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In our vocabulary section, we display challenging words and terms with their definitions below.

The definitions have been collected from Encarta® World English Dictionary © 1999 Microsoft Corporation. 


VOCABULARY 

assimilation 

 

 consumption

 

cultivation 

 

demographic

diverse

 

 

dynamic 

 



DEFINITION


as·sim·i·la·tion n

1. the process of becoming part of or more like something greater

2. the process in which one group takes on the cultural and other traits of a larger group

con·sump·tion n

1. the eating or drinking of something

2. the amount that a person eats or drinks

3. the use of natural resources or the amount of resources used

4. the purchase and use of goods and services by consumers

cul·ti·va·tion n

1. planting, growing, and harvesting crops or plants

2. improvement or development, especially through study or education

3. educated taste or sophistication

dem·o·graph·ic adj

relating to demography or demographics

di·verse adj

1. made up of many different elements or kinds of things

2. very different or distinct from one another

3. composed of many ethnic, as well as socioeconomic and gender, group

 

 

dy·nam·ic adj

1. full of energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of purpose

2. able to get things going and to get things done

4. used to describe any system that changes over time

5. a driving or energizing force, especially one involved in a process of social or psychological change

 



ACTIVITIES

1. Crossword

2. Criss-Cross 


Other Words

premise

proverbial

transmission

versatility

gourmand’s 

layman

narrative 

nutritious

palate 

parlance 

predicated 

premise

proverbial

transmission

versatility