Tag: collocations

May
10
2016

advantageous

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aed vaen teI jihs,

adjective
definition:  offering benefit, gain, or profit.
example:  Having experience in that particular area put her in an advantageous position.
example:  Fluency in another language can be advantageous in the job market.
example:  The hotel’s being near the new convention center will be extremely advantageous.
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Apr
27
2016

worthwhile

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wuhrth waIl

adjective
definition:  valuable or rewarding enough to be worth the expenditure of time and energy.
example:  Traveling abroad was a worthwhile experience for him, despite the difficulties he encountered.
example:  The book is challenging to read, but I think you’ll find the effort worthwhile.
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Apr
26
2016

persuasive

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p@r sweI sihv

definition:  having the ability to cause another to do or believe something.
example:  A few more citations of evidence will make your paper more persuasive.
example:  She made a persuasive argument for raising the drinking age.
example:  He was very persuasive, and soon she was dancing with him.
example:  There is little persuasive evidence to support the claim that the product actually works.
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Mar
28
2016

accrue

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intransitive verb
definition 1:  to grow or accumulate over time.
example:  As interest accrues in your savings account, your total amount of money will increase.
example:  Our knowledge of the past accrues with the work of historians.
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Mar
22
2016

obvious

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ab vi @s

adjective
definition 1:  easily understood, recognized, or seen; apparent.
example:  It was obvious from his manner that he was uncomfortable and embarrassed.
example:  I thought the answer was quite obvious, but many students were puzzled.
example:  You’ll recognize the library when you see it; it’s quite obvious when you walk down that block.

definition 2:  having no subtlety; transparent.
example:  Her jokes were too obvious to be funny.
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