Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Apr
22
2016

nauseate

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naw zi eIt

transitive verb
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.
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Apr
21
2016

harass

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h@ raes

transitive verb
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.

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Apr
20
2016

pacify

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pae sih faI

transitive verb
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.
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Apr
19
2016

linger

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lIng g@r

intransitive verb
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.
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Apr
18
2016

abolish

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@ ba lihsh

transitive verb
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.
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