Tag: collocations

Apr
18
2014

wealth

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welth

noun
definition 1:  a large quantity of money or property or the state of having such.
example:  He gained his wealth by building ships.
example:  The family had great wealth and could afford to live in luxury.

definition 2:  a large amount or abundance.
example:  She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on.
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Apr
15
2014

heterogeneous

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he t@ ro ji ni @s  [or]  he t@ ro jin y@s

adjective
definition:  made up of parts or members that differ from each other.
example:  The dogs at the shelter form a heterogeneous group ranging from boxers to bulldogs to chihuahuas.

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Apr
07
2014

minimal

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mI n@ m@l

adjective
definition:  of, pertaining to, or being the smallest or least possible in quantity, degree, or size.
example:  Even a minimal amount of this drug can have serious side effects in children.
example:  He gave a minimal response to his father’s question.
example:  Her salary was minimal when she started at the job.
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Apr
04
2014

widespread

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waId spred

adjective
definition 1:  extended, scattered, or accepted over a wide area.
example:  Her mystery novels enjoyed widespread popularity.
example:  The disease is under control in the north, but it is still widespread in the south.

definition 2:  open or spread out to full width.
example:  A bird with widespread wings flew overhead.
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Apr
02
2014

profound

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pr@ faUnd [or] pro faUnd

adjective
definition 1:  located at, reaching to, or coming from a great depth; deep.
example:  The ship was lost in the profound sea.

definition 2:  having intellectual insight and depth.
example:  Critics praised the novel as being filled with profound thought.
example:  The film is very entertaining but not profound in any way.

definition 3:  going to, or as though to, a great depth; penetrating; intense.
example:  The survivors experienced profound anxiety in the aftermath of the attack.
example:  The death of his mother had a profound effect on him.
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