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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Jul
24
2013

response

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih spons

noun
definition 1:  the act or process of responding.
example:  The government’s response to the problem came too late for many.

definition 2:  a written or spoken answer; reply.
example:  She got a quick response to her letter.
example:  It seemed like a neutral question, and he was surprised at the angry response he received.

definition 3:  the reaction of a living organism to a stimulus.
example:  The doctor was pleased with the patient’s response to the drug.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun response

response + PREPOSITION:

  • ~  to (e.g., the audience’s response to the play, the patient’s response to the drug)
  • ~ from (e.g., Have you had a response from your lawyer yet?)

VERB + response:    receive ~ , consider ~, elicit ~ , provoke ~ ,  formulate ~,  submit ~ , prepare ~ , expect ~, await ~ , trigger ~ , coordinate ~ , measure ~ , demand ~ , evoke ~, stimulate ~ , induce ~