Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
rih sep tihv
definition 1: capable of or willing to receive.
example: Fortunately, the patient’s body was receptive to the transplant.
definition 2: open and willing to accommodate new thoughts and ideas.
example: Her mother was surprisingly receptive to the idea of having the wedding outdoors.
ten t@ tihv
definition 1: not yet fully developed or definitely decided; provisional.
example: We’ve thought of a tentative solution, but we need to discuss it with the others.
definition 2: hesitant or unsure.
example: She was a bit tentative about accepting their offer.
pae r@ freIz
definition 1: a restatement of a passage or text in somewhat different words so as to simplify, clarify, or amplify.
example: The teacher used a paraphrase to help the students understand what Shakespeare meant in those two lines.
definition 2: the act or technique of so restating.
example: There is too much use of paraphrase in your paper and not enough of your own ideas.
definition: to restate in somewhat different words.
example: I understood better after the lawyer paraphrased the statements that had been unclear.
definition: to compose a paraphrase.
example: It’s obvious that you’ve paraphrased here, but you’ve neglected to give your source.
aeb zalv [or] @b zalv
definition 1: to free from consequences, blame, or guilt.
example: Although the court had absolved him of the crime, society still held him responsible.
definition 2: to release from obligation or responsibility.
example: He was absolved from his duties as a juror.
definition 3: in Christian theology, to grant pardon or remission of sins to.
example: He begged forgiveness and asked the priest to absolve him of his sin.
kae rih k@ ch@r
definition 1: a depiction, in a drawing or verbal description, that deliberately exaggerates or distorts some features of the person or thing represented to produce a comic or grotesque appearance.
example: The actress was insulted by the wild-haired, bug-eyed caricature of her in the magazine.
example: His caricatures have made him famous as a political commentator.
definition 2: the art or process of creating such depictions.
example: His talent did not lie in painting portraits, but he was brilliant at caricature.
definition 3: an absurdly inferior imitation or copy.
example: That evil man is a caricature of a religious leader.