Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    gratuitous

    gr@ tu ih t@s  [or]  grae tu ih t@s

    adjective
    1.  given or done without sufficient reason or justification; unwarranted.
    The movie’s gratuitous violence earned it low ratings from critics.

    2.  given or received without charge or cost.
    The company offers gratuitous shipping with large orders.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    pathetic

    p@ the tihk

    adjective
    1.  arousing feelings of pity, sorrow, or tender concern.
    The baby’s pathetic crying was due to both hunger and cold.
    The limping dog was a pathetic sight.

    2.  miserably ineffective or inadequate; worthy of arousing scorn or ridicule.
    You did a pathetic job of fixing this–look! It’s still leaking!
    I’ve always been a pathetic housekeeper, so I finally hired a cleaner.
    Your attempts to get our sympathy is pathetic!
    He’s pathetic at playing tennis; he’s always hitting the ball straight over the fence.

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Jul
18
2014

terminology

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

tuhr mih na l@ ji

noun
definition:  the specialized vocabulary and expressions used in a particular field or subject; nomenclature.
example:  This course introduces the student to the most important concepts and terminology of the field of economics.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun terminology

ADJECTIVE + terminology:     specialized ~ , appropriate ~ , specific ~ , precise ~ , correct ~ , accepted ~ , acceptable ~ , scientific ~ , technical ~ , medical ~ , legal ~ , musical ~ , statistical ~ , descriptive ~ , vague ~ , consistent ~ , different ~ , differing ~

VERB + terminology:    adapt ~ , adopt ~ , borrow ~ ,  invent ~ , use ~ , employ ~ , master ~ , learn ~ , study ~, clarify ~ , interpret ~ , translate ~ , understand ~