Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
@ li vi eIt
definition: to make more bearable; ease.
example: A good nurse alleviates suffering.
example: The medication will alleviate the pain, but it will not eliminate it.
definition: to become liable for or bring upon oneself (usually some unwanted or harmful consequence).
example: The duchess incurred an enormous gambling debt.
example: The teenager incurred his parents’ anger by telling them an outrageous lie.
example: If you give false information, you could incur a fine or an even stiffer penalty.
definition: to relate or refer to something; have to do with.
example: The captain knows everything that pertains to the operation of the ship.
example: My question pertains to the speaker’s first point.
example: This matter doesn’t pertain to you, so I’ll ask you to please leave the room.
example: Please bring all the documents that pertain to the case.
re mih di
definition 1: a medicine or therapy designed to heal a disease or disorder.
example: Rest and plenty of fluids is the remedy most prescribed by doctors for treating influenza.
example: There are many types of cold remedies sold at the drugstore.
definition 2: something that corrects an evil, problem, or fault.
example: There is no easy remedy for high unemployment.
example: The speed limit was lowered as a remedy for the frequent occurrence of accidents on that section of highway.
definition 1: to relieve or heal (a disease or disorder).
example: This medicine should remedy that cough.
definition 2: to set right or fix; restore to a proper state.
example: Panic broke out, and there was little the police could do to remedy the situation.
ae n@k do t@l
definition 1: of, resembling, or concerning an anecdote or anecdotes.
example: We listened with interest to his anecdotal account of his trip.
definition 2: consisting of or supported by anecdotes rather than confirmable or reproducible data.
example: These claims are based only on anecdotal evidence and cannot be considered proven.
example: Anecdotal testimony gathered from users of a product can be highly persuasive.