Academic English words 2
|facilitate|| V. trans: to make it easier for an action, process, etc.|
- Computers can be used to facilitate language learning.
|evolve|| * to develop and change gradually over a long period of time|
- The school has evolved its own style of teaching.
* if an animal or plant evolves, it changes gradually over a long period of time
- Fish evolved from prehistoric sea creatures.
|spontaneous|| adj. has not been planned or organized|
- The crowd gave a spontaneous cheer.
|prominent|| adj. standing out so as to be seen easily; particularly noticeable|
- Her eyes are her most prominent feature.
|orient|| v. give a lot of attention to one type of activity or one type of person|
- They have chosen to orient their life toward steadiness, loyalty and teamwork, so they put a high value on those qualities.
|inveterate|| adj. describeing something that is established by a persistent habit|
- Ray was an inveterate gambler who had seldom gone a day without indulging in his expensive habit.