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adaptation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An adaptation is a change to fit a different situation or the result of that change, especially when a story goes from book to TV or movie. Examples: (noun) Over millions of years, there is constant adaptation of animals to fit the...

adult

Type: noun Definitions: An adult is a person who is mature (usually age 18 or above). Examples: At age 18 years, children become adults, allowing them to move out without their parents’ consent. Synonyms: grownup, man, woman Academic Word List Sublist and Group:...

aid

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you aid someone, you help them. (noun) An aid is a person or thing that helps you do an activity. (noun) Aid is the help that is given to people, usually by a government or institution. Examples: (verb) Don’t be afraid to...

contrary

Type: preposition, adjective, noun Definitions: (preposition) If an act or idea is contrary to something, it is against it. (adjective) A contrary view, sentence, etc. is opposite to other ones. (noun) The contrary is the opposite of an idea, sentence, etc. Examples:...

foundation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) The foundation of a group, business, country, etc. is the act of starting it. (noun) A foundation is an organisation that collects money to do good things. (noun) The foundation of a building is the solid base that is under it and that...

innovation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An innovation is something new and original. (noun) Innovation is the process of making something new and original. Examples: (noun) The number of technical innovations is growing at a faster and faster rate. (noun) Amazon has become one...

isolate

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you isolate something, you make it so that it does not or cannot contact certain other things. Examples: (verb) Britain is isolated from the rest of Europe by the English Channel. (verb) The prisoner was isolated to protect him from...

media

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Media is plural of medium. A medium is a way of communicating information or art. (noun) The media are the news sources and the people behind them. Examples: (noun) Companies use music, pictures and other media to sell their products....

prohibit

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If something is prohibited, it cannot be done. Examples: (verb) The use of a password prohibits access to outsiders. (verb) Company policy is to prohibit dogs from entering the store. (verb) The laws were changed to prohibit the use of...

quotation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A quotation is a report of the cost or value of something. (noun) A quotation is a sentence or phrase that was said by someone and is now being used or referred to by somebody else. Quotations can be from books, movies, speeches,...

somewhat

Type: adverb Definitions: Somewhat means ‘a little’, or ‘not very’. Examples: What happens in the classroom can be somewhat different from the lesson plan. Synonyms: a little, slightly Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7...

successive

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Successive things follow in order, one after another. Examples: (adjective) He won the tennis championship in four successive years (2013-2016). (adjective) Successive governments have refused to make the changes. Synonyms:...