Category: Vocabulary

May
25
2015

overcome

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

o v@r kuhm

transitive verb
definition 1:  to defeat or quell in a conflict; succeed in a struggle with.
example:  With this bold plan of attack, they hoped to overcome the enemy.
example:  We’ll have to overcome many obstacles in order to accomplish this goal.
example:  I think this is a problem we can easily overcome if we work together.

definition 2:  to cause to be weak or inactive, or to lose consciousness.
example:  He struggled to speak, but the drug quickly overcame him.

definition 3:  to emotionally overwhelm or render inarticulate.
example:  We were overcome by the powerful images of suffering in the film.
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May
25
2015

auteur

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

o tuhr

noun

a director whose films display a distinctive personal style.
Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson can all be regarded as auteurs.

 

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May
22
2015

deprive

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dih praIv

transitive verb
definition 1:  to take a possession or attribute away from; divest of.
example:  The hurricane deprived many residents of their homes.
example:  The factory’s closing deprived workers of their livelihoods.

definition 2:  to prevent from having or enjoying; deny.
example:  Excessive homework deprives children of time with their families.
example:  The oppressive government deprived the people of their basic rights.
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May
22
2015

omniscient

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am nI shənt

adjective

1. infinite in knowledge; all-knowing.
They believe in an omniscient god.
2. possessing great knowledge; seeming to know everything.
Their father seemed omniscient when they were children.

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May
21
2015

submit

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s@b mIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to give up or yield (oneself) to the power, will, or authority of another.
example:  Unable to escape, they submitted themselves to the will of the conquerors.

definition 2:  to subject to a process or treatment.
example:   Half of the mice were submitted to the treatment while the others formed the control group.

definition 3:  to offer for consideration.
example:  He submitted his work to a publisher.

definition 4:  to propose or state; suggest.
example:  I submit that we delay our decision until we have more information.
example:  I submit that my client could not have committed this crime.
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