Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
vI zih b@l
definition 1: able to be seen; perceptible through sight.
example: Things are visible to certain animals at night that are not visible to humans.
example: On a clear day, the mountains are visible from the city.
definition 2: obvious; manifest.
example: There has been no visible change in the patient’s condition.
example: When you reexamine the data, it’s clearly visible that the conclusions drawn from the study are not supported.
@ kuhm p@ ni
definition 1: to go along with (someone or something); join with.
example: The boss accompanied the new employee to her workstation.
example: A teacher’s manual accompanies the textbook.
definition 2: to be connected or associated with in space or time.
example: Thunderstorms are always accompanied by lightning.
example: Coffee often accompanies dessert in the American way of dining.
definition 3: to play or sing music as part of the performance of another.
example: She sang while her mother accompanied her on the piano.
definition 1: to come to possess; obtain.
example: He is acquiring some bad habits from his friends.
example: You’ve acquired an American accent since you’ve been living here.
example: We acquired some furniture for our apartment from some relatives.
example: I never liked asparagus before, but I seem to have acquired a taste for it.
definition 2: to gain, esp. through one’s own efforts or dealings.
example: He acquired his wealth by building railroads.
example: The company’s been trying to acquire that land for years.
definition 1: having adequate or considerable worth or merit; admirable; commendable.
example: She donates money for famine relief and other worthy causes.
example: The volunteers put in a worthy effort to save the historic building.
definition 2: deserving (often followed by “of”).
example: He’s a man worthy of his reputation.
example: Her essay was certainly worthy of the praise it received.
definition 1: good, valuable, or important enough to warrant; deserving of.
example: The excellent cinematography makes this a film worth seeing.
example: The car was in such bad condition that it wasn’t worth repairing.
example: This problem really isn’t worth your attention.
definition 2: successful in compensating for.
example: It was a tough match, but winning the competition made all the practice worth the effort.
definition 1: inherent excellence or importance.
example: The publisher recognized that she was an author of true worth.
example: The worth of this idea was immediately apparent to all of us.
example: They wanted their daughter to marry a man of worth.
definition 2: value or usefulness.
example: He could see that his worth to the company was increasing, so he decided to ask for a raise.