Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
b@ ne v@ l@nt
definition 1: desiring to do good for others; generous.
example: Thanks to many benevolent people, our fund-raiser has been a success.
definition 2: intended to benefit others rather than to make a profit; altruistic
example: Several benevolent organizations are working in the area to help the needy.
example: The couple’s donation of funds for the public swimming pool was a benevolent act.
In ihk strI k@ b@l
definition 1: that one cannot free oneself from.
example: He was in a terrible and inextricable situation, and he knew there was no way out.
definition 2: unable to be loosened, undone, or disentangled.
example: The twins felt an inextricable bond with each other.
example: There is an inextricable link between these ideas: we cannot think of one without thinking of the other.
ihm paU @r
definition 1: to grant legal power or authority to; authorize.
example: The law empowers the courts to rule in certain family matters.
definition 2: to permit; enable.
example: Wealth has empowered him to be more independent.
k@m plaI @ns
definition 1: acquiescence or conformity.
example: I acted in compliance with your request.
example: Smoke alarms must be installed in compliance with the building code to prevent fires.
example: Strict compliance with the new regulation is expected of all clinic employees.
definition 2: an inclination or tendency to yield to others.
example: He had been defiant in his younger days, but compliance characterized him in his later years.
example: Her compliance was what allowed him to control and take advantage of her.
definition: to give in or give way to a fatal illness, superior force, overwhelming desire, or the like; yield.
example: His sister succumbed to diphtheria that winter.
example: They could hold off the enemy no longer and were forced to succumb.
example: He tried to resist the desserts, but after seeing the tray he succumbed.