Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
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definition 1: to cause to begin; institute; originate.
example: After two years of fighting, the warring countries have initiated peace negotiations.
example: The company has initiated a new policy concerning smoking.
definition 2: to provide with basic knowledge in a skill or field of learning.
example: The new recruits were initiated in the techniques of self-defense.
example: He felt that the experience of being swindled initiated him as to the ways of the world.
definition 3: to admit as a member of a club or society by performing a formal ceremony or ritual.
example: At the ceremony to initiate new members, each new person must repeat the club pledge.
definition 1: supposed to arrive; awaited; expected.
example: He’s due back any minute, so please wait.
example: I’ll have to finish the report tonight because it’s due tomorrow.
definition 2: caused by (followed by “to”).
example: The accident was due to his carelessness.
example: The game was canceled due to the bad weather.
definition 3: deserved; appropriate; fitting.
example: They treated their parents with due respect.
example: She should have given him due credit for his idea.
example: The electric company has to give you due warning if they’re going to shut off the electricity.
definition 1: one who pays for the services of another, esp. those of a lawyer or other professional.
example: The lawyer met with her client to talk about their first day in court.
example: That talent agency has several big stars as their clients.
definition 2: a nation that is dependent on or under the patronage of another; client state.
example: These countries were clients of the superpowers during the Cold War.
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definition 1: an ending or termination.
example: Students are under a great deal of pressure near the conclusion of the semester.
definition 2: a result or outcome.
example: The disappointing conclusion of the negotiations angered many of the workers.
definition 3: the final part of a written work or speech.
example: She summarized her points nicely in the conclusion of her paper.
definition 4: an inference reached by reasoning.
example: If a planet can sustain plant life, what conclusions can you draw about its atmosphere?
example: After a complete examination of the body, the doctor reached the conclusion that death was accidental.
example: Judging by his clothing, she thought the man to be a beggar, but she tried not to jump to any conclusions.
definition 1: the physical position of the body, especially while standing.
example: He saw his mother’s angry stance and headed quickly up the stairs.
example: She’s a good hitter despite her awkward batting stance.
definition 2: the opinions or attitude of a person with regard to something.
example: Do you agree with his stance on the immigration issue?