Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jan
11
2017

adaptable

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@ daep t@ b@l

adjective
1.  having the capacity to be adapted.
This sofa is adaptable for use as a bed.

2.  having the ability to adjust to particular needs or conditions.
The more adaptable a species is, the more likely it will survive.
Our company needs to be adaptable to changing consumer tastes.

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Jan
10
2017

dauntless

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dawnt l@s

adjective
unable to be intimidated or discouraged; not daunted; fearless.
Though wounded, the dauntless lieutenant continued to command his platoon.
The journalist was dauntless in her efforts to discover the truth.
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Jan
09
2017

passionate

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pae sh@ niht

adjective
1.  capable of or showing strong emotions.
The composer’s dramatic music shows his passionate nature.
There was a passionate outcry from the public when the city’s plan for the park was revealed.

2.  having or showing a strong romantic desire.
The two were locked in a passionate embrace.

3.  characterized or driven by intense feeling.
The mother made a passionate plea for help in finding her child.
He is a passionate advocate for solar power.

4.  extremely enthusiastic.
I’ve always been a passionate moviegoer.
She is quite passionate about this new hobby.
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Jan
06
2017

settler

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se t@ l@r  [or]  set l@r

noun
a  person who comes to live in a previously uninhabited or new area.
The settlers found it difficult to grow their familiar crops in the new land. (more…)

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Jan
05
2017

opposition

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a p@ zI sh@n

noun
1.  the act or state of opposing, or the state of being opposed.
The mayor’s plan was met with strong opposition from many citizens.
Those who were in opposition to the proposal voiced their disapproval at the town meeting.
He thought he would encounter opposition from his family when he announced his decision to quit his high-paying job.

2.  one or more persons who oppose; something that opposes.
Members of the opposition staged a protest outside the Parliament.

3.  an opposing political party, usually the one not in power.
The opposition blocked the passage of the bill in the Congress.
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