Category: Vocabulary

Jun
29
2015

erroneous

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih ro ni @s

adjective
definition:  containing or based on error; incorrect; mistaken.
example:  The police acted on an erroneous assumption that the killer was a male.
example:  To their chagrin, the researchers discovered that their original interpretation of their findings was erroneous.
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Jun
29
2015

kill-joy

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kIl  joI
noun

one who spoils the fun or enjoyment of others, esp. by being gloomy or pessimistic.
When we’re out on the town trying to forget our troubles, we don’t want a killjoy with us.

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Jun
26
2015

subsequently

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suhb s@ kw@nt li

adverb
definition:  at a time following some prior time or event; afterwards.
example:  They met in 1942, and subsequently they were married.
example:  The elderly father was moved from the house to a nursing home; subsequently, the son sold the property to a young couple.
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Jun
26
2015

militant

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mI lə tənt

adjective

1. aggressive or combative in attitude or actions, especially in defense of a cause.
Many people feared violence as the anti-government protesters were becoming more militant.

2. waging war; fighting; warring.
The two countries had been militant enemies for four long years.

noun

1. a person who is aggressive or combative in defense of a cause.
Militants are preparing to stage violent protests in the capital city.

2. a person engaged in fighting or warfare.
Both militants and civilians were killed in the bombing attack.

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Jun
25
2015

however

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

haU v@r

adverb
definition 1:  in spite of that; nevertheless.
example:  It was the middle of winter; however, it was not very cold, and we decided to take a hike up the mountain.
example:  Taking vitamin supplements can have some health benefits; however, it is no substitute for eating a balanced diet.

definition 2:  on the other hand; by contrast.
example:  I’m sure you’ll like the product.  If, however, you are unsatisfied with it, you may return it for a refund.
example:  The students are doing better in reading; however, their math skills still need improvement.
example:  We expected him to be grateful.  He was, however, somewhat offended.

definition 3:  to whatever degree or extent; no matter how.
example:  She’ll finish the project, however long it may take her.

definition 4:  in whatever manner or way.
example:  However you pronounce it, it still doesn’t sound appetizing to me. (more…)

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