Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Apr
10
2017

defective

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dih fek tihv

adjective
1.  having a flaw, error, or other imperfection.
The company was forced to recall the cars because of defective engines.

2.  lacking an essential element or part.
The plan was defective because it lacked safety provisions.
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Apr
07
2017

malicious

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m@ lI sh@s

adjective
characterized by or displaying malice.  [malice=the wish to harm or hurt others; hostility; animosity]
His political opponents launched malicious attacks against him.
The guard’s face wore a malicious expression, and the prisoner froze with fear.
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Apr
06
2017

adaptive

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@ daep tihv

adjective
capable of or suitable for adapting.  [adapt=to make fit or suitable for a particular need or condition; adjust.]
The animal’s adaptive ability is important to its survival.
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Apr
05
2017

noncommital

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nan k@ mI t@l

adjective
not revealing what one’s preference, feeling, or opinion is.
When pressed to take sides, he gave a noncommittal answer.
She was noncommittal about her plans.
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Apr
04
2017

tenacious

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t@ neI sh@s

adjective
holding on or tending to hold on strongly or persistently (sometimes followed by “of”).
That simply being cold can cause one to catch a cold is a false but tenacious idea.
The elders of the village were tenacious of the old ways.
If you are tenacious, you may realize a dream that seems impossible.
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