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  • 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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Nov
06
2013

change

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

cheInj

transitive verb
definition 1:  to make different; to alter the content or form of.
example:  The witness changed his testimony.
example:  The author was not satisfied with her novel until she’d changed the ending.

definition 2:  to cause to become something completely different (usually followed by “to” or “into”).
example:  They changed their reservation from seven o’clock to eight o’clock.
example:  In the fairy tale, the witch changes the prince into a frog.
example:  Someone changed the number 4 into a 9.

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