Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
ha stI l@ ti
1. the state of being unfriendly or antagonistic.
The neighbors had had a bitter argument at one time and still felt some hostility toward each other.
2. resistance or opposition.
The teachers’ initial hostility toward the new testing program was not surprising.
3. (plural) overt acts of war.
Hostilities continued between the two nations until a peace treaty was finally signed in 1923.
1. wet, soft, sucking ground; marsh; bog.
The quagmire soon absorbed the dead fallen tree.
The hunters took care to skirt around the quagmire.
2. an unpleasant situation that is difficult to escape.
The country had gotten itself into a quagmire with this apparently unwinnable war.
lek sih kan
1. a dictionary or other inclusive listing of words.
The anthropologist studied the tribe’s language and set out to compile a basic lexicon.
2. the set of terms used by an individual, a particular group, or a profession; vocabulary.
Words often take on an entirely unique meaning in the lexicon of a particular field or profession.
also spelled “acknowledgement”
ihk na lihj m@nt
1. the act of acknowledging, or the fact of being acknowledged. [acknowledge=to admit or recognize the truth, existence, fact, or validity of something]
The government’s acknowledgment of the top-secret military bases surprised everyone.
Signing the paper is an acknowledgment that you have received your order in good condition.
World acknowledgment of the new nation has brought a sense of optimism to the people.
2. a formal expression of thanks.
In his acknowledgment to his professor, he thanked her for both her guidance and support.
1. in a state of having been legally declared incapable of paying off one’s debts and having one’s assets administered by a court to compensate creditors.
After years of struggling and being unable to pay back investors, the small company went bankrupt.
2. impoverished or unable to pay debts.
Most of the former employees became bankrupt, not being able to sell their homes or find other jobs in the area.
3. lacking in some quality.
The prison guards seemed bankrupt of all human feelings.