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abandon

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you abandon something, you go away from it with no plan to return. Examples: (verb) Many teens abandon chances of a successful future when they drop out of school. (verb) The government abandons after-school programs when money is...

accompany

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If we see one thing accompany something else, it comes or goes with it, or they happen/move together. (verb) If we see one thing accompany something else, they happen/move together. Examples: (verb) The text accompanying the...

accumulation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Accumulation is the process of bringing things together. (noun) An accumulation of something is a number or amount of it that has come together over time. Examples: (noun) The process of salt accumulation in the soil speeds up under poor...

ambiguous

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is ambiguous, it has more than one possible meaning, state, or explanation. Examples: (adjective) The result of increasing taxes is ambiguous. (adjective) Don’t use ambiguous words if it makes the meaning...

appendix

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Your appendix is a small part of your body that is attached to your large intestine. (noun) An appendix is a part at the back of a book that has extra information. Examples: (noun) It used to be common for children to die from a burst...

appreciation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Appreciation is the rise in value of something. (noun) Appreciation is the feeling of being thankful. (noun) An appreciation of something is the ability to see it’s value and understand it. Examples: (noun) The appreciation of the...

arbitrary

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If a rule, decision, or act is arbitrary, there is no logical reason for it. Examples: (adjective) The reason he travelled to Nepal wasn’t arbitrary. He wanted to see Mt Everest. (adjective) You are protected from...

automatically

Type: adverb Definitions: (adverb) If something happens automatically, it happens without the need for a person to start it or do anything more. (adverb) If something happens automatically, it happens without the need for a person to start it or think about it....

bias

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you bias something, you unfairly make one result more likely than another. (noun) A bias is a preference in one direction that makes things unequal. Examples: (verb) The results of the survey are biased because many people lied...

chart

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you “chart a course” you find out how to get somewhere. (verb) If you chart something, you record it in a chart. (noun) A chart is information that is organised in rows and columns or as a picture. Examples: (verb)...

clarity

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Clarity is the quality of being clear. Examples: (noun) People often dream, with great clarity, of loved ones that they have lost. (noun) Lack of clarity in the teacher’s instructions will cause confusion among the students....

commodity

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A commodity is a valuable quality or thing. (noun) A commodity is something that is bought or sold. Examples: (noun) Hope may become a very rare commodity. (noun) Modern advertising has turned women’s bodies into a valuable...