Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to examine and try to discover the extent, quality, or nature of; evaluate; measure.
example: He had to assess this new situation carefully.
example: They assessed the damage to her car.
example: The teachers discussed a new way to assess students’ progress.
definition 2: to estimate the value of (something) for tax purposes; value.
example: Their house was assessed at two hundred thousand dollars.
definition 3: to establish or set the amount of (a tax, fine, or the like).
example: The judge assessed a fine of fifty dollars for the parking violation.
definition: a diagram that expresses a relationship between two or more variable quantities or factors by lines, bars, dots, or the like.
example: This graph shows the amounts of rainfall in the region in each of the last ten years.
definition: to represent or express by means of a graph.
example: The students graphed the results of their experiment.
example: The consultant graphed the company’s expenditures over the last five years.
definition 1: to occupy a place for an extended period of time; dwell.
example: Many of the people who work in the city reside in the suburbs.
definition 2: to exist as a quality, element, or right.
example: Power resides in the people, but they must choose to exercise it.
example: So much more talent resides in her than she even realizes!
definition 1: to change; alter; modify.
example: She varies the story every time she tells it.
example: I varied the recipe this time because it seemed too sweet.
definition 2: to give diversity to.
example: The new red curtains help vary the color scheme.
example: It’s more interesting for the students if you vary your teaching methods.
definition: to change periodically or as a result of some other change.
example: Her degree of friendliness varies according to her mood.
example: The bus schedule varies depending on what day of the week it is.
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definition 1: the process of handing down a culture’s beliefs, customs, and mores from one generation to the next.
example: Tradition has preserved many of our ancient customs.
definition 2: the beliefs, customs, and mores of a culture or group handed down from one generation to the next, or any one of these.
example: Tradition calls for the bride to wear white on her wedding day.
example: She is bound by tradition to live with her husband’s family.
example: He accused his father of being blinded by tradition.
example: It is a tradition in our family to open presents on Christmas Eve.