Tag: collocations

Jul
30
2015

negligible

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ne glih j@ b@l

adjective
definition:  so small or unimportant as to be of no account; trifling or insignificant.
example:  There’s no reason to buy the more expensive brand because the difference between it and the cheaper one is negligible.
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Jul
29
2015

ramification

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rae mih f@ keI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act or process of dividing into branches, or an arrangement of branching parts.

definition 2: (often plural) a consequence or related aspect of something; offshoot.
example:  The interest rate increase will have widespread ramifications.
example:  The choices and decisions he made before entering politics had ramifications that he never could have predicted.
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Jul
17
2015

favor

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feI v@r

noun
definition 1:  a kind or helpful act, usually done in response to another’s request.
example:  Could you do me a favor and hand me that screwdriver?
example:  He did me a big favor, so I’m writing to thank him.

definition 2:  high regard or approval.
example:  The princess quickly won the favor of the people.

definition 3:  preference or partiality.
example: The parents accused the teacher of showing favor to the boys in the class.

definition 4:  advantage
example:  The score is in our favor.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to have positive regard for (someone or something) rather than having objection to.
example:  Most of the parents favor the new principal and feel she’s doing a good job.

definition 2:  to have a preference towards, or to show partiality towards.
example:  I favor the stores downtown over the ones at the mall.
example:  It’s obvious that she favors her youngest child over the others.
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Jul
06
2015

underscore

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uhn d@r skor  [or]  uhn de@ skor

transitive verb
definition 1:  to emphasize by, or as if by, drawing a line beneath.
example:  The fact that this accident occurred underscores the need for stricter safety measures.

definition 2:  to draw a line or lines underneath (written text); underline.
example:  The child underscored the title of her paper at the top of the page.
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Jun
01
2015

ideology

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aI di a l@ ji  [or]  I di a l@ ji

noun
definition:  the body of beliefs, symbols, and political and social aims that characterizes a particular group or institution.
example:  They hoped to spread their political ideology in Southeast Asia.
example:  All aspects of our lives were influenced by Catholic ideology.
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