Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
@ pro pri @t
definition 1: fitting the practical or social requirements of the situation; seemly; suitable.
example: When you’re doing carpentry, you’ll get the best results if you use the appropriate tools.
example: Jeans and a T-shirt are not appropriate for a formal wedding. (more…)
definition 1: to choose as a preference from among alternatives; pick.
example: It can be difficult to select a gift for one’s boss.
example: The school board selected her as the new principal.
example: He was proud that the committee selected him to receive this prestigious award.
definition 1: selected in preference to others.
example: Only select students are invited to attend the professor’s gatherings.
definition 2: of special value; excellent.
example: He drinks only the most select wines.
example: His parents want him to attend one of the select eastern schools.
definition 3: particular; exclusive.
example: Only a select group of people were told about the decision.
In t@r jekt
definition: to interpose (a remark or comment) between words or remarks, or in the middle of a conversation or discussion.
example: He was always interjecting unwanted criticisms.
example: I will lecture, but please feel free to interject any questions you may have.
example: May I just interject that our time has almost run out for today?
@ pri shi eIt
definition 1: to perceive and acknowledge the worth of; value.
example: We especially appreciate spring after a very cold winter.
example: Kids tend to appreciate their parents much more when they become parents themselves.
definition 2: to understand and be very conscious of.
example: I appreciate the difficulty of your situation, but there’s little I can do to help.
definition 1: to include as a necessary or inevitable part, condition, or result.
example: Establishing a new business involves risk.
example: Playing on the team involves a considerable investment of time.
example: The job involves dealing with customers and placing orders.
definition 2: to bring into connection or concern with.
example: Please don’t involve me in this battle you’re having with your mother.
definition 3: to engross; to command the attention of.
example: Her husband complains that her work involves her completely.
example: He was involved in the game and didn’t want to talk on the phone.