Vocabulary lesson 18

Definitions and samples

  • evolve (v.) to develop; to come forth

- Today people enter one career and evolve into others as they develop new skills.

  • conceal (v.) keep from sight; hide

- Some athletes may even conceal their symptoms to continue playing in their sport.

  • feature (n.) part, characteristic

- However, some of the more advanced features, like video chat, are not supported.

  • practical (adj.) having to do with everyday life or real actions and results; realistic; useful

- I think that's the kind of solution that might be very practical.

  • abbreviate (v.) to shorten something by leaving a part, or parts, out

- The student abbreviated most of the words in his or her class notes to keep up with the teacher’s lecture.

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