Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
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definition: the act or an instance of rising again or returning with a forceful motion.
example: A new biography of Cleopatra has brought about a resurgence of interest in ancient Egypt.
example: High unemployment has triggered a resurgence of crime in the area.
example: The city has been experiencing a resurgence in tourism since the restoration of the waterfront.
definition: to be or become motionless, fouled, or lacking in energy, originality, or development; be or become stagnant.
example: The dumping of waste into the river eventually caused it to stagnate.
example: Industry stagnated as the recession continued.
example: The mystery writer was bored with her detective character and felt that her ideas had stagnated.
definition: to cause to merge, coalesce, or combine, esp. by or as if by melting together.
example: The foundry fuses zinc and copper to make brass.
example: The new play fuses some of the themes from the playwright’s earlier works.
definition: to become merged by or as if by melting together; amalgamate; coalesce.
example: The copper and zinc fused and became brass.
example: The flavors fuse as the dish cooks, and the result is extraordinary.
definition: a point of reference for judging value, quality, change, or the like; standard to which others can be compared.
example: We use the national average on these tests as a benchmark so that we can evaluate our own school’s performance.
example: The team of that year established a benchmark for success in the sport that all later teams have tried to live up to.
kuhl mih neIt
definition: to arrive at a climax or conclusion (usually followed by “in”).
example: The celebration will culminate in fireworks.
example: The long negotiations finally culminated in a treaty.
example: The political demonstration culminated in mass arrests.
definition: to bring to a climax or conclusion.
example: The commencement ceremony was a grand occasion, and a speech by the governor culminated the event.