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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Jan
28
2014

efficient

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih fI sh@nt

adjective
definition:  operating or performing in an effective and competent manner, with little wasted effort.
example:  The restaurant established an efficient way to train new employees.
example:  Google made searching the Internet much more efficient.
example:  Because he was an efficient worker, he had time left over to develop some of his own ideas.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective efficient

efficient ~ NOUN:    ~ way (e.g., an efficient way to operate), ~ use (a more efficient use of energy), ~ means, ~ method, ~ manner, ~ operation, ~ service, ~ running (e.g., efficient running of the business), ~ functioning, ~ production, ~ management, ~ administration, ~ allocation, ~ processing, ~ working, ~ delivery, ~ handling, ~ shipping, ~ appliance, ~ heating, ~ lighting, ~ light bulb, ~ engine