Vocabulary lesson 27

  • context (n.) the situation, events, or information that are related to something and that help you to understand it

- True knowledge implies understanding and an ability to put facts into a context.

  • criterion (n.) a standard that you use to judge something or make a decision about something

- That is the criterion or standard by which the arbitrator is to be guided.

  • devise (v.) to plan or invent a new way of doing something

- Other researchers will certainly devise alternative ways of measuring influence.

  • formulate (v.) to develop something such as a plan or a set of rules, and decide all the details of how it will be done

- But I formulate the ideas and work with the chefs to realize each of the dishes.

  • ignore (v.) refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally

- He can't get them to leave because they ignore him as they disrupt his business.

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