Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to communicate knowledge to; tell.
example: The doctor informed us that the surgery went well.
example: No one informed me of these changes.
example: Have you informed the landlord about this problem?
definition 2: to pervade or be instilled in.
example: Caustic wit informs this new play.
definition: to provide incriminating knowledge about someone, usually in secret.
example: It was the gangster’s girlfriend who eventually informed on him.
kaUn t@r aekt
definition: to overcome or lessen the effect of through opposition or opposite action.
example: The antidote counteracted the poison.
example: He counteracted their stubborn refusal with clever persuasion.
example: Coffee doesn’t actually counteract the effects of alcohol.
definition 1: inclined or disposed; not objecting or resisting; ready.
example: The company wanted to buy the property for a new hotel, but the owners were not willing to sell.
example: I’ll tell her everything if she’s finally willing to listen.
example: He was perfectly willing to help, but he just wasn’t able to.
definition 2: ready to perform or join in gladly; cheerfully consenting.
example: The children are always willing helpers when their mother is baking cookies.
definition 3: performed, offered, or given in a compliant manner.
example: He is young, but his willing participation in the crime cannot be overlooked.
example: Hers was a willing sacrifice.
e m@ n@nt
definition 1: outstanding in position or achievement; prominent; distinguished.
example: She’s an eminent scientist who’s made illustrious contributions to the field of medicine.
example: Several eminent scholars were scheduled to speak at the conference.
definition 2: conspicuous; notable.
example: The poem’s eminent simplicity contributed to its effectiveness.
definition 3: protruding; prominent.
example: The cathedral, with its eminent spires, had somehow remained intact during the bombing.
k@m po n@nt
definition: a part or element of a whole; constituent.
example: One of the engine’s components is damaged.
example: Vegetables are an important component of a healthy diet.
example: Oxygen and hydrogen are the chemical components that make up the water molecule.