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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Apr
16
2014

convert

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n vuhrt

transitive verb
definition:  to transform (something) into another form, substance, or state.
example:  We can convert the sofa into a bed.
example:  The gas engine converts the gas into electrical power.

intransitive verb
definition:  to adopt new and fundamentally different beliefs or attitudes, especially religious or political.
example:  Before her marriage, she converted to Judaism.

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