Tag: collocations

Aug
21
2014

realm

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relm

noun
definition 1:  a royal kingdom; domain.
example:  The king expanded his realm by conquering the neighboring tribes.

definition 2:  sphere; province.
example:  The art teacher encouraged the students to step into the realm of their imagination.
example:  He considered raising the children to be solely within his wife’s realm; he rarely took an interest or rendered an opinion.
example:  That their efforts should succeed is within the realm of possibility, but I don’t consider it likely.
example:  For her, astronomy is the most interesting area within the realm of science.
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Aug
20
2014

inhabit

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ihn hae biht

transitive verb
definition 1:  to live in; use as a dwelling.
example:  Early humans inhabited these caves.
example:  Jaguars still inhabit this part of the rainforest.
example:  The city is inhabited by over ten million people.

definition 2:  to be in or be present in.
example:  The bygone days of her youth inhabit her memories.
example:  Terrifying thoughts inhabited his mind.
example:  Wonderful and bizarre creatures inhabited her imagination.

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Aug
19
2014

stimulate

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stIm y@ leIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to incite or rouse to activity, action, or increased action.
example:  The speech stimulated the crowd.
example:  This medicine stimulates the heart.
example:  The professor asked questions to stimulate discussion.
example:  None of the books stimulated my interest.

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Aug
15
2014

local

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lo k@l

adjective
definition 1:  of or relating to a particular limited area such as a neighborhood or town.
example:  This is a matter for the local police to handle rather than the state police.
example:  Many people are not aware of issues involving the local government.

definition 2:  of or relating to one’s own residential area.
example:  We only eat local produce.

definition 3:  of or relating to a limited area in the body.
example:  The surgery is simple and can be carried out under a local anesthetic.
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Aug
13
2014

complicate

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kam plih keIt

transitive verb
definition:  to make more difficult or complex.
example:  We were already lost, but getting the wrong directions only complicated the situation.
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