Category: Vocabulary

Apr
18
2016

abolish

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ ba lihsh

transitive verb
definition 1:  to do away with; put a stop to; end.
example:  Compulsory military service has been abolished.
example:  They argued over whether the death penalty should be abolished.
example:  The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 abolished slavery in the British Empire.

definition 2:  to take out of existence.
example:  Some wish to abolish the former leader’s name from the history books.
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Apr
15
2016

contaminate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n tae mih neIt

transitive verb
definition:  to make impure or unusable by contact or by adding a harmful substance.
example:  Chemicals are contaminating the water supply.
example:  The surgical instruments needed to be sterilized again because they had become contaminated by germs.
example:  Please don’t contaminate the baby’s food by putting your fingers in it!
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Apr
15
2016

faience

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faI ans
1. pottery decorated with highly colored, opaque glazes.
2. a greenish blue color.

 
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Apr
14
2016

incline

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn klaIn

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to move from or be angled away from a vertical or horizontal position; slant.
example:  The road up the mountain inclines sharply.

definition 2:  to be disposed or tend towards certain viewpoints or ways of thinking or feeling.
example:  The leadership inclines toward the political left.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to cause (one) to feel as if one wants to do a particular thing or to engage in a particular thing.
example:  The relaxing atmosphere inclined us to stay longer than we’d planned.
example:  Her interest in anatomy inclined her to the study of medicine.

definition 2:  to cause to bend in a particular direction.
example:  He inclined his head to hear what his youngest daughter said.
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Apr
14
2016

damask

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

dae məsk
noun
1. a fine cloth woven of linen, silk, wool, or cotton with a prominent, elaborate pattern.
2. table linen of this or similar cloth.
3. a deep pink color.
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