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albeit

Type: preposition Definitions: (preposition) You use albeit to give more information that weakens earlier information. Examples: (preposition) Since trade has opened up, the economy is improving, albeit only slowly. (preposition) He won the fight, albeit only just....

assembly

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Assembly is the act of making something by putting parts together. (noun) Assembly is the act of people or things coming together. (noun) An assembly is a group of people who come together for an event. Examples: (noun) We bought a desk,...

convince

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To convince is to make someone believe, or feel sure about something. Examples: (verb) A stubborn person is always very hard to convince. (verb) Some need to be convinced that more money should be spent on education, rather than...

encounter

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you encounter someone, you meet them to play a game or fight a battle. (verb) If you encounter someone, you meet someone, usually unexpectedly. (verb) If you encounter problems, difficulties, etc., you experience them. (noun) An...

enormous

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Enormous means very big. Examples: (adjective) The damage done by plastics in the oceans is enormous. (adjective) There are not enough jobs, so the country has enormous unemployment problems. Synonyms: adjectives: very large,...

inclination

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Something has an inclination if it’s at an angle (not flat). (noun) Someone has an inclination to do something if the person wants to do it or often does it. Examples: (noun) The inclination of the road was just enough to make the...

persistent

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If someone or something is persistent, they continue and do not give up quickly. Examples: (adjective) Poverty is a persistent problem. (adjective) Many young people who spend time in jail actually become persistent offenders....

pose

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) To pose is to be or create a dangerous situation/problem. (verb) If you pose an idea, you suggest it. (noun) A pose is a position or arrangement, sometimes unusual. Examples: (verb) The internet poses a problem: How do we separate...

reluctant

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If you are reluctant to do something, you do not want to do it. Examples: (adjective) The ease of TV makes people reluctant to read books. (adjective) My son was reluctant to go to school today because he has a test....

whereby

Type: preposition Definitions: (preposition) Whereby means by which; by that thing. Examples: (preposition) Learning is the method whereby we improve our minds. (preposition) We created this app whereby users can develop their vocabulary faster than with other...