Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to give forth or produce (a product, result, or quantity).
example: The business yielded huge profits that year.
example: This bread recipe yields two loaves.
definition 1: to surrender, esp. to a pressure, force, or emotion.
example: In the end, he yielded to the temptation to place a bet.
definition 2: to give way; to move or be moved as a response to persuasion or force.
example: He begged her to reconsider, but she would not yield.
example: After much ramming, the locked door yielded.
@ per @nt
definition 1: clear to the perception or understanding; obvious.
example: It was apparent to everyone that he was lying.
example: The symptoms of the man’s illness were quite apparent to the doctor.
example: The bias in the newspaper article was strikingly apparent.
definition 2: seeming to be so at first observation, but not necessarily so; ostensible.
example: The apparent loser of the race ended up the winner.
example: Her shy smile belied her apparent indifference.
praek tih k@l
definition 1: of or relating to practice and experience as opposed to theory or abstraction.
example: Teachers can study educational theory, but learning how to teach requires practical experience in the classroom as well.
definition 2: useful in reality or capable of being put into use; workable.
example: Buying a racehorse didn’t seem like a practical investment to the young man’s parents.
example: What is needed is a practical solution to the problem.
definition 3: connected or concerned with the realities of everyday living or managing.
example: She was the creative mind behind the enterprise while her partner took care of more practical matters such as financing and bookkeeping.
In kor p@ reIt
definition 1: to include or blend into a larger thing that already exists.
example: I’ll incorporate your suggestions into my report.
example: She incorporated the leftover meat and vegetables into the stew.
definition 2: in law, to form into a corporation.
example: The couple decided to incorporate their home business.
definition 3: to give physical form to.
example: The sunset over the white sandy beach incorporated all her ideas of romance.
re l@ v@nt
definition: related to or connected with the present matter; pertinent.
example: We will not have time to discuss issues that are not relevant to today’s topic.
example: She was pleased to answer those questions that were relevant to her lecture.
definition 2: of current significance or importance; requiring or deserving consideration.
example: The professor’s point was that the events of the past are still relevant for people today.
example: Saving the rare plant species is simply not relevant for the local people who are just barely surviving themselves.