Category: Vocabulary

Aug
31
2015

dispensable

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih spen s@ b@l

adjective
definition:  capable of being omitted; not necessary.
example:  To make more space, she got rid of all the furniture in the apartment that she felt was dispensable.
example:  Those employees that were considered dispensable were laid off to reduce expenditures.
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Aug
28
2015

evidence

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

e v@ dihns

noun
definition 1:  the basis for belief; that which constitutes proof of something.
example:  Scientists have long been searching for evidence of life on distant planets.
example:  The police still have no solid evidence to back up their theory.
example:  The illegal drugs will be used as evidence in court.

definition 2:  trace or indication.
example:  His fingerprints were evidence of his having been in the apartment at some time.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to make manifest or clear.
example:  Having heard about the accident, he evidenced his concern over the child’s condition.
example:  The defendant evidenced no emotion upon hearing the verdict.

definition 2:  to support with evidence.
example:  She evidenced her views by citing clinical studies.
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Aug
28
2015

cogent

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ko jihnt

adjective

convincing, or compelling by virtue of a strong argument or clear presentation.
Her cogent rebuttal was the key to their team winning the debate.

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Aug
27
2015

corrode

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@ rod

transitive verb
definition 1:  to cause to wear away by degrees, esp. by chemical action.
example:  Rust had corroded the exterior of the car.

definition 2:  to damage or slowly destroy.
example:  Jealousy corroded their relationship.
example:  Pride is corroding his character.
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Aug
27
2015

fulsome

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

fUl səm

adjective

offensive, esp. because of excessiveness or insincerity.
His fulsome flattery did little to win her favor.

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