June 6, 2012 - Word of the Day
The opposite of the word "difficult" is "easy." If something is easy, it's not hard.
- The test we took yesterday was easy. Everyone did well on it.
- Do you know an easy way to get to the airport?
- There are no easy answers to this problem.
- English isn't an easy language to learn.
The word "easy" shows up in many expressions:
- Take it easy. (Goodbye.)
- After George's heart attack, his doctor told him to start taking it easy. (take it easy = relax)
- Take it nice and easy. (Go slowly.)
- This car is easy on gas. (It gets good gas mileage.)
- She's easy on the eyes. (She beautiful.)
- The judge went easy on the man who was found guilty of theft. He only got a few months in prison. (go easy = give a light punishment.)
- Go easy on the salt. (Don't use too much.)
- They're living on easy street. (They're rich.)
- You should get into this. It's easy money. (It's easy to make money doing this work.)
The adverb form of this word is "easily."
- They easily completed their work in two hours.
- Our team easily beat the other team in the soccer match.
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