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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Aug
23
2013

rigid

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rI jihd

adjective
definition 1:  difficult or impossible to bend; not flexible; stiff.
example:  We’ll need more rigid poles to hold up this larger tent.
example:  The general’s face was rigid with determination.

definition 2:  firmly established and unchanging.
example:  She rebelled against the rigid social conventions of her day.

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