Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to remain, or to be slow to leave.
example: A few guests lingered after the party was over.
example: The poor man lingered between life and death for weeks.
example: The smell of her perfume lingered in the air.
definition 2: to be slow to end or go out of use.
example: The disease lingered for months before the patient began to recover.
example: Some customs linger beyond their usefulness.
definition 3: to remain in the mind or emotions.
example: Although his explanation was convincing, her suspicions still lingered.
example: Sweet memories of those days linger in his mind even now.
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definition 1: to do away with; put a stop to; end.
example: Compulsory military service has been abolished.
example: They argued over whether the death penalty should be abolished.
example: The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 abolished slavery in the British Empire.
definition 2: to take out of existence.
example: Some wish to abolish the former leader’s name from the history books.
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definition: to make impure or unusable by contact or by adding a harmful substance.
example: Chemicals are contaminating the water supply.
example: The surgical instruments needed to be sterilized again because they had become contaminated by germs.
example: Please don’t contaminate the baby’s food by putting your fingers in it!
definition 1: to move from or be angled away from a vertical or horizontal position; slant.
example: The road up the mountain inclines sharply.
definition 2: to be disposed or tend towards certain viewpoints or ways of thinking or feeling.
example: The leadership inclines toward the political left.
definition 1: to cause (one) to feel as if one wants to do a particular thing or to engage in a particular thing.
example: The relaxing atmosphere inclined us to stay longer than we’d planned.
example: Her interest in anatomy inclined her to the study of medicine.
definition 2: to cause to bend in a particular direction.
example: He inclined his head to hear what his youngest daughter said.
definition 1: to conduct or give direction to; guide.
example: Who is leading this tour?
example: He led the police to the place where he’d found the gun.
example: Having finished her ride, she led the horse back to the barn.
definition 2: to command or direct.
example: He led the nation during a difficult time.
definition 3: to be ahead of.
example: The home team is leading the opposing team by a score of seven to three.
definition 4: to influence, cause, or persuade.
example: New information led the general to change tactics.
example: What led you to make this decision?
example: You led me to believe that the plan had been approved, and now you’re saying it hasn’t?!