Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
mI n@ m@m
definition: the smallest or least possible amount, degree, or number.
example: The tickets will cost a minimum of ten dollars.
example: There is an age minimum for this movie.
definition: of, or representative of the smallest or least in amount, number, or degree.
example: There is a minimum charge of fifteen dollars for delivery.
example: You only have to pay the minimum amount right now.
example: Children can’t go on the roller coaster unless they are of the minimum height.
maek sih m@m
definition: the largest possible amount or degree. (Cf. minimum.)
example: This elevator can hold a maximum of ten people.
example: Her temperature reached its maximum on the second day of her illness.
definition: being or having the largest amount or degree possible. (Cf. minimum.)
example: He puts in his maximum effort on any project.
example: Twenty is the maximum number of students that can enroll in the class.
definition 1: a story or body of stories based on tradition or legend, originating in the oral history of a preliterate society and incorporating its beliefs about the origins of the world, the causes of natural events, and the origins of the society’s customs and practices.
example: According to Greek myth, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to man.
definition 2: a story, theme, or personage that may or may not be factual, preserved in oral or written form as an embodiment of a people’s ideals and accepted truths.
example: There are various myths surrounding King Arthur.
definition 3: a story or belief, or body of stories or beliefs, that has no demonstrated basis in fact but is accepted as true without examination or investigation.
example: It is a myth that lightning never strikes again in the same place.
example: The author of the book takes on the myth of Western cultural superiority.
@ per @nt li
definition 1: judging from all available information or visible evidence; seemingly.
example: They apparently left in a hurry; the TV is still on and they left the door unlocked.
example: No one knows exactly how the accident happened, but, apparently, both drivers were speeding.
definition 2: most certainly; clearly.
example: Apparently, you don’t care how anybody else feels about it!
sihg nI f@ k@ns
definition 1: importance; consequence.
example: The fact that the suspect was left-handed had significance for the police.
example: July 4, 1776 is a date of great significance for the American people.
example: She sold her engagement ring as it no longer had any significance for her.
definition 2: meaning.
example: The children saw the sign that said “No Trespassing,” but they didn’t understand its significance.