Tag: collocations

Jan
27
2015

consistent

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k@n sIs t@nt

adjective
definition 1:  steadily conforming to a regular style or pattern; not varying.
example:  Her writing style is consistent across all her novels.
example:  If you want your bread to turn out the same every time, you need to follow the recipe in a consistent manner.

definition 2:  not contradictory; in agreement.
example:  The statements in your summary should be consistent with all the points you’ve made earlier in your essay.
example:  Unfortunately, his moralistic words are not consistent with his actions.
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Jan
07
2015

ban

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baen

transitive verb
definition:  to forbid, usually officially; prohibit.
example:  That country has strict laws that ban pornography.
example:  The sale of alcohol was banned for several years.
example:  The regime banned most books that were written by dissident authors.

noun
definition:  a law or rule that prohibits.
example:  A ban was imposed on smoking in public places.
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Jan
06
2015

appraise

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@ preIz

transitive verb
definition 1:  to estimate the quality or nature of.
example:  The casting director must quickly appraise each actor’s performance during the auditions.
example:  The council needs some time to appraise the situation before making a decision.

definition 2:  to determine the monetary value of (something) according to size, quality, and other features.
example:  The necklace was appraised at over ten thousand dollars.
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Dec
22
2014

offspring

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awf sprihng

noun
definition:  the child, young, or descendant of a particular parent or ancestor.
example:  As John’s aunts and uncles had no offspring, he had no cousins.
example:  The offspring of the famous racehorse also became champions.
example:  The bird returned to the nest to feed its offspring, four chicks in all.
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Dec
18
2014

stringent

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strIn j@nt

adjective
definition 1:  rigorous or exacting; strict.
example:  Day care centers must maintain the stringent standards of cleanliness set by the state.
example:  The school has stringent requirements for graduation.

definition 2:  tight or severely limited, as in time or money.
example:  Her stringent schedule doesn’t allow much time for exercise.
example:  The city is operating on a stringent budget.
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