Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
ri I t@ reIt
definition: to say again.
example: You don’t need to reiterate your point; we have heard and understand what you’re saying.
definition 1: a violation of a law, rule, or standard of conduct; crime, sin, or breach of good conduct.
example: After the drunk driver’s third offense, the judge sent him to jail.
example: She confessed all her offenses to the priest.
example: Failing to attend his uncle’s funeral was considered an offense by the rest of the family.
example: She maintained that she’d committed no offense and therefore refused to apologize.
definition 2: something that offends or displeases.
example: His flippant manner was an offense to the honor and solemnity of the occasion.
definition 3: the feeling, usually of anger or outrage, caused by being offended.
example: My offense at those insulting remarks was not easily erased.
e stih meIt
definition 1: to calculate the approximate amount, size, or value of.
example: We estimated our bill to be approximately three hundred dollars.
example: We asked the carpenter to estimate how much the new garage would cost.
example: I estimated the length of the room to be close to thirty feet.
definition 2: to judge or appraise.
example: He looked closely at the ring and estimated its value at around five thousand dollars.
example: They estimated that their drinking water would last for just two more days.
e stih miht
definition 1: a rough calculation or educated guess as to the amount, size, or value of something.
example: By my estimate, we hiked about fifteen miles today.
definition 2: a judgment or appraisal.
example: We took the diamond to a jeweler for an estimate of its worth.
definition 1: a commission given to a country to administer territory on behalf of an international body such as, formerly, the League of Nations.
example: Britain was given a mandate over Palestine after World War I.
definition 2: the territory subject to such an order.
example: Palestine was a British mandate from 1920 to 1948.
definition 3: a directive given or implied by the vote of an electorate.
example: The government must now act on its mandate to deal with the problem of unemployment.
definition 4: an authoritative order or directive, as from a sovereign or from a higher court to a lower one.
example: The nobles refused to obey the king’s mandate.
definition: to authorize or require, as by law or popular vote.
example: The new law mandates the recycling of glass and paper by all local businesses.
example: The Surgeon General mandated that cigarette packaging display health warnings.
definition: separate and distinct.
example: Sand is made up of discrete particles.
example: The teacher pronounced the word in discrete syllables.