Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to slowly wear away, eat into, or destroy by the action of friction or as if by friction.
example: Wind erodes the unprotected topsoil.
example: The river eroded the limestone and created a gorge.
example: Peer pressure eroded her resistance.
example: Jealousy eroded their friendship.
definition 2: to form (a geological feature) by wearing away, esp. by the action of water, ice, or wind.
example: The river eroded a deep channel for itself over the years.
definition: to invent or make (a plan, device, or solution of a problem), especially by a fresh application of known information; arrange; contrive.
example: They devised a plan to outdo the opposing team.
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definition 1: to explain or clarify by providing an example or presenting a graphic representation.
example: My father always used examples from his own life experience to illustrate his point.
example: The gym teacher illustrated how the move should be done by demonstrating it herself.
example: The drawing on the opposite page helped illustrate the concept.
definition 2: to provide pictures or drawings for (a book, story, or other work).
example: The artist illustrated the book with very detailed drawings.
definition 1: a general course, direction, or tendency.
example: The trend toward obesity continues.
example: Studies show that standards of living are on a downward trend.
example: A trend toward living together before marriage began some decades ago.
definition 2: the latest style; mode.
example: Short skirts are the trend this year.
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definition 1: any object made by human beings, especially one of cultural, archaeological, or historical significance.
example: The museum had an exhibit of ancient Mexican artifacts.
definition 2: in scientific investigation, a false or inaccurate result or effect caused by the introduction of an unintended element or variable.
example: These results are an artifact of not having chosen the subjects for the study randomly.