Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
n@ go sh@ b@l
subject to discussion and revision, as terms in an agreement or contract.
Before she hired me for the job, the supervisor said that the wages and benefits were negotiable.
The advertisement said that the price of the bookshelf was negotiable, so I offered fifty dollars for it.
pe rih l@s
causing or involving great danger; risky; hazardous.
For three days, the ship tossed on perilous seas.
The explorers knew from the outset that it would be a perilous journey.
the state or fact of being a relative or relatives, esp. by birth.
“Aunt,” uncle,” and “cousin” are some of the terms that describe kinship.
Most of the people living in this mountain region are connected by kinship.
the state or fact of sharing common ideas, values, characteristics, or the like; likeness; affinity.
There is an interesting kinship between these modern ideas and ones expressed by certain philosophers in the fifteenth century.
1. a popular story that has been handed down from earlier generations and cannot be verified, or a collection of such stories, esp. as they relate to a specific person or people.
The two cultures have very different legends concerning the creation of the sun and moon.
According to the Roman legend, the city of Rome was founded by twin brothers who were brought up by wolves.
The coyote is a central figure in Native American legend.
2. a person whose extraordinary accomplishments or unique personality makes him or her remarkable and an inspiration for popular stories.
Johnny Appleseed is an American legend whose real name was John Chapman.
Jackie Robinson is a baseball legend.
de byu [or] deI byu
1. a person’s first public appearance, as on stage or in concert.
The actor made his film debut playing a minor character.
Her debut at the piano was hailed by the critics.
2. a formal entrance into society, esp. of a girl., and generally taking place at a ball with many guests attending.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt made her social debut in 1902 at the age of seventeen.
3. the beginning of a career or the like.
The former catcher is making his debut as a pitcher in today’s game.
to make a debut.
The play debuted on Broadway at the Minskoff Theater.
to present in public for the first time.
The band will debut its new singer tonight.
The singer debuted her new song in last night’s concert.