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tout
a highly touted nightclub. Verb to advertise boastfully - (+ object) Economics Tatiana.L 2015.03.28 10:05
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genuine
genuine leather Adj authentic; - real; - possessing the claimed character, quality, or origin; - not counterfeit: Economics Tatiana.L 2015.03.28 10:01
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harmful
A spider is not really a harmful creature. Adj causing or capable of causing harm. Economics Tatiana.L 2015.03.28 09:57
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statement
I disagree with your last statement. Noun something stated, as a communication in speech or writing Economics Tatiana.L 2015.03.28 09:53
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earmarks
The mayor's statement had all the earmarks of dirty politics. Noun Any identifying or distinguishing Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:38
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deem
He did not deem lightly of the problem Verb To have an opinion or judgment Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:36
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dilapidated
This district became dilapidated, because of drug addicts and street people. Verb Fallen into partial ruin or decay due Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:32
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effigy
You can feel the power of effigy when you walk along the footpath. Noun A representation on a monument Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:31
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effigy
You can feel the power of effigy when you walk along the footpath. Noun A representation on a monument Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:31
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dismantled
All nuclear plants should be dismantled before they harm the citizens Verb To take apart Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:30
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extradite
There is insufficient of evidence to extradite him Verb To give up at another state at its request Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:29
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billowed
Cloud of dirt, dust and flames billowed out from beneath the craft as it lifted Noun A great wave or surge of sea Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:27
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billowed
Cloud of dirt, dust and flames billowed out from beneath the craft as it lifted Noun A great wave or surge of sea Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:27
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billowed
Cloud of dirt, dust and flames billowed out from beneath the craft as it lifted Noun A great wave or surge of sea Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:27
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shanty
There are a shanty quarter outside the town wall. Noun A small, crudely built house or cabin Arts Wincy_Li 2015.02.23 21:13
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muzzle
The dog rubbed his muzzle on her hand. Noun part of a dog, his mouth Arts 123French 2015.02.06 11:58
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savvy
tech-savvy students Adj shrewdly intelligent; canny Arts fanny 2015.01.29 04:29
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slipper
Cinderella had the smallest slipper at the ball Noun a small, light shoe, for before bed or (formerly) dancing Arts tom 2015.01.24 17:50
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potter
He likes to potter around in his garden shed on the weekend Noun Engage in small or inconsequential activities Arts tom 2015.01.21 22:24
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remote
Pass me the remote - this program is terrible Noun Distance control of television or other device Arts tom 2015.01.21 22:17
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strident
Are the protesters' voices becoming a touch strident? Adj Screechy, grating, high-pitched Arts tom 2015.01.21 22:11
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scrumptious
The MacDonald's burger looked totally scrumptious Adj Delicious Arts tom 2015.01.21 22:07
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claustrophobic
That small hotel room made me feel claustrophobic Noun Fear of small spaces Arts tom 2015.01.21 22:03
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serendipitous
It was a serendipitous discovery Noun Characterized by happy luck without really trying (from serendipity) Arts tom 2015.01.21 22:00
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computational
We discussed computational linguistics in class tonight. Adj involving the calculation of answers, amounts, results Arts daisy 2015.01.21 21:21
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megalomania
Wearing a Napoleon hat reflected his growing megalomania Noun A false belief (mania) in his own greatness (mega) Arts tom 2015.01.16 16:42
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shorthand
After learning some ways of shorthand, he can grab all the information completely in seconds. Noun a fast writing way that uses special signs to represent letters, words, phrases in a short time Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 10:55
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slack
We can barely see tourists on the streets in the slack season. Adj not tight, intense or not busy and having less business activity Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 10:55
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slippery
Be aware of Jack, people say that he is slippery and selfish. Adj cannot be trusted, have to be careful with and not reliable Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 10:55
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sector
My best friend and I work in different sectors of this company. Noun a distinct area, part, section of an area or activity Economics vera1483 2015.01.16 10:54
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seminar
We chose her as the leader of our seminar since she was smart and energetic. Noun a group of college students and a teacher that study or discuss a particular subject Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 10:54
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suburban
He likes living in suburban area. Noun relating to a suburb Arts satalin 2015.01.16 09:32
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concession
It was the final concession given by our boss that ended our tension between that company. Noun something which is allowed or given up, often in order to end a disagreement, or the act of allowing or giving this Economics satalin 2015.01.16 09:28
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diminish
Her new interest in computer diminished her passion for history. Verb to reduce or be reduced in size or importance Arts satalin 2015.01.16 09:14
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gracious
Be gracious and patient to people who are disabled. Adj behaving in a pleasant, polite, calm way Arts satalin 2015.01.16 09:11
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unleash
At worst, nuclear war could be unleashed. Verb to release suddenly a strong, uncontrollable and usually destructive force Arts satalin 2015.01.16 09:09
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jock
The jock is especially enthusiastic about tennis. Noun a person who is extremely enthusiastic about sport Arts satalin 2015.01.16 09:07
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profitable
a professionally run and profitable company Noun (Of a business or activity) yielding profit or financial gain Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:48
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investment
a debate over private investment in road-building - Noun The action or process of investing money for profit Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:47
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yield
the land yields grapes and tobacco Noun Produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product) Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:46
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submission
they were forced into submission Noun The action of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:45
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authority
he had absolute authority over his subordinates Noun The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:44
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obedience
children were taught to show their parents obedience Noun Compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another’s authority Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:44
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subordinate
his subordinate officers Noun Lower in rank or position Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:43
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dependent
the various benefits will be dependent on length of service Noun (dependent on/upon) Contingent on or determined by Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:42
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mineral
it identifies the mineral or compound present Noun A solid, naturally occurring inorganic substance: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:40
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composition
the social composition of villages Noun e nature of something’s ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:39
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concert
a pop concert Noun A musical performance given in public, typically by several performers or of several compositions: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:38
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explanation
the birth rate is central to any explanation of population trends Noun A statement or account that makes something clear Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:37
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reject
union negotiators rejected a 1.5 per cent pay award Noun Dismiss as inadequate, unacceptable, or faulty Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:37
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manifest
her manifest charm and proven ability Noun Clear or obvious to the eye or mind Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:35
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demonstrate
their shameful silence demonstrates their ineptitude - Noun Clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:35
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semiconductor
Excitons are created in semiconductors when a laser field promotes an electron from the valance band to the conduction band. Noun A solid substance that has a conductivity between that of an insulator and that of most metals, either due to the addition of an impurity or because of temperature effects. Devices made of semiconductors, notably silicon, are essential components of most electronic circuits. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:33
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refine
sugar was refined by boiling it in huge iron vats Noun Remove impurities or unwanted elements from (a substance), typically as part of an industrial process: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:32
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impurity
a struggle to rid the soul of sin and impurity Noun The state or quality of being impure: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:32
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cultivated
he was a remarkably cultivated and educated man Noun Refined and well educated Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:31
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pesticide
Once volatilized, a pesticide can move in air currents away from the treated surface. Noun A substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:30
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environment
survival in an often hostile environment Noun The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:29
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constitute
lone parents constitute a great proportion of the poor Noun Be (a part) of a whole Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:28
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inhabit
a bird that inhabits North America Noun (Of a person, animal, or group) live in or occupy (a place or environment) Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:28
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preferential
preferential interest rates may be offered to employees Noun Of or involving preference or partiality; constituting a favour or privilege Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:27
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constitute
lone parents constitute a great proportion of the poor Noun Be (a part) of a whole Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:27
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favour
training is looked upon with favour by many employers Noun pproval, support, or liking for someone or something: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:26
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remit
the excess of the sentence over 12 months was remitted Noun Cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment) Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:25
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debt
I paid off my debts Noun A sum of money that is owed or due Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:25
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expiate
their sins must be expiated by sacrifice Noun Make amends or reparation for (guilt or wrongdoing) Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:24
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discard
Hilary bundled up the clothes she had discarded Noun Get rid of (someone or something) as no longer useful or desirable: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:22
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postal
postal services Noun Relating to the post Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:21
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audacity
he whistled at the sheer audacity of the plan Noun A willingness to take bold risks: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:20
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condole
the priest came to condole with Madeleine Noun Express sympathy for (someone); grieve with: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:19
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temerity
no one had the temerity to question his conclusions Noun Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:19
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roughly
the man picked me up roughly Noun In a manner lacking gentleness; harshly or violently: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:17
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plight
we must direct our efforts towards relieving the plight of children living in poverty Noun A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:16
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jolt
a surge in the crowd behind him jolted him forwards Noun Push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughl Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:16
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indelible
an indelible marker pen Noun (Of ink or a pen) making marks that cannot be removed Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:15
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usefulness
faults that affect the book’s usefulness Noun The quality or fact of being useful Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:14
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independence
Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816 Noun he fact or state of being independent: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:13
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competition
there is fierce competition between banks Noun The activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:12
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veteran
When I encounter difficulties in work, I always turn to my manager who is veteran and willing to share her thoughts. Adj with lots of experiences or be used for a long time Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:12
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promote
some regulation is still required to promote competition Noun Support or actively encourage (a cause, venture, etc.); further the progress of: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:11
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prioritize
Prioritize all the works you have to do can easily improve efficiency and save time. Verb to order and deal with things according to their importance Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:11
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seamlessly
He seamlessly accomplished all the tasks in a short time. Adv doing things smoothly and continually, without any disconnection Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:10
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philanthropic
they receive financial support from philanthropic bodies Noun seeking to promote the welfare of others; generous and benevolent: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:10
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mindful
She is always mindful when traveling alone in other countries. Adj keep being aware or remembering something Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:09
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behalf
he campaigned on behalf of the wrongly convicted four Noun In the interests of a person, group, or principle: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:09
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tap
the air-supply tap Noun A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled: - she turned the cold tap on Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:08
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committed
She is committed in creating a better learning environment for children. Adj to work very hard in doing something Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:08
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windmill
n the past windmills were used to grind corn into flour. Noun A building with sails or vanes that turn in the wind and generate power to grind corn into flour. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:07
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deplete
The 5-hour-long surgery depleted both the doctor’s and the patient’s energy greatly. Verb to reduce, exhaust, use up the amount of resources, energy Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:07
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lean
He changes his diet habit and only eats lean meat, vegetables and fruits. Adj thin and without any fat or not rich, abundant and having little interest Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:06
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nickel
Here we have ten coins: pennies, nickels, and dimes. Noun A silvery-white metal, the chemical element of atomic number 28. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:06
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probiotic
He started to study probiotic in college and now is an expert in this field. Noun a kind of harmless bacterium that helps to protect and improve human’s health Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:06
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culprit
High cost and low efficiency is the main culprits of this business failure. Noun the reason, cause of something Economics vera1483 2015.01.16 05:05
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obstinate
her obstinate determination to pursue a career in radio Noun Stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:05
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rag
a piece of rag Noun A piece of old cloth, especially one torn from a larger piece, used typically for cleaning things: - he wiped his hands on an oily rag Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:04
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incline
he was inclined to accept the offer Noun (usually be inclined to/towards/to do something) Be favourably disposed towards or willing to do something: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:04
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integral
Every one’s participation is integral if we want to complete this mission. Adj being an essential, necessary part of something Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:04
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utterly
he looked utterly ridiculous Noun Completely and without qualification; absolutely: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:03
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differentiate
The diseases are too similar and even the doctors can’t differentiate the two of them. Verb to express, recognize, make the differences between things or people Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:03
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ravine
I can hide from the patrols, using ravines and deep gorges. Noun A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:02
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markedly
The adjustment markedly improved the efficiency of the producing process. Adj very clear, easy to be recognize and distinguished Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:02
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intimate
The interesting stories of his childhood intimated the party. Verb to give energy to something, make something alive Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:01
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bleach
a new formula to bleach and brighten clothing Noun Cause (a material such as cloth, paper, or hair) to become white or much lighter by a chemical process or by exposure to sunlight: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:01
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ringlet
her hair fell loose in ringlets Noun A lock of hair hanging in a corkscrew-shaped curl: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:00
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buffoon
The children burst into laughter when the buffoon stumbled and fell down. Noun a person who amuses others by funny, ridiculous, odd behaviors or jokes Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 05:00
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ringlet
her hair fell loose in ringlets Noun A lock of hair hanging in a corkscrew-shaped curl: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 05:00
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poignant
He learned the importance of honest in this poignant experience. Adj making one feels painful, sad and sharply distressing Arts vera1483 2015.01.16 04:59
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pendulum
If I then release the weight the pendulum begins to swing. Noun A weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely, especially a rod with a weight at the end that regulates the mechanism of a clock. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 04:59
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intent
with alarm she realized his intent Noun Intention or purpose: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 04:59
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buggy
a golf buggy Noun A small motor vehicle, typically with an open top: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 04:58
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apron
a striped butcher’s apron Noun A protective garment worn over the front of one’s clothes and tied at the back Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 04:58
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chain
he slid the bolts on the front door and put the safety chain across Noun A series of linked metal rings used for fastening or securing something, or for pulling loads Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 04:57
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postulate
his theory postulated a rotatory movement for hurricanes Noun Suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:20
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inflation
the inflation of a balloon Noun The action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:19
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verdict
the jury returned a verdict of not guilty Noun her former boyfriend was convicted of assaulting her Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:18
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convict
her former boyfriend was convicted of assaulting her Noun Declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:17
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rapture
Leonora listened with rapture Noun A feeling of intense pleasure or joy Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:11
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rapture
Leonora listened with rapture Noun A feeling of intense pleasure or joy Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:11
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instant
the offence justified instant dismissal Noun Happening or coming immediately Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:10
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fitness
disease and lack of fitness are closely related Noun The condition of being physically fit and healthy: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:09
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disturbance
a helicopter landing can cause disturbance to residents Noun ] The interruption of a settled and peaceful condition: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:08
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quell
extra police were called to quell the disturbance Noun Put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:07
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quell
extra police were called to quell the disturbance Noun Put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:07
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tactles
He's tactless and lacks judgment but he's irresistible just the same. Noun Having or showing a lack of skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues: - a tactless remark Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:06
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rip
a fan tried to rip his trousers off during a show Noun Tear or pull (something) quickly or forcibly away from something or someone: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:05
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cobbler
He also worked as a master cobbler, mending shoes. Noun A person whose job is mending shoes. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:04
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sordid
Fortunately for him, he will not be contemplating his sad and sordid crime from the inside of a prison cell. Noun Involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt: - the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:03
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knob
After the glue has hardened, rub fine-grain sandpaper across the surface of both knobs, making their surfaces smooth. Noun A rounded lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 03:02
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plum
He would discover in his own way the lacy texture of a cantaloupe or the dusky purple of a ripe plum. Noun An oval fleshy fruit which is purple, reddish, or yellow when ripe and contains a flattish pointed stone. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:59
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stud
The shape of the headrest follows Zulu style, but brightly coloured plastics, insulation tape and metal studs decorate the core. Noun A large-headed piece of metal that pierces and projects from a surface, especially for decoration. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:59
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chimney
a coal fire thrust yellow flames up the chimney Noun A vertical channel or pipe which conducts smoke and combustion gases up from a fire or furnace and typically through the roof of a building Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:58
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swarm
a swarm of locusts Noun A large or dense group of flying insects Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:57
