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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Dec
06
2013

plummet

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

pluh miht

noun
a small weight on a line used for sounding or to verify a vertical; plumb or plumb bob.

intransitive verb
to fall sharply down, esp. at high speed; plunge.Webster Falls
Visit Cane Creek Falls and see water plummet more than 125 feet into Cane Creek Gorge.
Stock prices plummeted after the news of the oil spill.