Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
In e vih t@ b@l
definition: unavoidable, regardless of the circumstances; certain to occur.
example: We may be fearful of change, but change is inevitable.
example: Outnumbered and without weaponry, their defeat was inevitable.
ae plih keI sh@n
definition 1: the act of putting to use.
example: Her job requires the application of her math skills.
definition 2: the quality of being relevant or usable.
example: Those are interesting facts, but they have no application to this matter.
definition 3: a request, usu. written, for admission, employment, or the like.
example: She sent applications to several colleges.
example: He filled in the job application and handed it back to the receptionist.
definition 4: diligent effort.
example: He took pride in his daughter’s application to her studies.
definition 1: the location or proposed location of a town, city, building, or the like.
example: Here is the site of the proposed hotel.
definition 2: the location or proposed location of an event or activity.
example: This field was the site of the disaster.
example: Several examples of pottery have been unearthed at the archaeological site.
example: There are some great sites for camping in this state park.
definition 3: shortened form of “website,” a location on the World Wide Web that includes a home page and related, linked web pages.
example: The company made changes to its site to make it more easily navigable for its users.
example: I go to this site often for weather updates.
definition 1: to refer to (a source) in writing or speaking.
example: If you use a quotation from a book in your paper, you have to cite the book as your source.
definition 2: to quote or refer to as proof or illustration.
example: His lawyer cited many cases where such a decision had been reached.
definition 3: to point to, esp. as a reason for something; mention.
example: She cited unfair treatment as her reason for quitting.
example: His divorce was cited as a factor in his suicide.
definition 4: to compliment for praiseworthy action.
example: Two of the firefighters were cited for acts of extreme bravery.
In dih vI ju @l
definition 1: single, distinct, or separate.
example: Use commas to separate individual items in a series.
example: These crimes are individual acts and are unrelated to each other.
definition 2: pertaining to one person.
example: These students will be honored for their individual achievements as well as for their work on this project as a team.
definition 3: different from the norm; untypical; unique.
example: She has an individual way of solving problems.
example: He certainly has an individual point of view.
definition 1: a single human being; person.
example: Every individual has his or her own hopes and desires.
example: The crime was witnessed by several individuals.
definition 2: a single person as distinguished from a group.
example: We try to treat students as individuals in this school.