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extravagant
it was rather extravagant to buy both Noun Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:56
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compose
he composed the First Violin Sonata four years earlier Noun Write or create (a work of art, especially music or poetry) Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:54
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shudder
she still shuddered at the thought of him Noun (Of a person) tremble convulsively, typically as a result of fear or revulsion Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:54
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impose
the decision was theirs and was not imposed on them by others Noun Force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:53
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roomy
the cabin is roomy and well planned Noun (Especially of accommodation) having plenty of room; spacious Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:51
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pulse
the doctor found a faint pulse Noun A rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:51
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dull
your diet doesn’t have to be dull and boring Noun Lacking interest or excitement Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:50
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exalt
the party will continue to exalt their hero Noun Think or speak very highly of (someone or something) Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:49
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dismiss
she dismissed the taxi at the corner of the road Noun Order or allow to leave; send away Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:49
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tumultuous
tumultuous applause Noun Making an uproar or loud, confused noise Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:48
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loop
make a loop in the twine Noun A shape produced by a curve that bends round and crosses itself Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:47
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hammer
Grip pressure should be firm but not tight - about the way you would grip a hammer's handle while driving nails. Noun A tool with a heavy metal head mounted at right angles at the end of a handle, used for jobs such as breaking things and driving in nails. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:46
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chap
his skin is very dry and chaps easily Noun (Of the skin) become cracked, rough, or sore, typically through exposure to cold weather Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:44
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despise
he despised himself for being selfish Noun Feel contempt or a deep repugnance for Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:44
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matey
a matey grin Noun Familiar and friendly; sociable Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:42
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pinch
she pinched his cheek Noun Grip (something, typically a person’s flesh) tightly and sharply between finger and thumb Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:42
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gleam
light gleamed on the china cats Noun hine brightly, especially with reflected light: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:41
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cluster
clusters of creamy-white flowers Noun A group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:40
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stave
It's like a workshop in Hades - you feel the heat from barrels set over open fires in the floor and hear the piercing din of hammers on steel as hoops are pounded onto staves. Noun A vertical wooden post or plank in a building or other structure. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:37
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flick
Ursula flicked some ash off her sleeve Noun Strike or propel (something) with a sudden quick movement of the fingers: - Max flicked his bow tie Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:36
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knot
tie a knot at the end of the cord Noun A fastening made by looping a piece of string, rope, or something similar on itself and tightening it: Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:35
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frock
her new party frock Noun A woman’s or girl’s dress Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:35
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crab
Without warning the stalks supporting the crab's beady black eyes shoot straight up at me. Noun A crustacean, found chiefly on seashores, with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which are modified as pincers. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:34
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shawl
Gypsy and ethnic references appear in a number of outfits including Spanish style poncho skirts, shawls and classic Native American dresses. Noun A piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped round a baby. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:33
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crutch
It's difficult to understand why so many crutches, white sticks and wheelchairs remain unclaimed. Noun A long stick with a crosspiece at the top, used as a support under the armpit by a lame person. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:33
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dusky
dusky red Noun Darkish in colour Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:32
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lass
he married a lass from Yorkshire Noun A girl or young woman Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:31
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sheet
Sleeping blankets and covers, sheets and quilts have been made - with the children's assistance. Noun A large rectangular piece of cotton or other fabric, used on a bed to cover the mattress and as a layer beneath blankets when these are used. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:30
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excuse
he did nothing to hide or excuse Jacob’s cruelty Noun Seek to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offence); try to justify Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:29
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marquee
Organisers are planning to have lots of stalls and attractions - and are desperate for donations of tents and marquees to provide shelter for these. Noun chiefly British A large tent used for social or commercial functions. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:28
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curl
her fingers curled round the microphone Noun Form or cause to form into a curved or spiral shape Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:27
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straw
This unique facility will be constructed with natural materials - plastered straw bale walls with a turf roof. Noun Dried stalks of grain, used especially as fodder or as material for thatching, packing, or weaving Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:26
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lanky
He is lanky and a brilliant artist as well as being excellent at crosswords. Noun ungracefully thin and tall. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:25
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turban
It is difficult for us to see any reason why a Jew may not wear his yarmulke in court or a Sikh his turban. Noun A man’s head covering consisting of a long length of material wound around a cap or the head, worn especially by Sikhs and Muslims. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:24
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petticoat
At the bottom of the trunk she found a set of white undergarments including lacy petticoats and a full corseted bodice. Noun A woman’s light, loose undergarment hanging from the shoulders or the waist, worn under a skirt or dress. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:24
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supervise
the sergeant left to supervise the loading of the lorries Noun Observe and direct the execution of (a task or activity) Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:23
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peal
the bell rang again, a long, loud peal Noun A loud ringing of a bell or bells Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:22
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blaze
twenty firemen fought the blaze Noun A very large or fiercely burning fire Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:21
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stem
Both the blue and the yellow have the classic, satiny translucent petals of the poppy tribe, both, characteristically, are held on wiry stems above the parent plant. Noun The main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:20
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Both the blue and the yellow have the classic, satiny translucent petals of the poppy tribe, both, characteristically, are held on wiry stems above the parent plant. Noun The main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean. Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:20
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crouch
we crouched down in the trench Noun Adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down, typically in order to avoid detection or to defend oneself Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:20
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crouch
we crouched down in the trench Noun Adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down, typically in order to avoid detection or to defend oneself Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:20
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tray
they ate supper off a tray in front of the fire Noun A flat, shallow container with a raised rim, typically used for carrying food and drink, or for holding small items or loose material Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:18
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chase
police chased the stolen car through the city Noun Pursue in order to catch or catch up with Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:16
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gasp
a woman gasped in horror at the sight of him Noun Catch one’s breath with an open mouth, owing to pain or astonishment Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:16
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muffle
everyone was muffled up in coats and scarves Noun Wrap or cover for warmth Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:15
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dash
I dashed into the garden Noun Run or travel somewhere in a great hurry Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:14
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faint
the faint murmur of voices Noun (Of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:13
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brush
a shaving brush Noun An implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire, used especially for cleaning, applying a liquid or powder to a surface, or arranging the hair Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:12
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press
he pressed his face to the glass Verb Move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:12
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porch
the north porch of Hereford Cathedral Noun A covered shelter projecting in front of the entrance of a building Arts Christine1103 2015.01.16 02:11
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computation
The solution required a series of computations. Noun the act or process of computing or calculating something Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 23:44
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magnate
A studio magnate who the biggest stars in Hollywood at his beck and call. Noun a person who has great wealth and power in a particular business or industry Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 23:42
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baron
He is a media baron who owns newspapers, television and radio stations, and even several cable networks Noun a man who is a member of various ranks of nobility in other countries Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:41
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pretentious
The houses in the neighborhood are large and pretentious. Adj having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 23:40
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suave
The suave gentleman was a great favorite of the elegant ladies who attended parties at the embassy. Adj behaving in a relaxed, confident, and pleasant way in social situations Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 23:38
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caveat
His investment advice comes with a caveat: that the stock market is impossible to predict with absolute accuracy. Noun an explanation or warning that should be remembered when you are doing or thinking about something Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:35
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feign
I would never feign illness just to get out of a test. Verb to pretend to feel or be affected by (something) Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 23:32
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entitlemen
He is a celebrity who have an arrogant sense of entitlement. Noun the condition of having a right to have, do, or get something Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:30
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preliminary
This is a meeting to discuss seating arrangements that was merely a preliminary to the formal negotiating sessions. Noun something that comes first in order to prepare for or introduce the main part of something else Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 23:28
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probe
The FBI probe did not produce any new evidence. Noun a careful examination or investigation of something Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:19
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halt
They put a halt to the rumors. Noun the stopping or ending of movement, progress, or action Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:18
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malicious
The neighborhood chatterbox has again been spreading malicious gossip. Adj having or showing a desire to cause harm to another person : having or showing malice Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 23:16
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reverence
Her poems are treated with reverence by other poets. Noun honor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something) Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:14
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irreverence
Certain sects of Islam consider a woman showing her face in public to be a gross irreverence. Noun lack of reverence Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:13
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irreverence
Certain sects of Islam consider a woman showing her face in public to be a gross irreverence. Noun lack of reverence Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:13
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lucrative
The business has proved to be highly lucrative. Adj producing money or wealth Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 23:11
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epidemic
The little girl's giggles were epidemic, and soon the entire gathering was laughing. Adj affecting or tending to affect a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population, community, or region at the same time Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 23:10
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cavalry
Cavalry is used to perform reconnaissance. Noun the part of an army that in the past had soldiers who rode horses and that now has soldiers who ride in vehicles or helicopters Law mcyang 2015.01.15 23:08
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swell
Her broken ankle swelled badly. Verb to become larger than norma Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 23:06
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brine
The chicken was soaked in brine before it was roasted. Noun a mixture of salty water used especially to preserve or add flavor to food Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 23:05
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ardent
He is an ardent science-fiction fan who has read virtually all of his favorite author's many works. Adj having or showing very strong feelings Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 23:03
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recoil
We recoiled in horror at the sight of his wounded arm. Verb to quickly move away from something that is shocking, frightening, or disgusting : to react to something with shock or fear Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:44
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flicker
A TV was flickering in the background. Verb to burn or glow in an unsteady way : to produce an unsteady light Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:42
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shrivel
Plants shrivel in the heat. Verb to become dry and wrinkled from heat, cold, or old age Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:41
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fester
His wounds festered for days before he got medical attention. Verb to become painful and infected Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:39
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precipitate
Her death precipitated a family crisis. Verb to cause (something) to happen quickly or suddenly Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 22:38
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precarious
He earned a precarious livelihood by gambling. Adj not safe, strong, or steady Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:36
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coordinate
You'll have to coordinate with the sales department. Verb to make arrangements so that two or more people or groups of people can work together properly and well Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:35
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throng
He grabbed a megaphone and addressed the vast throng. Noun a large group of people Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:34
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amendment
The article as written requires only one factual amendment Noun a change in the words or meaning of a law or document (such as a constitution) Law mcyang 2015.01.15 22:32
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discourse
He likes to engage in lively discourse with his visitors. Noun the use of words to exchange thoughts and ideas Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:30
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linger
The tourists didn't linger very long. Verb to stay somewhere beyond the usual or expected time Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:29
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vigilante
The danger of these self-appointed vigilantes is that they sometimes go after innocent people. Noun a person who is not a police officer but who tries to catch and punish criminals Law mcyang 2015.01.15 22:27
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inquisitor
He had to answer his inquisitors' questions or be thrown out of school. Noun a person who asks many difficult questions in a harsh or unkind way Law mcyang 2015.01.15 22:26
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squire
Her father squired her to the dance to make sure she got there all right. Verb escort Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:24
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inclination
She shows no inclination to give in to their demands. Noun a feeling of wanting to do something : a tendency to do something - Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:22
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accord
He was accorded certain favors because of his age. Verb to give (something, such as special treatment or status) to someone or something Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:20
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tread
Don't tread on the grass. Verb to walk on or along (something) Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:18
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convulsive
After a day of convulsive trading, the stock market was down 300 points. Adj involving or causing a sudden violent shaking of the muscles in your body that you are unable to control Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 22:17
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presiding
Court is now in session, Justice Raul Fernandez presiding. Verb to be in charge of something (such as a trial) Law mcyang 2015.01.15 22:15
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moderate
Her doctor recommended moderate exercise. Adj average in size or amount : neither too much nor too little Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:13
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ordeal
The hikers were finally rescued after a three-day ordeal in the wilderness. Noun an experience that is very unpleasant or difficult Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:11
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endeavor
The school endeavors to teach students to be good citizens. Verb to seriously or continually try to do (something) Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:10
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morose
He became morose and withdrawn and would not talk to anyone. Adj very serious, unhappy, and quiet Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:09
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deception
She accuses the company of willful deception in its advertising. Noun the act of making someone believe something that is not true : the act of deceiving someone Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:08
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formidable
The mountains were a formidable barrier. Adj very powerful or strong : deserving serious attention and respect Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:06
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tactical
They gained a tactical advantage by joining with one of their competitors. Adj of, relating to, or used for a specific plan that is created to achieve a particular goal in war, politics Law mcyang 2015.01.15 22:04
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diesel
Does your car take diesel or gasoline? Noun a vehicle (such as a truck or bus) that has a diesel engine Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 22:02
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scarcely
He could scarcely control his joy. Adv almost not at al Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 22:00
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impassive
Her face remained impassive throughout the trial. Adj not showing emotion Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 21:59
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insensate
The insensate boss refuses to allow time off for funerals. Adj lacking sense or understanding Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 21:57
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perplex
Questions about the meaning of life have always perplexed humankind. Verb to confuse (someone) very much Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:57
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incarnation
She is the very incarnation of grace and tactfulness. Noun one of a series of lives that a person is believed to have had in the past in some religions Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:55
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pinnacle
A singer has reached the pinnacle of success. Noun the best or most important part of something : the point of greatest success or achievement Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:54
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ample
They had ample money for the trip. Adj having or providing enough or more than enough of what is needed Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 21:52
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finesse
She handled the interview questions with finesse. Noun skill and cleverness that is shown in the way someone deals with a situation, problem Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:51
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cunning
She was cunning enough to fool me. Adj getting what is wanted in a clever and often deceptive way Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:49
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tardy
She was tardy to work. Adj arriving or doing something late Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 21:47
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grimace
The patient made a painful grimace as the doctor examined his wound. Noun a facial expression in which your mouth and face are twisted in a way that shows disgust, disapproval, or pain Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:46
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frown
She was frowning when she entered the room, so I knew that she was annoyed about something. Verb to make a frown in anger, concentration Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:45
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pout
She pouted her lips and stared at him angrily Verb to push out your lips to show that you are angry or annoyed or to look sexually attractive Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:44
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meerkat
With the single, notable exception of the meerkats, there was not the least foreign matter on the island, organic or inorganic. Noun any of several African mongooses Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 21:43
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tenure
During his tenure as head coach, the team won the championship twice. Noun the amount of time that a person holds a job, office, or title Law mcyang 2015.01.15 21:41
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crotchet
Her one crotchet is a fondness for eating cookies while soaking in the tub. Noun a peculiar trick or device Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 21:26
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harness
The horses were harnessed to the wagon. Verb to put a harness on (an animal) Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 20:19
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incline
She listened with her eyes closed and her head inclined. Verb to bend forward or to cause (something) to bend forward Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 20:17
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cynicism
Nothing could change her cynicism about politics. Noun beliefs that people are generally selfish and dishonest Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 20:13
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resentment
She bore bitter feelings of resentment toward her ex-husband. Noun a feeling of anger or displeasure about someone or something unfair Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 20:12
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somber
Her death put us in a somber mood. Adj very sad and serious Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 20:11
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grave
This violation of school rules is a grave matter. Adj likely to produce great harm or danger Law mcyang 2015.01.15 20:09
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allegation
The police are investigating allegations that the mayor has accepted bribes. Noun a statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal Law mcyang 2015.01.15 20:07
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solemnity
Her voice conveyed the solemnity of the passage. Noun the quality of being formal or serious Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 20:05
