definition 1: to slowly wear away, eat into, or destroy by the action of friction or as if by friction.
example: Wind erodes the unprotected topsoil.
example: The river eroded the limestone and created a gorge.
example: Peer pressure eroded her resistance.
example: Jealousy eroded their friendship.
definition 2: to form (a geological feature) by wearing away, esp. by the action of water, ice, or wind.
example: The river eroded a deep channel for itself over the years.
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1. in an early twentieth-century novel by Eleanor H. Porter, the heroine and title character, who is always happy and optimistic.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a naively or persistently optimistic person.
She is too much of a Pollyanna to really help me find my way out of this mess.
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1. in an early stage of existence.
example: The inchoate government dealt with the most pressing problems first.
2. partially or imperfectly developed.
example: Their inchoate plan overlooks a number of potentialities.
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definition: to invent or make (a plan, device, or solution of a problem), especially by a fresh application of known information; arrange; contrive.
example: They devised a plan to outdo the opposing team.
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definition 1: to explain or clarify by providing an example or presenting a graphic representation.
example: My father always used examples from his own life experience to illustrate his point.
example: The gym teacher illustrated how the move should be done by demonstrating it herself.
example: The drawing on the opposite page helped illustrate the concept.
definition 2: to provide pictures or drawings for (a book, story, or other work).
example: The artist illustrated the book with very detailed drawings.