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Definition: Hot fluid or semi-fluid material below or within the earth’s crust from which lava and other igneous rock is formed on cooling
- What they do know is that a ‘slow rise’ of magma is driving lava to the surface, which has created a new lava dome in the mountain's crater.
Definition: Capable of being attracted by or acquiring the properties of a magnet:
- Most materials are not ferromagnetic, but there are a variety of magnetic effects that other materials exhibit.
- That is that it is attracted by the magnetic field but does not remain magnetic once it leaves the field.
Definition: Give magnetic properties to; make magnetic
- Because the string is magnetized, the magnetic field surrounding it will also vibrate with the string.
- Placing it close enough to a magnet or placing it in a strong electromagnetic field can magnetize non - magnetized magnetite.
- When the material is magnetized, usually by applying a high intensity pulse from an external magnetizing field, many of the individual domains rotate so that they are aligned with the external field.
Definition: of great size or importance
- The magnitude of shock waves determines the damage that occurs during an earthquake.
- Industrial transformations of this magnitude didn’t just pop up every day, and the potential for growth was mind-boggling.
A substance that is malleable is soft and can easily be made into different shapes. An example in sentence:
- Silver is the most malleable of all metals.
A mammoth is an extinct animal that is the size of an elephant, but it is also used to describe things that are really big.
Example sentences in the noun form:
The little business she started by herself has now become a mammoth (meaning giant) in the industry.
We can also use mammoth to emphasize that a task or change is very large and needs a lot of effort to achieve. For example
- Renovating the house is a mammoth undertaking.
- This mammoth undertaking was completed in 18 months.
- Relocating the library is a mammoth task.
A manifestation is the public display of emotion or feeling. An example of manifestation is when a person makes a disgusted face when they eat something they don’t like, or a wife smiles when she sees her husband, thus showing her love for him. Used in a sentence, “You can take this as a manifestation of my love”
- The first manifestations of her behavior problems occurred soon after she left home.
- Her work with the poor was a manifestation of her compassionate nature.
There is another meaning of manifestation. A manifestation can be an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something abstract or theoretical. Example sentences:
- New York is the ultimate manifestation of American values.
- Sea-level rise, changes in the jet stream and different water patterns in the Atlantic Ocean are some global manifestations of climate change.
Definition: The region of the earth’s interior between the crust and the core, believed to consist of hot, dense silicate rocks
- Hot new ocean crust forms at mid-ocean ridges, cools, and sinks back into the mantle, shedding heat and driving the plates.
Definition: An area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times.
- The Romans became practised at draining marshes to rid areas of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Definition: be amazed at; express astonishment or surprise about something
- It was absolutely a marvel to see exactly how many different websites the free applications would make connections back to from a device.
- The Great Wall of China is one of the world's marvels.
Definition: Relating to the Middle Ages
- In early medieval times, the court, or household, was the centre of government.
Definition: A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army
- It is hard to believe that the country would hire foreign mercenaries for military and daily operations.
Definition: (In an insect or amphibian) the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages
- All flies undergo complete metamorphosis with egg, larval, pupal, and adult stages in their development.
Most meteoroids that enter the Earth's atmosphere vaporize completely and never reach the planet's surface. If any part of a meteoroid survives the fall through the atmosphere and lands on Earth, it is called a meteorite.
Definition: Chemical formula: CH4
- Trace gases include methane, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and ozone
Definition: A microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation
- A virus is a parasite, which needs a host cell to live in, and a microbe is a bacterium, which is a living cell in its own right.
Definition: So small as to be visible only with a microscope
- They feed on microscopic blue green algae plants that only thrive in saline waters.
- To their scientists, the visible snow is only a small part of all the settling material that is mostly microscopic and not visible to the naked eye.
A migrant is a person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work. An example in a sentence:
- Since the mid-1990’s, hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants from Mexico and beyond have been entering the United States on foot through Arizona.
Migrants can also be birds, fish, or animals that migrate from one part of the world to another. An example in a sentence:
- Birds that were altitudinal migrants or local nomads were classified as resident
Definition: Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another; Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions
- The extensive rural-to-urban migration has created a severe housing shortage.
- Smaller animals tend to be more likely to hibernate, because migration would require an enormous amount of energy relative to their body size.
