Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Feb
16
2017

distrustful

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dihs truhst f@l

adjective
lacking in trust or confidence; doubting; suspicious.
He was distrustful of his employees and kept a close watch on them.
She was distrustful of any offer that seemed impossibly good.
The dog had been badly mistreated by humans and was now distrustful.

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Feb
15
2017

greedy

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gri di

adjective
1.  extremely desirous of wealth or possessions without regard to the desires of others.
He was a greedy man who thought nothing of obtaining wealth by deceitful means.
Being greedy, he took all the potatoes for himself, leaving none for the rest of us.

2. ¬†strongly desirous; eager (often followed by “for”).
She was greedy for any news of her family.
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Feb
14
2017

indignant

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ihn dIg n@nt

adjective
feeling or showing anger in response to something considered unjust or unworthy.
She gave an indignant reply when asked if she was lying.
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Feb
13
2017

loyal

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loI @l

adjective
showing steady adherence, service, or faithfulness, as to a government, group, person, ideal, or the like.
A loyal friend wouldn’t spread rumors about you behind your back.
As a loyal party member, he felt it was his duty to carry out the party’s requests.
They said he couldn’t be trusted, but I knew he was loyal to the gang.
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Feb
10
2017

halt

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hawlt

transitive
to stop or pause, as in a movement or operation.
The train pulled into the station and slowly halted.
Production halted as the workers went on strike.
Conversation halted when the supervisor entered the room.

intransitive verb
to cause to stop.
Guards halted the travelers as they neared the border.
They halted work on the project when the money began to run out.
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