Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition: something that allows entry, obtainment, or understanding.
example: Knowing someone in the company was her key to getting a job interview.
example: His persuasiveness was the key to his success as a politician.
example: This well-written paragraph was the key to my understanding of the article.
definition: main; primary; essential.
example: She made the key point in the discussion and gave us something we could finally all agree on.
example: Yeast, flour, and water are the key components of bread.
example: The rain was a key factor in the tragedy that occurred that night.
example: Skill at listening is key to being an effective counselor.
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definition 1: pertaining to or coming from living sources.
example: Scientists analyzed the material to see if it contained any organic matter.
example: Oil from the ground is an organic substance, but there is synthetically produced oil as well.
definition 2: of or pertaining to compounds that contain carbon. (Cf. inorganic.
example: Methane is an organic compound.
example: Water is an organic molecule.
definition 3: producing or produced naturally, as food, without the use of chemical pesticides, growth enhancers, additives, and the like.
example: Some of the smaller farms in the area have taken up organic farming.
example: You can get all kinds of organic produce at the farmers market.
definition 4: developing in a manner akin to living things.
example: The professor pointed to the organic growth of the poem.
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definition: being essential to or of the nature of a thing; inherent.
example: Sparkle is an intrinsic quality of a diamond.
example: Competition is intrinsic to sports.
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definition 1: a test or trial to discover something unknown, esp. a scientific one to test a hypothesis.
example: The researchers needed a well-equipped laboratory in which to conduct their experiments.
example: The scientist believed he knew the cause of the disease, but the results of his experiment did not support his theory.
example: She did an experiment to see if he would notice the change in the coffee that they were drinking at home.
definition 2: the process of conducting such tests or trials.
example: She backed up her theory through experiment.
example: Children often learn simply by experiment.
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definition 1: a chance that makes something possible or that may bring about some benefit.
example: Everyone will have an opportunity to speak at the meeting.
example: This job offer is a wonderful opportunity.
example: Taking a cooking class will give you opportunities to meet new people.
definition 2: auspicious or favorable circumstance.
example: The post-war era was a time of economic opportunity.