Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Oct
16
2014

locale

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lo kael

noun
definition 1:  a place, esp. as the setting of some event; locality.
example:  The couple chose a picturesque locale in the mountains for their wedding.
example:  Southeastern Turkey is the locale of a famous archaeological discovery.

definition 2:  the scene or setting, as of a story, play, or film.
example:  Venice is the locale for the film.
example:  The author has chosen the backstreets of Dublin for the locale of her most recent novel.
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Oct
15
2014

ensue

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ihn su

intransitive verb
definition:  to occur as the result of an earlier event.
example:  The day after the attack, a declaration of war ensued.
example:  Anger and outrage ensued upon the publication of this revealing book about a national hero.
example:  Aren’t you afraid of what will ensue if you pursue this course of action?
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Oct
14
2014

arise

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@ raIz

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to come into view or notice.
example:  Several unexpected topics arose during the discussion.
example:  This question arises at every meeting, but we never seem to come to any agreement on the answer.
example:  Problems will inevitably arise despite all of our precautions.

definition 2:  to move upward.
example:  Steam arose from the boiling water.

definition 3:  to result or issue (often followed by “from”).
example:  The problem arose from their lack of attention to what they were doing.
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Oct
13
2014

comprehensive

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kam pr@ hen sihv

adjective
definition 1:  wide or all-inclusive in range or scope.
example:  The team carried out a comprehensive study of the diet and nutrition of children in the whole region.
example:  The final exam will be comprehensive, so you’ll need to study the material from the beginning of the semester.
example:  Your medical insurance is quite comprehensive; it seems to cover everything.

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Oct
10
2014

descend

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dih send

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to move downward or to a lower position or state.
example:  The airplane is beginning to descend now.
example:  During his imprisonment, he descended into madness.
example:  The government descended into chaos after the ousting of the leader.

definition 2:  to incline downward; slope.
example:  This path descends to the ocean.

definition 3:  to be related by blood, esp. through several generations.
example:  My family descends from one of the great clans of Scotland.

definition 4:  to attack or overwhelm, as with superior numbers.
example:  Armed guerrillas descended upon the army base.
example:  Screaming fans suddenly descended upon the movie star.
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