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scrimmage
The first play from scrimmage netted them a touchdown. Noun the point in a game at which the center passes or throws the ball to the quarterback Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 20:03
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envoy
The president sent the secretary of state as his personal envoy to gain the support of the country's allies. Noun a person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government Law mcyang 2015.01.15 20:02
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envoy
The president sent the secretary of state as his personal envoy to gain the support of the country's allies. Noun a person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government Law mcyang 2015.01.15 20:02
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assumption
I made the assumption that he was coming, so I was surprised when he didn't show up. Noun an assuming that something is true Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 20:00
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contrive
The prisoners contrived a way to escape. Verb to form or think of (a plan, method, etc.) Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:59
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contrive
The prisoners contrived a way to escape. Verb to form or think of (a plan, method, etc.) Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:59
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uncongenial
He was being asked to support a policy that was uncongenial to him. Adj not pleasant or enjoyable Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:57
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beet
I've planted carrots, parsnips, and beets in the garden. Noun a garden plant with thick leaves and a rounded red root Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:56
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virtual
The Web site provides a virtual tour of the stadium Adj very close to being something without actually being it Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:55
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courtesy
They treated us with courtesy and kindness. Noun polite behavior that shows respect for other people Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:54
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glare
The sun glared down relentlessly. Verb to shine with a harsh, bright light - Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:52
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belittle
The critic belittled the author's work. Verb to describe (someone or something) as little or unimportant Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:51
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shun
He shuns parties and social events. Verb to avoid (someone or something) Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:50
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avant
Readers of this very avant novel should not expect to find much in the way of traditional narrative structure. Adj culturally or stylistically advanced Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:49
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pediatrician
He is a pediatrician. Noun a doctor who treats babies and children Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:47
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coffer
Let me see what's in the household coffers and I'll get back to you about making a donation. Noun a box for holding money or other valuable things Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 19:45
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grun
The workers were grunting with effort as they lifted the heavy furniture. Verb to make a short, low sound : to make a grunt Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:43
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infantry
He joined the infantry after leaving school. Noun the part of an army that has soldiers who fight on foot Law mcyang 2015.01.15 19:42
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province
They left the city for life in the provinces. Noun the parts of a country that are away from large cities Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:40
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petty
My behavior was petty and stupid. I apologize. Adj not very important or serious Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:31
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brass
The whole orchestra—the strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass—began to play. Noun musical instruments (such as trumpets, trombones, and tubas) that are made of brass Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:29
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immaculate
She had an immaculate record of service. Adj perfectly clean Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:28
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impudent
The boy was punished for his impudent behavior. Adj failing to show proper respect and courtesy : very rude Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:27
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transcendent
The star player's transcendent performance helped the team to a surprise victory. Adj going beyond the limits of ordinary experience Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:25
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audacity
He had the audacity to suggest that it was all my fault. Noun a confident and daring quality that is often seen as shocking or rude : an audacious quality Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:24
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sublimate
She sublimated her erotic feelings into a series of paintings. Verb psychology : to express a desire or feeling by changing it into a form that is socially acceptable Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:23
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matrix
The wires all crossed each other and formed a matrix. Noun something (such as a situation or a set of conditions) in which something else develops or forms Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:21
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whirlpool
The swimmer was caught in a whirlpool and nearly drowned. Noun an area of water in a river, stream, etc., that moves very fast in a circle Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:18
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bureaucrat
The bureaucrats at the town hall seem to think that we need a building permit to build a tree house. Noun people who run a government or company and who does everything according to the rules of that government or conpany Law mcyang 2015.01.15 19:15
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treaty
By contrast, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon were merely patched together by treaty bureaucrats at around the same time—hardly a global imprimatur. Noun an official agreement that is made between two or more countries or groups Law mcyang 2015.01.15 19:13
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allay
The new advertising campaign is an attempt to allay the public's concerns about the safety of the company's products. Verb to make (something) less severe or strong Law mcyang 2015.01.15 19:07
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hindrance
Is my presence here a help or a hindrance? Noun a person or thing that makes a situation difficult : a person or thing that hinders someone or something Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 19:05
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lineage
His Italian lineage was very important to him. Noun the people who were in someone's family in past times Law mcyang 2015.01.15 19:04
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concerto
For a piece billed as towering, the Busoni concerto is actually pretty chatty. Noun a piece of music for one or more main instruments with an orchestra Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:02
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lens
Make sure the lens of the microscope is clean. Noun a clear curved piece of glass or plastic used in eyeglasses, cameras, telescopes, etc., to make things look clearer, smaller, or bigger Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 19:00
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strata
The lower strata of society have been hit especially hard by this economic downturn. Noun a level of society made up of people of the same rank or position Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 18:59
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ommatidium
In an insect, each ommatidium in the compound eye has a corneal lens, a crystalline cone and a light-sensitive organ at its base. Noun one of the elements corresponding to a small simple eye that make up the compound eye of an arthropod Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 18:57
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axis
This is the Earth's axis of rotation Noun the imaginary straight line that something (such as the Earth) turns around Law mcyang 2015.01.15 18:54
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derange
Being stranded at night on a lonely road would derange anyone. Verb to disturb the operation or functions of Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 18:52
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aptitude
The new test is supposed to measure the aptitudes of the students. Noun a natural ability to do something or to learn something Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 18:50
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refute
The lawyer refuted the testimony of the witness. Verb to prove that (something) is not true Law mcyang 2015.01.15 18:48
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synthesis
It is a philosophy that is a kind of synthesis of several schools of Western and Eastern thought Noun something that is made by combining different things (such as ideas, styles, etc.) Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 18:47
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deviation
There have been slight deviations in the satellite's orbit. Noun an action, behavior, or condition that is different from what is usual or expected Arts mcyang 2015.01.15 18:45
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obstruct
A large tree obstructed the road. Verb to block (something, such as a pipe or street) so that things cannot move through easily Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 18:42
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convent
The nuns live in the convent. Noun a group of nuns who live together; also : the house or buildings they live in Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 18:40
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administration
She has a degree in business administration. Noun the activities that relate to running a company, school, or other organization Economics mcyang 2015.01.15 18:36
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affiliate
Their group does not affiliate itself with any political party. Verb to associate as a member Law mcyang 2015.01.15 18:34
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motorcade
The next part of the parade was a motorcade of fire engines. Noun a group or line of cars or other vehicles that travel together Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 18:31
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quip
They traded quips over a beer. Noun a clever remark Commerce mcyang 2015.01.15 18:27
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inordinate
The professor suddenly started giving the students inordinate amounts of homework Adj Unusual, atypical, jumping out of the typical pattern Arts tom 2015.01.14 17:08
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arbitrate
She has been asked to arbitrate between the two sides. Verb to act or decide as arbitrator or arbiter; - decide between two sides; - determine: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:33
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acquit
The jury acquitted her of all charges. Verb to declare not guilty of a crime or offense: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:32
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weirdo
Yes a few years ago yu were seen as a weirdo If yu were to eat brown bread. Noun an odd, strange, or abnormal person. Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:31
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whirr
The sounds issuing from beyond- winches whirring, men shouting- indicated great activity and excited me. Noun a bustle or rush Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:30
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virile
Then there was exercise, boating and hiking, which was not only good for you but also made you more virile the thought of strenuous activity left him exhausted. Noun having or exhibiting masculine strength; masculine; - manly; - characterized by a vigorous, masculine spirit. Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:29
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synchronize
Let's synchronize our watches and meet in an hour. Verb to cause to show the agreed upon time, as one clock or watch with another: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:27
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surveillance
Surface forces have been used to provide defense zones around naval and merchant ship formations, air to furnish area surveillance, and mines for protection of limited areas. Noun a watch kept over someone or something, esp. over a suspect, prisoner, etc.: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:26
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subliminal
They made use of subliminal advertising, in which the words 'You're thirsty'' appeared on the screen too fast to be read consciously. Adj existing or operating below the level at which one is conscious: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:25
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squabble
The two sides were squabbleing over the shape of the table at the peace negotiations. Verb to quarrel about a small detail: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:24
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splinter
He used a needle to remove the splinter from his finger. Noun a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, etc., split off from the main body: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.14 04:23
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venerable
a venerable statesman Adj great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:25
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narcotic
i am addicted to narcotic. Noun a drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:23
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pertain
this letter is pertain to eighteen century literature. Verb related Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:19
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jargon
stop use jargon in front of me. Noun special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:17
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parch
a piece of grassland parched by the sun Verb make or become dry through intense heat Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:16
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obliterate
the memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mind Verb wipe out Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:12
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necessitate
the severe arthritis eventually necessitated a total hip replacement Verb make (something) necessary Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:11
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bead
beads of perspiration moistened my shirt. Noun a small piece of glass, stone, or similar material Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:06
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jeopardize
a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York's position as a financial center Noun put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:04
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rebate
If you are on a low income you may be able to claim a rebate on your rent and council tax Noun a partial refund to someone who has paid too much money Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 10:01
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entitlement
full entitlement to fees and maintenance should be offered Noun the fact of having a right to something Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:59
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haughty
a look of haughty disdain Adj arrogantly superior and disdainful Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:57
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plausible
a plausible explanation Adj seeming reasonable or probable Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:56
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eradicate
this disease has been eradicated from the world Verb destroy completely; put an end to Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:55
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imperative
immediate action was imperative Adj vital importance; crucial Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:54
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penal
the campaign for penal reform Noun relating to, used for, or prescribing the punishment of offenders under the legal system Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:53
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ensue
the difficulties that ensued from their commitment to Cuba Verb happen or occur afterward or as a result Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:52
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volley
the infantry let off a couple of volleys Noun a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:51
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engulf
the cafe was engulfed in flames Verb to surround or cover it completely Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:50
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nostalgia
i was overcome with acute nostalgia Noun a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:49
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encompass
the exposition encompass all kind of goods Verb surround and have or hold within Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:48
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exposition
the exposition encompass all kind of goods Noun a large public exhibition of art or trade goods Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:47
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dwindle
traffic has dwindled to a trickle Verb diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:46
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disintegrate
when the missile struck, the car disintegrated in a sheet of searing flame Verb break up into small parts, typically as the result of impact or decay Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:45
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deflect
the bullet was deflected harmlessly into the ceiling Verb cause (something) to change direction by interposing something Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:44
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pendant
s chic pendant dangle from her neck Noun a piece of jewelry that hangs from a chain worn around the neck Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:42
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chic
chic pendant dangle from his neck Adj elegantly and stylishly fashionable Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:41
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bloc
a center-left voting bloc Noun a combination of countries, parties, or groups sharing a common purpose. Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:39
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demise
tragic demise Noun a person's death Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:38
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culminate
the tensions and disorders which culminated in World War II Verb reach a climax or point of highest development Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:37
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counteract
should we deliberately intervene in the climate system to counteract global warming? Verb act against (something) in order to reduce its force or neutralize it Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:36
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turbulence
the plane shuddered as it entered some turbulence Noun violent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:35
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bolster
the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence Verb support or strengthen; prop up Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:34
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ardent
an ardent baseball fan Adj enthusiastic or passionate Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:33
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sluggish
a sluggish stream Adj slow-moving or inactive Arts 000hank 2015.01.10 09:32
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tomb
We visited the tomb of Shakespeare. Noun a grave, especially a large one above ground Commerce MagChou 2015.01.09 11:37
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haul
A truck hauled the load away. Verb to pull something heavy with a continuous, steady movement Commerce MagChou 2015.01.09 11:34
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grease
His hair looked shiny with grease. Noun animal fat that is soft after being melte Commerce MagChou 2015.01.09 11:32
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monument
This monument was erected in memory of F. D. Roosevelt. Noun a building or other large structure that is built to remind people of an important event or famous person Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 11:28
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pharaoh
The pharaoh is Osiris, the moon bull incarnate. Noun a ruler of ancient Egypt Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 11:23
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ornament
She went in this morning and noticed one of the ornaments was missing. Noun an object that you keep in your house because it is beautiful rather than useful Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 11:20
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vegetation
There was little vegetation on the island. Noun plants in general, especially in one particular area Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 11:18
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erect
We had to sleep in hastily erected bunk beds. Verb to fix all the pieces of something together, and put it in an upright position Commerce MagChou 2015.01.09 11:14
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shadowy
Her face was dark in this shadowy place. Adj full of shadows, or difficult to see because of shadows Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 11:10
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unearth
They unearthed a box buried under a tree. Verb to find something after searching for it, especially something that has been buried in the ground Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 11:02
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entrance
There were people at the entrance giving out leaflets. Noun a door, gate etc that you go through to enter a place Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 11:00
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funerary
Their bodies had been rubbed with herbs and smoked during funerary rites. Adj related to a funeral or a grave Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 10:57
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depict
The book depicts him as a rather unpleasant character. Verb to describe something, especially in writing or pictures, in a way that gives a clear idea of a real situatio Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 10:50
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bank
Roger pushed the boat away from the bank. Noun land along the side of a river or lake Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 10:41
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dynasty
The Habsburg dynasty ruled in Austria from 1278 to 1918. Noun a family of kings or other rulers whose parents, grandparents etc have ruled the country for many years Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 10:38
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legitimate
The Mafia uses legitimate business operations as a front. Adj correct, allowable, or operating according to the law Law MagChou 2015.01.09 10:35
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beneath
He was standing on the bridge gazing down at the river beneath. Adv in or to a lower position Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 10:25
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painstaking
The picture has been cleaned with painstaking care. Adj very careful and thorough Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 09:59
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likelihood
If I refused, it would in all likelihood mean I'd lose my job. Noun the degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen Law MagChou 2015.01.09 09:25
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fatal
Meningitis is a serious illness, fatal in some cases. Adj resulting in someone's death Law MagChou 2015.01.09 09:13
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variation
There are wide regional variations in house prices. Noun a difference or change from the usual amount or form of something Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 09:07
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longevity
We can not know the average longevity until we contact other civilizations. Noun the length of a person or animal's life Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 06:22
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headlong
He plunged headlong into the river. Adv falling with your head first and the rest of your body following Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 05:54
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inflammation
Many babies develop a mild inflammation in the eyes a few days after birth. Noun swelling and soreness on or in part of your body, which is often red and hot to touch Commerce MagChou 2015.01.09 05:36
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component
The repair shop sells electrical components . Noun one of several parts that together make up a whole machine or system Commerce MagChou 2015.01.09 05:09
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spectacular
Among the most spectacular sights are the great sea-bird colonies. Adj very impressive and exciting Arts MagChou 2015.01.09 04:52
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thrill
It was a thrill to hear him sing. Noun A feeling of excitement and pleasure Arts tom 2015.01.07 14:59
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insolvency
A bad debt provision has been made against a customer's debt where insolvency proceedings have recently commenced. Noun without ability to pay money to creditors. Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.06 20:38
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inseminate
The veterinarian inseminated the cows. Verb to put semen into (the female reproductive area) so as to make pregnant; impregnate: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.06 20:36
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indemnity
It offered to surrender its right to exclusive trade, but asked an indemnity. Noun security against damage or loss. Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.06 20:35
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inception
He's been on the TV show since its inception. - Noun beginning: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.06 20:33
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hype
The kids were all hyped about going to Disneyland. Verb to stimulate; - excite: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.06 20:32
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galvanize
The news of the riots galvanized the police. Verb to startle into sudden activity: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.05 20:24
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garish
