Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
aen s@ stri
definition 1: one’s ancestors collectively; one’s family background.
example: I know very little of my ancestry because all the records were destroyed.
example: He’s proud of his Greek ancestry.
definition 2: line of descent; lineage.
example: The duke can trace his ancestry back to the tenth century.
definition 3: the origin or evolution of an object, idea, or style.
example: We brought the silver bowl to an antique dealer to learn about its ancestry.
aen ses t@r
definition 1: a person, such as a grandparent or great grandparent, from whom one is descended, especially one who lived several generations ago.
example: Her ancestors came to America from China in the middle of the 1800s.
definition: a predecessor or forerunner.
example: This ancient stringed instrument may be the ancestor of the guitar.
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ri I t@ reIt
definition: to say again.
example: You don’t need to reiterate your point; we have heard and understand what you’re saying.
definition 1: a violation of a law, rule, or standard of conduct; crime, sin, or breach of good conduct.
example: After the drunk driver’s third offense, the judge sent him to jail.
example: She confessed all her offenses to the priest.
example: Failing to attend his uncle’s funeral was considered an offense by the rest of the family.
example: She maintained that she’d committed no offense and therefore refused to apologize.
definition 2: something that offends or displeases.
example: His flippant manner was an offense to the honor and solemnity of the occasion.
definition 3: the feeling, usually of anger or outrage, caused by being offended.
example: My offense at those insulting remarks was not easily erased.
e stih meIt
definition 1: to calculate the approximate amount, size, or value of.
example: We estimated our bill to be approximately three hundred dollars.
example: We asked the carpenter to estimate how much the new garage would cost.
example: I estimated the length of the room to be close to thirty feet.
definition 2: to judge or appraise.
example: He looked closely at the ring and estimated its value at around five thousand dollars.
example: They estimated that their drinking water would last for just two more days.
e stih miht
definition 1: a rough calculation or educated guess as to the amount, size, or value of something.
example: By my estimate, we hiked about fifteen miles today.
definition 2: a judgment or appraisal.
example: We took the diamond to a jeweler for an estimate of its worth.