Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

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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Jul
04
2014

exhaust

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ihg zawst

transitive verb
definition 1:  to consume all of; use up.
example:  The expenses of the remodeling exhausted his funds and his patience.
example:  When their fuel was exhausted, they had to continue on foot.

definition 2:  to cause fatigue in; wear out; tire.
example:  The long day at work had exhausted her, and she went straight to bed.

definition 3:  to treat or study thoroughly, in every detail.
example:  His paper exhausts the topic.

definition 4:  to destroy the fertility of; deplete the resources of.
example:  Years of intensive cultivation exhausted the soil.
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Jul
03
2014

apex

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eI pex

noun
definition 1:  the uppermost point; tip; summit; vertex.
example:  Wind erosion has smoothed the apex of the pyramid.
example:  Few climbers have reached the apex of the peak.

definition 2:  the climax or culmination, as of an endeavor or a reputation.
example:  He was then at the apex of his career in the Senate.
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Jul
02
2014

altruistic

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ael tru I stihk

adjective
definition 1:  unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others.
example:  Being an altruistic person, she signed up as a volunteer with an organization that helps the poor.

definition 2:  performed or given for the benefit of others, without concern for one’s own welfare.
example:  Donating money for emergency medical supplies is an altruistic action.
example:  Their altruistic efforts were greatly appreciated by the victims of the flood.
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