Category: Vocabulary

Nov
20
2014

extremity

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ihk stre mih ti

noun

1. the farthest reach or point of a thing.
The extremities of the field were marked by a fence.
2. the greatest degree or utmost extreme.
At that moment, they felt the extremity of fear.
3. (usu. pl.) the parts of the body extending from the limbs; hands and feet.
Blood circulation in her extremities is rather poor.
4. a condition of extreme danger or distress.
He didn’t understand the extremity of the situation.

 

 

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
19
2014

overall

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

o v@r awl [or] o v@r awl

adjective
definition 1:  from one limit to the other; entire.
example:  The overall distance across Australia is about four thousand kilometers.

definition 2:  with respect to or including nearly everything; general.
example:  Although there were a few positive reviews, the overall opinion of the critics was that the play was simply dull.
example:  I scored highest in one of the events, but my sister was the overall winner of the competition.

adverb
definition:  for the most part; in general.
example:  Overall, I’d say our presentation went very well.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
18
2014

accordingly

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ kor dihng li

adverb
definition 1:  in accord with what is known, stated, or suitable; correspondingly.
example:  The job is hard, and we will pay you accordingly.

definition 2:  consequently; therefore; so.
example:  It was clear we were headed into a severe storm; accordingly, we turned back to shore.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
18
2014

extremist

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ihk stri mihst
noun
1. a person who takes a radical stand and encourages radical action or thinking, esp. in politics.
The extremists wish to destroy the republic and bring about a return of the monarchy.
2. a person who is a member of an organization that advocates extreme acts or policies.


adjective
of or pertaining to extremists or extreme actions.
Extremist factions are eroding the party’s popularity.

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Nov
17
2014

degrade

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih greid

transitive verb
definition 1:  to bring (someone or something) down in moral or intellectual character; deprave; debase
example:  The board felt that such risqué literature would degrade the minds of the youth.

definition 2:  to lower in the opinion of others or in self-respect; bring into dishonor or disgrace.
example:  The discovery of his involvement in the scandal degraded him in the eyes of the public.
example:  It’s honest work, so I don’t feel it degrades me to do it.

definition 3:  to reduce in value, amount, or intensity.
example:  Excessive farming of the land degraded the soil.

definition 4:  to break down the complexity of (a substance); decompose.
example:  Exposure to hot and cold air will degrade the wood eventually.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter