Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
@ suhmp sh@n
definition 1: the act of supposing or taking for granted.
example: You have never met the man, and your opinion of him is based purely on assumption.
definition 2: that which is supposed or taken for granted.
example: She was indeed lost, but his assumption that she was a tourist was incorrect.
example: Because he was so late, she made the assumption that he’d missed his train.
definition 3: a taking on, as of a duty, role, or office.
example: His older brother’s abdication as king forced his assumption of the throne.
example: Her assumption of the role of caregiver for their ailing mother was a relief to her siblings.
kan stih tut
definition 1: to form or compose.
example: Seven days constitute a week.
example: Two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen constitute the water molecule.
example: Do these two paragraphs constitute your entire essay?
definition 2: to be equal to or amount to.
example: Providing false information on this document constitutes fraud.
example: One dried-out piece of toast does not constitute a decent breakfast, in my opinion.
definition 1: to give support or aid to.
example: You may need a lawyer to assist you with the legal forms.
example: The resource librarian can assist you in your search.
definition 2: to act as a helper or subordinate to.
example: A fellow surgeon at the hospital will be assisting him in the operation.
In d@ stri
definition 1: the activity or process of turning raw materials into finished goods, or a particular business that does this.
example: The state has little industry in the rural western areas.
example: Many new industries have been established in this region in recent years.
definition 2: the companies, regarded collectively, that produce a similar product or service.
example: The automobile industry employs thousands of workers.
example: They invested heavily in the steel industry.
example: The cosmetics industry has shown high profits this year.
definition 3: the tendency to work hard.
example: The volunteers were rewarded for their industry.
d@ me stihk
definition 1: of or related to the home or household.
example: Their son takes care of the domestic chores now that their health has declined.
example: He was happy for his wife to make all the domestic decisions.
definition 2: capable of or used to living with humans.
example: Cats and dogs are domestic animals.
definition 3: of the home country.
example: This part of the newspaper is devoted to domestic affairs.
example: They were surprised that the wine was domestic and not imported.