Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
kre dih b@l
definition 1: believable or plausible.
example: The teacher allowed him to make up the exam because she thought his excuse was credible.
definition 2: deserving of belief; trustworthy.
example: Because he had been drinking at the time of the incident, he was not considered a credible witness.
definition 1: to annoy or irritate.
example: The long wait for their food vexed the customers.
example: The traffic at the bridge entrance vexed the taxi driver.
example: Something about her tone of voice vexed him that morning.
definition 2: to puzzle or worry.
example: The various problems with the traffic flow vexed the city’s planners.
example: She was vexed by her daughter’s hostility and felt powerless to do anything about it.
kae pih t@ lihst
definition 1: one who invests capital, especially extensively, in business enterprises. (capital =money or other wealth used to produce further wealth)
example: He was one of many capitalists who lost their money when the stock market crashed.
definition 2: one who supports an economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned, and prices are chiefly determined by open competition in a free market.
example: He was a capitalist and strongly opposed to Marxism.
definition: of or pertaining to capitalism or capitalists.
example: The United States has a capitalist economy.
kae pih t@l
definition 1: money or other wealth owned or used by a business.
example: We will be expanding our business as soon as we get enough capital.
definition 2: money or other wealth used to produce further wealth, as by investment.
example: They invested all their capital in the stock market hoping to make a large profit.
definition: relating to financial capital.
example: The plant will have to close despite recent capital investment.
k@m puhl s@ ri
definition 1: required or obligatory.
example: Education is compulsory in this state up to the age of sixteen.
example: Compulsory attendance at certain campus events was objectionable to some of the students.
example: It is compulsory to have a building permit before beginning a construction project.