Vocabulary lesson 42

Definitions and samples

  • utilize (v.) make use of; to use something in an effective way

- We must consider how best to utilize what resources we have.

  • humid (adj.) moist; damp

- Tokyo is extremely humid in mid-summer.

  • maximize (v.) to increase or make as great as possible

- The company's main function is to maximize profit.

  • theory (n.) explanation based on thought, observation, or reasoning

- He has a theory that the hole was caused by a meteorite.

  • parallel (adj.) being an equal distance apart everywhere

- Hills Road is parallel to Mill Road.

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