They provide much needed colour at a time when many perennials and certainly most shrubs have finished, but without appearing overwhelmingly garish. Adj overly or tastelessly colorful, showy, or elaborate: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.05 20:23
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fumble
He fumbled in his pocket for the keys. Verb to feel or grope about clumsily: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.05 20:21
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fret
Don't fret; things will get better. Verb to feel or express worry, annoyance, discontent, or the like: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.05 20:20
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erratic
His behavior is too erratic to trust. Adj changeable in behavior or style; - unpredictable: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.05 20:17
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succumb
They will pressure you, and you must try not to succumb. Verb to stop trying to resist something Economics lama 2015.01.05 18:55
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crowd_sourced
The website's funding had originally been crowd_sourced but later it was purchased by Google Adj Obtained through v small contributions from v many people Arts tom 2015.01.05 17:22
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bladder
How long till we get there - my bladder is bursting Noun Any container for liquid (archaic) especially in the body for urine (current) Arts tom 2015.01.05 17.13
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suffice
A few brief observations will suffice for present purposes. Verb to be enough Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:32
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succumb
Succumbing to pressure from the chemical industry, Governor Blakely amended the regulations. Verb to stop opposing someone or something that is stronger than you, and allow them to take control Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:30
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succession
A succession of visitors came to the door. Noun a number of people or things of the same kind following, coming or happening one after the other Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:28
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suburb
Don't you get bored living out here in the suburbs? Noun an area where people live which is away from the centre of a town or city Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:28
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subtract
If you subtract 30 from 45, you get 15. Verb to take a number or an amount from a larger number or amount Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:27
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subsidiary
All other issues are subsidiary to this one. Adj connected with, but less important than something else Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:25
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stun
Redfern stunned the crowd with a last-minute goal. Verb to surprise or upset someone so much that they do not react immediately Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:22
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stump
The doctors were stumped and had to call in a specialist. Verb if you are stumped by a question or problem, you are unable to find an answer to it Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:11
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stroll
We could stroll into town if you like. Verb to walk in a slow, relaxed manner, especially for pleasure Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:09
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streamline
All these new cars have been streamlined. Noun to form something into a smooth shape, so that it moves easily through the air or water Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:08
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streak
Their longest losing streak has been three games. Noun a short period of good or bad luck Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:07
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streak
Their longest losing streak has been three games. Noun a short period of good or bad luck Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:07
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straightaway
We don't have to go straightaway, do we? Adv immediately Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:04
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stow
I stowed my bag under the seat. Verb to put or pack something tidily away in a space until you need it again Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:02
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stave
She brought some fruit on the journey to stave off hunger. Verb to keep someone or something from reaching you or affecting you for a period of time Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 10:00
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stool
He is sitting on a bar stool. Noun a seat that has three or four legs, but no back or arms Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:54
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stimulate
Her interest in art was stimulated by her father. Verb to encourage someone by making them excited about and interested in something Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:51
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sterling
Everyone has made a sterling effort. Adj of a very high standard Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:47
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stereotype
The characters in the book are just stereotypes. Noun a fixed idea that people have about what someone or something is like, especially an idea that is wrong Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:32
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squire
Skinner uses the plane to squire around bureaucrats. Verb to take someone places Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:29
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squat
He squatted down beside the little girl. Verb to sit with your knees bent under you and your bottom just off the ground, balancing on your feet Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:23
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spur
The band were spurred on by the success of their last two singles. Verb to encourage someone or make them want to do something Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:22
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sprinkle
Sprinkle the top with cheese. Verb to scatter small drops of liquid or small pieces of something Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:20
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spout
Blood was spouting from the wound in her arm. Verb if liquid or fire spouts from somewhere, it comes out very quickly in a powerful stream Arts johanne1016 2015.01.05 09:18
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fondle
‘He chuckled and fondled his sword handle lovingly.’ Verb Stroke or caress lovingly or erotically: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.04 22:54
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fiddly
‘This week it's time for the details, pitfalls and fiddly bits.’ Adj informal - - Complicated or detailed and awkward to do or use: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.04 20:16
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extradite
‘Brazil refused to extradite him to Britain’ Verb Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.04 20:14
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exasperate
‘this futile process exasperates prison officers’ Verb Irritate intensely; infuriate: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.04 20:13
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encapsulate
the company would encapsulate the asbestos waste in concrete pellets’ Verb Enclose (something) in or as if in a capsule: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.04 20:11
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serial
Charming and handsome in his younger years, Saunders gradually became a serial philanderer Adj Philandering (messing around) with one lady after another, in a series Arts tom 2015.01.03 12.56
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flounder
The graduate floundered for the first year after receiving her PhD degree, going from job to job Verb To wander about lost Arts tom 2015.01.03 11:32
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symphony
Beethoven wrote nine symphony. Noun an elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of wh Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:25
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incinerate
such garbage must be incinerated at the hospital Verb destroy (something, especially waste material) by burning Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:23
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futile
a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage. Adj incapable of producing any useful result Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:22
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distort
don't distort what i said. Verb twist the original meaning of(fact). Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:21
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despicable
a despicable crime Adj deserving hatred and contempt Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:20
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crackdown
the government is going to enforce crackdown on smugglers. Verb an action to stop illegal behavior. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:17
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refrain
she almost cried, but refrained. Verb stop oneself from doing something Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:15
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concurrent
there are three concurrent art fairs around the city Adj existing, happening, or done at the same time Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:14
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woe
they had a complicated tale of woe Noun great sorrow or distress. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:13
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incoming
the incoming president will introduce economic transform. Adj succeeding Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:11
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premier
premier help president a lot. Noun prime minister. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:10
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incumbent
incumbent major is trying to be elected again. Adj holding a position currently. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:08
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jackpot
won the jackpot. Noun a large cash prize in a game or lottery Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:07
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spray
this hair lotion can be sprayed onto wet or dry hair Verb to form a shower of tiny drops. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:06
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standoff
the standoff between management and the union of lasted for three weeks. Noun a stalemate or deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:02
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tiresome
it is tiresome that do same job day after day. Adj tedious, tiring, annoying. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 08:00
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capsize
a huge wave capsized that yacht. Verb turn over(boat) Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:58
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unilateral
it is your unilateral decision. we can't accept that! Adj only one person, involved in a particular situation, without the agreement of the others. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:57
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rally
a peace rally was started in New York yesterday. Noun a large public meeting Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:55
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avert
she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes Verb turn away (one's eyes or thoughts). Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:51
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munch
that rabbit is munching a carrot. Verb chew noisily. Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:48
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bum
he bummed around Florida for a few months Verb travel, with no particular purpose or destination Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:47
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devastation
the floods caused widespread devastation Noun great destruction or damage Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:46
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decimate
disease decimate the population of that country. Verb kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of Arts 000hank 2015.01.03 07:44
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sustain
This thought had sustained him throughout the years. Verb Strengthen or support physically or mentally. Economics yrita 2015.01.02 9:08
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encounter
We have encountered one small problem. Verb Unexpectedly experience or be faced with (something difficult or hostile). Arts yrita 2015.01.02 9:06
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revamp
An attempt to revamp the museum's image. Verb Give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to. Commerce yrita 2015.01.02 9:00
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regulate
A hormone that regulates metabolism and organ function. Verb Control or maintain the rate or speed of (a machine or process) so that it operates properly. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:58
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decade
He taught at the university for nearly a decade. Noun A period of ten years. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:52
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mascot
The squadron's mascot was a young lion cub. Noun A person that is supposed to bring good luck. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:51
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conserve
The funds raised will help conserve endangered meadow lands. Verb protect from harm or destruction. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:49
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heat
It is sensitive to both heat and cold. Noun The quality of being hot; high temperature. - Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:49
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prompt
The owner would have died but for the prompt action of two paramedics. Adj Done without delay; immediate. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:47
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inculcate
The failures of the churches to inculcate a sense of moral responsibility. Verb Instill (an attitude, idea, or habit) by persistent instruction. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:43
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aim
Aim the camcorder at some suitable object. Verb Point or direct (a weapon or camera) at a target. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:42
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facility
Cooking facility. Noun Space or equipment necessary for doing something. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:41
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influence
Social forces influence criminal behavior. Verb Have an influence on. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:40
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dramatic
The dramatic arts. Adj Of or relating to drama or the performance or study of drama. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:38
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brick
Mr. Hall is such a brick , that when we get back he is going to take us all in. Noun A generous, helpful, and reliable person. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:36
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strip
Thieves stripped the room of luggage. Verb Leave bare of accessories or fittings. Law yrita 2015.01.02 8:34
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appeal
Police are appealing for information about the incident. Verb Make a serious or urgent request, typically to the public. Law yrita 2015.01.02 8:31
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intense
The job demands intense concentration. Adj Of extreme force, degree, or strength. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:28
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bereave
The year after they had been bereaved. Verb Be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, especially due to the loved one's death. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:27
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memento
You can purchase a memento of your visit. Noun An object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event. Arts yrita 2015.01.02 8:25
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assortment
The room was filled with an assortment of clothes. Noun A miscellaneous collection of things or people. Economics yrita 2015.01.02 8:23
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maintain
The need to maintain close links between industry and schools. Verb Cause or enable (a condition or state of affairs) to continue. Economics yrita 2015.01.02 8:21
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endorse
The report was endorsed by the college. Verb Declare one's public approval or support of. Economics yrita 2015.01.02 8:20
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entity
Church and empire were fused in a single entity. Noun A thing with distinct and independent existence. Economics yrita 2015.01.02 8:19
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implement
Agricultural implements. Noun A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment, especially as used for a particular purpose. Commerce yrita 2015.01.02 8:13
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razor
He shaved his face with a razor. Noun a sharp instrument used for removing hair, especially from a man's face Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 7:49
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onion
There is too much onion in the salad. Noun a round white vegetable with a brown skin and many layers, that has a strong taste and smell Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 7:47
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envy
He stared with envy at Robert's new car. Noun the feeling of wanting something that someone else has Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 7:45
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ambition
Your problem is you have no ambition. Noun determination to be successful, rich, powerful etc Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 7:43
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advance
Remarkable advances have been made in space science. Noun a change, discovery, or invention that brings progress Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 7:40
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emanate
The brook emanates from an underground spring. Verb to (cause to) flow out, issue forth, or come from: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.02 6:02
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ejaculate
They leaned into the wind and seemed like one thousand-legged monster hurtling and plunging until suddenly they rose straight in their saddles and in one terrifying voice shouted, ejaculated their grotesque cry of war. Verb to eject or discharge, esp. semen, from the body: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.02 6:00
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dissect
In biology class we had to dissect a frog. Verb to cut apart (an animal body, a plant, etc.) to examine the structure and relation of parts: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.02 5:59
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diocese
He was transferred from the Worcester diocese. Noun a district under the rule or authority of a bishop: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.02 5:57
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crackle
The campfire crackled in the night. Verb to make slight, sudden, sharp noises: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.02 5:55
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spear
They catch the fish by spearing them. Verb to push or throw a spear into an animal Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:18
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spear
They catch the fish by spearing them. Verb to push or throw a spear into an animal Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:18
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span
Over a span of just three years, the new government has transformed the country's economic prospects. Noun the period of time that sometimes exists or happens Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:16
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sour
These plums are a bit sour. Adj having a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell, like a lemon, and not sweet Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:13
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solidarity
I come before you today to express my solidarity with the people of New York. Noun loyalty and general agreement between all the people in a group, or between different groups because they all have a shared aim Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:10
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sober
He's a nice guy when he's sober. Adj not drunk Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:08
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snooker
If the council refuses our planning application, we're snookered. Verb to make it impossible for someone to do what they want to do Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:07
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snip
I snipped the string and untied the parcel. Verb to cut something by making quick cuts with scissors Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:06
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snatch
The thief snatched her purse and ran. Verb to take something away from someone with a quick, often violent, movement Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:05
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slum
Jeremy doesn't slum it when he goes away. Verb to spend time in conditions that are much worse than you are used to - often used humorously Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:04
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slate
Doherty's most recent novel has been slated by the critics. Verb to criticize a book, film etc severely, especially in a newspaper Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:02
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slant
The sun's rays slanted through the trees. Verb to slope or make something slope in a particular direction Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:01
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slab
They used a slab of concrete as a lid. Noun a thick flat piece of a hard material such as stone Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 3:00
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siren
I heard police sirens in the distance. Noun a piece of equipment that makes very loud warning sounds, used on police cars, fire engines etc Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:58
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simulate
Interviews can be simulated in the classroom. Verb to make or produce something that is not real but has the appearance or feeling of being real Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:57
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signpost
The village isn't very well signposted. Verb to be clearly or unclearly shown by signposts Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:55
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sideways
He would be moved sideways, rather than demoted. Adv if you are moved sideways at work, you are given a job that is different but is at the same level as your old job Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:54
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sideways
He would be moved sideways, rather than demoted. Adv if you are moved sideways at work, you are given a job that is different but is at the same level as your old job Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:54
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shuttle
The passengers were shuttled to the hotel by bus. Verb to move people from one place to another place that is fairly near Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:53
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shush
I wish you children would shush and let me read the paper in peace. Verb to (cause to) stop talking or making a noise Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:52
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shred
Coleslaw is made with shredded cabbage. Verb to cut or tear something into small thin pieces Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:51
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shiver
She felt a shiver of apprehension. Noun a slight shaking movement of your body caused by cold or fear Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:49
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shear
The left wing had been almost completely sheared off. Verb if part of something shears off, or is sheared off, it suddenly becomes separated, especially after being pulled or hit with a lot of force Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:48
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sewer
A complicated system of sewers runs under the city. Noun a pipe or passage under the ground that carries away waste material and used water from houses, factories etc Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:47
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sewage
Some cities in the world do not have proper facilities for the disposal of sewage. Noun waste matter such as water or human urine or solid waste Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:39
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sensation
One sign of a heart attack is a tingling sensation in the left arm. Noun a feeling that you get from one of your five senses, especially the sense of touch Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:38
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senile
She worries about | going senile. Adj mentally confused or behaving strangely, because of old age Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:37
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segregate
Blacks were segregated from whites in every area of life. Adj to keep one group of people apart from another and treat them differently, especially because of race or sex Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:36
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seam
She was repairing Billy's trousers, where the seam had come undone. Noun a line where two pieces of cloth, leather etc have been stitched together Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:35
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sculpt
Johnny sculpted an old man's head out of wood. Verb to create solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc. out of a material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:34
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scruff
I grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and threw him out of the hall. Noun by the skin at the back of the neck Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:33
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schoolboy
I must say I find his schoolboy humour rather tiresome. Adj like a child's Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:31
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scarlet
Eileen blushed scarlet at the joke. Adj if you go scarlet, your face becomes red, usually because you are embarrassed or angry Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:30
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scarf
She scarfed down a bagel on her way to work. Verb to eat something very quickly Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:29
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scarce
