Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Dec
12
2014

credible

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kre dih b@l

adjective
definition 1:  believable or plausible.
example:  The teacher allowed him to make up the exam because she thought his excuse was credible.

definition 2:  deserving of belief; trustworthy.
example:  Because he had been drinking at the time of the incident, he was not considered a credible witness.
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Dec
11
2014

vex

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veks

transitive verb
definition 1:  to annoy or irritate.
example:  The long wait for their food vexed the customers.
example:  The traffic at the bridge entrance vexed the taxi driver.
example:  Something about her tone of voice vexed him that morning.

definition 2:  to puzzle or worry.
example:  The various problems with the traffic flow vexed the city’s planners.
example:  She was vexed by her daughter’s hostility and felt powerless to do anything about it.
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Dec
10
2014

capitalist

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kae pih t@ lihst

noun
definition 1:  one who invests capital, especially extensively, in business enterprises. (capital =money or other wealth used to produce further wealth)
example:  He was one of many capitalists who lost their money when the stock market crashed.

definition 2:  one who supports an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned, and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market.
example:  He was a capitalist and strongly opposed to Marxism.

adjective
definition:  of or pertaining to capitalism or capitalists.
example:  The United States has a capitalist economy.
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Dec
09
2014

capital

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kae pih t@l

noun
definition 1:  money or other wealth owned or used by a business.
example:  We will be expanding our business as soon as we get enough capital.

definition 2:  money or other wealth used to produce further wealth, as by investment.
example:  They invested all their capital in the stock market hoping to make a large profit.

adjective
definition:  relating to financial capital.
example:  The plant will have to close despite recent capital investment.

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Dec
08
2014

compulsory

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k@m puhl s@ ri

adjective
definition 1:  required or obligatory.
example:  Education is compulsory in this state up to the age of sixteen.
example:  Compulsory attendance at certain campus events was objectionable to some of the students.
example:  It is compulsory to have a building permit before beginning a construction project.
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