Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: a place, esp. as the setting of some event; locality.
example: The couple chose a picturesque locale in the mountains for their wedding.
example: Southeastern Turkey is the locale of a famous archaeological discovery.
definition 2: the scene or setting, as of a story, play, or film.
example: Venice is the locale for the film.
example: The author has chosen the backstreets of Dublin for the locale of her most recent novel.
definition: to occur as the result of an earlier event.
example: The day after the attack, a declaration of war ensued.
example: Anger and outrage ensued upon the publication of this revealing book about a national hero.
example: Aren’t you afraid of what will ensue if you pursue this course of action?
definition 1: to come into view or notice.
example: Several unexpected topics arose during the discussion.
example: This question arises at every meeting, but we never seem to come to any agreement on the answer.
example: Problems will inevitably arise despite all of our precautions.
definition 2: to move upward.
example: Steam arose from the boiling water.
definition 3: to result or issue (often followed by “from”).
example: The problem arose from their lack of attention to what they were doing.
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definition 1: wide or all-inclusive in range or scope.
example: The team carried out a comprehensive study of the diet and nutrition of children in the whole region.
example: The final exam will be comprehensive, so you’ll need to study the material from the beginning of the semester.
example: Your medical insurance is quite comprehensive; it seems to cover everything.
definition 1: to move downward or to a lower position or state.
example: The airplane is beginning to descend now.
example: During his imprisonment, he descended into madness.
example: The government descended into chaos after the ousting of the leader.
definition 2: to incline downward; slope.
example: This path descends to the ocean.
definition 3: to be related by blood, esp. through several generations.
example: My family descends from one of the great clans of Scotland.
definition 4: to attack or overwhelm, as with superior numbers.
example: Armed guerrillas descended upon the army base.
example: Screaming fans suddenly descended upon the movie star.