Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
rih fyu z@l
definition: the act or an instance of refusing. (refuse = 1. to decline to accept or give; 2. to withhold acceptance, permission, or consent.)
example: The demonstrators’ refusal to leave the area caused their arrest by the police.
example: Her refusal of that job offer in Chicago was something she would later regret.
definition: being neither more nor better than what is specified.
example: I was told that she’d had some experience, but in fact she was a mere beginner.
example: The mere mention of his name filled her with fear.
example: They acted very politely toward him, but it was mere pretense.
example: She was not a goddess but a mere mortal.
definition 1: to support the existence, growth, or advance of.
example: These toxic substances promote the growth of tumors.
example: Yoga promotes a sense of well-being.
example: They’ve launched a campaign to promote awareness of the dangers of alcohol.
definition 2: to advance (someone) to a higher rank or position.
example: Because of his excellent job performance, he was promoted within the first year.
definition 3: to advertise or otherwise encourage the purchase of.
example: The company is heavily promoting its newest product this month.
definition 1: to bring back into use or existence.
example: The new government took quick measures to restore order in the country.
example: The successful knee surgery seemed to restore her youth.
definition 2: to return (something) to a former, normal, or original condition.
example: She buys antiques in poor condition and then restores them.
example: Several weeks of rest restored him to health.
definition 3: to make healthy, sound, or vigorous.
example: I find that the long walks in the mountain air restore me.
ar bih trer i
definition 1: resulting from whim or caprice instead of from a rule or reason.
example: The committee’s decision seemed completely arbitrary.
definition 2: exercising power with no legal restrictions; despotic.
example: One arbitrary leader after another ruled the country during this period of instability.