- account for
ph. v. to take something into consideration; to provide reasons for an event
- He did not account for Earth’s gravity in his physics calculations.
- Her intense studying accounts for her excellent grades.
adj. careful and exact
- She was able to make accurate observations with the new telescope.
- Experiments must be conducted with accuracy.
adj. having a sudden consequence or severe
adv. acutely effect
- The president was acutely aware of the fact that her decision would be unpopular.
- He was suffering from an acute headache.
v. to place into groups according to type
- Biologists classify life forms into many phylla.
- The library’s catalog is a classification of books in the library.
n. monetary unit; cash
- Most purchases in foreign countries must be made in the local currency.
- The Japanese currency is gaining strength against the dollar.
adj. closely packed or crowded; difficult to see through
- The boating accident was caused by the dense fog.
- Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
adj. not bright or clear
- The light was too dim for studying.
- The stars dimly lit the evening sky.
v. to show; reveal
- The model displayed the details of the human hand.
- The candidate’s display of anger was unfortunate.
n. products sold abroad
syn. foreign sales
- The United States’ imports now exceed its exports.
- Exported goods are usually high in quality.
adj. very large
- Reaching the moon was a gigantic step in space exploration for mankind.New methods
- of farming offer gigantic advantages over the old methods.
adj. causing admiration because of an object’s importance, size, or quality
- Lincoln’s power of persuasion was impressive.
- Everyone left with a good impression of the play.
v. to set up or create an office; to place in a fixed position
- The software we needed was already installed on the computer.
- Antonia was installed as president of the art club last week.
n. language specific to a profession or activity
- The legal jargon in the contract was confusing.
- Science fiction jargon used in television shows and movies often comes from real science.
v. to fill or occupy to the maximum level
- In order to paint, you must saturate a brush with a hue of your choice.
- In order to obtain food, the sponge saturates itself with sea water.
adj. easy to understand; simple; honest
- The assembly directions were straightforward.
- His straightforward approach to his business dealings earned him respect.
adj. every part being the same
- Bread has a uniform texture.
- The grades on the test were uniformly poor.
adj. lively; powerful; full of action; bright
- His vibrant personality made him well liked by everyone.
- The vibrance of the city is attractive to many individuals.