Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition: to enter or thrust oneself in when not invited or welcomed.
example: Forgive me for intruding, but may I speak with you for a moment?
example: He was about to propose marriage to her when the waiter intruded.
example: Protests intruded on the prime minister’s visit.
example: His sister intruded on us with yet another question.
example: The government claimed that the foreign submarine intruded into its waters.
example: I want him to stop intruding into my affairs.
e m@ neIt
transitive verb & intransitive verb
definition: to come or send forth; issue or emit.
example: Light emanated from the room at the top of the stairs.
example: The experience changed him, and he emanates nothing but good will these days.
definition 1: to buy and sell.
example: She trades shares in the stock market.
example: The two countries trade various products.
definition 2: to exchange.
example: The two children often trade lunches at school.
example: I’ll trade you my hat for your scarf.
example: The men traded insults, but they didn’t get into a fist fight.
definition 1: to do one’s buying.
example: I always try to trade at locally-owned businesses.
definition 2: to carry out a business of selling; deal; traffic (usu. fol. by “in”).
example: He trades in used furniture and makes a good living at it.
example: Some of these criminals trade in drugs.
definition: to make greater in size, degree, or amount; intensify by adding.
example: She hoped to augment her earnings by taking on a second job.
example: Helicopters brought in more sacks of grain to augment the dwindling supply at the refugee camp.
example: In her attempt to augment her beauty, she uses far too much makeup.
puhr p@ treIt
definition: to carry out (a crime, act of mischief, or the like).
example: His cellmate had perpetrated several thefts.
example: Those who perpetrated the hoax were quickly discovered.