Category: Vocabulary

Apr
24
2014

migrate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

maI greIt

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to move from one region into another.
example:  Their ancestors had migrated from the east, finally settling in this small western mining town.

definition 2:  to change habitat or location periodically as in response to changes in climate or employment opportunities.
example:  Geese migrate to the south when the weather gets cold.
example:  The pickers migrate north to work in the orchards during the harvest season.
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Apr
24
2014

transmigrate

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traenz maI greIt

intransitive verb

definition 1. to pass into and be reborn in another body, as the soul of a dead person.

definition 2. to migrate from one place or country to another.

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Apr
23
2014

ethical

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e thih k@l

adjective
definition 1:  of or concerning ethics.  (ethics = moral principles of right and wrong)
example:  Mercy killing is seen as an ethical dilemma.
example:  Advances in medical science often bring up ethical questions.

definition 2:  morally justified; conforming to a set of moral principles, esp. of a profession or other group.
example:  Animal rights groups argue that the use of these animals in experiments is not ethical even though it is legal.
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Apr
23
2014

high-minded

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haI maIn dihd

adjective
displaying or possessing a great concern for ethical principles or lofty ideals or sentiments.

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. (Aristotle)

Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s. (Bertrand Russell)

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Apr
22
2014

claim

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kleIm

transitive verb
definition 1:  to assert ownership; demand as one’s right.
example:  The settlers claimed a parcel of land along the river.
example:  He was in a hurry to claim a seat in the front row.

definition 2:  to state (something) as true although not proven or universally accepted to be true; assert, contend.
example:  He claimed that the new discovery was his.
example:  The advertisers claim that their product cleans better than similar products.
example:  Some scientists claim that these skeletal remains are much older than what was once believed.

noun
definition 1:  a statement that is maintained to be true although it is not proven or universally accepted to be true.
example:  Nobody believed his claim of seeing a UFO.
exampleThe drug company made the claim that its drug was more effective than others on the market.
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