- Populations of many migratory birds depend not only on places to breed and to spend the winter but also on the quality and continued availability of habitats along migration routes.
- Unlike animal migration, which typically involves groups of animals moving back and forth between seasonal habitats, human migration involves the movement of people who intend to leave one area for good and settle in a new one.
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A millenium is a span of 1000 years. More than one millenium, or plural milleniums is “millenia.”
Definition: A period of a thousand years
- Silver first came into use on a substantial scale during the 3rd millennium bc
Definition: The close external resemblance of an animal or plant (or part of one) to another animal, plant, or inanimate object.
- With mimicry, one organism resembles another. For example, the harmless king snake has adapted a color pattern that resembles the deadly coral snake.
- Parrots are probably most well-known for their ability to “talk,” as they can closely mimic the sounds of human voices. However, this is only seen in captive parrots. It is a mystery why wild parrots do not exhibit this behavior. It’s possible that the parrot’s relative intelligence causes it to try to bond with its owners through mimicry.
Miniatures are used in film when something is too expensive or difficult to film in real life. They create a scene on a much smaller scale, and film it in a way that makes it look real.
Definition: very small; of little consequence
- The sale of the building had a minuscule effect on the profits of the corporation.
- To determine a planet’s mass, astronomers typically measure the minuscule movement of the star caused by the gravitational tug of an orbiting planet.
Definition: Make or become less extreme, intense, rigorous, or violent
- Since Anchorage is located at the end of a long inlet, the yearly temperatures, moderated by the influence of ocean currents, are considerably milder than in the interior of Alaska.
A molecule is the smallest amount of a chemical substance which can exist by itself.
Definition: A seasonal prevailing wind in the region of South and South East Asia, blowing from the south-west between May and September and bringing rain (the wet monsoon), or from the north-east between October and April (the dry monsoon).
- Besides, both north-east and south-west monsoons have a higher level of rainfall which may discourage farmers from applying more fertilisers.
Definition: relating to the scientific study of the structure and form of animals and plants
- Like animals, marine plants have both morphological, or structural, adaptations and functional adaptations.
- Many marine plants have flexible stems and leaves, which allow them to move and bend with the movement of the water around them. Some species undergo morphological change during the larva period.
Definition: Death, especially on a large scale
- The most dramatic and perhaps most significant cause of natural mortality among gray whales is predation by killer whales. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality among women worldwide. Maternal deaths have been shown to account for a substantial burden of mortality among refugee women of reproductive age.
Definition: the act of changing location; an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
- The robot is trained to increase the frequency of motions that cause smiles and minimize the motions that don't.
- The camera system in the new smartphone keeps a buffer of a second and a half’s worth of motion frames before and after you take the photo.
Definition: having many aspects
- She sees reducing sex assault rates on campus as a multifaceted problem with which universities are just beginning grapple.
- Terrorism is a multifaceted problem, so the solutions should address the political, economic, social and religious layers.
- You need to be multifaceted—and probably multi-personality—and extraordinarily keen to understand the countries you are operating in.
An ordinary, unexciting thing is mundane. Exotic is a perfect synonym for mundane. If you want to go on an adventurous vacation and it ends up being mundane, you would be disappointed. Used in sentences:
- I wanted a new date night, but my husband planned a mundane date of dinner and a movie.
- After she got done traveling, she moved back to her small hometown and found it to be very mundane.
Definition: A distinct form resulting from genetic mutation
- It is important to realize that mutations in different mutant individuals are not necessarily distinct.
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- While there may be many mutualistic relationships between plants and animals, often plants are more the victims rather than the beneficiaries of the relationship.
Definition: an invented story or idea
- Throughout history myths were created in an attempt to explain many common natural occurrences.
Definition: A piece of iron (or an ore, alloy, or other material)
- Understanding more complex substances is the key to designing materials for stronger magnets in order to build more efficient and powerful electrical generators and motors.
- Iron, cobalt and nickel are the best known metallic magnets, and their magnetic properties are governed by the conduction electrons that are free to move throughout the metal.
Definition: A physical phenomenon produced by the motion of electric charge, resulting in attractive and repulsive forces between objects
- Relativity would arrive, not from concerns over the flaws in Newton's mechanics, but rather from contemplating the forces of electricity and magnetism as well as the mysteries of light.
