Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition: a broken off or incomplete part.
example: The doctor removed a fragment of glass from his foot.
example: A fragment of a song kept repeating itself in my mind.
example: I can only remember a fragment of what I learned in my French class.
definition: to break or shatter into pieces; disintegrate.
example: The old paper document had fragmented, and the final paragraph was missing.
example: Our lives fragmented during the war.
definition 1: to break or shatter (something) into pieces.
example: The wind and freezing cold fragmented the already dried-out leaves.
example: Repeated failures fragmented their dreams.
definition 1: to go beyond (what is required, expected, or considered reasonable).
example: He claimed that he was not exceeding the speed limit.
example: You shouldn’t exceed the recommended dosage for this drug.
example: The weight of baggage may not exceed seventy pounds.
definition 2: to do better than; surpass.
example: She wanted to exceed the teacher’s expectations of her.
s@ bor d@ niht
definition 1: lower in rank or importance; secondary or inferior.
example: A corporal is subordinate to a colonel.
example: Personal needs had to be subordinate to the needs of the country during wartime
definition 2: under the authority or control of another; subservient; dependent.
example: The women in the group were subordinate to the men.
definition: one that is subordinate, esp. a person working under the authority or control of another.
example: As a captain, he is the general’s subordinate.
example: At the office, he tended to act arrogantly toward his subordinates.
s@ bor d@ neIt
definition 1: to treat as or put in a position of lesser rank or importance (often followed by “to”).
example: Unlike his father, he subordinated his work to his home life.
definition 2: to bring into subjection or dependency
example: The nobles subordinated the peasants.
definition 1: to make or draw plans for, esp. the structure or form of.
example: The government is attempting to design a new welfare system.
example: She designed all the costumes for the play.
example: The architect who designed the museum also designed the city hall
definition 2: to intend for a specific goal or purpose.
example: The program was designed to educate the public.
definition 1: a plan or outline showing how something is to be built or carried out.
example: The architect showed us his designs for the new office building.
definition 2: an artistic rendering; drawing.
example: She looked at many dress designs before going to stores to look for a wedding dress.
example: His apartment is filled with designs done by favorite local artists.
definition 3: end; purpose.
example: The town council’s design had been to improve conditions in the neighborhoods.
definition 4: (often plural) scheme or plot.
example: Marrying the heiress was all part of his design to obtain wealth and power.
faUn deI sh@n
definition 1: the base or basis of something such as a process, substance, structure, or opinion.
example: These facts form the foundation of her theory.
definition 2: the act of establishing or originating.
example: After the foundation of the hospital, the town’s population grew.
example: He was involved in the foundation of the company.
definition 3: the masonry or stone structure that supports a building from beneath.
example: Fortunately, the house was built on a solid foundation.
example: Water has seeped through the foundation.