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

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Feb
25
2016

populous

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pap ye l@s

adjective
definition: having a large or dense population.
Tokyo is one of the world’s most populous cities.



Feb
24
2016

drawback

draw baek

noun
definition:  an impediment to the success or desirability of something; negative feature; flaw.
example:  It’s a great job offer, but the drawback is that I would have to travel a lot.
example:  The main drawback of the plan is how long it would take to complete.
example:  One drawback to the proposed location is that there is little space outside for parking.
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Feb
24
2016

populace

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pap yə ləs
noun
1. the people who live in a particular place; population.
They are studying what kind of effect these noise levels are having on the populace.

2. ordinary people as opposed to the rich.
As a politician, he is seen as a champion of the populace.



Feb
23
2016

populist

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pap yə lihst
noun
1. (cap.) a member or supporter of the U.S. Populist party in the late nineteenth century.
2. a person, esp. a political leader, who represents the interests and concerns of the common people rather than the rich, the politically powerful, or the intelligentsia. The populist candidate appeals to voters with his folksy manner and anti-establishment rhetoric.



Feb
23
2016

transform

traens form  [or]  traenz form

transitive verb
definition 1:  to change the form, appearance, or structure of.
example:  A fresh coat of paint transformed the old house.
example:  Over time, intense heat and pressure will eventually transform carbon into diamond.

definition 2:  to change the nature, character, function, or condition of.
example:  The war had transformed him; he was no longer the untroubled boy we had known.
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