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

  • Word of the Day
    gratuitous

    gr@ tu ih t@s  [or]  grae tu ih t@s

    adjective
    1.  given or done without sufficient reason or justification; unwarranted.
    The movie’s gratuitous violence earned it low ratings from critics.

    2.  given or received without charge or cost.
    The company offers gratuitous shipping with large orders.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    pathetic

    p@ the tihk

    adjective
    1.  arousing feelings of pity, sorrow, or tender concern.
    The baby’s pathetic crying was due to both hunger and cold.
    The limping dog was a pathetic sight.

    2.  miserably ineffective or inadequate; worthy of arousing scorn or ridicule.
    You did a pathetic job of fixing this–look! It’s still leaking!
    I’ve always been a pathetic housekeeper, so I finally hired a cleaner.
    Your attempts to get our sympathy is pathetic!
    He’s pathetic at playing tennis; he’s always hitting the ball straight over the fence.

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Aug
08
2014

follow

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

fa lo

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to occur in sequential order after something else.
example:  His name will be read first, and mine will follow.

definition 2:  to happen as the consequence of something else
example:  If there is war, deprivation will follow.

definition 3:  to make sense or arise as a natural conclusion based on something that has preceded.
example:  It follows, from all your questions, that you may be interested in buying the property.
example:  If A equals B and B equals C, then it follows that A equals C.
example:  It follows from his theory that all writers are egotists.

definition 4:  to proceed after someone else.
example:  You go ahead, and I will follow.

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