Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
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definition: a specific class or group in a classification system.
example: Cats and dogs are in a different category of animal from snakes and lizards.
example: The books in the library are divided into various categories.
definition: without any question or doubt; truly; in fact.
example: She was indeed the best swimmer on the team.
example: He had indeed stolen the jewels, but no one was ever able to prove it.
example: You’re right. These are delicious pastries indeed!
definition: used to express a strong reaction of agreement, doubt, surprise or the like to what someone has just said.
example: Indeed! Well, if he seriously thinks he’s qualified to do my job, he’s very much mistaken!
definition 1: to disclose or make known.
example: I promise never to reveal your secret.
definition 2: to open to view; show.
example: As the clouds lifted, the snowy mountain peaks were revealed.
example: He lifted his shirt and revealed an elaborate tattoo.
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definition 1: fitting the practical or social requirements of the situation; seemly; suitable.
example: When you’re doing carpentry, you’ll get the best results if you use the appropriate tools.
example: Jeans and a T-shirt are not appropriate for a formal wedding. (more…)
definition 1: to choose as a preference from among alternatives; pick.
example: It can be difficult to select a gift for one’s boss.
example: The school board selected her as the new principal.
example: He was proud that the committee selected him to receive this prestigious award.
definition 1: selected in preference to others.
example: Only select students are invited to attend the professor’s gatherings.
definition 2: of special value; excellent.
example: He drinks only the most select wines.
example: His parents want him to attend one of the select eastern schools.
definition 3: particular; exclusive.
example: Only a select group of people were told about the decision.