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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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Dec
27
2013

procedure

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pr@ si j@r

noun
definition 1:  a way or act of proceeding.
example:  There will be a meeting to discuss procedure with respect to the reorganization of the company.

definition 2:  a series of actions, usually carried out in a set order, established or required for the accomplishment of a particular goal; course of action.
example:  Have you studied the procedure for evacuating the building during a fire?
example:  My surgeon has a good deal of experience with this particular procedure.

definition 3:  an official or fixed course of action in business, law, or legislation.
example:  These actions are simply part of court procedure.

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