Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
ae n@k do t@l
definition 1: of, resembling, or concerning an anecdote or anecdotes.
example: We listened with interest to his anecdotal account of his trip.
definition 2: consisting of or supported by anecdotes rather than confirmable or reproducible data.
example: These claims are based only on anecdotal evidence and cannot be considered proven.
example: Anecdotal testimony gathered from users of a product can be highly persuasive.
ae n@k dot
definition 1: a brief account of a notable or humorous incident.
example: She told some interesting anecdotes based on her travels in South America.
example: The physician began his talk with anecdotes about some of his recently-treated patients.
example: He had us in stitches with anecdotes about his college days.
example: The company’s website posts anecdotes sent in by users of its products.
ak y@ peI sh@n
definition 1: a person’s normal way of earning a livelihood; profession.
example: Teaching was one of the few occupations open to women at that time.
example: He wrote “accountant” as his occupation on the form he was given.
definition 2: an activity that someone engages in, particularly as a hobby.
example: Bird-watching became her favorite occupation after she retired.
definition 3: the act or process of living in or staying in a place.
example: The cat’s occupation of the dog’s bed was amusing to everyone but the dog.
example: The building is unsafe and unfit for human occupation.
definition 4: the act or process of militarily holding or occupying a foreign land, usually after the defeat of its forces.
example: The victors of the war began their occupation of the defeated nation after its surrender.
aed v@ keIt
definition: to urge support or acceptance of.
example: The town council advocates buying fruits and vegetables grown on local farms.
example: One candidate advocates the removal of the state’s death penalty, while the other opposes the idea.
aed v@ k@t
definition 1: one who supports a cause.
example: She is an outspoken advocate of prison reform.
definition 2: one who defends or pleads on behalf of another, esp. in a court of law.
example: Who is the advocate for this defendant?
example: Parents of children with severe disabilities must often become tireless advocates in order for their children to receive needed services.
definition 1: to firmly declare (something), or to state or maintain (something) as true.
example: When questioned by the press, the superintendent affirmed his faith in the police department.
example: The expert affirmed that the fingerprints were identical.
definition 2: to ratify or confirm.
example: The party has affirmed his nomination as its candidate for the presidency.