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

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Jul
02
2013

constraint

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n streInt

noun
definition 1:  the state of confinement or restraint.
example:  He nearly went mad during his constraint in prison.

definition 2:  something that compels, confines, or restrains.
example:  He thought he would be happier without the constraints of a regular job.
example:  She felt the art school was too conservative and put constraints on her creativity.

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