Useful Words of the Day 2022

Useful words of the Day (2022) is an online resource to enrich English vocabulary, its words are selected from MIT News or other similar media, active on campus and Internet; you can study them with flexible review patterns.
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Two such issues that particularly intrigue her are internet access and privacy for underserved populations. - MIT News

intrigue   Speak
v.  arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate

underserve   Speak
v.  supply with insufficient services, especially social and health services
Added on: 2022-06-25
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30 Words list: 2022-06-23, 2022-05-05
avenue   Speak
n. a way of approaching a problem or making progress toward something
aspiration   Speak
n. a hope or ambition of achieving something
She also recognized that staying with a company driven by profits would not be the best avenue to fulfill her personal career aspirations. MIT News
stagnant   Speak
a. having no flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a consequence
sag   Speak
v. decline to a lower level, usually temporarily
Many people with stagnant or dropping incomes, having borrowed to sustain their standard of living, found themselves deep in debt when the economy sagged. MIT News
populist   Speak
a. of a political approach to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by elite
reverberate   Speak
v. be repeated several times as an echo
Many debtors became attracted to populist politics, with consequences still reverberating around the world. MIT News
slosh   Speak
v. move irregularly with a splashing sound
vane   Speak
n. a broad blade attached to a rotating axis or wheel which pushes or is pushed by wind or water
If we didn't have the turning vanes, they would separate after the corner, thus filling the entire flow path and making the air slosh around like in a washing machine. MIT News
coursework   Speak
n. written or practical work done by a student during a course of study
outreach   Speak
n. the process of an organization building relationships with people to advise them
Beyond its use in research, educators also used the tunnel extensively for coursework and public outreach. MIT News
transcribe   Speak
v. put (thoughts, speech, or data) into written or printed form
collaborate   Speak
v. work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something
This fall she hopes to travel to Nepal to collaborate with local musicians on a project recording and transcribing traditional music. MIT News
innate   Speak
a. inborn; natural
words   Speak
n. pl. something that is said, talk
The acoustics are perfect for amplifying her words and her innate passion for geology. MIT News
colloquy   Speak
n. a conversation, a gathering for discussion
time-honored   Speak
a. respected or valued because it has existed for a long time
The people engaged in a lively colloquy with Chomsky in line with time-honored linguistics department tradition. MIT News
emeritus   Speak
a. having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor
reception   Speak
n. a social gathering often for the purpose of extending a formal welcome
At the reception, they toasted the long-lived partnership; a professor emeritus of linguistics described the affection Chomsky and Halle had for each other. MIT News
venue   Speak
n. the place where something happens, especially an organized event
interconversion   Speak
n. the conversion of two things into each other
Topological phases have been proposed as venues for observing and manipulating exotic effects, including the interconversion of electrical current and electron spin. MIT News
root out   Speak
v. eradicate, eliminate
inorganic   Speak
a. not consisting of or deriving from living matter
They utilized a systematic method to root out signs of topology in all known crystalline structures, also known as inorganic solid-state materials. MIT News
pathogen   Speak
n. a bacterium, virus, or other microorganisms that can cause disease
shelf-life   Speak
n. the period during which a material may be stored and remain suitable for use
We will see mRNA vaccines with improved stability and shelf-life; it is also possible to rapidly create a new vaccine for an emergent pathogen. MIT News
bulk production   Speak
n. the final product being produced based on the mass order requirements
mammalian   Speak
a. relating to or denoting a mammal
Conventional vaccine relies on bulk production using mammalian cells, while mRNA vaccines turn into the final product only once inside a patient’s cells. MIT News
namesake   Speak
n. a person or thing that has the same name as another
oddity   Speak
n. a strange or peculiar person, thing, or trait
The stellar oddity appears to be a new black widow binary circling and consuming a smaller companion star, as its arachnid namesake does to its mate. MIT News
pulsar   Speak
n. a tiny dense star that sends out radio waves
strip   Speak
v. remove all coverings from; leave bare of accessories or fittings
Basic Words of Day Middle Words of Day
Road to My Dream Universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mind and Hand

University of Delaware
Knowledge is the light of the mind.

University of California, Davis
Let there be light.