Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Monthly Archives: April 2013

Apr
30
2013

similar

sI mih l@r

adjective
definition:  having resemblance or likeness.
example:  Joan and Joanna are similar names.
example:  The houses are quite similar to each other, but they’re painted different colors.
example:  The two songs are similar in style.

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Apr
30
2013

gallivant (or galavant)

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gae l@ vaent

intransitive verb
definition: to roam about seeking amusement; gad.
example: On shore leave, the sailors gallivanted in the town.
example: Instead of studying for his exams, their son had been simply gallivanting. (more…)



Apr
29
2013

rely

rih laI

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to trust or depend (usually followed by “on” or “upon”).
example:  I hope I can rely on your confidentiality in this matter.
example:  I need a baby sitter that I can really rely on.
example:  After her accident, she had to rely on her family to take care of her.



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Apr
29
2013

incumbent

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ihn kuhm b@nt

adjective
definition 1: currently holding an office or position.
example: No one is running against the incumbent senator in this election.
definition 2: required or obligatory.
example: As your superior, it is incumbent upon me to warn you against improper use of this equipment.
definition 3: resting, leaning, or pressing on something.
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Apr
26
2013

back formation

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baek for meI shen
noun
definition: in linguistics, a word that appears to be the base of, but was actually formed from, another word, as “trivia” from “trivial.”

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