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Chapter 2. Definitions > Explanations

Explanations

Sometimes longer explanations, rather than definitions, provide the context you need to understand a word or phrase. Explanations are not always preceded by a signal word or phrase, so be alert.

  • The manager was ignorant of the facts. The staff had not provided her with the necessary information.

    The explanation that the staff had not given her information tells us that ignorant means “uninformed” or “unaware.”


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