Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
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.
ihn vuhrs [or] In vuhrs
definition 1: opposite or reversed in position, order, direction, nature, or effect.
example: It’s certainly true that he loves her, but the inverse statement–that she loves him–is unfortunately not true at all.
example: The main portion of the wallpaper is white with blue stripes, but the border has the inverse pattern: blue with white stripes.
definition 2: in mathematics, designating a value that increases or decreases in direct and opposite proportion to the change in another value.
example: The two terms are in inverse proportion since the one increases as the other decreases.
definition: to confirm, testify to, or prove the genuineness or worth of.
example: A notary must attest your signature on the document to show that it is valid.
example: The extraordinary painting attests her genius as an artist.
example: Although the critics hated the film, its box office proceeds attested the film’s immense popularity with audiences.
definition: to give confirmation, testimony, or proof (often followed by “to”).
example: The witness attested to the truth of the defendant’s statement.
example: The fact that no student scored above seventy percent attests to the difficulty of the exam.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the intransitive verb attest
attest + to + NOUN: ~ authenticity, ~ validity, ~ truth, ~ veracity, ~ fact (e.g., The neighbors attested to the fact that a truck had been parked outside the building), ~ existence, ~ presence, ~ importance, ~ virtue, ~ difficulty, ~ accuracy, ~ effectiveness, ~ superiority, ~ ignorance, ~ popularity, ~ success
0 vuhrt [or] o v@rt
definition: openly apparent; not concealed. (Cf. covert.)
example: Overt discrimination in the form of segregation was the norm in southern states at that time; discrimination in the north was more subtle.
example: Sanctions have not been imposed despite the nation’s overt aggression toward its neighbor.
stIp y@ leIt
definition: to specify or arrange as a condition of an agreement.
example: He has agreed to sell the property but has not yet stipulated a price.
example: The university clearly stipulates the criteria for a student’s acceptance into its honors programs.
example: The mortgage lender stipulates that there must be insurance on the property before the loan will be granted.