Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
k@n klu zh@n
definition 1: an ending or termination.
example: Students are under a great deal of pressure near the conclusion of the semester.
definition 2: a result or outcome.
example: The disappointing conclusion of the negotiations angered many of the workers.
definition 3: the final part of a written work or speech.
example: She summarized her points nicely in the conclusion of her paper.
definition 4: an inference reached by reasoning.
example: If a planet can sustain plant life, what conclusions can you draw about its atmosphere?
example: After a complete examination of the body, the doctor reached the conclusion that death was accidental.
example: Judging by his clothing, she thought the man to be a beggar, but she tried not to jump to any conclusions.
definition 1: the physical position of the body, especially while standing.
example: He saw his mother’s angry stance and headed quickly up the stairs.
example: She’s a good hitter despite her awkward batting stance.
definition 2: the opinions or attitude of a person with regard to something.
example: Do you agree with his stance on the immigration issue?
de m@n streIt
definition 1: to explain or describe, esp. by modeling or using many examples.
example: Using visual aids, the teacher demonstrated how a solar eclipse occurs.
example: Our skating instructor always demonstrates the moves before we try to do them.
definition 2: to show evidence of; prove.
example: By the end of the trial, the lawyer had demonstrated his client’s innocence.
example: The researchers hoped their results would demonstrate that the treatment was effective.
ten d@n si
definition 1: an inclination or natural disposition to move in a certain direction.
example: The left-leaning tendency of that nation’s government has often been commented on in the foreign press.
example: I’ve always had a tendency toward plumpness.
example: The tendency toward chaos at the end of the school term seems inevitable.
definition 2: the characteristic of being likely to feel or behave in a certain way.
example: I have a tendency to be shy at parties.
example: He’d had a tendency to tell lies even as a young child.
example: This clock has a tendency to run fast.
example: Babies have a tendency to cry when they’re hungry or tired.
crI tih k@l
definition 1: tending to make severe judgments or to find fault.
example: Her mother-in-law was so critical that it seemed impossible please her.
example: Many citizens have become critical of the current government and are demanding reforms.
definition 2: characterized by or involving careful and exact analysis and evaluation.
example: Scientific research requires critical thinking.
definition 3: of the nature of a crisis; being at the very highest point of danger but still allowing the possibility of a positive outcome.
example: She’s in the hospital and her condition is considered critical.
definition 4: extremely important.
example: It is critical that you understand these instructions; making a mistake could have dangerous consequences.
example: The testimony of this witness is critical to the case for the defense.