Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
re klus [or] rih klus
definition: a person who lives in voluntary isolation from others.
example: The billionaire Howard Hughes spent the last years of his life as an ailing and eccentric recluse.
mae st@r maInd
definition: a clever and intelligent person, esp. one who develops and directs plans, projects, or the like.
example: We consider her the mastermind of our department; she oversees our projects and finds solutions to problems that arise.
definition: to cleverly plan and supervise the development of.
example: The army leaders masterminded the plot to depose the president.
example: It was she who masterminded the plan to free the laboratory animals.
maeg nih tud
definition 1: size, extent, or dimension.
example: The magnitude of a galaxy is difficult to fathom.
definition 2: greatness or importance.
example: The first moon landing was an event of great magnitude.
definition 3: the measure of brightness of a celestial body.
example: The sun has an apparent magnitude of -26.74.
je p@r di
definition: danger, as of harm, death, or loss; peril.
example: Smoking puts one’s health in jeopardy.
example: The team’s perfect record was in jeopardy when its star player became injured.
definition 1: one of the small, flat, polished faces of a cut gemstone.
example: The many facets of this diamond make it sparkle in the light.
definition 2: an angle, aspect, or phase, as of a problem or situation
example: She shows different facets of her personality in different social contexts.
example: Poverty is only one facet of the problem of homelessness.