Food was often scarce in the winter. Adj if something is scarce, there is not very much of it available Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:28
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savage
The government has announced savage cuts in spending. Adj very severe Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:27
517
saucepan
Heat the oil and garlic in a large saucepan. Noun a deep round metal container with a handle that is used for cooking Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:26
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saturate
Water poured through the hole and saturated the carpet. Verb to make something very wet Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:25
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sarcastic
He can't help making sarcastic comments. Adj saying things that are the opposite of what you mean, in order to make an unkind joke or to show that you are annoyed Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:24
520
sanction
The church refused to sanction the king's second marriage. Verb to officially accept or allow something Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:23
521
saga
The whole saga began back in May. Noun a long and complicated series of events, or a description of this Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:22
522
saddle
I've been saddled with organizing the whole party! Verb to make someone have a job or problem that is difficult or boring and that they do not want Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:21
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ruddy
Her face was ruddy and healthy-looking. Adj red Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:18
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ruddy
Her face was ruddy and healthy-looking. Adj red Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:18
525
roadworks
There were roadworks on the motorway. Noun repairs that are being done to a road Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:17
526
roadway
An overturned bus was blocking the roadway. Noun the part of the road on which vehicles drive Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:16
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rivet
Many parts of an aircraft are riveted together. Noun to fasten parts together with a rivet Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:15
528
ritual
The police issued the usual ritual apology. Adj done in a fixed and expected way, but without real meaning or sincerity Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:14
529
riot
University students rioted in protest at tuition fees. Noun if a crowd of people riot, they behave in a violent and uncontrolled way, for example by fighting the police and damaging cars or buildings Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:13
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rinse
Rinse the vegetables under a cold tap. Verb to wash clothes, dishes, vegetables etc quickly with water, especially running water, and without soap Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:11
531
rifle
Sally rifled through her wardrobe looking for a dress. Verb to search a place or container quickly because you are looking for something, especially something to steal Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 2:10
532
cannibal
cannibal tribes Noun a person who eats the flesh of other human beings Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:27
533
cult
the cult has gained thousands of adherents. Noun a religious group. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:26
534
zealous
they are zealous for reform. Adj full of zeal Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:25
535
barter
it will be paid for by a mixture of barter and cash Noun exchanging goods or services without using money Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:24
536
affliction
we should help people in affliction Noun something that causes pain or suffering Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:23
537
soluble
sugar is soluble. Adj able to be dissolved Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:20
538
blister
the surface of the door began to blister Verb form swellings filled with air or fluid on the surface of something Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:19
539
potent
toxin in his blood is still potent. Adj having great power, influence, or effect. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:18
540
candor
we like his childlike candor. Noun being open and honest in expression; frankness. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:17
541
stance
she took a strong stance on that issue. Noun attitude, posture, manner of standing Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:14
542
gloat
she gloat over her jewels Verb show great satisfaction at... Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:11
543
complacent
you can't afford to be complacent about security Adj showing smug or satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:07
544
homicide
he was charged with homicide Noun murder Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:06
545
homicide
he was charged with homicide Noun murder Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:06
546
gravity
i think you don't understand the gravity of situation. Noun extreme or alarming importance Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:05
547
gravity
i think you don't understand the gravity of situation. Noun extreme or alarming importance Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:05
548
squint
the bright sun made them squint Verb look at someone or something with one or both eyes partly closed Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:02
549
chilled
a glass of chilled white wine Adj cooled in a refrigerator Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:01
550
macabre
a macabre series of murders Adj horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:01
551
chilled
a glass of chilled white wine Adj cooled in a refrigerator Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 22:01
552
impale
his head was impaled on a pike and exhibited for all to see Verb pierce or transfix with a sharp instrument. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 21:59
553
confound
the inflation figure confounded economic analysts Verb cause surprise or confusion in someone. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 21:57
554
presumably
this report presumably correct. Adv used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 21:56
555
loquacious
alcohol make me loquacious. Adj tending to talk a great deal Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 21:52
556
fathom
he could scarcely fathom the idea that people actually lived in Las Vegas Verb understand Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 21:50
557
riveting
She didn't go to bed until she finished the riveting novel. Adj extremely interesting Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:38
558
rove
He roved the world in search of his fortune. Verb move, travel or look around especially a large area Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:35
559
roam
The dogs are allowed to roam around. Verb walk or travel, usually for a long time, with no clear purpose or direction Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:32
560
ruthless
Some people believe that to succeed in this world you have to be ruthless. Adj showing no pity Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:28
561
rupture
This news has ruptured (= violently ended) the delicate peace between the rival groups. Verb damage good relations between people or a peaceful situation Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:25
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rumpus
There's a real rumpus going on upstairs. Noun a lot of noise, especially a loud and confused argument or complaint Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:22
563
rumple
You'll rumple your jacket if you don't hang it up properly. Verb make something become creased (= not smooth) or untidy Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:21
564
rummage
She rummaged in/through all the drawers, looking for a pen. Verb search for something by moving things around in a careless or hurried way Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:19
565
triennial
The town's triennial celebration attracted many tourists. Adj happening every three years Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:18
566
treble
He earns almost treble the amount that I do. Adj three times greater in amount, number or size Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:12
567
trailblazer
He is a trailblazer in the field of medical research. Noun someone who is the first to discover or develop new methods of doing something Commerce basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:08
568
tractable
The problem turned out to be rather less tractable than I had expected. Adj easy to control or deal with Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 21:05
569
nuzzle
the dog nuzzle his shoulder. Verb rub or press with nose. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 20:57
570
touch-and-go
It was touch-and-go whether the doctor would get there on time. Adj uncertain Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:56
571
totter
She tottered unsteadily down the stairs in her high-heeled shoes. Verb walk in a shaky way that looks as if you are about to fall Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:54
572
tortuous
The book begins with a long, tortuous introduction. Adj with many turns and changes of direction; not direct or simple Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:52
573
occult
a secret society to study alchemy and the occult Noun relating to supernatural, mystical, or magical powers or phenomena. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 20:52
574
occult
a secret society to study alchemy and the occult Noun relating to supernatural, mystical, or magical powers or phenomena. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 20:52
575
sordid
Tell me Howie doesn't know all this sordid business shit is going on Adj dirty, squalid or morally distasteful. Arts 000hank 2015.01.02 20:49
576
superior
I can't bear Amanda - she's so superior. Adj thinking that you are better than other people - used to show disapproval Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:42
577
superimpose
A photo of a cup of cappuccino had been superimposed on a picture of Venice. Verb put one picture, image, or photograph on top of another so that both can be partly seen Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:40
578
sustain
Some nearby buildings sustained minor damage. Verb suffer damage, an injury, or loss of money Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:38
579
malevolent
He gave her a dark, malevolent look. Adj causing or wanting to cause harm or evil Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:33
580
make-believe
He lives in a world of make-believe/make-believe world. Noun when you imagine or pretend that something is real or true Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:31
581
magnanimous
He was a just and magnanimous. Adj very kind and generous towards an enemy or someone you have defeated Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:27
582
maelstrom
The country is gradually being sucked into the maelstrom of civil war. Noun a situation in which there is great confusion, violence and destruction Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:24
583
maddening
She can't bear the maddening noise. Adj annoying Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:23
584
madcap
He has made a madcap plan. Adj very foolish Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:21
585
macabre
Even the police were horrified at the macabre nature of the killings. Adj describes something that is unpleasant because it is connected with death or violence Arts basketball1007 2015.01.02 20:19
586
rewind
Will you rewind the tape so we can hear it again? Verb to put a tape recording back to the beginning Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:58
587
retrospect
In retrospect, I wonder if we should have done more. Noun thinking back to a time in the past, especially with the advantage of knowing more now than you did Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:57
588
retrieve
She bent down to retrieve her earring. Verb to find something and bring it back Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:56
589
retreat
They were attacked and forced to retreat. Verb to move away from the enemy after being defeated in battle Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:55
590
residue
The flies leave | a sticky residue | on crops. Noun a substance that remains on a surface, in a container etc and cannot be removed easily, or that remains after a chemical process - residue from Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:53
591
renovate
The hotel has been renovated and redecorated. Verb to repair a building or old furniture so that it is in good condition again Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:50
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render
He was rendered almost speechless by the news. Verb to cause someone or something to be in a particular condition Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:49
593
remnant
The remnants of a meal stood on the table. Noun a small part of something that remains after the rest of it has been used, destroyed, or eaten Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:48
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reminisce
My grandfather used to reminisce about his years in the navy. Verb to talk or write about past experiences that you remember with pleasure Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:47
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relay
I was told the news first and then I relayed it to the others. Verb to repeat something you have heard, or to broadcast a signal, message, or programme on television or radio Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:45
596
reinforce
The film reinforces the idea that women should be pretty and dumb. Verb to give support to an opinion, idea, or feeling, and make it stronger Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:44
597
regime
The regime got rid of most of its opponents. Noun a government, especially one that was not elected fairly or that you disapprove of for some other reason Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:42
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reed
Reeds grew in clumps all along the river bank. Noun a type of tall plant like grass that grows in wet places Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:41
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reed
Reeds grew in clumps all along the river bank. Noun a type of tall plant like grass that grows in wet places Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:41
600
redeem
Olivier's performance redeemed an otherwise second-rate play. Verb to make something less bad Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:40
601
rectify
I did my best to rectify the situation, but the damage was already done. Verb to correct something that is wrong Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:39
602
reconcile
The possibility remains that the two theories may be reconciled. Verb if you reconcile two ideas, situations, or facts, you find a way in which they can both be true or acceptable: Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:36
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recess
Psychoanalysts aim to explore the innermost recesses of the mind. Noun a secret or hidden place Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:35
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rebate
You may be entitled to a tax rebate. Noun an amount of money that is paid back to you when you have paid too much tax, rent etc Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:33
605
razor
Politically we are on a razor edge. Noun to be in a difficult position where a mistake could be dangerous Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:32
606
ration
Fuel was rationed during the war. Verb to control the supply of something because there is not enough Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:29
607
ransom
They were all ransomed and returned unharmed. Noun to pay an amount of money so that someone who is being held as a prisoner is set free Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:22
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ranger
He is a park ranger. Noun someone whose job is to look after a forest or area of countryside Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:21
609
ram
In the latest raid, thieves used his van to ram a police car. Verb to run or drive into something very hard Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:19
610
rally
Fellow Republicans rally to the President's defense. Verb to come together, or to bring people together, to support an idea, a political party etc Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:18
611
rake
She raked the soil over to loosen the weeds. Verb to move a rake across a surface in order to make the soil level, gather dead leaves etc Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:17
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radiate
He radiated calm confidence. Verb if someone radiates a feeling, or if it radiates from them, it is very easy to see that this is how they feel Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:14
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quota
The government has imposed quotas on the export of timber. Noun an official limit on the number or amount of something that is allowed in a particular period Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:13
614
queer
If she asks Dan for a pay rise before I do, it will probably queer my pitch. Verb to spoil a chance or an opportunity for someone, often on purpose Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:12
615
quarry
The dogs pursued their quarry into an empty warehouse. Noun a person or animal being hunted or looked for Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:11
616
puff
Steam puffed out of the chimney. Verb if smoke, steam etc puffs from somewhere, or if something puffs it, it comes out in little clouds Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:07
617
punctuate
The president spoke at length in a speech punctuated by applause. Verb to happen or cause something to happen repeatedly while something else is happening; to interrupt something repeatedly Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:06
618
provoke
The proposal provoked widespread criticism. Verb to cause a reaction or feeling,especially a sudden one Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 1:01
619
blizzard
The cars ran off the road in a blizzard with the drivers left to sit there for over an hour Noun Snow storm with wind Arts tom 2015.01.02 16:35
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satirical
They enjoyed the professor's satirical commentary Adj Witty and sarcastic (from 'satire') Arts tom 2015.01.02 16:23
621
query
Might one query his sincerity? Verb Ask about Arts tom 2015.01.02 16:02
622
reckless
The reckless driver is to be avoided on New Year's Eve when the roads are full of drunks Noun Careless and dangerous Arts tom 2015.01.02 15:59
623
dogmatism
The problem with the leader was his dogmatism Noun Excessive adherence to rules (dogma); narrow mindedness Arts tom 2015.01.02 15:55
624
boast
One of her proudest boasts is that her daughter is a doctor. Noun something that you like telling people because you are proud of it Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 11:00
625
abundance
Wild flowers grow in abundance on the hillsides. Noun a large quantity of something Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:58
626
breed
Spaniels are my favourite breed of dog. Noun a type of animal or plant, especially one that people have kept to breed, such as cats, dogs, and farm animals Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:55
627
bilingual
She is bilingual in English and Punjabi. Adj able to speak two languages equally well Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 10:53
628
ambiguous
This agreement is very ambiguous and open to various interpretations. Adj having more than one meaning, so that it is not clear which is intended Law MagChou 2015.01.02 10:48
629
catastrophe
The oil spill threatens an unparalleled ecological catastrophe. Noun a terrible event in which there is a lot of destruction or many people are injured or die Economics MagChou 2015.01.02 10:46
630
aboriginal
The lndians are the aboriginal Americans. Noun connected with the people or animals that have existed in a place or country from the earliest times Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:43
631
mislead
Don't let his friendly words mislead you. Verb to make someone believe something that is not true by giving them false or incomplete information Law MagChou 2015.01.02 10:40
632
gulf
Hurricane Andrew was last night heading into the gulf of Mexico. Noun a large area of sea partly enclosed by land Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:34
633
premium
Farmers are being offered a premium for organically grown vegetables. Noun an additional amount of money, above a standard rate or amount Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 10:31
634
miserable
There's nothing like a bad cold to make you feel miserable. Adj extremely unhappy, for example because you feel lonely, cold, or badly treated Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:27
635
hasty
He soon regretted his hasty decision. Adj done in a hurry, especially with bad results Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:25
636
intimacy
An intimacy grew up between us. Noun a state of having a close personal relationship with someone Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:23
637
symptom
Symptoms include headaches and vomiting. Noun a physical condition which shows that you have a particular illness Law MagChou 2015.01.02 10:21
638
lung
Smoking may affect your lungs. Noun one of the two organs in your body that you breathe with Law MagChou 2015.01.02 10:20
639
deposit
You must pay a deposit if you want to reserve the room. Noun money that you pay when you rent or HIRE something, which will be given back if you do not damage the thing you are renting or hiring Law MagChou 2015.01.02 10:18
640
manuscript
Some ancient manuscripts were discovered in the temple. Noun a book or document written by hand before printing was invented Arts MagChou 2015.01.02 10:13
641
lure
The price also lures students. Verb to persuade someone to do something, especially something wrong, by promising them something they want Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 10:10
642
tobacco
This small store sells all kinds of tobacco. Noun the dried brown leaves that are smoked in cigarettes, pipes etc Commerce MagChou 2015.01.02 10:07
643
diagnose
The illness was diagnosed as mumps. Verb to find out what is wrong with someone or something, especially what illness someone has, by examining them carefully Law MagChou 2015.01.02 10:05
644
declare
She declared that she didn't want to see him again. Verb to state officially and publicly that a particular situation exists or that something is true Law MagChou 2015.01.02 10:01
645
propaganda
They have mounted a propaganda campaign against Western governments. Noun information which is false or which emphasizes just one part of a situation, used by a government or political group to make people agree with them Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:59
646
prolong
I was trying to think of some way to prolong the conversation. Verb to deliberately make something such as a feeling or activity last longer Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:58
647
profess
She professes ignorance of the whole affair, though I'm not sure I believe her. Verb to state something, sometimes in a way that is not sincere Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:56
648
probe
Detectives questioned him for hours, and probed for any inconsistencies in his story. Verb to try to discover information that other people do not want you to know, by asking questions carefully and not directly Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:42
649
primitive
The first station buildings were quite primitive. Adj belonging to a simple way of life that existed in the past and does not have modern industries and machines Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:41
650
prick
Prick the sausages before you grill them. Verb to make a small hole in something using something sharp Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:40
651
prescribe
What punishment does the law prescribe for this crime? Verb to state officially what should be done in a particular situation Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:37
652
preliminary
The discussions were preliminary to preparing a policy paper. Adj happening before something that is more important, often in order to prepare for it Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:35
653
predominant
Research forms the predominant part of my job. Adj more noticeable or important, or larger in number, than others Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:34
654
preclude
Age alone will not preclude him from standing as a candidate. Verb to prevent something or make something impossible Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:33
655
pram
A young woman is pushing | a pram. Noun a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby can lie down while it is being pushed Arts johanne1016 2015.01.02 0:32
656
versatile
She is a versatile athlete who participates in many different sports. Adj able to do many different things Arts mcyang 2015.01.02 0:07
657
demolition
the army expert in demolition. Noun the act of knocking down or demolishing: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.01 7:03
658
decentralize
The board decentralized the administration of the local schools. Verb to distribute the administrative powers of (a central authority) throughout local or regional divisions: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.01 7:01
659
decry
He decryed the regime's ruthlessness. Verb to condemn openly; - denounce: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.01 6:59
660
decimate
Cholera decimated the population. Verb to destroy a great number or part of: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.01 6:58
661
convoluted
The convoluted sheets can be combined to attain certain cushioning effects mechanically rather than chemically. Adj very involved; difficult to understand: Arts 00nthu4017 2015.01.01 6:56
662
abysmal
That movie was an abysmal failure. Adj terrible, awful Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:56
663
usurpation
The usurpation of power by the dictator was done with the help of the army. Noun the seizure of control of the rights,property, or role of another Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:55
664
coalesce
Our plans for a long trip finally coalesced when we mapped out exactly where to go. Verb to come together and form a whole Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:53
665
venerable
He is a venerable old man. Adj respected,admired because of old age,dignity Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:52
666
resplendent
That millionaire was resplendent in her gold and jewels. Adj shining, brilliant Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:50
667
proliferate
Rabbits proliferate when they have plenty of food. Verb to increase in number rapidly,multiply Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:49
668
diaphanous
The movie star wore a diaphanous gown. Adj light and see-through fabric Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:47
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lacquer
That beautiful tray was painted with black lacquer. Noun a liquid that hardens into a shine Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:46
670
divan
We sit on the divan and watch television at night. Noun sofa Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:45
671
disconcert
I was disconcerted by the sight of a strange man at my door. Verb to cause to feel doubt and nervousness,disturb Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:44
672
consul
The Brazilian consul in San Francisco likes his assignment. Noun an official who represents his country's citizens and trade in a foreign city Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:43
673
kiosk
I bought a newspaper at the kiosk. Noun a stand or stall where newspapers or food and drink are sold Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:41
674
octagon
Old coins were shaped as octagons and called 'piece of eight'. Noun a flat,eight-sided figure Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:40
675
heterogeneous
People of all races made a heterogeneous group at the conference. Adj mixed,made up of different parts(objects,ideas,etc) Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:39
