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

  • Word of the Day

    bal mi

    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

    deIn ti

    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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baI @s

definition 1:  a line diagonal to the grain, especially that of a woven fabric.
example:  Cut the fabric on the bias.

definition 2:  an inclination or preference that influences judgment; prejudice.
exampleThe report showed a strong bias in favor of the factory owners.
example:  The decision reflected bias on the part of the judges.

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Collocation:  Words often used in combination with the noun bias (definition 2)

VERB + bias:    show ~ , introduce ~ (e.g., The defense attorney feared that this man’s past experience might introduce bias into his judgment as a juror),  reflect ~ ,  exhibit ~ ,  reveal ~ ,  avoid ~ , reduce ~ ,  eliminate ~ , minimize ~, remove ~ , impart ~ , detect ~ , perceive ~ , allege ~ ,  offset ~ ,  overcome ~ , counteract ~  , impart ~ , betray ~