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ACADEMIC WORDS OF THE WEEK

ACADEMIC WORDS OF THE WEEK

1/14/19

ERODE (verb)

Definition – gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land)

Synonyms – wear away/down, dissolve, grind down

After years of flooding, the shore eroded, making the homes unsafe for vacationers.

 

MUTUAL (adjective)

Definition – (of two or more people) having the same specified relationship to each other

Synonyms – interchangeable, interactive, reciprocated

The lawsuit made the victims mutual beneficiaries of the settlement with each person receiving $10,000.