676
labyrinth
Just for amusement,a rich man had a labyrinth made of bushes in his garden. Noun a complicated set of paths or passages where somebody is easily lost Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:37
677
elemental
The wheel is an elemental part of any vehicle. Adj basic, fundamental Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:35
678
abject
In a slum, people live in abject poverty. Adj in the worst condition,miserable Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:34
679
incriminate
The woman incriminated her neighbors who were growing marijuana. Verb to show that somebody was involved in a crime Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:33
680
nil
Our interest in that project is nil because there is little chance of making a profit. Noun nothing, zero Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:32
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ostentation
Fur coats,diamonds,and a Rolls Royce are all part of the ostentation of Hollywood. Noun an unnecessary or showy display of wealth,learning,skill,etc,meant to impress somebody Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:31
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arid
The Sahara Desert is arid. Adj very dry Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:29
683
noose
By criticizing his boss so openly,he is putting a noose around his own neck. Noun to put oneself in danger often unnecessarily Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:28
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premonition
He has a premonition that something bad will happen on their camping trip. Noun a fear about the future Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:26
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cot
I took a cot out of the closet for my friend to sleep on. Noun a simple bed that usually can be folded up and moved easily Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:24
686
implacable
The parents are implacable enemies;but the children are friends. Adj not able to be satisfied or changed Arts hooray832602 2015.01.01 2:22
687
convalesce
He needed a few weeks to convalesce at home. - Verb to recover health and strength after illness: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.30 20:41
688
contravene
He claimed that importing plutonium contravened Japan's non-nuclear constitution. Noun to come or be in conflict with; - oppose: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.30 20:40
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continuum
This does not mean that philosophy resolves the problems it generates, any more so than Riemann's geometry settled the physical status of the space-time continuum. Noun a continuous extent, series, or number of things together as a whole, but with no noticeable division into parts: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.30 20:39
690
connote
There the name vaguely connotes new-rich wealth, a reputation for eccentricity, and an ardor for collecting art. Noun to carry or suggest a connotation: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.30 20:37
691
conglomerate
Conglomerate Tompkins has an agreed bid on the table worth �952m and it should be unconditional before Christmas. Verb a thing composed of unrelated elements mixed together. - - corporation made up of divisions that specialize in unrelated industries. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.30 20:36
692
dissonance
Dissonance among the three partners doomed the project. Noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 9:59
693
covetous
she show a covetous look. Adj has a strong desire to possess something, especially something that belongs to another person. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 9:53
694
decrepit
He nodded at her and sat, looking around with distaste at the decrepit bar. Adj bad and old Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 9:52
695
contiguous
Those two countries are contiguous. Adj Things that are contiguous are next to each other or touch each othe Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 9:50
696
coax
We coax him to improve his bad temper. Verb If you coax someone into doing something, you gently try to persuade them to do it. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 9:50
697
detract
His bad manners detract from his good character Verb take away a part from; diminish Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 9:47
698
discord
Our discord was originated by a quarrel. Noun lack of agreement or harmony Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 9:45
699
flip_side
Every medicine has its flip_side, so never take too much of them. Noun the bad effects of something that also has good effects Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:39
700
albeit
She said yes to his proposal, albeit with some hesitation. Adv used to add information that reduces the force or importance of what you have just said Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:39
701
debrief
This general was debriefed right after the war because of his irresponsibility. Verb to ask someone questions about a job they have just done or an experience they have just had Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:38
702
innuendo
After the sexual innuendo spread for several days, the actress chose to kill herself at her home. Noun an indirect or subtle reference, especially one made maliciously or indicating criticism Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:38
703
irresistible
The dishes my mom made were so irresistible that all of us devoured those foods in few minutes. Adj so attracting, desirable etc that you cannot prevent yourself from wanting it. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:37
704
engulf
She has been engulfed in misery and sorrow after she got married. Verb if an unpleasant feeling engulfs you, you feel it very strongly. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:37
705
corporal
In the modern society, people attempt to substitute corporal punishment with mild ways of education Adj of or relating to the body. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:36
706
flout
The manager is accused of flouting the rules because he harasses female staffs with sexual words. Noun to deliberately disobey a law, rule etc, without trying to hide what you are doing Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:35
707
spanking
This naughty boy got a spanking because he messed up the living room right after his mom cleaned it Noun the act of hitting a child on their bottom with your open hand, as a punishment Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:34
708
indict
This actor was indicted for abusing children many years ago and that damaged his career severely. Verb to officially charge someone with a criminal offence. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:33
709
ostensibly
The policy is ostensibly beneficial for the economics but finally turns out to be a failure. Noun seemingly; apparently Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:33
710
intrusion
Intrusion into one’s domestic affairs is publicly reckoned as impolite. Noun when someone does something or something happens that affects your private life in an unwanted way Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:32
711
cyber
He fell into a cyber trap by logging in an unlocked wi-fi. Adj relating to computers, especially to messages and information on the Internet Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:31
712
rattle
His sarcastic comments rattled her a lot, so she cried and rushed out of the room. Verb to make someone lose confidence or become nervous Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:30
713
lurk
It’s creepy of someone lurking in the chat rooms and invading your privacy. Verb if you lurk in a chat room on the Internet, you read what others are writing to each other secretly Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:29
714
tremor
It’s common for people in Taiwan to encounter an earth tremor so people hardly shocked by it. Noun a small earthquake in which the ground shakes slightly Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:28
715
vandalize
If you vandalize the public facilities, you would have to pay for the bill of repairing. Verb to damage or destroy things deliberately, especially public property. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:24
716
cabinet
The election of the cabinet is around the corner, so every candidate tries their hard to propagate. Noun the politicians with important positions in a government who meet to make decisions Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:04
717
obscure
The thief attempted to obscure the police’s direction of investigation by sending some phony clues. Verb to make unclear, vague, or hidden Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:03
718
exemplary
This exemplary sentence of this man who assaulted the president astonished the public. Noun a punishment which is very severe and is intended to stop others from committing the same crime Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:03
719
cognitive
Because of the car accident, that man was so unfortunate that he lost his cognitive ability. Adj related to the process of knowing, understanding, and learning something. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:02
720
alleged
These alleged outcomes of the research had already been overthrown in 1960s. Adj stated or described to be such; presumed Law Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:02
721
detract
This little error almost detracted from his achievement. Verb to make something seem less good Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:01
722
discernible
After walking for two hours, there is finally a discernible house in the distance. Adj able to be discerned; perceptible Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.29 9:00
723
volatile
Many people became victims of the volatile stock and bond markets in 2008. Adj unstable. Economics Gabrielle 2014.12.29 8:59
724
confiscate
I thought the soldiers would confiscate our camera, but they let us keep it. Verb to seize (something) by legal authority: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.29 20:22
725
confederate
If those independent states manage to confederate, their combined power could be a threat to us. Verb to unite in a league, alliance, or conspiracy: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.29 20:21
726
concoct
She concocts a meal from leftovers. Verb to prepare by combining ingredients: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.29 20:20
727
clench
He clenched his fists in frustration. Verb to close (the hands, etc.) tightly: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.29 20:19
728
commotion
Suddenly there was a commotion upstairs, a despairing boyish shriek, and the strains of the waltz faltered and died as the musicians and guests gaped at an apparition descending the marble staircase. Noun violent, noisy action; - disturbance; - fuss; - agitation: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.29 20:18
729
dodge
I dodged back into the alley and waited a minute. Verb If you dodge, you move suddenly, often to avoid being hit, caught, or seen. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:36
730
diverge
Our opinions diverge from each other. Verb If one opinion or idea diverges from another, they contradict each other or are different. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:34
731
discriminating
He is incapable of discriminating between a good idea and a terrible one. Verb If you can discriminate between two things, you can recognize that they are different. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:32
732
din
They tried to make themselves heard over the din of the crowd. Noun A din is a very loud and unpleasant noise that lasts for some time. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:30
733
despicable
What he have done was despicable. Adj morally reprehensible Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:27
734
deter
Nothing shall deter us from doing what we think right. Verb try to prevent. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:25
735
defuse
a diplomatic move that defused the international crisis. Verb If you defuse a dangerous or tense situation, you calm it. Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:23
736
dilate
The lungs dilate in breathing. Verb become wider Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:22
737
dispose
He doesn't know how to dispose of his spare time. Verb deal with Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:18
738
dire
He was in dire need of hosiptal treatment. Adj fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:17
739
dodder
He doddered down the street. Verb walk unsteadily Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:15
740
debacle
The conversation was a debacle. Noun a sudden and violent collapse Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:12
741
demanding
Ricky was a very demanding child. Adj requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:11
742
didactic
I don't like her didactic way of explaining everything. Adj instructive (especially excessively) Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:10
743
drudgery
Life can be drudgery, or it can be play. Adj hard work Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:07
744
dupe
He was accused of being a dupe of the Americans. Noun a person who is tricked Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:04
745
debilitate
Her sister took over yesterday when she was debilitated by a stomach virus. Verb make weak Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:03
746
bluster
he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations Noun noisy confusion and turbulence Arts Hanm 2014.12.29 10:00
747
stance
she altered her stance, resting all her weight on one leg Noun The way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted (as in cricket, golf, and other sports); a person’s posture Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:56
748
marvel
she marvelled at Geoffrey’s composure Noun Be filled with wonder or astonishment Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:55
749
pillow
At night you sleep on the softest pillow ever, and both sides of the pillowcase are cool. Noun A rectangular cloth bag stuffed with feathers or other soft materials, used to support the head when lying or sleeping. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:54
750
heap
a disordered heap of a lot of boxes Noun An untidy collection of objects placed haphazardly on top of each other Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:53
751
fidget
Nate fidgeted, shuffling his feet and rolling his shoulders inside the itchy shirt. Noun Make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience: - the audience began to fidget and whisper Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:52
752
fray
cheap fabric soon frays Noun (Of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:52
753
trim
trim the grass using a sharp mower Noun Make (something) neat or of the required size or form by cutting away irregular or unwanted parts Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:51
754
sordid
the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams Noun Involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:50
755
prowl
lions prowling in the bush Noun move about restlessly and stealthily, especially in search of prey Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:49
756
strenuous
the government made strenuous efforts to upgrade the quality of the teaching profession Noun Requiring or using great effort or exertion Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:48
757
strenuous
the government made strenuous efforts to upgrade the quality of the teaching profession Noun Requiring or using great effort or exertion Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:48
758
patch
the jacket was of well-worn tweed with leather patches on the elbows Noun A piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:47
759
revolt
the Iceni revolted and had to be suppressed Noun Take violent action against an established government or ruler; rebel Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:46
760
screw
The logs, the wood flooring, the cabinets, all of the materials down to the nails and screws which hold it together, were donated or purchased with donated funds. Noun A short, slender, sharp-pointed metal pin with a raised helical thread running around it and a slotted head, used to join things together by being rotated so that it pierces wood or other material and is held tightly in place. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:43
761
unsympathetic
I’m not being unsympathetic, but I can’t see why you put up with him Noun Not feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:41
762
pantry
Beyond the kitchen is a spacious storeroom with fitted presses which could serve as a pantry or laundry room. Noun A small room or cupboard in which food, crockery, and cutlery are kept. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:40
763
rapturous
he was greeted with rapturous applause Noun Characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:40
764
pacify
he had to pacify angry spectators Noun Quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:39
765
enigmatic
he took the money with an enigmatic smile Noun Difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:38
766
scratch
the car’s paintwork was battered and scratched Noun Score or mark the surface of (something) with a sharp or pointed object Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:35
767
upbringing
she had had a Christian upbringing Noun The treatment and instruction received by a child from its parents throughout its childhood Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:34
768
haggard
she was pale and haggard Noun Looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:31
769
fellow
he was an extremely obliging fellow Noun A man or boy Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:30
770
conspicuous
he was very thin, with a conspicuous Adam’s apple Noun Clearly visible Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 9:30
771
camouflage
His friendliness is just camouflage to make us feel safe. Noun an act intended to hide one's true actions or wishes: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.28 20:38
772
berate
The coach thought that if he berated his players, they might snap out of their lazy habits. Verb to scold; - yell at; - rebuke: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.28 20:35
773
belch
He took a swallow of beer and belched happily. Verb to send out gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.28 20:34
774
barter
When money was scarce they simply bartered. Verb to trade by exchanging goods rather than by money: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.28 20:33
775
apportion
'Section 2 The expenses of the Organization shall be borne by the Members as apportioned by the General Assembly. Verb to divide (parts or shares) and distribute by some rule: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.28 20:32
776
implement
garden implements Noun A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment that is used for a particular purpose Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 10:02
777
indigenous
the indigenous peoples of Siberia Noun Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 10:01
778
sheer
she giggled with sheer delight Noun Nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis): Arts Christine1103 2014.12.28 10:00
779
cranky
Why is he cranky and restless all day? Adj easily annoyed or upset Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:26
780
thigh
He got his left thigh injured due to falling off his bike. Noun the part of a person's leg above the knee Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:25
781
gash
What cost the deep gash on your finger? Noun a long deep cut, especially in the skin Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:23
782
hog
How much does the hog weigh? Verb a pig, especially one which is allowed to grow large so that it can be eaten Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:22
783
pickup
The tourist guide stated clearly of the next pickup spot. Noun the act of picking someone or something up, or the place where it happens Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:21
784
feral
The dog is feral as it was dump t by its previous owner. Adj existing in a wild state, especially describing an animal that was previously kept by people Law satalin 2014.12.27 9:11
785
smuggle
She was caught trying to smuggle 26 kilos of heroin out of the country. Verb to take things or people to or from a place secretly and often illegally Law satalin 2014.12.27 9:10
786
hearty
Remember to give your customers a hearty welcome. Adj enthusiastic, energetic, and often loudly expressed Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:08
787
whip
He whipped out a tissue to cover his nosebleed. Verb to bring or take something quickly Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:07
788
contender
Now aged 42, he is no longer considered a serious contender for the title. Noun someone who competes with other people to try to win something Law satalin 2014.12.27 9:04
789
ballot
In voting nowadays, representatives are elected by ballot. Noun a system or occasion of secret voting Law satalin 2014.12.27 9:03
790
queue
During the festival, people have to queue for hours to have their turn to ride on the ferry. Verb line up Arts satalin 2014.12.27 9:01
791
vicarious
By watching the video, he got a vicarious experience of racing. Adj › experienced as a result of watching, listening to or reading about the activities of other people Arts satalin 2014.12.27 8:58
792
emulate
She tries to emulate her idol who does astonishing gymnastics. Verb to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have Arts satalin 2014.12.27 8:56
793
nuclear
They are planning a new nuclear power plant. Adj using or connected with nuclear energy Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 9:54
794
lobby
I met him in a hotel lobby last Monday. Noun a wide passage or large hall just inside the entrance to a public building Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 9:45
795
heap
This heap of dirty clothes is for the laundry. Noun a large untidy pile of things Arts MagChou 2014.12.26 9:38
796
landslide
The storm caused landslides and flooding in Savona. Noun a sudden fall of a lot of earth or rocks down a hill, cliff etc Arts MagChou 2014.12.26 9:33
797
pound
He began pounding the keyboard of his computer. Verb to hit something very hard several times and make a lot of noise, damage it, break it into smaller pieces etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.26 2:01
798
pound
He began pounding the keyboard of his computer. Verb to hit something very hard several times and make a lot of noise, damage it, break it into smaller pieces etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.26 2:01
799
potent
Advertising is a | potent force in showing smoking as a socially acceptable habit. Adj having a very powerful effect or influence on your body or mind Arts johanne1016 2014.12.26 2:00
800
lash
The sound of the rain lashing against the windows was deafening. Verb hit with a lot of force Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:32
801
lanky
He was a lanky basketball player. Adj tall and thin and often moving awkwardly Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:30
802
landslide
He won by a landslide. Noun an overwhelming victory Law basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:29
803
lamentable
The government's attempt at improving the economy is lamentable. Adj very unsatisfactory or disappointing Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:27
804
lame
Being caught in a traffic jam is a lame excuse for being late. Adj poor or weak Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:24
805
laity
The business affairs of our parish are managed by the laity. Noun all the people who are involved with a church but who are not priests Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:22
806
laceration
The body showed signs of laceration and bruising. Noun a cut Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:19
807
lackluster
He gave a lackluster performance. Adj without energy and effort Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:18
808
lacerate
The man's face was severely lacerated in the accident. Verb cut or tear something, especially flesh Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:15
809
labyrinth
He was no stranger to the labyrinth of love. Noun something that is very complicated and difficult to understand Arts basketball1007 2014.12.26 21:13
810
postpone
The match had to be | postponed until next week. Verb to change the date or time of a planned event or action to a later one Arts johanne1016 2014.12.26 1:58
811
postpone
The match had to be | postponed until next week. Verb to change the date or time of a planned event or action to a later one Arts johanne1016 2014.12.26 1:58
812
intervention
The government's intervention in this dispute will not help. Noun the act of intervening in something such as an argument or activity to influence what happens Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 14:41
813
congress
The African National Congress threatened to withdraw from the talks. Noun a formal meeting of representatives of different groups, countries etc, to discuss ideas, give information etc Law MagChou 2014.12.26 14:39
814
convention
The Republican national convention was held in Houston. Noun a large formal meeting for people who belong to the same profession or organization Law MagChou 2014.12.26 14:37
815
obtain
They've extended the growing season to obtain a larger crop. Verb to get something that you want, especially through your own effort, skill, or work Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 14:34
816
luminous
The luminous dial on the clock showed five minutes to seven. Adj made of a substance or material that shines in the dark Arts MagChou 2014.12.26 14:27
817
manual
Too often he only absorbs half the information in the manual. Noun a book that gives instructions about how to use a machine Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 14:22
818
mischievous
She rocks back and forth on her chair like a mischievous child. Adj liking to have fun, especially by playing tricks on people or doing things to annoy or embarrass them Arts MagChou 2014.12.26 14:04
819
organic
Today's organic wine producer is typically a small, quality-conscious family concern. Adj using farming or gardening methods without artificial chemicals, or produced or grown by these methods Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 13:51
820
dispose
They disposed troops along the river. Verb to arrange things or put them in their places Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 13:43
821
elite
The power elite inside the government is controlling foreign policy. Noun a group of people who have a lot of power and influence because they have money, knowledge, or special skills Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 13:27
822
curve
The track curved into the woods. Verb to bend or move in the shape of a curve, or to make something do this Arts MagChou 2014.12.26 13:24
823
enforce
Governments make laws and the police enforce them. Verb to make people obey a rule or law Law MagChou 2014.12.26 13:19
824
confess
After three hours of questioning the suspect broke down and confessed. Verb to admit that you have done something wrong or illegal, especially to the police Law MagChou 2014.12.26 13:17
825
accurate
She was able to give the police an accurate description of her attacker. Adj accurate information, reports, descriptions etc are correct because all the details are true Law MagChou 2014.12.26 13:13
826
gravity
The stone rolled down the hill by gravity. Noun the force that causes something to fall to the ground or to be attracted to another planet Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 13:03
827
await
We got up early and found breakfast awaiting us. Verb to wait for something Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 12:59
828
animate
The first day I devoted to my friends, animate and inanimate. Adj living Arts MagChou 2014.12.26 12:54
829
extracurricular
Each child had participated in extracurricular activities at school. Adj extracurricular activities are not part of the course that a student is doing Commerce MagChou 2014.12.26 12:51
830
reflect
White clothes are cooler because they reflect the heat. Verb if a surface reflects light, heat, sound, or an image, it throws back the light etc that hits it Arts MagChou 2014.12.26 12:40
831
outbreak
This evidence supports their contention that the outbreak of violence was prearranged. Noun a sudden appearance or start of war, fighting, or serious disease Economics MagChou 2014.12.26 12:27
832
maleficent
Some TV programs are maleficent to the growth of adolescents. Adj doing or able to do evil things Law MagChou 2014.12.26 12:14
833
divination
