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February 2016

Word of the Day: prompt

    WordReference.com Online Language Dictionaries     Word of the Day   February 5, 2016   prompt (adjective, verb, noun) LISTEN       Please be prompt for the 9am meeting! As an adjective, prompt means 'quickly and without delay' or 'punctual.' As a verb, it means 'to cause a response' or 'to encourage someone to take action.' Example sentences My boss needed an answer urgently and I gave him a prompt reply. The delivery was prompt and the article was in perfect condition. The election result prompted some disturbances outside Congress. An eight-hour traffic jam prompted me to sell […]

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Word of the Day: nod

    WordReference.com Online Language Dictionaries     Word of the Day   February 4, 2016   nod (verb, noun) LISTEN       Lucas nodded off while studying last night.   Nod means 'to quickly and briefly move the head up and down to say hello or express approval.' It also means 'to let the head fall forward suddenly and involuntarily because you are extremely tired.' As a noun, a nod is the up and down movement made with the head.   Example sentences The kids were asleep when I came in, and she just looked at me and […]

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