Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Sep
13
2016

behold

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bih hold

transitive verb
to see or observe.
She was the most beautiful child I ever beheld.
When the rains finally came, the multitude of animals at the watering hole was an extraordinary sight to behold.
He instantly beheld that the place had changed and nothing was as he remembered it.
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Sep
12
2016

allege

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@ lej

transitive verb
1.  to state with certainty; declare.
He alleged his innocence throughout his detainment.

2.  to assert in the absence of positive proof.
The police alleged that the suspect had entered the home with intent to rob it.

3.  to avow in court or elsewhere.
The witness alleged that she had seen the suspect in the area on the day of the murder.
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Sep
09
2016

versatile

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vuhr s@ tihl  [or]  vuhr s@ t@l  [or[  vurh s@ taIl

adjective
1. having numerous skills or abilities, usually being able to turn easily from one type of thing engaged in to another.
She is a versatile actress capable of playing very different types of roles.

2. having a number of different uses.
A pocket knife is a versatile tool.
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Sep
08
2016

sanitary

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sae nih ter i

adjective
free from contaminants or sources of infection; clean; sterile
With clean water coming in, conditions in the refugee camp will be more sanitary.
The wound was wrapped with sanitary gauze.
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Sep
07
2016

adjunct

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ae juhngkt

adjective
1.  attached or connected but not fully integrated; supplementary; subordinate.
The women’s college was originally founded as an adjunct institution to the university.

2.  having temporary or part-time status on a staff or faculty.
The adjunct professors are paid by the semester and do not receive the same benefits as full-time staff members.
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