Tag: collocations

Dec
11
2015

welfare

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wel fer

noun
definition 1:  the health and happiness of a person or group, or the degree of such; well-being.
example:  A good government is concerned with the welfare of its citizens.
example:  The ship provided almost solely for the welfare of the first-class passengers.
example:  I’m asking about your diet and the safety of this neighborhood because I’m concerned about your welfare.

definition 2:  public or private aid to needy people.
example:  Welfare helped their family get through a tough time.
example:  Many changes have been made to the nation’s system of welfare since its inception.
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Dec
10
2015

academic

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ae k@ de mihk

adjective
definition 1:  of or concerning a school or university.
example:  Colleges and universities are academic institutions.

definition 2:  having to do with scholarship or disciplined, intellectual study.
example:  Her parents think she should spend more time on her academic work and less on sports.

definition 3:  lacking immediate practical value; theoretical.
example:  This entire discussion of changes in management is purely academic–we know that no action will be taken!
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Dec
08
2015

virtually

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vurh chu @ li

adverb
definition:  practically; almost completely.
example:  We expected the restaurant to be busy, but we were surprised to find it virtually empty.
example:  The contractor says the house is virtually finished and we can move in next week.
example:  It’s virtually impossible to enter the building without the proper identification and clearance.
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Nov
18
2015

paramount

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pae r@ maUnt

adjective
definition:  foremost in importance, power, or the like; chief.
example:  The safety of the citizens was the paramount concern of the mayor at that point.
example:  The usefulness of the plant in treating disease was of paramount interest to the researchers.
example:  It’s obvious that the health of her patients is paramount to the doctor.
example:  Of paramount importance is the issue of fairness in the hiring of new employees.
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Nov
02
2015

inextricable

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In ihk strI k@ b@l

adjective
definition 1:  that one cannot free oneself from.
example:  He was in a terrible and inextricable situation, and he knew there was no way out.

definition 2:  unable to be loosened, undone, or disentangled.
example:  The twins felt an inextricable bond with each other.
example:  There is an inextricable link between these ideas:  we cannot think of one without thinking of the other.
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