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

Category: Vocabulary

Sep
21
2017

gratuitous

Posted in Word of the Day by admin2

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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Sep
20
2017

balmy

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bal mi

adjective
1.  gentle, mild, and soothing.
They prefer the balmy climate of the South Sea Islands.

2.  fragrant, like a balm.
The tropical air was balmy with the scent of gardenias.
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Sep
20
2017

dainty

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deIn ti

adjective
1.  small and delicate.
In her hand she held one dainty blossom.
We drank small amounts of tea in my grandmother’s dainty cups.
Taking dainty steps, she entered the room without a sound.

2.  having delicate and refined manners or taste, esp. with respect to cleanliness or food.
She is always so dainty in the way she eats;  I just shovel food into my mouth and spill things on my shirt.
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Sep
19
2017

conscientious

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kan shi en sh@s

adjective
1.  done in accordance with one’s conscience; scrupulous.
Taking part in this protest was a conscientious act on her part.

2.  precise; meticulous; careful.
His conscientious work consistently received high marks.
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Sep
19
2017

unabashed

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uhn @ baesht

adjective
not feeling or showing embarrassment, uneasiness, or shame.
He was unabashed as he made his surprising announcement.
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