We often hear this word used in terms of space: “Do you have any lodgings and accommodations”, i.e., room to stay. This word is also used in a more academic sense, to adapt something to.
Weather models have become more accurate in recent years because they are able to accommodate more data than ever before.
A person in a lower position is a subordinate. This is the relatively common use. A more academic use—meaning you’ll see it in the kinds of passages you’ll read on the SAT—is one thing is treated as less important than another.
In many public schools, arts and music has been subordinated to STEM subjects, or science, technology, engineering and math.
Yes, this word sounds kind of highfalutin and it doesn’t pop up in everyday conversation. But think of ‘nonetheless’ as the word ‘however’ or ‘still’. That is, it provides a contrast between two clauses.
He was tired. Nonetheless, he went on a 3-mile run.
He was tired; however, he went on a 3-mile run.
He was tired. Still, he went on a 3-mile run.
If something is bound to happen, it is inevitable. Super Bowl Sunday, standardized testing (if you want to go to both colleges), and a new Beyonce album are all pretty inevitable.
Knowing a two-hour wait at the department of motor vehicles was inevitable, Mike brought a long Russian novel to read.