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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Jan
31
2014

discipline

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dI s@ plihn

noun
definition 1:  training of the body or mind according to rules or principles.
example:  The army uses various methods of discipline to prepare soldiers for fighting.

definition 2:  control or determination brought about by training; self-control.
example:  Getting up before dawn to run several miles each morning requires discipline.
example:  He wrote well, but he lacked the discipline to write professionally.

definition 3:  an area of study or learning.
example:  Astronomy and biology are scientific disciplines.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun discipline

VERB + discipline:    instill ~ , impose ~ , maintain ~ , enforce ~ , undermine ~ , restore ~ , exercise ~ , inculcate ~ , practice ~ , embrace ~