Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Nov
25
2014

immerse

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih muhrs

transitive verb
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.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
24
2014

prompt

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

prampt

adjective
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.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
21
2014

attribute

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ trIb yut
transitive verb
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
noun
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.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
20
2014

transition

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

traen zI sh@n

noun
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.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
19
2014

overall

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

o v@r awl [or] o v@r awl

adjective
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.

adverb
definition:  for the most part; in general.
example:  Overall, I’d say our presentation went very well.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter