Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
taen jih b@l
definition 1: capable of being touched or perceived by touch.
example: An apple is tangible whereas an idea is not.
definition 2: factual or real.
example: The DNA test provided tangible evidence of his guilt.
di vi eIt
definition 1: to turn away from a direct or prescribed course.
example: The rocket deviated from its charted path.
definition 2: to stray from typical, predicted, or average behavior.
example: He deviated from his usual routine on this particular morning.
example: This school deviates from national norms with respect to test scores–the scores here are much higher.
definition: to cause to turn away from a prescribed course.
example: Our plane was deviated to Detroit because of fog in Chicago.
definition 1: something that connects or confines.
example: This glue creates a powerful bond.
example: The prisoner managed to break free of his bonds.
definition 2: that which binds people emotionally or intellectually, such as a common interest, love, or feelings of loyalty.
example: There is a special bond of friendship between us.
example: A strong bond can develop between an animal and a human.
definition: to bind together.
example: The heat bonded the two pieces of metal.
definition: to join together, as in a bond.
example: What happens when these atoms bond?
ihm pe d@ m@nt
definition 1: an obstacle or hindrance.
example: Low income should not be an impediment to receiving a good education.
example: His lack of confidence was an impediment to his advancement in the company.
example: The island nation’s remoteness had long been an impediment to developing trade relations.
pae r@ maUnt
definition: foremost in importance, power, or the like; chief.
example: The safety of the citizens was the paramount concern of the mayor at that point.
example: The usefulness of the plant in treating disease was of paramount interest to the researchers.
example: It’s obvious that the health of her patients is paramount to the doctor.
example: Of paramount importance is the issue of fairness in the hiring of new employees.