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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Jun
18
2013

endeavor

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn de v@r

noun
definition:  a strenuous or conscientious attempt to accomplish something.
example:  Building the bridge was a huge endeavor.

intransitive verb
definition:  to make an earnest effort; strive.
example:  The settlers endeavored to get their crops planted in time for the growing season.
example:  He endeavored to find a new a job, but it was difficult with little experience.

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