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Definition: The region surrounding the earth or another astronomical body in which its magnetic field is the predominant effective magnetic field
- Observations from Earth showed that Jupiter has a massive magnetosphere and that the planet emits radiation at radio wavelengths.
Definition: An intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite which invades the red blood cells and is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions
- Preventable diseases such as malaria and diarrhea and cholera are a major killer.
Definition: A warm-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that is distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, females that secrete milk for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young
- The domestic animal is the first mammal known to die of the disease in Europe.
- The first small mammals evolved from reptiles about 200 million years ago, and the group diversified rapidly after the extinction of the dinosaurs to become the dominant form of land animal, with around 4,000 living species.
If you say that something is manifest, you mean that it is clearly true and that nobody would disagree with it if they saw it or considered it. For example:
- Their sadness was manifest in their faces.
The word manifest can be a verb. If you manifest a particular quality, feeling, or illness, or if it manifests itself, it becomes visible or obvious for everyone to notice. For example:
- You might manifest your dislike of school food by stirring it around into a big pile of slop on your tray.
- Their frustration and anger will manifest itself in crying and screaming.
- A second highly important trait of a good neighbor is to be helpful. This trait additionally manifests itself in various ways. When attempting a household project it is nice to know that a neighbor can be helpful in providing missing supplies or a guiding hand.
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Definition: A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care;A carefully planned or cunning scheme or action
- Snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on precipitous slopes. It would seem a shame to turn down such a cunning manoeuvre without a compelling need.
Definition: Treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral
- (as adjective marginalized) The term ethnic minority is often used to refer to marginalized cultural groups.
Definition: A mammal of an order whose members are born incompletely developed and are typically carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother’s belly. Marsupials are found chiefly in Australia and New Guinea, and also in America.
- In South America and Australia, however, marsupials continued to be an important group of land mammals.
Definition: Relating to mathematics:
- His interests are in discrete differential geometry and mathematical visualization.
Definition: Of only moderate quality; not very good:
- He is a mediocre actor
Definition: Relating to or deriving from the metabolism of a living organism:
- Endotherms are animals that maintain a constant body temperature even when environmental temperatures fluctuate. In contrast, the environment regulates the body temperature of ectotherms and thus their metabolic rate tends to be lower than the metabolic rates of endotherms, which must maintain a high, constant body temperature.
When a meteoroid enters the atmosphere, friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate that energy, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting/falling star.
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A meteoroid is a small piece of debris from an asteroid or comet orbiting the Sun.
Methodical means following a method. If you follow the same sixteen steps in the same order when you make a fire, you could be said to take a methodical approach to this activity.
- Da Vinci was methodical in his research, carefully recording his observations and theories.
- Their methodical review of the evidence exposed some problems with the study's findings.
- She's a slow and methodical worker, and her drawings reflect the extra care she takes.
The prepositions “in”, “about” and “with” are often used.
Example sentences with the preposition “in”:
- He was methodical in his planning.
- We were methodical in making the decision.
- They should be methodical in their thinking.
- You should have an enquiring mind, a good eye for detail and be accurate and methodical in your work.
Example sentence with the preposition “about”:
- If more people were so methodical about their decision-making processes, the world would be a better place.
Example sentences with the preposition “with”:
Really, you have to be methodical with security analyses.
A microscope is a scientific instrument which makes very small objects look bigger so that more detail can be seen.
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Middle class is the social class between upper and lower class. It consists of the people who aren’t super poor and aren’t super rich. The adjective bourgeois means relating to or typical of the middle class.
Our rich neighbors looked down on us because we were only middle class.
Definition: (Of an animal, typically a bird or fish) move from one region or habitat to another according to the seasons:
- In eastern North America, over two-thirds of breeding bird species migrate.
- Not all birds migrate, but generally speaking the more northerly the breeding ground, the more likely is it that a species will migrate south for the winter. The main reason for this annual shifting of residence is that during the northern winters food becomes scarce and the cold temperatures make survival difficult.
