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

  • Word of the Day
    balmy

    bal mi

    adjective
    1.  gentle, mild, and soothing.
    They prefer the balmy climate of the South Sea Islands.

    2.  fragrant, like a balm.
    The tropical air was balmy with the scent of gardenias.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    dainty

    deIn ti

    adjective
    1.  small and delicate.
    In her hand she held one dainty blossom.
    We drank small amounts of tea in my grandmother’s dainty cups.
    Taking dainty steps, she entered the room without a sound.

    2.  having delicate and refined manners or taste, esp. with respect to cleanliness or food.
    She is always so dainty in the way she eats;  I just shovel food into my mouth and spill things on my shirt.

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May
06
2013

activity

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

aek tI vih ti

noun
definition 1:  the condition or state of being active.
example:  Activity is vitally important for elderly adults.
definition 2:  a specific way of occupying oneself.
example:  Reading is a useful activity.

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Collocations:     Words often used in combination with the noun activity (definition 1)

VERB + PREPOSITION +  activity:    engage in ~ (e.g., engage in criminal activity),  participate in ~ (e.g., participate in terrorist activity)

ADJECTIVE + activity:    physical ~ , sexual ~ , economic ~ , human ~ , social ~, criminal ~ , illegal ~ ,   terrorist ~ , commercial ~

 

Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun activity (definition 2)

VERB + PREPOSITION +  activity:    engage in ~ (e.g., engage in an educational activity),  participate in ~ (e.g., participate in an after-school activity), be involved in (e.g., She’s involved in numerous professional activities)

ADJECTIVE + activity:    recreational ~ , daily ~ , extracurricular ~ , educational ~ , outdoor ~ , creative ~ , after-school ~ ,  cultural ~ , illegal ~  (e.g., drug trafficking and other illegal activities),  professional ~ , instructional ~ , fun ~ , organized ~