Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
1. to deliberately hold back; restrain.
Although she was furious at work, she withheld her anger until she got home.
Please withhold judgement on the matter until you’ve considered all the facts.
Knowing how sensitive he was about his appearance, she withheld comment on his strange new haircut.
2. to refrain from giving.
They withheld food and water from the prisoner until he told them what they wanted to know.
The company withheld his pay while he was in the hospital.
Her mother had been a cold and stern woman who had withheld affection from all of her children.
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to look at closely and carefully, with attention to detail.
The lawyer scrutinized the contract before pronouncing that everything was in order.
The researcher’s methods were scrutinized by colleagues unconvinced of his results.
She scrutinized his face for any signs of remorse.
1. to combine or unite.
The two highways merge at this point.
2. to gradually blend together or be absorbed one into another so that there is a loss of individual distinctness or identity (often followed by “in” or “into”).
The sea and grey sky seemed to merge into one on the horizon.
3. to unite in a single enterprise or body, as two or more previously independent business organizations.
There was talk of the two companies merging.
1. to meddle so as to damage, alter, or render something ineffective or harmful (usually followed by “with”).
Someone tampered with his motorcycle and it nearly caused him to have an accident.
The medicine bottle looked as if it had been tampered with.
2. to interfere secretly and improperly or illegally.
Tampering with a jury is a criminal act.
1. danger or risk.
Ice poses the greatest hazard for winter driving.
2. something that causes a danger or risk.
The trek through the jungle was full of hazards.
3. the operation of chance or accident in events.
He left his fate to hazard.