it is the most common form of divination in ancient Babylonia Noun the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:39
834
dent
i hit a tree and leave a dent in the car fender. Noun a small indentation in a surface made by being hit, or a tooth. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:36
835
transcendent
the search for a transcendent level of knowledge Adj beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:34
836
mind-blowing
for a kid, this outdoor activity was really mind-blowing Adj overwhelmingly impressive,exciting. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:32
837
sentiment
I agree with your sentiments regarding the road bridge Noun a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:30
838
scenario
imagine the scenarios for four short stories Noun a written outline of a movie, novel, or stage work giving details of the plot and individual scenes. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:27
839
stifle
those in the streets were stifled by the fumes Verb make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:24
840
mosque
many Muslims are praying at the mosque. Noun a Muslim place of worship. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:21
841
tainted
get that away from me! It was bought with tainted money. Adj corrupted or filled with imperfections. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:20
842
hiccup
Another wild party ensues with Charlie swallowing a whistle and getting hiccups at the same time. Noun involuntary spasm of the diaphragm along with a rapid closure of the glottis that causes you to make Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:18
843
vantage
She walked up the street to a better vantage point, curious to see what he hit. Noun a point of view or position that is more superior or advantageous than another. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:16
844
anomaly
a bird that can't fly is an anomaly. Noun sth. different from usual or normal. Arts 000hank 2014.12.26 0:14
845
portfolio
You'll need to prepare a portfolio of your work. Noun a set of pictures or other pieces of work that an artist, photographer etc has done Arts johanne1016 2014.12.25 9:32
846
plush
He took me out to a really plush restaurant. - Adj expensive, comfortable, and of high quality Commerce hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:55
847
coquette
That coquette makes eyes at men. Noun a girl or woman who teases men with sexual talk and facial expressions Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:46
848
remit
The woman prayed that her sins would be remitted. Verb to forgive,to excuse somebody from a sin or debt Law hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:45
849
archaic
The company does some things in archaic ways,such as not using computers for bookkeeping. Adj old and useless Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:44
850
dank
They went downstairs into the dank cellar. Adj unpleasantly damp and cool Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:42
851
temerity
He had the temerity to tell his boss what he thought of her. Noun boldness Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:41
852
teem
The forest is teeming with rabbits. Verb to be full Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:40
853
torso
Many Greek statues are of the torso only. Noun the area of the human body form the hips to the neck Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:39
854
pauper
He ran out of money and died a pauper. Noun a very poor person who must live on charity Law hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:38
855
arsenic
Workers put out meat containing arsenic in order to kill the rats in the warehouse. Noun a type of deadly poison Law hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:37
856
thwart
A detective thwarted a crime by catching the robber trying to escape. Verb to block somebody from doing something Law hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:35
857
virulent
John was fired after receiving a report from his boss with virulent criticism. Adj extremely harsh,biting Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:34
858
dodder
The doddering old man almost fell on the stairs. Verb to move in a shaky way as from old age Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:32
859
monogram
He has his monogram on his bath towels. Noun a symbol of identity,usually one's initials Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:31
860
cuckold
He was cuckolded by his best friend. Verb having a wife who has sexual relations with another man Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:28
861
housebroken
Our cat was housebroken quickly. Adj said of an animal trained to do its excretion outdoors or in a box Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:26
862
gag
The child gagged on the strong medicine. Verb to choke for a moment Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:24
863
gopher
Many gophers live in the flat grasslands of the USA. Noun a small animal of North America that makes holes in the ground Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:23
864
accost
A man accosted a woman on the street,asking her for her name and phone number. Verb to come up to a stranger and speak in an unfriendly way Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:21
865
dispel
He dispelled her fears by telling her he was faithful to her. Verb to cause to go away Law hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:20
866
metabolism
some people's metabolism is more efficient than others. Noun the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:19
867
metabolism
some people's metabolism is more efficient than others. Noun the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:19
868
domicile
His last known domicile was 10 New Street,Cambridge. Noun the place where you live Law hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:18
869
recoup
He stole the diamonds to recoup himself for his gambling losses. Verb to provide oneself again with money Economics hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:17
870
exodus
It predicted that if they got their way there would be ‘a mass exodus of money and jobs Noun a mass departure of people, especially emigrants. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:16
871
inquisition
she relented in her determined inquisition and offered help Noun a period of prolonged and intensive questioning or investigation. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:15
872
vindicate
The success of your operation completely vindicates my faith in the doctor. Verb to prove that something is true or right Economics hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:15
873
shelve
We've had to shelve our holiday plans because I've just lost my job. Verb to put aside until a later time Economics hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:13
874
unctuous
i don;t like your unctuous manner. Adj insincerely courteous Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:12
875
forte
Games are his forte;he plays cricket and football unusually well. Noun a strong point in a person's character or abilities Arts hooray832602 2014.12.25 22:11
876
obnoxious
he is very rude and obnoxious. Adj extremely unpleasant. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:10
877
benchmark
a benchmark case Noun a standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:08
878
knob
white truffle knob Noun lump or ball, especially at the end or on the surface of something. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:07
879
grueling
it is a grueling journey. Adj extremely tiring and demanding. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:06
880
flamboyant
i don;t like his flamboyant speeches. Adj too showy Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:05
881
siren
ambulance sirens Noun a device that makes a loud prolonged sound as a signal or warning. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:03
882
monotonous
i am tires of this monotonous life. Adj dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:01
883
illiterate
his parents were illiterate Adj unable to read or write. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 22:00
884
impart
Regimental schools impart elementary education to illiterate soldiers. Verb make known, or to give a portion of something. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:59
885
timbre
trumpet has different timbres Noun quality of a musical sound or voice Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:58
886
falsetto
he sang in a piercing falsetto Noun a method of voice production used by male singers, especially tenors, to sing notes higher Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:56
887
falsetto
he sang in a piercing falsetto Noun a method of voice production used by male singers, especially tenors, to sing notes higher Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:56
888
cornerstone
These are cornerstones , flint stones, millstones, limestone, and milestones Noun a stone that forms the base of a corner of a building Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:54
889
dogmatism
a culture of dogmatism Noun lay down principles as incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:53
890
demean
I had demeaned the profession Verb cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something). Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:50
891
embroidery
manufacture of cotton and woollen fabrics, leather, beer, embroidery and articles of gold and silver Noun the art of decorating fabrics using a needle and thread, or cloth that has been embroidered Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:49
892
penultimate
'the penultimate chapter of the book Noun second to the last Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:47
893
wanting
a coat with some buttons wanting Adj absent; lacking; missing Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:45
894
wanting
a coat with some buttons wanting Adj absent; lacking; missing Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:45
895
scour
she scour kitchen floor every week. Verb to clean or polish, often by hard scrubbing, or to get rid of something negative. Arts 000hank 2014.12.25 21:40
896
boisterous
Pc Barlow, 38, needs a German shepherd that is not shy, but is not too boisterous either. Adj rough and noisy; - clamorous: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 21:13
897
armistice
Proposals were in the air for a year's armistice. Noun an agreement to stop fighting and discuss peace; - truce. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 21:10
898
ancillary
Buying a new car is ancillary to my goal of buying a house. Adj subordinate; - subsidiary: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 21:09
899
afflict
By the second day Michelangelo began to worry and by the second night he was in a state of panic he could see nothing out of the afflicted eye. Verb to cause distress or great trouble with mental or bodily pain: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 21:07
900
accentuate
However, to the extent that the monetary authorities, in their effort to ease credit in the next several months, conduct their open market operations in longer-term Government bonds, they will certainly act to accentuate any tendency for long-term interest rates to ease as a result of market forces. Verb to give emphasis, importance, or prominence to: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 21:02
901
abduct
He denied that he had prior knowledge of Ms Sayeed's abduction, but confirmed that the JKNLF leadership was in contact with its 'field workers. Verb to carry off (a person) illegally and by force; kidnap Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:58
902
uptake
Sort of sex because I was a bit slow on the uptake by modern standards. Noun understanding or comprehension; - mental grasp: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:38
903
unilateral
Signed in 1977, the treaties ended unilateral US control in 1979. Verb undertaken or done by or on behalf of one side, party, or group only; - not mutual: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:35
904
transpire
What transpired next is not known exactly. Verb to occur; happen; - take place: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:33
905
syndicate
A syndicate is buying up all the stock of that business firm. Noun a group of individuals or organizations that combine or cooperate in order to engage in business transactions or negotiations or some other undertaking: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:31
906
symmetry
For someone who can give an object as plain and manageable as a book all the symmetry and neatness of a loosely wrapped food blender, the prospect of getting cumbersome gardening tools into a parcel terrifies me. Noun the regular form or arrangement in size or shape of two parts or halves on opposite sides of each other, such that there is some correspondence between them: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:29
907
superfluous
Get rid of those superfluous exclamation points. Adj being more than is enough; too much; - excessive: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:28
908
subcontract
The subcontract is part of a prime contract awarded to Norton Diamond Film Inc, and calls for a two-year development programme, with an optional third year. Noun a contract by which one agrees to provide services or materials necessary to complete another's contract. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:26
909
spatial
the three spatial dimensions and the single temporal dimension. Adj of or relating to space. - - existing or occurring in space; - having extension in space: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:25
910
smear
He smears butter on bread. Verb to spread (an oily, greasy, or wet substance) on something: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.25 20:23
911
bargain
She bargained for over an hour, finally reducing the price by half. Verb To negotiate. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:59
912
bear
If you can bear with me, i'd like to stop in one more store. Verb To have tolerance for; to endure. Arts yrita 2014.12.25 12:58
913
recognition
Recognition of excellent work should be routine for every manager. Noun Credit, praise for doing something well. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:57
914
obviously
Her tardiness was obviously resented by her coworkers. Adv Clearly, evidently. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:55
915
merit
Your work has improved tremendously and is of great merit. Noun Excellence, high quality. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:54
916
dedication
We would never be where we are today if it weren't for many long hours and so much dedication. Noun A commitment to something. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:53
917
contribute
Make sure your boss is aware of the work you contributed to the project. Verb To add, to support. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:52
918
wage
The intern spends more than half of her wages on rent. Noun The money paid for work done, usually hourly. Economics yrita 2014.12.25 12:50
919
vested
The company has a vested interest in the happiness of its employees. Adj Guaranteed as a right, involved. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:48
920
flexibly
My manager thinks flexibly, enabling herself to solve many sticky problems. Adv With the ability to change; loosely. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:46
921
eligible
Some employees may be eligible for the tuition reimbursement plan. Adj Able to participate in something; qualified. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:43
922
delicately
The manager delicately asked about the health of his client. Verb With sensitivity. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:42
923
compensate
The company will compensate employees for any travel expenses. Verb To pay; to make up for. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:40
924
mentor
The mentor helped her make some decisions about combining career and family. Noun A person who guides and instructs, a resource. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:39
925
generate
The new training program generated a lot of interest among employees. Verb To create. to produce. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:37
926
conduct
The trainees' conduct during training was unacceptable. Noun One's behavior. - Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:36
927
hesitant
Marla was hesitant about negotiating a higher salary. Adj Reluctant; with reservation. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:34
928
constantly
The company is constantly looking for highly trained employees. Adj On a continual basis, happening all the time. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:33
929
petition
We petitioned the postal officials to start delivering mail twice a day in business areas. Noun A formal, written request. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:30
930
layout
The layout for the new brochure was submitted by the designer. Noun A format; the organization of material on a page. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:29
931
fold
Don't fold the document if it doesn't fit the envelope. Verb To bend paper. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:28
932
courier
We hired a courier to deliver the package. Noun A messenger, an official delivery person. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:27
933
beforehand
To speed up the mailing, we should prepare the labels beforehand. Noun In advance, in anticipation. Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:25
934
assemble
Her assistant copied and assembled the documents. Verb To put together; to bring together Commerce yrita 2014.12.25 12:24
935
fixation
She has an absolute fixation with the royal family. Noun a very strong interest in or love for someone or something, that is not natural or healthy Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 2:15
936
facetious
Don't be so facetious! Adj saying things that are intended to be clever and funny but are really silly and annoying Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 2:10
937
ebb
Her enthusiasm began to ebb away. Verb gradually decrease Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 2:06
938
ear-splitting
There was an ear-splitting crack. Adj a sound that is so loud or high that it hurts your ears Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 2:04
939
earful
He gave me a real earful about being late so often. Adj angrily complain to someone Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:59
940
darkly
He scowled darkly at her. Adv in a sad, angry, or threatening way Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:45
941
damning
The man brought us a damning evidence of her treachery. Adj proving or showing that someone has done something very bad or wrong Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:42
942
dally
They dally with the idea of touring round the world. Verb waste time or do something slowly Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:37
943
can-do
Her can-do attitude is what made her our choice for the job. Adj positive about their ability to achieve success Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:29
944
candid
She was quite candid about the difficulties the government is having. Adj honest and telling the truth, especially about something difficult or painful Economics basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:27
945
callous
We were shocked at the callous disregard for human life. Adj unkind or cruel; without sympathy or feeling for other people Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:22
946
calling
It wasn't until Durant was in her thirties that she found her | calling. Noun a strong wish to do a job, usually one which is socially valuable Commerce basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:20
947
caliber
If teaching paid more it might attract people of (a) higher caliber. Noun the quality of someone or something, especially someone's ability Commerce basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:16
948
cajole
We do our best to cajole rich countries into helping. Verb gradually persuade someone to do something by being nice to them, or making promises to them Commerce basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:13
949
cagey
He was very cagey about the deal. Adj unwilling to give information Arts basketball1007 2014.12.23 1:10
950
bigot
His words stamped him to be a bigot. Noun a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:27
951
banter
As she closed the door, she heard Tom exchanging good-natured banter with Jane. Noun teasing or joking talk that is amusing and friendly. Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:25
952
bankrupt
If the firm cannot sell its products, it will go bankrupt. Adj financially ruined Law Hanm 2014.12.22 9:22
953
audacious
It was audacious of him to tell me a downright lie. Adj Someone who is audacious takes risks in order to achieve something. Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:19
954
asylum
They continue to flee their homes and nations and seek asylum Noun a shelter from danger or hardship Law Hanm 2014.12.22 9:17
955
assent
He gave his assent to the proposed legislation. Noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something Law Hanm 2014.12.22 9:16
956
badgering
They kept phoning and writing, badgering me to go back. Verb annoy persistently Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:15
957
balefully
He watched her balefully. Adv evil Law Hanm 2014.12.22 9:14
958
badinage
We are talking about a light-hearted badinage. Noun is humorous Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:12
959
backlog
There is a backlog of repairs and maintenance in schools. Noun a number of things which have not yet been done but which need to be done. Law Hanm 2014.12.22 9:10
960
calamity
the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity Noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:08
961
cadge
Can I cadge a cigarette? Verb If someone cadges food, money, or help from you, they ask you for it and succeed in getting it. Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:07
962
cachet
A Mercedes carries a certain cachet. Noun an indication of approved or superior status Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:06
963
abstain
Abstain from drink. Verb If you abstain from something, usually something you want to do, you deliberately do not do it Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 9:02
964
abscond
the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe. Verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along Law Hanm 2014.12.22 9:01
965
abide
I can't abide people who can't make up their minds. Verb If you can't abide someone or something, you dislike them very much. Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:59
966
allure
It's a game that has really lost its allure. Noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:57
967
convert
The signal will be converted into digital code. Verb it is changed into a different form. Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:54
968
abjuring
It is a formal statement abjuring military action. Verb If you abjure something such as a belief or way of life, you state publicly that you will give it up Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:53
969
asperity
'I told you he had no idea,' remarked Kemp with some asperity. Noun you say it impatiently and severely. Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:42
970
assuage
To assuage his wife's grief, he took her on a tour of Europe. Verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:41
971
aspersion
Carrie felt this to contain, in some way, an aspersion upon her ability. Verb an abusive attack on a person's character or good name Law Hanm 2014.12.22 8:40
972
adulate
What is there to adulate in her! Verb flatter in an obsequious manner Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:38
973
ameliorate
In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition. Verb to make better Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:37
974
agitate
He was agitated about his wife's health. Verb try to stir up piblic opinion Arts Hanm 2014.12.22 8:36
975
skimp
Let's not skimp on the food for the party. Verb to scrimp; - use less of something in order to economize; - scrimp: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.22 20:48
976
siege
GETTING STONED >From the stones and bric-bracs that you throw we can build a fortress capable of withstanding your siege. Noun the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to force the surrender of the defenders, such as by blocking the delivery of supplies. - - any long or intensive effort to overcome resistance: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.22 20:47
977
reticence
His courtesy, however, contained a reticence that did not permit him to ask outright just how she had come by her knowledge of Mø n when she spent only a week a year on the island. Adj not open or communicative; not saying all that one knows; taciturn; reserved Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.22 20:43
978
repent
He repented his angry words. Verb to feel regretful or sorry for (something one has done): Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.22 20:41
979
profuse
The critics were profuse in their praise of the new movie. Noun generous; - lavish: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.22 20:39
980
scuffle
He had left after the scuffle had been seen to leave. Noun a struggle in a rough, disorderly manner: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.21 20:08
981
prerogative
Although cheaper cars were just beginning to appear, owning a motor car was still the prerogative of the rich. Noun a special right, privilege, etc., limited to people of rank in office, etc.: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.21 20:05
982
scramble
They scrambled to pick up the phone in case of missing any latest new. Verb to move in a quick, hurried way Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:51
983
sane
After a whole night thinking, she finally made a sane choice. Adj having clear, healthy mind, reasonable, sensible thinking Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:50
984
rustle
With the cool breeze, maple leaves made light rustles. Noun the light, soft sound made by leaves rubbing each other Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:50
985
resent
I resent helping the boss dealing personal businesses after work. Verb feel angry, displeasure to someone or something since you think it’s unfair, wrong, jealous Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:49
986
revert
It’s easy for drug addicts to revert to bad habit again. Verb return to the original condition, habit, practice, belief Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:49
987
ramble
The they rambled in the old city and felt like traveling back to medieval times. Verb stroll, wander around for pleasure or to talk for a long time but not clearly organized Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:48
988
prune
Due to bad economic, the company decided to prune staff to reduce costs. Verb to cut, chop extra branches or to remove, delete parts that are not needed, necessary Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:47
989
provisional
In the war, a provisional government was formed in the south of the country. Adj temporary, may change in the future Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:47
990
prop
I propped the ladder against the wall and climbed up the roof. Verb support, lean against or put things under another to prevent it from falling Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:46
991
prone
College students are prone to skip classes due to staying up late the night before. Verb have a tendency to (do) something Arts vera1483 2014.12.21 1:45
992
impinge
He fell into the habit of putting his clothes in drawers and closets, so his life might impinge as little as possible on hers. Noun to intrude on; - infringe: - to strike; collide: - to make an impression; - have an effect. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.21 19:59
993
innocuous
Thus, an individual merger might be seen, as an individual merger, to be totally innocuous, but if it is just one more merger among a spate, then the overall trend towards the monopolisation of industry in general may be worrying. Noun not harmful; - harmless: - not likely to irritate; inoffensive: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.21 19:56
994
intersect
The highway intersects the town. Verb to cut or divide by passing through or across: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.21 19:51
995
enlist
It’s an obligation for every young man to enlist the army in this country. Verb to join the army. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:32
996
clerical
After graduation, she got a job in the local court as a clerical official. Adj relating to office work, especially work such as keeping records or accounts. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:28
