Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
an go ihng
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
re k@ mend
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.
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.
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.
ael tru I stihk
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.