Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
a p@r tu n@ ti
definition 1: a chance that makes something possible or that may bring about some benefit.
example: Everyone will have an opportunity to speak at the meeting.
example: This job offer is a wonderful opportunity.
example: Taking a cooking class will give you opportunities to meet new people.
definition 2: auspicious or favorable circumstance.
example: The post-war era was a time of economic opportunity.
definition 1: the course or development of one’s life, or a phase in one’s life, especially in connection with one’s occupation.
example: He had a long career in the Navy.
example: Early in her academic career, she had published several papers on that subject.
example: Her career as a teenage shoplifter ended abruptly when she was caught by a store manager.
definition 2: a profession or occupation chosen as a life’s work.
example: She wants to have a career in science.
example: He decided on accounting as a practical career.
definition 1: one of the separate closed pieces of a chain.
example: If one link breaks, the whole chain is useless.
definition 2: any bond or connection.
example: The detective looked for any possible link between the victim and the suspect.
example: I don’t see any link between this paragraph and the next.
definition: to join or unite by a link or connection.
example: The railroad now links the two towns.
example: My memories of that time are always linked with memories of him.
s@ saI @ ti
definition 1: a community or group of people who live in the same country or area and are linked with each other by such things as laws and customs.
example: The twentieth century saw a considerable change in how our society views women.
example: Every society considers some behaviors acceptable and others unacceptable.
definition 2: human beings in general.
example: The scientists believed their invention would benefit society.
definition 3: a particular group that is in some way distinct from the community as a whole, or distinct from other groups of people as seen from a historical perspective.
example: polite society
example: bourgeois society
example: Elizabethan society
definition 4: the upper-class or fashionable people generally.
example: She was expected to marry a member of society.
example: Society shunned him when he wrote a book that mocked the lifestyle of the upper classes.
m@ lIg n@nt
definition 1: evil or injurious in intent, effect, or character.
example: Malignant rumors about her husband cast a shadow over her happiness.
definition 2: deadly or likely to cause death, as a cancerous growth.
example: Fortunately, the tumor was not found to be malignant.