Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
ar tih faekt
definition 1: any object made by human beings, especially one of cultural, archaeological, or historical significance.
example: The museum had an exhibit of ancient Mexican artifacts.
definition 2: in scientific investigation, a false or inaccurate result or effect caused by the introduction of an unintended element or variable.
example: These results are an artifact of not having chosen the subjects for the study randomly.
definition 1: to stick or cling firmly, as by gluing (usually followed by “to”).
example: The dust adhered to her skin.
definition 2: to follow or hold to closely (usually followed by “to”).
example: You’ll get into trouble if you don’t adhere to the rules.
example: I adhered to the recipe this time, but the dish is still too salty.
example: Despite persecution, they adhered to their religion.
definition 3: to maintain loyalty or support (usually followed by “to”).
example: Many of the nobles adhered to the deposed king.
ihm per @ tihv
definition 1: extremely important; urgent; unavoidable.
example: It is imperative that these peace efforts succeed.
example: It is imperative that the town be evacuated immediately.
example: Getting the burn victims to a hospital is imperative.
definition 2: in grammar, of or denoting the mood of the verb used in making demands, giving orders, or the like.
example: In the sentence, “Come here!” the verb “come” is in the imperative form.
definition 1: to try or work hard; exert oneself.
example: She’s striving to reach the top in her profession.
example: The athletes strove to improve their performance before the next Olympics.
example: Leaders on both sides have been striving for a peaceful end to the conflict.
example: He continues to strive toward his goal of entering politics.
definition 2: to struggle, usually against something or someone.
example: His father and mother had striven against poverty in the old country.
tuhr mih na l@ ji
definition: the specialized vocabulary and expressions used in a particular field or subject; nomenclature.
example: This course introduces the student to the most important concepts and terminology of the field of economics.