Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: receiving an action without acting in return, or being unresponsive to something that affects or might be expected to affect one directly.
example: The demonstrators remained passive as they were beaten by government troops.
example: She was surprisingly passive when she was told the news of her husband’s accident.
definition 2: tending to offer no resistance; submissive; compliant.
example: He is so passive that people take advantage of him.
definition 3: not participating; inactive.
example: She feels that the university students have become passive, not participating or taking any interest in their government.
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definition 1: a proposed explanation that accounts for observed phenomena or known facts and that can be used to guide further investigation.
example: He put forward the hypothesis that dreams function to solve conflicts within the mind.
example: Do the results of your research support your hypothesis?
example: The evidence from their experiment forced them to reject their hypothesis.
definition 2: a proposition assumed to be true for the purposes of a particular argument; premise.
example: Let’s start out with the hypothesis that these kinds of tests are fair.
definition 1: to set up or create; establish.
example: Gallaudet University was founded in 1864.
example: Peter the Great of Russia founded the city of St. Petersburg at the cost of many lives.
definition 2: to establish the grounds for; base.
example: He founded his theory on established principles.
definition: of decisive importance; critical.
example: Having a first-aid kit can be crucial in an emergency.
example: This information was crucial in making the decision.
example: Clean water is crucial to all life.
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definition: to leave one country or region, usu. the country of origin, in order to settle in another.
example: Her ancestors emigrated from Ireland during the famine and came to the United States.