Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition : to provide assistance, help, or relief to.
example: The volunteers aided the earthquake victims as well as they could.
example: A young man aided us in finding the hotel.
definition: to give support, help, or assistance.
example: The resource librarian will be happy to aid in your search.
definition 1: help, assistance, or relief.
example: Many agencies provided aid to the disaster victims.
example: With the aid of her friends, she was able to manage pretty well.
example: He can walk with the aid of a cane.
definition 2: a person or thing that helps or assists.
example: He needs a hearing aid.
example: His daughter was a wonderful aid to him when he was sick.
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definition: near or next to; adjoining.
example: We are worried about the large dead tree on the property adjacent to ours; it could fall onto our house during a storm.
example: Canada and Mexico are adjacent to the United States.
definition 1: of the moon, to increase gradually in the size of its illuminated portion, as seen from the earth.
example: When the moon has waxed completely, we say the moon is full.
definition 2: to increase gradually in quantity, strength, volume, or the like.
example: My anger waxed with his continued harangue.
definition 3: to become or grow.
example: She waxed eloquent as she realized she’d gathered a highly attentive audience.
definition 1: of the moon, to gradually decrease in the size of the portion that is illuminated, as seen from the earth.
example: As the moon wanes, it appears to become smaller.
definition 2: to become less powerful, prosperous, or strong.
example: His popularity was waning, and it didn’t seem as if he could win the next election.
example: She could feel her strength waning as she began the final lap of the race.
definition 3: to draw near the end.
example: The year is waning, and what have we accomplished?
example: His childhood was waning. He would soon become an adolescent.
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definition 1: characterized by hostility in action.
example: The small nation could not defend itself against its aggressive neighbor.
example: When he became aggressive toward teachers, he was finally expelled from school.
definition 2: extremely forceful or assertive.
example: The more aggressive fans pushed through the crowd to get a glimpse of their idol.
example: We need to take aggressive measures to combat this problem.