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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    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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Apr
07
2014

minimal

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

mI n@ m@l

adjective
definition:  of, pertaining to, or being the smallest or least possible in quantity, degree, or size.
example:  Even a minimal amount of this drug can have serious side effects in children.
example:  He gave a minimal response to his father’s question.
example:  Her salary was minimal when she started at the job.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective minimal

minimal + ADJECTIVE:    ~ cost (e.g., the work was done at minimal cost), ~ effort (e.g., the task can be achieved with minimal effort), ~ amount, ~ impact, ~ effect, ~ risk, ~ disruption, ~ supervision, ~ oversight, ~ maintenance, ~ interference, ~ disturbance, ~ involvement, ~ resistance, ~ intervention, ~ interruption, ~ distortion, ~ discomfort, ~ inconvenience, ~ loss,  ~ damage, ~ improvement,  ~ expectations, ~ requirements, ~ contact, ~ preparation, ~ training, ~ downtime