Category: Vocabulary

Jan
22
2016

experiment

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihk sper @ m@nt

noun
definition 1:  a test or trial to discover something unknown, esp. a scientific one to test a hypothesis.
example:  The researchers needed a well-equipped laboratory in which to conduct their experiments.
example:  The scientist believed he knew the cause of the disease, but the results of his experiment did not support his theory.
example:  She did an experiment to see if he would notice the change in the coffee that they were drinking at home.

definition 2:  the process of conducting such tests or trials.
example:  She backed up her theory through experiment.
example: Children often learn simply by experiment.
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Jan
22
2016

overwrought

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

o vər rawt
adjective
1. disturbed by excessive worry or agitation.
Hearing about the accident, he was overwrought, and his friend urged him to calm down and go to bed.

2.excessively decorated.
Her overwrought wedding dress was all ribbons, lace, and ruffles.

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Jan
21
2016

opportunity

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

a p@r tu n@ ti

noun
definition 1:  a chance that makes something possible or that may bring about some benefit.
example:  Everyone will have an opportunity to speak at the meeting.
example:  This job offer is a wonderful opportunity.
example:  Taking a cooking class will give you opportunities to meet new people.

definition 2:  auspicious or favorable circumstance.
example:  The post-war era was a time of economic opportunity.
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Jan
21
2016

refection

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rih fek sh@n

noun
1. refreshment of body, mind, or spirit, esp. after hunger or fatigue.

2. food and drink; repast.
At eleven o’clock to the stroke, up came my valet with the morning cup of hippocras, an excellent thing for the qualms, and some slight refection, as the breast of an ortolan or wing of a widgeon.

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Jan
20
2016

gonzo

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gan zo
adjective
(slang) esp. in journalism, bizarre, exaggerated, and intentionally subjective.

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