Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
ho m@ ji ni @s [or] ho m@ jin y@s
definition 1: having all parts of the same or a similar type.
example: The influx of immigrants and refugees into the small nation has transformed what was once a homogeneous population.
definition 2: having the same structure, nature, or texture throughout; uniform.
example: Homogeneous matter has the same composition regardless of what amount is analyzed.
definition 1: to be or act in accordance or compliance with an established standard or norm.
example: He found it difficult to conform to the strict rules of the military academy.
example: All highway signs must conform to standards established by the government.
example: She refused to conform to society’s expectations of her as a woman.
definition 2: to show similarity or become similar in nature or appearance.
example: Her true self does not conform to everyone’s image of her.
definition: to make similar in nature or appearance.
example: He conformed his way of speaking to the local dialect.
dih mIn ihsh
definition: to decrease or abate; dwindle.
example: As the daylight began to diminish, we headed back to camp.
example: The pain diminished somewhat after taking the medication.
example: The volume of the trumpets should diminish gradually in this section.
definition 1: to decrease or cause to appear decreased in size, prestige, or importance.
example: He felt his wife’s success in show business diminished his own achievements.
definition 2: to detract from the honor or reputation of; disparage; belittle.
example: His cowardice diminished him in his son’s eyes.
example: The accusation of tax evasion diminished her reputation as an honest politician.
definition 1: a royal kingdom; domain.
example: The king expanded his realm by conquering the neighboring tribes.
definition 2: sphere; province.
example: The art teacher encouraged the students to step into the realm of their imagination.
example: He considered raising the children to be solely within his wife’s realm; he rarely took an interest or rendered an opinion.
example: That their efforts should succeed is within the realm of possibility, but I don’t consider it likely.
example: For her, astronomy is the most interesting area within the realm of science.
ihn hae biht
definition 1: to live in; use as a dwelling.
example: Early humans inhabited these caves.
example: Jaguars still inhabit this part of the rainforest.
example: The city is inhabited by over ten million people.
definition 2: to be in or be present in.
example: The bygone days of her youth inhabit her memories.
example: Terrifying thoughts inhabited his mind.
example: Wonderful and bizarre creatures inhabited her imagination.