Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jul
11
2014

successor

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s@k se s@r

noun
definition:  a person or thing that follows upon or replaces another.
example:  He’s grooming his son to be his successor in the business.
example:  She’s helping in the training of her successor before starting her new job.
example:  The late king’s successor was a more progressive ruler.
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Jul
10
2014

inherent

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ihn he r@nt [or] ihn hi r@nt

adjective
definition 1:  existing in or belonging to something as an essential or inborn part of its nature; innate; intrinsic.
example:  Traveling upstream to spawn is part of an inherent instinct in salmon.
example:  Some people believe evil is inherent in humans.
example:  There are inherent risks in the use of nuclear power.
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Jul
09
2014

administer

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@d mI nih st@r

transitive verb
definition 1:  to manage, execute, or be in charge of.
example:  The United States administered Japan for some years after World War II.
example:  The Department of Agriculture administers the food stamp program.

definition 2:  to bring into operation or use; implement.
example:  The agency administered the new guidelines last month.

definition 3:  to dispense or make application of.
example:  The drug can only be administered by a physician.
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Jul
08
2014

ongoing

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an go ihng

adjective
definition:  existing continuously from some time in the past into the present.
example:  The killer has not been found, and the investigation is still ongoing.
example:  Scientists are studying the ongoing changes in the volcano.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective ongoing

ongoing + NOUN:    ~ research, ~ study, ~ project, ~ investigation, ~ search, ~ inquiry, ~ experiment, ~ discussion, ~ commitment, ~ collaboration, ~ challenge, ~ basis, ~  involvement, ~ support, ~ struggle, ~ conflict, ~ tension, ~ controversy, ~ turmoil, ~ violence

 

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Jul
07
2014

recommend

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re k@ mend

transitive verb
definition 1:  to put forward as being worthy of regard or confidence; give endorsement of.
example:  I highly recommend her for the job.
example:  Can you recommend a good hotel in the area?
example:  The librarian recommended some excellent books to us.

definition 2:  to put forward as advisable.
example:  The pharmacist recommended that the medication be taken before bed.
example:  I recommend that you not make a decision until you’ve considered the matter seriously.
example:  The doctor recommended that I see a specialist.
example:  The teacher recommended getting some private tutoring for the child.
example:  The mechanic recommended having the oil changed more frequently.
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