Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to put deeply into or cover with liquid; submerge.
example: Immerse the dry beans in the water and soak them overnight.
example: He immersed his tired feet in the warm water.
definition 2: to involve deeply; absorb.
example: The novel immerses the reader in a brilliantly-imagined fantasy world.
example: The whole class was deeply immersed in the discussion.
example: He was immersed in his studies when I entered the room.
definition 1: done immediately, without delay.
example: I was impressed by his prompt return of my phone call.
example: Prompt service is expected in a fast food restaurant.
definition 2: swift to respond or to be in attendance at an expected place.
example: Fortunately, the police were prompt and arrived before the thief could flee the area.
example: She expects her staff to be prompt for meetings.
@ trIb yut
definition 1: to regard as the result of.
example: Scientists are attributing the increase in the number of violent storms to global climate change.
example: To what can we attribute this dramatic change in your attitude?
definition 2: to regard as a characteristic of.
example: In the novel, the writer attributes innocence and gentleness to the impoverished peasants.
definition 3: to regard as the maker of.
example: The museum attributes these unsigned sketches to Leonardo Da Vinci.
ae trih byut
definition: a characteristic or quality.
example: Honesty is a famous attribute of President Abraham Lincoln, who was often referred to as “Honest Abe.”
example: The finest attribute of this restaurant is its elegant atmosphere.
traen zI sh@n
definition: a process of changing from one position, stage, or situation to another.
example: There were painful experiences during his transition from boyhood to manhood.
example: The nation’s citizens hoped for a peaceful transition from dictatorship to democracy.
example: The life cycle of the monarch butterfly includes its transition from caterpillar to pupa and from pupa to butterfly.
o v@r awl [or] o v@r awl
definition 1: from one limit to the other; entire.
example: The overall distance across Australia is about four thousand kilometers.
definition 2: with respect to or including nearly everything; general.
example: Although there were a few positive reviews, the overall opinion of the critics was that the play was simply dull.
example: I scored highest in one of the events, but my sister was the overall winner of the competition.
definition: for the most part; in general.
example: Overall, I’d say our presentation went very well.