Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: therefore; for this reason; thus.
example: I don’t agree with the proposition, and hence I cannot vote for it.
definition 2: from this moment; from now.
example: Two years hence, the new building should be completed.
definition 1: to interfere with or obstruct the functioning or progress of.
example: Heavy chains hindered the elephant’s movements.
example: His questions hindered my thought process.
example: His constant daydreaming is hindering his progress in school.
example: The thick brambles hindered our passage through the forest.
definition 2: to stop from doing something or stop (something) from happening.
example: Revelation of his misconduct hindered him from winning the election.
example: The inclusion of a tax increase hindered the bill from passing in the legislature.
ho m@ ji ni @s [or] ho m@ jin y@s
definition 1: having all parts of the same or a similar type.
example: The influx of immigrants and refugees into the small nation has transformed what was once a homogeneous population.
definition 2: having the same structure, nature, or texture throughout; uniform.
example: Homogeneous matter has the same composition regardless of what amount is analyzed.
definition 1: to be or act in accordance or compliance with an established standard or norm.
example: He found it difficult to conform to the strict rules of the military academy.
example: All highway signs must conform to standards established by the government.
example: She refused to conform to society’s expectations of her as a woman.
definition 2: to show similarity or become similar in nature or appearance.
example: Her true self does not conform to everyone’s image of her.
definition: to make similar in nature or appearance.
example: He conformed his way of speaking to the local dialect.
dih mIn ihsh
definition: to decrease or abate; dwindle.
example: As the daylight began to diminish, we headed back to camp.
example: The pain diminished somewhat after taking the medication.
example: The volume of the trumpets should diminish gradually in this section.
definition 1: to decrease or cause to appear decreased in size, prestige, or importance.
example: He felt his wife’s success in show business diminished his own achievements.
definition 2: to detract from the honor or reputation of; disparage; belittle.
example: His cowardice diminished him in his son’s eyes.
example: The accusation of tax evasion diminished her reputation as an honest politician.