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  • Word of the Day
    labyrinthine

    lae b@ rIn thihn  [or]  lae b@ rIn thin

    adjective
    1.  of, resembling, or forming a labyrinth.
    We followed our guide through the labyrinthine catacombs.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    landlocked

    laend lakt

    adjective
    lacking access to the sea.
    Paraguay and Bolivia are the only landlocked countries in South America; all the other countries border the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, or both in the case of Colombia.

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May
17
2013

reduce

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih dus

transitive verb
definition:  to make less in amount or size.
example:  I reduced the amount of sugar in the recipe.
example:  Building the new highway reduced traffic on the old one.
example:  Since the school budget was reduced, students receive less instruction in music and art.
example:  They temporarily reduced the price in order to increase sales.

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Collocations:     Words often used in combination with the transitive verb “reduce”

reduce + NOUN:    ~ risk,  ~ cost,  ~ number, ~  amount, ~  rate, ~  level,  ~ size,  ~ price,  ~ impact, ~ crime,  ~ waste,  ~ pressure