Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Feb
05
2015

commonplace

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ka m@n pleIs

adjective
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.
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Feb
04
2015

suffice

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s@ faIs

intransitive verb
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.

transitive verb
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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Feb
03
2015

disseminate

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dih se mih neIt

transitive verb
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.
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Feb
02
2015

endow

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ihn daU

transitive verb
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.
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Jan
30
2015

deem

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dim

transitive verb
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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