Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
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definition 1: the act of, or attempt at, foretelling.
example: Geologists are becoming increasingly accurate in the prediction of earthquakes.
example: Prediction of the weather is the job of meteorologists.
definition 2: a statement of what is foretold or predicted; prophecy.
example: The prediction that the world would come to an end on that day obviously did not come true.
example: Their predictions of the failure of the idea were, unfortunately, borne out by reality.
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definition: the condition or quality of being varied.
example: The employees complained that the cafeteria food lacked variety.
example: Taking part in these activities gives her life some variety now that she’s retired.
definition 2: a number of different items in a group or category.
example: This neighborhood attracts a variety of people from artists to recent immigrants to young professionals.
example: Customers appreciate the large variety of merchandise offered by the store.
definition 3: a specific type within a category.
example: What variety of apple is this?
example: This mineral is quite common, but this specimen is a rare variety of it.
definition 1: to state or otherwise make known (ideas, thoughts, or feelings).
example: After watching the film, the students wanted to express their opinions on it.
example: His father loved him but found it hard to express his feelings.
example: He expressed great remorse for what he had done.
example: She expressed her thoughts in her journal.
example: In his memoir, he expressed that he had never really loved his wife.
definition 2: to make known the thoughts and feelings of (oneself).
example: She prefers to express herself in writing, as it gives her time to think.
example: He uses his art as a way to express himself.
definition 3: to show or make manifest.
example: The look on his face clearly expressed guilt.
definition: clear, precise, and fully stated; explicit.
example: It was the mother’s express desire that her daughter should inherit the house with all its property.
definition 1: highly concentrated in attention; focused.
example: The big cat fixed an intent stare on its prey.
definition 2: resolved; determined.
example: He was intent on winning the race.
example: I was so intent on getting there on time that I didn’t notice how fast I was driving.
definition 1: conscious plan; aim; intention.
example: Her intent was to use her wealth to help others.
example: It was not my intent to hurt her feelings.
example: It was a kind gesture, but she was nonetheless suspicious of the man’s intent.
definition 2: meaning; significance.
example: Did you understand the intent of the essay?