- Roughly half of the world’s nearly 10,000 known bird species migrate, including several songbirds and seabirds, waterfowl and waders, as well as some raptors. The Northern Hemisphere has the most diverse array of migratory birds.
Migratory means relating to the migration of people, birds, fish, or animals. Therefore, a migratory bird, fish, or animal is one that migrates every year. Here are example sentences:
- The tribe was migratory and migrated in a similar way the birds moved to warmer places for the winter.
- Populations of many migratory birds depend not only on places to breed and spend the winter but also on the quality and continued availability of habitats along migration routes.
- Some species of ovenbirds are migratory, others are sedentary.
Definition: A period of a thousand years,
- Silver first came into use on a substantial scale during the 3rd millennium bc
Definition: to copy an action
- Babies mimic eating behaviors, so it's imperative that you and those regularly around your baby are exemplary food role models.
- Liquid-alternative funds mimic hedge funds by using strategies such as buying some stocks while betting against others, and investing in futures, commodities and derivatives.
- Parrots are probably most well-known for their ability to “talk,” as they can closely mimic the sounds of human voices. However, this is only seen in captive parrots. It is a mystery why wild parrots do not exhibit this behavior.
Definition: A substance obtained by mining:A solid, naturally occurring inorganic substance
- Three blue-chip companies have also taken a gamble and invested in a total of over eight million acres in the hope of mining platinum and other minerals at some future date.
- The solids used include natural clays and minerals, metal oxides and sulfides, metal salts, and mixed metal oxides.
Definition: A relatively small group of people, especially one commonly discriminated against in a community, society, or nation, differing from others in race, religion, language, or political persuasion
- It seems extraordinary that as liberals we now feel secure enough to impose our own orthodoxies on the dissenting minorities within our community.
Definition: Make less severe, serious, or painful:
- It seems to have become accepted that poverty will always exist - the aim of policy is merely to mitigate its worst effects
Definition: Relating to or consisting of molecules
- Fire is actually a dancing plasma of molecules and molecular fragments, excited into a glowing state by heat.
Definition: (Especially of materials with a high melting point, such as metal and glass) liquefied by heat.
- A spectacular form of heat advection occurs when molten rock, or magma, erupts from a volcano. Solidification of the molten material into rocks happened as the Earth cooled.
A monument is a structure or statue erected to honor a great person or a great event. Normally, when you visit the capital city of a country, you can see many monuments. Washington D.C. is a perfect example of this. It can also be an important site that is marked for public property. An example in a sentence:
I was very impressed with the monuments outside of Buckingham Palace.
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Definition: relating to the scientific study of the structure and form of animals and plants
- Adult crustaceans are extremely morphologically diverse.
Motif is a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work. It can be a design or figure that consists of recurring colors or shapes, as in design or architecture. Or, a theme that is elaborated in a piece of music. Most artists have some time of motif that they base their work off of. An example used in a sentence,
A motif in the artist’s work was a struggle for power.
A mound is a collection of things put on top of one another. It can be anything- man-made, like dirt, or artificial, like clothing. In historic times, the word mounds can also be used for a burial site.
Definition: A large number or variety
- This classic narrative structure theoretically permits a multiplicity of perspectives.
Definition: A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall
- Painting traditionally was done in tempera in the form of murals on temple walls as well as on cloth and paper She spent much of her time in the school's hallways creating murals on the walls.
Definition: Symbiosis which is beneficial to both organisms involved.
- One of the best-known forms of mutualism involves insects that pollinate a host plant, then deposit offspring that will ultimately consume many of the seeds. The presence of a commensal parasite that can display mutualism within a clade of known pathogens suggests dynamic evolutionary interactions.
A myriad or myriads of people or things is a very large number or a great variety of them. For example:
- They face a myriad of problems bringing up children.
- The car comes in a myriad of colors. (meaning in many colors)
- There is a myriad of possibilities.
- Our cable providers offer a myriad of channels to watch!
- His brother owns a myriad of video games, more than I've ever seen!
Be aware that "a myriad of things" is singular.
The word 'myriad' can be used as an adjective, meaning having a large number or great variety. Here are example sentences:
- The old system's problems were myriad.
- She looked up at the myriad star.
Definition: A collection of myths, especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition
- Dragons are winged beings portrayed in the ancient mythologies of most cultures.