Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jun
13
2016

caricature

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kae rih k@ ch@r

noun
definition 1:  a depiction, in a drawing or verbal description, that deliberately exaggerates or distorts some features of the person or thing represented to produce a comic or grotesque appearance.
example:  The actress was insulted by the wild-haired, bug-eyed caricature of her in the magazine.
example:  His caricatures have made him famous as a political commentator.

definition 2:  the art or process of creating such depictions.
example:  His talent did not lie in painting portraits, but he was brilliant at caricature.

definition 3:  an absurdly inferior imitation or copy.
example:  That evil man is a caricature of a religious leader.
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Jun
03
2016

witticism

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wI t@ sI z@m

noun
definition:  a witty remark, joke, insult, or saying.
example:  The play is full of brilliant witticisms that delight and amuse the audience at every performance.
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Jun
02
2016

namesake

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neIm seIk

noun
definition:  one who has been named after another.
example:  Aunt Pearl looked lovingly at her namesake, hoping the infant would grow up to be fond of the name they shared.
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May
31
2016

matriarch

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meI tri ark

noun
definition:  a woman who acts as head of a family, tribe, or other group of people.
example:  The matriarch had made her decision, and her sons were obliged to obey.
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May
30
2016

valor

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vae l@r

noun
definition:  boldness in facing danger; courage; bravery.
example:  The troops fought with great valor.
example:  He was killed and posthumously received a medal for valor.
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