Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jul
08
2016

garner

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gar n@r

transitive verb
to accumulate or acquire.
He has garnered many awards for his paintings.
She is a good student and often garners praise from her teachers.

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Jul
07
2016

partake

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par teIk

intransitive verb
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.
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Jul
06
2016

acclimate

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ae klIh meIt

intransitive verb
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.

transitive verb
to cause to become used to a new climate or situation.
They explained how astronauts acclimate themselves to weightlessness.
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Jul
05
2016

wreak

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rik

transitive verb
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.

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Jul
04
2016

capitulate

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k@ pI ch@ leIt

intransitive verb
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.
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