Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
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definition 1: leaving out.
example: They eat a diet that is exclusive of meat.
definition 2: not compatible.
example: These are mutually exclusive theories: if one is true, then the other cannot be true.
definition 3: giving attention or service only to certain types of people, esp. those who are rich, fashionable, or privileged.
example: The exclusive club rejected their application for membership.
example: Many celebrities frequent the exclusive nightspots along this street.
definition 3: closing out all others from sharing or participating in; sole.
example: Your signing this contract gives us exclusive rights to publish the manuscript.
definition 1: a kind or helpful act, usually done in response to another’s request.
example: Could you do me a favor and hand me that screwdriver?
example: He did me a big favor, so I’m writing to thank him.
definition 2: high regard or approval.
example: The princess quickly won the favor of the people.
definition 3: preference or partiality.
example: The parents accused the teacher of showing favor to the boys in the class.
definition 4: advantage
example: The score is in our favor.
definition 1: to have positive regard for (someone or something) rather than having objection to.
example: Most of the parents favor the new principal and feel she’s doing a good job.
definition 2: to have a preference towards, or to show partiality towards.
example: I favor the stores downtown over the ones at the mall.
example: It’s obvious that she favors her youngest child over the others.
definition 1: to form into a straight line.
example: The commander aligned his soldiers at the top of the hill.
example: She carefully aligned all the books on the shelf.
definition 2: to bring (something) into the same line as another.
example: She aligned her bow with the target.
example: He aligned his toes with the marks on the floor.
definition 3: to bring (oneself) into agreement, usu. with a viewpoint; to ally.
example: He aligns himself with the conservatives.
definition: to ally with others in a cause.
example: The independent group aligned with the radicals.
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definition 1: to surround or enclose.
example: A large, new stadium encompasses the playing field.
example: Several layers of atmosphere encompass the planet.
definition 2: to include, esp. to include all of.
example: This book encompasses the latest theories advanced in astronomy.
example: The course content will encompass the most important literary works of the Romantic period.
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definition 1: to cooperate or work with someone else, esp. on an artistic or intellectual project.
example: A team of professors from five universities collaborated on the project.
example: He collaborated with another composer on the film’s musical score.
definition 2: to cooperate or work with an enemy force, esp. one occupying one’s own country.
example: They suspected that the mayor of the village was collaborating with the enemy.
example: After the war, some citizens took revenge on those who had collaborated with the former occupiers.