Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jul
15
2016

lampoon

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laem pun

noun
an attack through ridicule, as in an essay, cartoon, or comedy; satire.
The governor failed to appreciate the lampoon of her that appeared in Sunday’s cartoon.

transitive verb
to ridicule, usually in a piece of writing such as an essay or a play; satirize.
The critic lampooned the famous director’s new film, saying that Knife’s Sharp Edge was just “deadly dull.”
The play lampooned the manners of the upper class.
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Jul
14
2016

manifesto

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maen ih fe sto

noun
a public statement of principles and intentions, usually by an organized political group or person.
The principles of our organization are all laid out in our manifesto.
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Jul
13
2016

panacea

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pae n@ si @

noun
a remedy or solution for all diseases, ills, or difficulties; cure-all.
Antibiotics are not a panacea, but they are a useful weapon in the fight against disease.
There is no panacea in the fight against poverty; multiple approaches must be taken.

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Jul
12
2016

eccentricity

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ek sen trI sih ti

noun
1.  an odd or peculiar behavior, habit, interest, or the like.
Never going to bed was one of his eccentricities, and it wasn’t surprising to find him slumped over his desk or asleep on the stairs in the mornings.

2.  the quality or condition of being eccentric.  [eccentric=not adhering to the recognized or accepted manner, behavior, or thinking; unconventional; peculiar.]
Some people found her grandfather uncomfortably odd, but she loved his eccentricity.
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Jul
11
2016

fatality

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feI tae lih ti  [or]  f@ tae lih ti

noun
a sudden or unexpected death.
Although many were injured in the train wreck, there were no fatalities.
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