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  • 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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Jul
26
2013

issue

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

I shu

noun
definition 1:  a point or matter that is of concern, in question, or under discussion.
example:  The citizens discussed various issues at the town meeting.
example:  The issue of whether or not to build a new stadium was hotly debated.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to cause to flow, move, or go out.
example:  The factory issued its waste into the river.
example:  Rockets were issued into the skies.

definition 2:  to give out, publish, circulate, or produce.
example:  A new edition of the book was issued by the publishers in August.
example:  The city will begin issuing parking permits for the new lot next week.
example:  The government issued new five-dollar bills.

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