Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to come into view or notice.
example: Several unexpected topics arose during the discussion.
example: This question arises at every meeting, but we never seem to come to any agreement on the answer.
example: Problems will inevitably arise despite all of our precautions.
definition 2: to move upward.
example: Steam arose from the boiling water.
definition 3: to result or issue (often followed by “from”).
example: The problem arose from their lack of attention to what they were doing.
kam pr@ hen sihv
definition 1: wide or all-inclusive in range or scope.
example: The team carried out a comprehensive study of the diet and nutrition of children in the whole region.
example: The final exam will be comprehensive, so you’ll need to study the material from the beginning of the semester.
example: Your medical insurance is quite comprehensive; it seems to cover everything.
definition 1: to move downward or to a lower position or state.
example: The airplane is beginning to descend now.
example: During his imprisonment, he descended into madness.
example: The government descended into chaos after the ousting of the leader.
definition 2: to incline downward; slope.
example: This path descends to the ocean.
definition 3: to be related by blood, esp. through several generations.
example: My family descends from one of the great clans of Scotland.
definition 4: to attack or overwhelm, as with superior numbers.
example: Armed guerrillas descended upon the army base.
example: Screaming fans suddenly descended upon the movie star.
@ baen d@n
definition 1: to leave (someone or something) with no intention of returning or taking up possession again.
example: They abandoned the old car in the ditch.
example: He abandoned his family and moved far away.
definition 2: to give up by withdrawing from.
example: The families were forced to abandon the village that had been their home.
example: The army abandoned the fort.
definition 3: to stop pursuing (an activity, goal, or the like); give up; relinquish.
example: He abandoned his dream of becoming an actor.
example: They abandoned the project when they realized it was too costly.
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rih fyu z@l
definition: the act or an instance of refusing. (refuse = 1. to decline to accept or give; 2. to withhold acceptance, permission, or consent.)
example: The demonstrators’ refusal to leave the area caused their arrest by the police.
example: Her refusal of that job offer in Chicago was something she would later regret.