Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: a hollow device used as a receptacle, especially for liquids; container.
example: They put the wine in bottles, casks, and other vessels.
definition 2: a structure designed for traveling on water; large boat; ship.
example: In the harbor, we saw a large frigate and several other sailing vessels.
definition 3: one of the many tube-shaped structures through which blood and other bodily fluids are carried; artery; vein.
example: The aorta is a large blood vessel that leads from the heart.
example: Both veins and arteries are vessels through which blood flows.
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definition 1: the act of directing or managing.
example: She has great skill in the administration of her business.
example: The principal’s job is the administration of the school.
definition 2: those in charge of directing or managing, considered collectively.
example: The hospital administration refused to consider the employees’ arguments.
definition 3: the executive officers of a government, considered collectively, or the term of office of such officers.
example: Lyndon Johnson was vice president during the administration of John Kennedy.
example: No one in this administration is in favor of changing the current law.
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definition 1: to amass; collect.
example: Now a millionaire, he began to accumulate many priceless paintings from Europe.
definition 2: to become greater; increase.
example: Dust accumulated under all the furniture.
example: Water accumulated in the leaky basement.
example: Snow quickly accumulated on the roof.
example: Evidence of the harmful effects of the pesticide accumulated to the point where its use was banned by the government.
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definition 1: a machine or group of machines designed to accomplish a specific task.
example: “The iron lung” was a name given to an apparatus that enables patients to breathe.
definition 2: any system, such as a political organization, that is designed to accomplish a specific purpose.
example: The leader’s powerful political apparatus ensures that he remains in power.
example: Our organization needs a more effective fundraising apparatus.
definition 1: the extent, stretch, or reach between two points or limits.
example: The span of the waterfall at its crest is over one hundred feet.
definition 2: the length of time during which something exists.
example: She’d seen many changes in the world during the long span of her life.
definition 3: the section of a bridge, trestle, or the like between two supports.
example: On November 7, 1940, the span of the Tacoma Bridge began to bend and sway; soon after, it broke apart and collapsed.
definition 1: to extend, stretch, or reach over or across (space or time).
example: The old bridge that spans the river is made of iron.
example: Her life spanned nearly a century.