Category: Vocabulary

Apr
18
2014

wealth

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

welth

noun
definition 1:  a large quantity of money or property or the state of having such.
example:  He gained his wealth by building ships.
example:  The family had great wealth and could afford to live in luxury.

definition 2:  a large amount or abundance.
example:  She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on.
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Apr
18
2014

plutocrat

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

plukraet

noun

1: a member of a wealthy ruling class.
2: anyone having great influence because of wealth.

 

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Apr
17
2014

manifest

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maen ih fest

transitive verb
definition:  to show plainly; display; demonstrate.
example:  The results of the treatment generally manifest themselves after only four days.
example:  The man’s face manifested both shock and grief.
example:  The patient manifested symptoms of a rare disease.

adjective
definition:  clear and unmistakable to the eye or mind; plain; obvious.
example:  His guilt was manifest to all.
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Apr
17
2014

increment

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In krə mənt

noun

1: a rise or addition in number or value, often small.
Every year the employees receive a wage increment.

2: one of several successive increases or movements forward.
The weight is increased in precise increments.

3: something received or added.
And every year, every month, came some new increment to human achievement, a new country opened up, new mines, new scientific discoveries, a new machine!
(The War in the Air, Wells, H.G.)

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Apr
16
2014

convert

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k@n vuhrt

transitive verb
definition:  to transform (something) into another form, substance, or state.
example:  We can convert the sofa into a bed.
example:  The gas engine converts the gas into electrical power.

intransitive verb
definition:  to adopt new and fundamentally different beliefs or attitudes, especially religious or political.
example:  Before her marriage, she converted to Judaism.
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