.
example:  Many of us are ignorant about other cultures.
example:  He was ignorant of the fact that the law had changed.
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Mar
26
2015

highlight

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haI laIt

transitive verb
definition:  to give particular emphasis or prominence to, or to be the most prominent thing or part of.
example:  She highlighted her remarks with dramatic gestures.
example:  The teacher highlighted the spelling errors by circling each one.
example:  That new exhibit highlights the show.

noun
definition:  that which is exceptionally and pleasurably memorable, important, or prominent.
example: Her speech was the highlight of the conference.
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Mar
26
2015

dodo

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do do

noun
1. any of several large, clumsy, flightless birds formerly found on islands in the Indian Ocean but now extinct.

2. (informal) a person who is slow-witted or hopelessly old-fashioned.

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Mar
25
2015

expose

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ihks poz

transitive verb
definition 1:  to uncover or reveal; lay bare.
example:  Stripping off the layers of old paint exposed a delicate carved pattern in the wood.
example:  The newspaper exposed wrongdoing on the part of several government officials.

definition 2:  to subject to risk by stripping away or not providing needed protection.
example:  The judge said that by leaving the baby alone in the bathtub, she exposed the child to danger.

definition 3:  to present or display.
example:  If you want to be recognized as an artist, you need to expose your work more extensively.

definition 4:  to strip away a disguise, pretense, or protection from.
example:  She threatened to expose her criminal boyfriend to the police.

definition 5:  to allow or cause (someone) to view, come in contact with, or experience.
example:  His parents wanted to expose him to the art and music of other cultures.
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