Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
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definition 1: unremarkable or ordinary.
example: She writes about commonplace events but in a style that makes these events fascinating.
example: Sadly, robberies have become commonplace in this neighborhood.
definition 2: trite or unoriginal.
example: The new manager is a nice guy, but his ideas for the restaurant are commonplace.
definition: to adequately meet needs, goals, or the like; be sufficient.
example: You don’t need to bring any more food; the amount you’ve packed will suffice for the trip.
example: It wasn’t very cold last night, so the one blanket sufficed to keep me warm.
example: Just write a short summary; one paragraph will suffice.
definition: to meet the needs, goals, or the like of; be adequate for.
example: These supplies will suffice us till next week.
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definition: to spread widely, as though scattering seed.
example: This information will be disseminated nationally.
example: The question is how we can best disseminate the findings of these important studies.
definition 1: to give a permanent income, source of income, or property to.
example: The philanthropist endowed the charity with $40,000 per year.
example: The wealthy woman endowed a scholarship fund at the university.
definition 2: to equip with some ability, quality, or asset.
example: Nature endowed her with a remarkable aptitude for mathematics.
example: He was endowed with a good sense of humor.
definition: to consider, suppose, or judge.
example: They deemed the young man unworthy as a future son-in-law.
example: I had always deemed her a friend, but now I can see I was deceiving myself.
example: The judge deemed the prisoner to be a danger to others.
example: She deemed it too great a risk to invest so much money in one stock.
example: Don’t hesitate to call me while I’m on vacation if you deem it necessary.
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