Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
stIm y@ leIt
definition 1: to incite or rouse to activity, action, or increased action.
example: The speech stimulated the crowd.
example: This medicine stimulates the heart.
example: The professor asked questions to stimulate discussion.
example: None of the books stimulated my interest.
definition 1: balanced interrelationship; agreement; harmony.
example: In accord with tradition, the bride wore white.
example: On this point at least, we are in perfect accord.
definition 2: compromise of conflicting opinions; concurrence; agreement.
example: After days of meetings, the members of the two sides reached an accord.
definition 3: an agreement between or among nations.
example: One country refused to sign the peace accord.
definition 1: of or relating to a particular limited area such as a neighborhood or town.
example: This is a matter for the local police to handle rather than the state police.
example: Many people are not aware of issues involving the local government.
definition 2: of or relating to one’s own residential area.
example: We only eat local produce.
definition 3: of or relating to a limited area in the body.
example: The surgery is simple and can be carried out under a local anesthetic.
definition 1: to cause (another) to do something through reasoning, arguing, or appealing to the emotions.
example: Their commercial really persuades people to try their product.
example: Her professor persuaded her to publish her research paper.
definition 2: to cause (another) to believe something; convince.
example: The lawyer persuaded the jury that her client was innocent.
example: His sincere expression persuaded us that he was telling the truth.
kam plih keIt
definition: to make more difficult or complex.
example: We were already lost, but getting the wrong directions only complicated the situation.