Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Apr
17
2014

manifest

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maen ih fest

transitive verb
definition:  to show plainly; display; demonstrate.
example:  The results of the treatment generally manifest themselves after only four days.
example:  The man’s face manifested both shock and grief.
example:  The patient manifested symptoms of a rare disease.

adjective
definition:  clear and unmistakable to the eye or mind; plain; obvious.
example:  His guilt was manifest to all.
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Apr
16
2014

convert

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k@n vuhrt

transitive verb
definition:  to transform (something) into another form, substance, or state.
example:  We can convert the sofa into a bed.
example:  The gas engine converts the gas into electrical power.

intransitive verb
definition:  to adopt new and fundamentally different beliefs or attitudes, especially religious or political.
example:  Before her marriage, she converted to Judaism.
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Apr
15
2014

heterogeneous

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he t@ ro ji ni @s  [or]  he t@ ro jin y@s

adjective
definition:  made up of parts or members that differ from each other.
example:  The dogs at the shelter form a heterogeneous group ranging from boxers to bulldogs to chihuahuas.

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Apr
14
2014

preclude

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prih klud

transitive verb
definition 1:  to prevent from happening by means of a prior action or previously established condition.
example:  Their heated dispute some years before precluded any future friendship between them.
example:  The crimes he committed in his homeland precluded his becoming a U.S. citizen.

definition 2:  to prevent (someone) from doing or becoming something.
example:  Being female in the nineteenth century precluded a woman from voting or holding public office.
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Apr
11
2014

prominent

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pra mih n@nt

adjective
definition 1:  clearly noticeable; obvious; conspicuous.
example:  The advertisement was placed in a prominent position on the page.

definition 2:  jutting out beyond a surface; protruding.
example:  The nose is the most prominent feature on a person’s face.

definition:  widely recognized; eminent.
example:  He had been a prominent politician before the scandal.
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