Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
o v@r siz
definition: across any of the several oceans; abroad.
example: He joined the army but was never sent overseas.
example: He’s working overseas, but he’ll return to the States next year.
definition: of or pertaining to people or places that are located abroad.
example: We’ll have to check with our overseas contacts.
example She worked in one of our overseas branch offices.
definition 2: of or concerning passage across an ocean.
example: Our overseas flight was bumpy due to storms.
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@b jek tihv
definition: a goal or purpose toward which one’s efforts are directed; aim.
example: Our objective was to convince the town council that bicycle paths are needed in these neighborhoods.
example: What is your objective in doing this research?
definition 1: not influenced by personal prejudice or feelings; unbiased.
example: I considered her problem in the most objective way I could.
example: It was difficult for the parents to be objective about their own child’s performance.
definition 2: having reality or tangible existence independent of the observer.
example: These are objective facts and cannot be argued away.
definition 1: clearly different or set apart; separate (often followed by “from”).
example: The snow leopard is a species that is distinct from the leopard species.
example: I have three distinct groups of friends.
definition 2: plainly seen, heard, or understood; unmistakable or evident.
example: On a clear day, the mountains are distinct.
example: There is a distinct difference between what the candidate said last week and what he’s saying now.
definition 3: very likely.
example: It’s a distinct possibility that she’ll decide to look for another job.
k@ pae sih ti
definition 1: the ability to receive, absorb, or contain.
example: We need a tank with a larger capacity in order to hold enough water.
definition 2: the total measured amount that can be contained.
example: The gas tank has a capacity of thirteen gallons.
definition 3: power or ability.
example: He has the capacity to learn math if he wants to.
definition 4: the ability to function or be used in a certain way.
example: These athletes need to have the capacity to run at top speed for an extended amount of time.
definition 5: a position in which one serves or functions.
example: She spoke in her capacity as director.
le jih sleIt
definition: to create a law or laws.
example: The fundamental purpose of the Congress is to legislate.
definition 1: to control or put limits on by legislation.
example: The government legislates immigration.
definition 2: to put into law; enact.
example: The government legislated important reforms soon after it came into power.