Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
naw zi eIt
definition 1: to upset the stomach of (a person or animal), often to the point of causing vomiting; cause nausea in.
example: The sight of blood nauseates some people.
example: The roller coaster ride nauseated her.
definition 2: to cause disgust or repugnance in.
example: She read about the treatment of the victims, and the thought of such cruelty nauseated her.
definition: to trouble or disturb repeatedly or persistently.
example: Hecklers harassed the speaker until he fell silent.
example: The early female medical students were harassed by their fellow male students.
example: I would be able to finish this more quickly if you would stop harassing me.
pae sih faI
definition 1: to calm or restore peace of mind to.
example: The doctor’s confident prediction of recovery pacified the child’s agitated parents.
example: Discussing the problem openly eventually pacified both sides.
example: None of the mayor’s explanations could pacify the crowd of angry citizens.
definition 2: to satisfy temporarily; appease.
example: The landlord’s promise to fix the hot water problem pacified the tenants.
example: The child was upset about having to leave the zoo, but his parents pacified him with an ice cream cone.
definition 1: to remain, or to be slow to leave.
example: A few guests lingered after the party was over.
example: The poor man lingered between life and death for weeks.
example: The smell of her perfume lingered in the air.
definition 2: to be slow to end or go out of use.
example: The disease lingered for months before the patient began to recover.
example: Some customs linger beyond their usefulness.
definition 3: to remain in the mind or emotions.
example: Although his explanation was convincing, her suspicions still lingered.
example: Sweet memories of those days linger in his mind even now.
@ ba lihsh
definition 1: to do away with; put a stop to; end.
example: Compulsory military service has been abolished.
example: They argued over whether the death penalty should be abolished.
example: The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 abolished slavery in the British Empire.
definition 2: to take out of existence.
example: Some wish to abolish the former leader’s name from the history books.