Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to twist out of shape; deform the appearance or functioning of.
example: The uneven surface of the mirror distorted his reflection.
example: Having the volume too loud distorts the sound.
definition 2: to falsify or misrepresent.
example: The actor felt the newspaper article distorted what he had said in the interview.
example: Exaggerating is often harmless, but it does distort the truth.
definition 1: aware of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, and surroundings.
example: The fighter was no longer conscious when the referee began counting.
definition 2: aware of or sensitive to (often followed by “of”).
example: She competed seriously, but she was also conscious of her limitations.
example: He gradually became conscious of someone standing behind his chair.
definition 3: fully intended; deliberate.
example: Moving to a faraway city was a conscious choice on his part.
example: She made a conscious decision to lead a healthier life.
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definition 1: to plan, manage, or control the course of a ship, aircraft, or missile.
example: The captain had turned off the automatic pilot and was navigating manually.
definition 2: to make one’s way; find the correct path to a destination or goal.
example: In the dark, it was difficult to navigate to where the candles were kept.
example: It’s amazing how these bicyclists navigate through the city traffic.
example: I had some trouble navigating through the website.
definition: a structure that extends a road, path, or other route over an obstacle such as a river or railway, to allow for continuous travel.
definition: to form a connecting link over or between.
example: A suspended walkway bridges the distance between the mainland and the small island.
example: Is it possible to bring the gap between liberals and conservatives?
example: Time has not bridged the rift between the two brothers.
definition: one who makes, alters, or repairs clothing, esp. men’s suits and coats.
example: The tailor did a fine job with the suit alterations.
definition 1: to make or alter (a suit, coat, or the like).
example: The jacket was too loose-fitting, so I had it tailored.
definition 2: to fashion or adapt for a particular need, purpose, or the like.
example: The new buses are tailored to the needs of people with disabilities.
example: The advertising campaign is tailored to appeal to women.
example: The concert series is especially tailored for young people.