Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Apr
08
2016

intrude

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ihn trud

intransitive verb
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.
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Apr
07
2016

emanate

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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.
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Apr
06
2016

trade

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treId

transitive verb
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.

intransitive verb
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.
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Apr
05
2016

augment

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awg ment

transitive verb
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.
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Apr
04
2016

perpetrate

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puhr p@ treIt

transitive verb
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.
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