Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Aug
05
2016

fallible

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fae lih b@l

adjective
liable to error; not immune from making mistakes.
As a teenager now, he’d begun to see his parents as fallible human beings.
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Aug
04
2016

undaunted

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uhn dawn tihd

adjective
not discouraged or dismayed; resolute or fearless
There were many setbacks, but the undaunted suffragettes carried on their fight for the vote.
Undaunted, he proposed marriage to her again and again.

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Aug
03
2016

conducive

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k@n du sihv

adjective
tending to produce or cause (usually followed by “to”)
For some people, soft music is conducive to sleep.
Encountering the same information on multiple occasions is conducive to remembering it.

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Aug
03
2016

abysmal

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@ byz m@l

adjective
1.  of vast extent; unmeasurable; extreme.
The death camps were places of abysmal suffering.

2.  extremely or deplorably bad; miserable.
Conditions were abysmal in the field hospital.
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Aug
02
2016

imperceptible

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Im p@r sep t@ b@l

adjective
1.  so gradual or subtle as to be unnoticed or unnoticeable.
The difference in taste was so slight as to be almost imperceptible.

2.  not capable of being perceived or apprehended.
Dogs can hear sounds that are imperceptible to humans.
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