Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jul
21
2014

strive

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straIv

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to try or work hard; exert oneself.
example:  She’s striving to reach the top in her profession.
example:  The athletes strove to improve their performance before the next Olympics.
example:  Leaders on both sides have been striving for a peaceful end to the conflict.
example:  He continues to strive toward his goal of entering politics.

definition 2:  to struggle, usually against something or someone.
example:  His father and mother had striven against poverty in the old country.
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Jul
18
2014

terminology

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tuhr mih na l@ ji

noun
definition:  the specialized vocabulary and expressions used in a particular field or subject; nomenclature.
example:  This course introduces the student to the most important concepts and terminology of the field of economics.
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Jul
17
2014

impede

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ihm pid

transitive verb
definition:  to slow or block the movement or progress of; hinder.
example:  The cascades of snow impeded the settlers’ progress.
example:  Wars in the country have impeded the development of infrastructure.
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Jul
16
2014

realize

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ri @ laIz

transitive verb
definition 1:  become aware of, or clearly perceive or understand.
example:  I failed to realize how unhappy she was.
example:  I just realized that it’s past midnight.
example:  He suddenly realized that nothing was more important to him than his family.
example:  It took me a moment to realize the seriousness of what had just happened.

definition 2:  to make happen; actualize.
example:  She realized her dream of success.

definition 3:  to obtain (income or profit).
example:  The company realized a profit in the first quarter.
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Jul
15
2014

orient

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or i @nt [or] or i ent

transitive verb
definition 1:  to find the position of with respect to the points of the compass.
example:  The lost hikers oriented themselves by locating the North Star.

definition 2:  to acquaint or familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances.
example:  This program will orient the new students to college life.

definition 3:  to place or arrange in a specified relationship to the points of the compass.
example:  The architect oriented the house so that it would get morning light in the kitchen.

definition 4:  to adjust (something) toward or in relation to someone or something.
example:  We should orient this ad toward working mothers.
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