Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)
On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘small’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.
The error was miniscule (adjective) in the large scheme of things, but it still looked unprofessional. It was a minor (adjective) oversight on the part of his Line Manager, so the CEO was only slightly (adverb) upset. He warned his staff to keep an eye on the minutiae (noun) in future.
In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.
In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.
*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list.
(e.g. examine the minutiae; we need to get down to the nitty-gritty)
minutiae (small details)
nitty-gritty (small details)
(e.g. a tiny amount of something; they won by a narrow margin; she has a petite figure)
(e.g. it was slightly embarrassing; the girl was very scantily dressed; he was modestly compensated for the inconvenience)