Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
s@k se s@r
definition: a person or thing that follows upon or replaces another.
example: He’s grooming his son to be his successor in the business.
example: She’s helping in the training of her successor before starting her new job.
example: The late king’s successor was a more progressive ruler.
ihn he r@nt [or] ihn hi r@nt
definition 1: existing in or belonging to something as an essential or inborn part of its nature; innate; intrinsic.
example: Traveling upstream to spawn is part of an inherent instinct in salmon.
example: Some people believe evil is inherent in humans.
example: There are inherent risks in the use of nuclear power.
@d mI nih st@r
definition 1: to manage, execute, or be in charge of.
example: The United States administered Japan for some years after World War II.
example: The Department of Agriculture administers the food stamp program.
definition 2: to bring into operation or use; implement.
example: The agency administered the new guidelines last month.
definition 3: to dispense or make application of.
example: The drug can only be administered by a physician.
an go ihng
definition: existing continuously from some time in the past into the present.
example: The killer has not been found, and the investigation is still ongoing.
example: Scientists are studying the ongoing changes in the volcano.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the adjective ongoing
ongoing + NOUN: ~ research, ~ study, ~ project, ~ investigation, ~ search, ~ inquiry, ~ experiment, ~ discussion, ~ commitment, ~ collaboration, ~ challenge, ~ basis, ~ involvement, ~ support, ~ struggle, ~ conflict, ~ tension, ~ controversy, ~ turmoil, ~ violence
re k@ mend
definition 1: to put forward as being worthy of regard or confidence; give endorsement of.
example: I highly recommend her for the job.
example: Can you recommend a good hotel in the area?
example: The librarian recommended some excellent books to us.
definition 2: to put forward as advisable.
example: The pharmacist recommended that the medication be taken before bed.
example: I recommend that you not make a decision until you’ve considered the matter seriously.
example: The doctor recommended that I see a specialist.
example: The teacher recommended getting some private tutoring for the child.
example: The mechanic recommended having the oil changed more frequently.