Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
In dih spen s@ b@l
definition: absolutely necessary; essential.
example: A good knife is indispensable for professional cooking.
example: Her help was indispensable to me during the the writing of my book.
s@ puhr flu @s
definition: being beyond a sufficient amount; excessive.
example: This paragraph is superfluous and could easily be eliminated.
e s@ ter ihk
definition: understood or known only by a few persons who have special training, access, or interests.
example: He wrote a book on the esoteric topic of how to grow ornamental onions.
@ li vi eIt
definition: to make more bearable; ease.
example: A good nurse alleviates suffering.
example: The medication will alleviate the pain, but it will not eliminate it.
definition: to become liable for or bring upon oneself (usually some unwanted or harmful consequence).
example: The duchess incurred an enormous gambling debt.
example: The teenager incurred his parents’ anger by telling them an outrageous lie.
example: If you give false information, you could incur a fine or an even stiffer penalty.