Category: Vocabulary

Apr
25
2016

deficient

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih fI sh@nt

adjective
definition 1:  lacking some essential part, element, substance, or characteristic.
example:  Their diet is deficient in vitamin C.
example:  She finds her daughter-in-law deficient in good manners.
example:  The struggling nation is rich in natural resources but deficient in infrastructure.
example:  With respect to piano skill, I’m sadly deficient.

definition 2:  inadequate in amount or extent.
example:  His knowledge of mathematics is deficient, so he’s having difficulty with his physics course.

 

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Apr
22
2016

nauseate

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naw zi eIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to upset the stomach of (a person or animal), often to the point of causing vomiting; cause nausea in.
example:  
The sight of blood nauseates some people.
example: The roller coaster ride nauseated her.

definition 2:  to cause disgust or repugnance in.
example:  She read about the treatment of the victims, and the thought of such cruelty nauseated  her.
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Apr
21
2016

harass

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h@ raes

transitive verb
definition:  to trouble or disturb repeatedly or persistently.
example:  Hecklers harassed the speaker until he fell silent.
example:  The early female medical students were harassed by their fellow male students.
example:  I would be able to finish this more quickly if you would stop harassing me.

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Apr
20
2016

pacify

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pae sih faI

transitive verb
definition 1:  to calm or restore peace of mind to.
example:  The doctor’s confident prediction of recovery pacified the child’s agitated parents.
example:  Discussing the problem openly eventually pacified both sides.
example:  None of the mayor’s explanations could pacify the crowd of angry citizens.

definition 2:  to satisfy temporarily; appease.
example:  The landlord’s promise to fix the hot water problem pacified the tenants.
example:  The child was upset about having to leave the zoo, but his parents pacified him with an ice cream cone.
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Apr
19
2016

tektite

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tek taIt
noun
any of numerous small, roundish, glassy objects found in various parts of the world and believed to have originated outside the earth’s atmosphere.

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