Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
aed v@ keIt
definition: to urge support or acceptance of.
example: The town council advocates buying fruits and vegetables grown on local farms.
example: One candidate advocates the removal of the state’s death penalty, while the other opposes the idea.
aed v@ k@t
definition 1: one who supports a cause.
example: She is an outspoken advocate of prison reform.
definition 2: one who defends or pleads on behalf of another, esp. in a court of law.
example: Who is the advocate for this defendant?
example: Parents of children with severe disabilities must often become tireless advocates in order for their children to receive needed services.
definition 1: to firmly declare (something), or to state or maintain (something) as true.
example: When questioned by the press, the superintendent affirmed his faith in the police department.
example: The expert affirmed that the fingerprints were identical.
definition 2: to ratify or confirm.
example: The party has affirmed his nomination as its candidate for the presidency.
definition 1: physically strong, healthy, and energetic.
example: Among the marathon runners were several robust middle-aged men and women.
definition 2: having or showing vitality or strength; highly functioning or effective.
example: The real estate market was particularly robust during that period.
example: The robust argument made in favor of the proposal was difficult to oppose.
definition 3: requiring strength and endurance.
example: Containing the flood waters will require robust effort.
definition 4: hearty or boisterous.
example: The fans shouted down at the players in their usual robust manner.
definition 1: to bother or interrupt by making noise or causing distraction.
example: The hotel manager worried that the construction noise would disturb the guests.
example: Terrible dreams disturbed his sleep.
definition 2: to upset or cause to be in disorder.
example: The wind disturbed the calm surface of the pond.
example: Someone has been in my office and disturbed my papers.
definition 3: to make nervous or uneasy; trouble.
example: Witnessing the accident disturbed the child greatly.
example: It disturbs people when they hear of such grisly incidents.
example: The message in the letter obviously disturbed her because she rushed out of the room after reading it.
keI p@ b@l
definition 1: having the ability to perform as required; competent.
example: She is a highly capable teacher who accomplishes a great deal with her students.
definition 2: having the mental or physical ability to accomplish a particular thing (usually followed by “of”).
example: She is capable of great success if she puts her mind to it.
example: Two weeks after surgery, I was capable of standing by myself.
definition 3: having the psychological makeup that allows a particular emotion or the carrying out of a particular act (usually followed by “of”).
example: We couldn’t believe he was capable of murder.
example: She did not know she was capable of falling in love again.