Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Aug
26
2016

vacate

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transitive verb
to make vacant or unoccupied by leaving.
They vacated the room just as the new guests were arriving.
She announced that she will vacate her position on the governor’s staff.

intransitive verb
to leave or surrender a job or location.
I plan to vacate just as soon as my new job is assured.
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Aug
25
2016

enforce

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ihn fors

transitive verb
1.   to compel compliance with or obedience to.
The government makes the laws, and the police enforce them.
There is a law against fishing in this area, but no one seems to be enforcing it because there are always people fishing here.

2.  to collect or obtain (money or performance) by force or coercion.
Thugs enforced the payment of debts to their boss.

3.  to maintain forcibly; stress.
I must enforce upon you the importance of this matter.
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Aug
24
2016

offset

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awf set

transitive verb
to balance or compensate for.
The profits in this business offset the losses we sustained in our other business.
The delicious dessert helped offset the horrible main course.

 

awf set

noun
that which provides a counterbalance or compensation.
Product output decreased due to the power outages, and now it will take a month with extended work hours to produce the offset.
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Aug
23
2016

elapse

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ih laeps

intransitive verb
to slip by or come to an end, as a period of time or something limited to a period of time.
Several weeks elapsed before we heard from her.
Unfortunately, the warranty elapsed before the necessary repairs could be made.
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Aug
22
2016

adjourn

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transitive verb
to end or temporarily discontinue the proceedings of (a meeting or the like).
The president adjourned the meeting when it was clear that no decision could be reached.
This court is adjourned until next week.

intransitive verb
1.  to end or temporarily discontinue the proceedings of a meeting or the like.
The meeting adjourned after the final round of voting.
We decided to adjourn and meet again next week.

2.  to transfer proceedings to another location.
Let’s adjourn to your office.
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