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

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jan
28
2015

antic

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aen tihk
noun
(usu. pl.) playful or funny actions; pranks.
The clown’s antics made the audience roar with laughter.

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Jan
27
2015

consistent

k@n sIs t@nt

adjective
definition 1:  steadily conforming to a regular style or pattern; not varying.
example:  Her writing style is consistent across all her novels.
example:  If you want your bread to turn out the same every time, you need to follow the recipe in a consistent manner.

definition 2:  not contradictory; in agreement.
example:  The statements in your summary should be consistent with all the points you’ve made earlier in your essay.
example:  Unfortunately, his moralistic words are not consistent with his actions.
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Jan
27
2015

grandstand

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graend staend

noun

the rows of seats for spectators at a sports stadium, racetrack, or the like; often, a roofed section of the stands.
The grandstands are sold out for the championship game.

intransitive verb

to act in a pretentious manner so as to call attention to oneself and impress those who are watching; show off.
One player always grandstands after he scores a goal.



Jan
26
2015

cower

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kaU ər

intransitive verb

to crouch or cringe in fear.
The boy cowered before his angry father.



Jan
26
2015

isolate

aI s@ leIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to set apart from other things or people.
example:  The police isolated the murder suspect from the other prisoners.
example:  We think we have isolated the single cause of this disease.
example:  The island people are isolated from the mainland population.

definition 2:  to separate (an infectious person) from other people.
example:  Passengers who had become ill during the voyage were isolated.
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