Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
to accumulate or acquire.
He has garnered many awards for his paintings.
She is a good student and often garners praise from her teachers.
1. to take part; participate.
We all partook in the festivities.
He knew of his friends’ robbery plan, but he did not partake in the crime.
2. to have or receive a part or portion (usually followed by “of”).
I hope you’ll partake of dessert, since I’ve made something special.
3. to have the nature of quality (usually followed by “of”)
His anger partook of frustration and despair.
ae klIh meIt
to become used to a new climate or situation.
The gorilla did not acclimate well to the zoo environment.
She was from a small town, but she quickly acclimated to life in the city.
to cause to become used to a new climate or situation.
They explained how astronauts acclimate themselves to weightlessness.
to inflict or carry out (punishment, revenge, destruction, or the like).
The storm wreaked havoc on the coastal towns.
The war wreaked destruction over the entire region.
The tsar wreaked punishment on those nobles who had opposed him.
k@ pI ch@ leIt
to surrender or acquiesce
The vanquished nation was forced to capitulate to the terms of the victors.
When his lawyer reminded him of the terms of the legal agreement, he capitulated.
The police informed the rioting prisoners that they would not capitulate to their demands.