Category: Vocabulary

Jan
13
2015

illuminate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih lu m@ neIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to provide or brighten with, or as if with, light; light up; make radiant.
example:  Lights illuminated the stage.

definition 2:  to make clear or understandable; clarify; explain.
example:  The information in the footnotes helps to illuminate the text.
example:  In class, the professor illuminates the assigned reading.

definition 3:  to give knowledge to; enlighten.
example:  News magazines nowadays entertain us as well as illuminate us with respect to events in the world.
example:  Will you illuminate us as to your intentions?
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Jan
12
2015

somnolent

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sam nə lənt

adjective

1. falling asleep; sleepy or drowsy.
He should not have been driving in his somnolent condition.

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Jan
12
2015

amplify

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aem pl@ faI

transitive verb
definition 1:  to make larger or greater.
example:  The new hearing aids amplify sound better than the older types.
example:  The first thing we tried as a solution only amplified the problem.

definition 2:  to expand upon or clarify, as by adding details or illustrations.
example:  I’d like to amplify my response to your earlier question.
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Jan
09
2015

forge 2

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forj

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to move ahead gradually but with determination.
example:  We forged ahead with our plans despite all objections.

definition 2:  to move forward suddenly and powerfully.
example:  The racehorse finally forged into the lead.
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Jan
09
2015

salvation

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sael veI sh@n

1. the act of saving or the condition of being saved from sin or evil; redemption.
He had led a life of crime, and it was a loving woman that brought about his salvation.
2.  protection or deliverance from harm or difficulty.
The liberation of the camp by allied forces led to the salvation of the inmates.
3. something that has the effect of saving or protecting from trouble or harm.
My new job was my salvation.

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