Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Feb
17
2015

visible

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vI zih b@l

adjective
definition 1:  able to be seen; perceptible through sight.
example:  Things are visible to certain animals at night that are not visible to humans.
example:  On a clear day, the mountains are visible from the city.

definition 2:  obvious; manifest.
example:  There has been no visible change in the patient’s condition.
example:  When you reexamine the data, it’s clearly visible that the conclusions drawn from the study are not supported.
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Feb
16
2015

accompany

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@ kuhm p@ ni

transitive verb
definition 1:  to go along with (someone or something); join with.
example:  The boss accompanied the new employee to her workstation.
example:  A teacher’s manual accompanies the textbook.

definition 2:  to be connected or associated with in space or time.
example:  Thunderstorms are always accompanied by lightning.
example:  Coffee often accompanies dessert in the American way of dining.

definition 3:  to play or sing music as part of the performance of another.
example:  She sang while her mother accompanied her on the piano.

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Feb
13
2015

acquire

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@ kwaIr

transitive verb
definition 1:  to come to possess; obtain.
example:  He is acquiring some bad habits from his friends.
example:  You’ve acquired an American accent since you’ve been living here.
example:  We acquired some furniture for our apartment from some relatives.
example:  I never liked asparagus before, but I seem to have acquired a taste for it.

definition 2:  to gain, esp. through one’s own efforts or dealings.
example:  He acquired his wealth by building railroads.
example:  The company’s been trying to acquire that land for years.
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Feb
12
2015

worthy

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wuhr thi

adjective
definition 1:  having adequate or considerable worth or merit; admirable; commendable.
example:  She donates money for famine relief and other worthy causes.
example:  The volunteers put in a worthy effort to save the historic building.

definition 2:  deserving (often followed by “of”).
example:  He’s a man worthy of his reputation.
example:  Her essay was certainly worthy of the praise it received.
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Feb
11
2015

worth

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wuhrth

preposition
definition 1:  good, valuable, or important enough to warrant; deserving of.
example:  The excellent cinematography makes this a film worth seeing.
example: The car was in such bad condition that it wasn’t worth repairing.
example:  This problem really isn’t worth your attention.

definition 2:  successful in compensating for.
example:  It was a tough match, but winning the competition made all the practice worth the effort.

noun
definition 1:  inherent excellence or importance.
example:  The publisher recognized that she was an author of true worth.
example: The worth of this idea was immediately apparent to all of us.
example:  They wanted their daughter to marry a man of worth.

definition 2:  value or usefulness.
example:  He could see that his worth to the company was increasing, so he decided to ask for a raise.
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