Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
haU e v@r
definition 1: in spite of that; nevertheless.
example: It was the middle of winter; however, it was not very cold, and we decided to take a hike up the mountain.
example: Taking vitamin supplements can have some health benefits; however, it is no substitute for eating a balanced diet.
definition 2: on the other hand; by contrast.
example: I’m sure you’ll like the product. If, however, you are unsatisfied with it, you may return it for a refund.
example: The students are doing better in reading; however, their math skills still need improvement.
example: We expected him to be grateful. He was, however, somewhat offended.
definition 3: to whatever degree or extent; no matter how.
example: She’ll finish the project, however long it may take her.
definition 4: in whatever manner or way.
example: However you pronounce it, it still doesn’t sound appetizing to me. (more…)
definition: to want strongly; have as an aim (usually followed by “to,” ”after,” or an infinitive).
example: He aspired to both wealth and power.
example: Although I wanted to be a success as an actress, I never aspired after fame.
example: She aspired to become a great singer and to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.
definition 1: of or relating to two, especially having two, often identical, components, people, sections, or the like; double.
example: The driver training cars are equipped with dual controls.
definition 2: having two distinct sides, natures, or aspects.
example: Our trip to the city had a dual purpose.
example: He acts so differently at times that one might suspect he has a dual personality.
example: She explained her theory about the dual nature of romantic love.
klae sih fih keI sh@n
definition 1: the act or result of classifying. [See classify]
example: The classification of the various behaviors of the animals formed the initial part of the study.
definition 2: an order or group into which something is classified.
example: There are various classifications of diseases.
example: Metals and non-metals are two important classifications of chemical elements.
klae sih faI
definition 1: to arrange or order with respect to type or class.
example: The museum’s paintings are classified according to art movement and genre.
example: These rocks are typical of certain types, so they are quite easy to classify.
definition 2: to assign to a particular category or group.
example: He had been classified as a gifted student in elementary school.
definition 3: to specify (documents or other information) as being highly restricted in availability.
example: These documents have been classified and cannot be accessed without special clearance.