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ACADEMIC WORDS OF THE WEEK

ACADEMIC WORDS OF THE WEEK

10/29/18

DEVIATE (verb)

Definition – depart from an established course

Synonym – diverge from, drift from, stray from, swerve from

Rescuers had difficulty finding the lost plane because the pilot had deviated from his flight plan.

 

VIRTUAL (adjective)

Definition – almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition

Synonyms – effective, in effect, near, essential

The football experts virtually guaranteed a victory for the defending world champions vs a much inferior team.