Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to bother or interrupt by making noise or causing distraction.
example: The hotel manager worried that the construction noise would disturb the guests.
example: Terrible dreams disturbed his sleep.
definition 2: to upset or cause to be in disorder.
example: The wind disturbed the calm surface of the pond.
example: Someone has been in my office and disturbed my papers.
definition 3: to make nervous or uneasy; trouble.
example: Witnessing the accident disturbed the child greatly.
example: It disturbs people when they hear of such grisly incidents.
example: The message in the letter obviously disturbed her because she rushed out of the room after reading it.
keI p@ b@l
definition 1: having the ability to perform as required; competent.
example: She is a highly capable teacher who accomplishes a great deal with her students.
definition 2: having the mental or physical ability to accomplish a particular thing (usually followed by “of”).
example: She is capable of great success if she puts her mind to it.
example: Two weeks after surgery, I was capable of standing by myself.
definition 3: having the psychological makeup that allows a particular emotion or the carrying out of a particular act (usually followed by “of”).
example: We couldn’t believe he was capable of murder.
example: She did not know she was capable of falling in love again.
definition 1: therefore; for this reason; thus.
example: I don’t agree with the proposition, and hence I cannot vote for it.
definition 2: from this moment; from now.
example: Two years hence, the new building should be completed.
definition 1: to interfere with or obstruct the functioning or progress of.
example: Heavy chains hindered the elephant’s movements.
example: His questions hindered my thought process.
example: His constant daydreaming is hindering his progress in school.
example: The thick brambles hindered our passage through the forest.
definition 2: to stop from doing something or stop (something) from happening.
example: Revelation of his misconduct hindered him from winning the election.
example: The inclusion of a tax increase hindered the bill from passing in the legislature.
ho m@ ji ni @s [or] ho m@ jin y@s
definition 1: having all parts of the same or a similar type.
example: The influx of immigrants and refugees into the small nation has transformed what was once a homogeneous population.
definition 2: having the same structure, nature, or texture throughout; uniform.
example: Homogeneous matter has the same composition regardless of what amount is analyzed.