Category: Vocabulary

Feb
10
2016

violent

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

vaI @ l@nt

adjective
definition 1:  acting with extreme force or hostility.
example:  The violent criminal had already viciously murdered two people.

definition 2:  harsh; severe.
example:  The violent storm ripped out trees and damaged many homes.

definition 3:  characterized by strong emotional force; vehement.
example:  His violent temper made his children afraid of him.
example:  Her violent love for him still burned despite the passage of time.
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Feb
10
2016

harlequin

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

harkwihn
noun
1. (often cap.) a clown in Italian popular comedy of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, traditionally masked and dressed in multicolored diamond-patterned tights.
2. any clown or buffoon.

adjective
having a brightly colored diamond pattern.

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Feb
09
2016

scientific

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

saI @n tI fihk

adjective
definition 1:  requiring or demonstrating systematic knowledge and skills, exactness in observation and testing, and keen but dispassionate interest in the truths of nature.
example:  A cure for the disease will eventually be found through scientific research.
example:  An experiment that cannot be replicated by other scientists is not considered scientific.
example:  It takes a great deal of scientific study before a theory is said to be proven.

definition 2:  of or pertaining to science.
example:  The professor is retired now, but she continues to read her scientific journals.
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Feb
08
2016

intensive

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ihn ten sihv

adjective
definition:  highly concentrated in a small space or interval of time.
example:  The intensive course in French required a lot of homework, and the class met every day.
example:  Toward the end of the semester, the students engage themselves in intensive study.
example:  Intensive farming in the area increased the general food supply but depleted the soil of nutrients.
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Feb
05
2016

controversial

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition 1:  of, relating to, or characterized by controversy.  [controversy = a dispute, esp. a public one, marked by the expression of opposing views.]
example:  Immigration is a controversial issue in the areas close to the border.

definition 2:  subject to debate.
example:  The findings of this study are controversial and further research is being called for.
example:  That the dinosaur bones are authentic has been well proven and is no longer controversial.
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