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analogous

Type: adjective Definitions: When to things are analogous, they are similar. Examples: The working class struggle in this country is analogous to what happened recently in South America. Synonyms: similar, comparable, related Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9...

assurance

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Assurance is the feeling of self confidence. (noun) An assurance is a strong promise, usually given when the listener has doubts (is unsure). Examples: (noun) A good politician will speak with absolute assurance. (noun) Despite...

coherence

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Coherence is the property of being connected, especially of ideas. Examples: (noun) A good essay must have a high degree of coherence across its paragraphs. (noun) We studied loneliness and coherence among Children with learning...

diminish

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) When something diminishes it gets smaller or less important. Examples: (verb) Huge inflation has caused the economy to diminish. (verb) The amount of water in the lake is diminishing because there has been no rain. Synonyms: verbs:...

distort

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If something is distorted, its shape or meaning is changed, often in a bad or unnatural way. Examples: (verb) These import taxes can distort the market. (verb) A small change in wording can completely distort the meaning of the speaker....

mature

Type: verb, adjective Definitions: (verb) If something matures, it becomes fully developed. (adjective) If movies, books, etc. are mature, they are meant for adults because they contain violence, sex, etc. (adjective) If something is mature, it is fully developed....

military

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) A military is armed forces. (adjective) If something is military, it is a characteristic of people in the armed forces. Examples: (noun) It’s not the job of the military to make government policy. (adjective) The country...

passive

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) A passive clause has the natural object as its subject. (adjective) If someone or something is passive, they do not normally respond or take action. Examples: (adjective) While “she found me” is an active clause,...

revolution

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) When a wheel turns around once it has made a revolution; going in a circle; turning; revolving. (noun) A revolution is a war against the government by the country’s own people. (noun) A revolution is a sudden significant change....

scenario

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A scenario is a possible or imagined future, often with detailed plans. Examples: (noun) The worst scenario for people on this village is that they can no longer grow food. (noun) If we can’t limit our CO2 production, then the...

subordinate

Type: verb, noun, adjective Definitions: (verb) If you subordinate A to B, you give less importance to A and more to B. (noun) A subordinate is someone who is at a lower position in an organization. (adjective) If something is subordinate, it is less important than...

suspend

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you suspend an object, you attach it above and hang it down. (verb) If you suspend something, you stop it for a period of time. Examples: (verb) Two lamps were suspended above the room and gave off a gentle light. (verb) Employees can...