997
supersed
A large amount of machines superseded human powers in the 18th century. Verb if a new idea, product, or method supersede another one, it becomes used instead Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:25
998
goad
He was goaded to kill that boss and got a billion dollars in return. Verb to make someone do something by annoying or encouraging them until they do it. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:14
999
discreet
If Terry can be more discreet, he is a perfect assistant for me. Noun careful about what you say or do, so that you do not offend, upset, or embarrass people Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:14
1000
deport
This man will be deported from this country once he admitting committing the crime. Verb to make someone leave a country and return to the country they came from, especially because they d Law Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:13
1001
vibe
The manager said she had good vibes about the contract, so we are possible to get the sponsorship. Noun the good or bad feelings that a particular person, place, or situation seems to produce Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:12
1002
presumptuous
It’s so presumptuous of you to call your boss in the midnight. Adj doing something that you have no right to do and that seems rude. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:03
1003
post_bail
He got a phone call and rush to the police office to post_bail for his son. Verb to pay a specific amount of money in order to be allowed to leave prison before your trail. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:02
1004
battery
This young man is accused of battery again. Noun the crime of hitting someone. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:02
1005
bench
Jefferson finally has a chance to play after being benched for several games. Verb to not allow a sports player to play in a game, or to remove them from a game. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:01
1006
jackass
Even though he is obviously a jackass, he’s still our customer. Noun an offensive word for an annoying stupid person. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 12:00
1007
help_out
I have too many work undone, so can you come here and help_out? Verb to help someone because they are busy or have problems. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:59
1008
bummer
It’s a bummer that we cannot meet an agreement soon. Noun a situation that is disappointing or annoying. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:58
1009
predicament
Many couples are all in the same predicament, so you shouldn't divorce once the problems pop out. Noun a difficult or unpleasant situation in which you don’t know what to do Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:57
1010
infest
The kitchen is infested with ants which bother my mother a lot. Verb if things or people you do not want infest a place, there are too many of them. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:55
1011
warped
He has a warped sense of humor that makes people sick. Adj someone who is warped has ideas or thoughts that most people think are unpleasant or not normal Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:55
1012
decrepit
Built in the early 1930, this building is in a decrepit state now, especially with war's damages. Noun old and in bad condition. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:54
1013
vim
She always full of vim and gives out a positive attitude. Noun energy Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:53
1014
rundown
The rundown of this international company lead to huge amounts of layoffs. Noun the process of making a business or industry smaller and less important Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:53
1015
mast
He gripped the mast in order to balance himself in the big wave. Noun a tall pole on which the sails or flags on a ship are hung. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:52
1016
prow
This captain loves to stand in the prow to enjoy sea winds. Noun the front part of a ship or boat. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:51
1017
procure
He procured some firearms in illegal ways. Verb to obtain something, especially something that is difficult to get Law Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:51
1018
toner
The toner was scattered all over the ground by accident. Noun a type of ink that is used in machines that print or copy documents Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:50
1019
verge
After a moment of silence, Sisley seemed on the verge of tears. Noun to be at the point where something is about to happen. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.21 11:50
1020
tempest
The sudden summertime tempest drove us off the golf course and into the clubhouse. Noun a violent storm Arts mcyang 2014.12.20 9:58
1021
thrift
Through hard work and thrift they sent all of their children to college. Noun careful use of money so that it is not wasted Economics mcyang 2014.12.20 9:56
1022
disdainfully
You talked disdainfully when you mentioned that emperor. Adv when you dislike someone or something and think that they do not deserve your interest or respect Arts satalin 2014.12.20 9:55
1023
wedlock
Don't be ridiculous. She is wedlock as you perfectly know. Adj the state of being married Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:49
1024
resolute
He is resolute of his decision of signing a contact with the US. Verb determined in character, action or ideas Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:47
1025
renovate
The old houses were abandoned and no one wanted to renovate them. Verb to repair and improve something, especially a building Economics satalin 2014.12.20 9:44
1026
jubilant
The English were jubilant of their victory to the Germans. Adj feeling or expressing great happiness, especially because of a success Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:41
1027
versatile
Swiss Army knives are versatile tools especially when hiking and mountain climbing. Adj useful in many occasions Arts satalin 2014.12.20 9:39
1028
throb
Her finger throbbed with pain. Verb to feel a pain that starts and stops quickly and repeatedly Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 9:34
1029
walkabout
Often when an emperor go on a walkabout, he disguises himself for safety and to draw less attention. Noun an occasion when an important person walks around a public place Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:32
1030
whereabouts
There is not even a clue of the wanted's whereabouts. Noun he place where a person or thing is Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:27
1031
reconcile
It can be difficult to reconcile your ideals with reality. Verb to find a way of making (two different ideas, facts, etc.) exist or be true at the same time Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 9:25
1032
woo
The candidate is trying to woo as many people as possible. Verb to try to persuade someone to support you or to use your business Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:24
1033
refrain
I was going to make a joke but I refrained. Verb to stop yourself from doing something that you want to do Arts mcyang 2014.12.20 9:23
1034
beatnik
The beatniks in the 1960s were opposed to the government and society due to lack of freedom. Noun a young person who did not accept society's customs and principles Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:23
1035
anecdote
My uncle likes to tell anecdotes of himself during his life in the military. Noun a short often funny story, especially about something someone has done Arts satalin 2014.12.20 9:20
1036
fertility
One species's fertility strongly affects its ability of survival. Noun the quality of being able to produce young or fruit Economics satalin 2014.12.20 9:18
1037
audition
The audition went badly, making him lose confidence of himself. Noun a short attempt of performance that an actor, musician, dancer, etc. gives Arts satalin 2014.12.20 9:15
1038
regime
The new regime is sure to fall. Noun a form of government : a particular government Law mcyang 2014.12.20 9:08
1039
mournful
The mournful look on her face is troubling me. Adj very sad Arts satalin 2014.12.20 9:08
1040
erroneous
It is an erroneous concept that women are not capable of being a leader. Adj wrong or false Law satalin 2014.12.20 9:06
1041
hedge
The messenger was confronted with a hedge of spears held aloft by the castle guards. Noun something that provides protection or defense Law mcyang 2014.12.20 22:52
1042
hermit
St. Jerome is said to have spent two years as a hermit in the desert, searching for inner peace. Noun a person who lives in a simple way apart from others especially for religious reasons Arts mcyang 2014.12.20 22:50
1043
herald
The early flowers are heralds of spring. Noun a sign that something will happen Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 22:48
1044
hoarse
She could only speak in a hoarse whisper. Adj having a harsh or rough sound or voice Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 22:46
1045
induce
The advertisement is meant to induce people to eat more fruit. Verb to cause (someone or something) to do something Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 22:41
1046
isle
The Australian seas are rife with uninhabited isles. Noun island Economics mcyang 2014.12.20 22:38
1047
jaywalk
The police officer warned us not to jaywalk. Verb to cross a street carelessly or at an illegal or dangerous place Law mcyang 2014.12.20 22:35
1048
jeer
He tried to ignore the jeering crowd. Noun to shout insulting words at someone : to laugh at or criticize someone in a loud and angry way Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 22:33
1049
kin
They are her distant kin. Noun a person's relatives Law mcyang 2014.12.20 22:31
1050
kindle
The bombing kindled their anger at terrorist. Verb to start (a fire) burning Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 22:28
1051
morale
The team is playing well and their morale is high. Noun the feelings of enthusiasm and loyalty that a person or group has about a task or job Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 22:19
1052
mobilize
They couldn't mobilize enough support to pass the new law. Verb to bring (people) together for action Law mcyang 2014.12.20 22:15
1053
militant
He gave an angry and militant speech. Adj aggressively active (as in a cause) Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 22:13
1054
mellow
This wine is very mellow. Adj having a pleasing rich flavor that develops over time Arts mcyang 2014.12.20 22:03
1055
mar
A large scar marred his face. Verb to ruin the beauty or perfection of (something) Arts mcyang 2014.12.20 22:00
1056
lounge
She lounged on the sofa. Verb to sit or lie in a relaxed way : to spend time resting or relaxing Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 21:56
1057
asylum
She asked for political asylum. Noun protection given by government to someone who left another country in order to escape being harmed Law mcyang 2014.12.20 21:53
1058
layman
For a layman, he knows a lot about the law. Noun a person who is not a member of a particular profession Arts mcyang 2014.12.20 21:43
1059
cat
The cats were kept next to the bears at the zoo. Noun a small, furry, carnivorous animal Arts 000hank 2014.12.20 13:20
1060
reaffirm
He reaffirmed that the result would be confidential and only be used on research. Verb to make sure, state opinions again Economics vera1483 2014.12.20 13:18
1061
suffice
A good night sleep will suffice those exhausted kids. Verb to satisfy needs, be enough Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:17
1062
abrupt
The abrupt change left him in panic and didn’t know what to do in reaction. Adj be unexpected and sudden Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:17
1063
initiative
You have to take the initiative and be more active. Noun the right, position to decide what to do next Economics vera1483 2014.12.20 13:16
1064
excel
She is a good listener and excels in communicating. Verb to be superior or do things better than others Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:15
1065
petition
The group proposes a petition against the new law about the labors’ insurance. Noun a formal(,official) request signed by many people that ask favors or someone to do something Law vera1483 2014.12.20 13:14
1066
probation
The probation of this company is one and half of a month. Noun a period of time employer has to see if the employee fit the job Economics vera1483 2014.12.20 13:14
1067
overlap
Your proposal overlaps with Amy’s, maybe you can discusses about this after the meeting. Verb a part of something covers on another, one including another, one starts before another finishes Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:13
1068
pedestrian
Pedestrians should slow down and wait when the traffic lights turn yellow. Noun one who walks along a street Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:13
1069
outright
It is definitely an outright victory for the team in this mission. Adj straightforward, total, without keeping anything Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:12
1070
muddle
I was muddled since too much information came in at the same time. Verb to confuse others or mix, stir something Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:11
1071
negligent
He was accused being negligent in the examination of the products. Adj not paying attention to something, being careless Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:11
1072
mint
To memorize the martyr, 5000 special coins were minted. Verb to make coins by stamping metals or to invent new things Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:10
1073
mischief
Make sure that every kid stays in the room and doesn’t get into any mischiefs. Noun naughty behaviors that may cause little damages, troubles but not serious harm Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:10
1074
menace
The gangster menaced the clerk with a knife and asked her to hand out all the money. Verb to threat, scare someone Arts vera1483 2014.12.20 13:09
1075
leach
How to you leach the soil out of the earth? Verb to remove a substance from a material Arts satalin 2014.12.20 10:36
1076
imprint
This quote is very important for life. Please imprint it in you memory. Noun to fix an event or experience so firmly in the memory that it cannot be forgotten Arts satalin 2014.12.20 10:31
1077
snap
The boss lost patience and snapped the last words of his speech. Verb to suddenly become unable to control a strong feeling Law satalin 2014.12.20 10:26
1078
canary
Yellow canary has good singing. Noun a small yellow bird which is well known for its singing, and is sometimes kept as a pet in a cage Arts satalin 2014.12.20 10:23
1079
provocation
Just ignore his provocations. He is only trying to get you distressed. Noun an action or statement that is intended to make someone angry Law satalin 2014.12.20 10:21
1080
defecate
Animals defecate to get rid of the waste in the body. Verb to pass the contents of the bowels out of the body Arts satalin 2014.12.20 10:15
1081
propagate
Most house plants can be propagated from stem cuttings. Verb to produce a new plant from a parent plant Commerce satalin 2014.12.20 10:09
1082
integrate
Immigrants sometimes find it difficult to integrate to the new society. Verb to mix with and join society or a group of people Law satalin 2014.12.20 10:07
1083
dormant
Scientists are not sure whether the volcano is dormant or active. Adj not active or growing, but which has the ability to be active at a later time Arts satalin 2014.12.20 10:03
1084
eligible
Make sure you are eligible for the ride on the roller coaster. Adj having the necessary qualities or satisfying the necessary conditions Law satalin 2014.12.20 10:01
1085
textile
They import fine silk textiles from China. Noun a fabric that is woven or knit Commerce mcyang 2014.12.20 10:00
1086
polar
As our climate warms up, the polar ice caps will begin to melt. Adj - close to, or connected with the North Pole and the South Pole - - Arts MagChou 2014.12.19 16:14
1087
intact
The delicate package arrived intact. Adj not broken, damaged, or spoiled, usually after something bad has happened Arts MagChou 2014.12.19 16:11
1088
blade
Keep the blade of your penknife sharp. Noun the flat cutting part of a tool or weapon - - Arts MagChou 2014.12.19 16:04
1089
spice
Make deep slashes in the meat and push in the spice paste. Noun one of the various types of powder or seed, taken from plants, that you put into food you are cooking to give it a special taste Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 16:02
1090
protocol
According to protocol, he first reported to the Director of the hospital. Noun the system of rules on the correct and acceptable way to behave on official occasions Law MagChou 2014.12.19 15:59
1091
profound
I owe you a profound apology. Adj showing strong, serious feelings Law MagChou 2014.12.19 15:56
1092
shrug
Don't just shrug your shoulders. Verb to raise and then lower your shoulders in order to show that you do not know something or do not care about something Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 15:54
1093
prestige
The teaching profession has lost the prestige it used to have. Noun the respect and importance a person, organization, or profession has, because of their high position in society, or the quality of their work Law MagChou 2014.12.19 15:50
1094
drastic
There are going to have to be some drastic changes. Adj strong, sudden, and often severe Law MagChou 2014.12.19 15:47
1095
disclose
The Security Service is unlikely to disclose any information. Verb to make something publicly known, especially after it has been kept secret from the public Law MagChou 2014.12.19 15:44
1096
cope
I've never driven a big van before, but I'm sure I can cope. Verb to succeed in dealing with a difficult problem or situation Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 15:41
1097
chaos
There was chaos in the town after the hurricane had struck. Noun a situation in which everything is happening in a confused way and nothing is organized or arranged in order Arts MagChou 2014.12.19 15:39
1098
starve
Thousands of people will starve if food doesn't reach the stricken city. Verb to suffer or die because you do not have enough to eat, or to make someone else do this Economics MagChou 2014.12.19 15:35
1099
compress
Apply a cold compress to the injured part of the limb. Noun a small thick piece of material that you put on part of someone's body to stop blood flowing out or to make it less painful Arts MagChou 2014.12.19 15:30
1100
bison
Large herds of bison used to live on the plains of North America. Noun an animal like a large cow with long hair, which used to be common in North America Arts MagChou 2014.12.19 15:25
1101
vital
Choosing the right equipment is vital. Adj extremely important and necessary for something to succeed or exist Law MagChou 2014.12.19 15:22
1102
solemn
He was very solemn and refrained from talking. Adj very serious in behaviour or style Law MagChou 2014.12.19 15:19
1103
neglect
These children were in a state of virtual neglect. Noun failure to look after something or someone properly because you do not care enough about them - - Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 15:17
1104
idle
The doctor hated wasting time on idle chatter. Adj not serious, or not done with any definite intention Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 15:10
1105
heal
A physician's sacred duty is to heal the sick. Verb to cure someone who is ill or make a wound heal Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 15:08
1106
sake
He moved to the seaside for the sake of his health. Noun in order to help, improve, or please someone or something Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 15:06
1107
sequel
Richard Chamberlain has agreed to make a sequel to 'The Thorn Birds'. Noun a book, film, play etc that continues the story of an earlier one, usually written or made by the same person Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 15:04
1108
quarrel
She got into a silly quarrel with the other children. Noun an angry argument, often about something that is not important Law MagChou 2014.12.19 14:59
1109
notify
Please notify us of when you may come here. Verb to formally or officially tell someone about something Law MagChou 2014.12.19 14:55
1110
playwright
He is a novelist and playwright from South Wales. Noun someone who writes plays Commerce MagChou 2014.12.19 14:50
1111
scour
We scour literature for them here we find stored the wisdom of great minds. Verb to cleanse by hard rubbing: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.19 11:10
1112
rummage
If he nagged, she would beg him not to rummage in her past. Verb to search thoroughly through (a place, etc.), esp. by moving around, turning over, or looking through contents: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.19 11:08
1113
respite
The music from the nightclub pounded without respite all night. Noun a delay; - a period of relief: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.19 11:07
1114
replicate
Viruses can replicate in the bloodstream. Verb to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.19 11:05
1115
protocol
Ankara signed a security protocol with Syria two years ago in an attempt to tackle the problem of cross-border support. Noun the customs, rules, and regulations dealing with formal courtesies, good manners, or diplomatic relations between countries. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.19 11:03
1116
revolution
We see a revolution in the computer field almost every day. Noun A sudden or momentous change in a situation; a shingle complete cycle. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:35
1117
facilitate.
The computer program facilitated the scheduling of appointments. Verb To make easier. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:34
1118
verbally
The guarantee was made only verbally. Adv In spoken form. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:33
1119
reinforce
Employees reinforced their learning with practice in the workplace. Verb To strengthen, support. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:32
1120
outdated
Before you do a mailing, make sure that none of the addresses is outdated. Adj Obsolete; not currently in use. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:31
1121
glimpse
The secretary caught a glimpse of her new boss as she was leaving the office. Noun A quick look. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:29
1122
expose
Mergers require that employees be exposed to different business practices. Verb To make aware; to give experience. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:28
1123
casually
On Fridays, most employees dress casually. Adv Informally. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:27
1124
appreciation
Your appreciation of my efforts inspired me through the final stages of the construction. Noun Recognition, understanding; thanks. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:26
1125
reduction
The reduction in office staff has made it necessary to automate more job functions. Noun A lessening; a decrease. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:24
1126
recur
The managers did not want that particular error to recur. Verb To occur again or repeatedly. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:22
1127
physically
The computer screen is making her physically sick. Adv With the senses; of the body. Arts yrita 2014.12.18 9:21
1128
initiative
Employees are encouraged to take the initiative and share their ideas with management. Noun The first step; an active role. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:20
1129
durable
These chairs are more durable than the first ones we looked at. Adj Sturdy, strong , lastng. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:19
1130
capacity
The new conference room is much larger and has a capacity of one hundred people. Noun The ability to contain or hold. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:18
1131
be_in_charge_of
He appointed someone to be_in_charge_of maintaining a supply of paper in the fax machine. Verb To be in control or command of. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:16
1132
as_needed
The courier service did not come every day, only as_needed. Adv As necessary. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:14
1133
affordable
The company's first priority was to find an affordable phone system. Adj Able to be paid for; not too expensive. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:13
1134
session
The morning sessions tend to fill up first, so sign up early. Noun A meeting. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:11
1135
attend
The hotel manager attended to all our needs promptly. Verb To go to; to pay attention to. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 9:00
1136
accommodate
The meeting room was large enough to accommodate the various needs of the groups using it. Verb To fit; to provide with something needed. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 8:58
1137
strategy
Let's develop a strategy for promoting our ice cream parlor. Noun A plan of action. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 8:56
1138
risk
Expanding into a new market is a big risk. Noun The chance of loss or damage. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 8:55
1139
primarily
The developers are thinking primarily of how to enter the South American market. Adv First; most importantly. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 8:54
1140
demonstrate
The professor demonstrated through a case study that a business plan can impress a lender. Verb To present by example. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 8:52
1141
address
The article praised her address to the steering committee. Noun A formal speech. Commerce yrita 2014.12.18 8:51
1142
replenish
He replenished the refrigerator with food. Verb to make full or complete again; - fill again: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.18 6:59
1143
remand
In respect of the injuries to D. the father was arrested and remanded in custody. Noun (of a court) to return (a prisoner or accused person) to custody, so as to await further proceeding Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.18 6:58
1144
preamble
Without preamble, he launched into a vicious attack on her character. Noun an introductory statement; - preface: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.18 6:56
1145
potty
Sam takes potty training too far IT WAS all cisterns go yesterday when a Sudbury toddler let potty training go to his head and firefighters were called to the rescue. - Noun a seat of reduced size fitting over a toilet seat, for use by a small child. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.18 6:54
1146
perpetrate
Some wickedness you would perhaps unknowingly perpetrate would see you in there, or some gesture towards a justice which no one else subscribed to. Verb to carry out; do; - commit: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.18 6:52
1147
neurosis
The explanation offered for her conduct is a misguided attempt to save her marriage to a neurosis husband left sterile as a result of an automobile accident. Noun a disorder of the mind in which feelings of anxiety, fears, obsessions, etc., may occur in various degrees and patterns and control the personality. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.18 6:50
1148
batty
He must be quite batty to do so. Adj slightly crazy Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 21:11
1149
battered
The old battered hat looks ugly. Adj old and in bad condition Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 21:08
1150
with_bated_breath
I waited for the results with_bated_breath. Adj feeling very anxious or excited Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 21:02
1151
batch
1.She received a batch of letters. - 2.Another batch of tourists visited the museum. Noun a group of similar things Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 21:00
1152
barring
Barring a miracle, he won't walk again. Noun except for Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:56
1153
barefaced
He told me a barefaced lie. Adj shameless Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:53
1154
barb
His barb stung her and made her cry bitterly. Noun a remark that is clever but cruel and hurtful Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:51
1155
banter
They bantered with each other at the party. Noun friendly conversation in which people make a lot of jokes with and amusing | remarks about each other Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:48
1156
bane
Drugs are the bane of the inner cities. Noun something that causes trouble or makes people unhappy Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:46
1157
banal
He just sat there making banal remarks all evening. Adj boring, ordinary and not original Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:42
1158
bamboozle
She was bamboozled into telling them her credit card number. Verb trick or deceive someone, often by confusing them Law basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:39
1159
baloney
That's a load of baloney if you ask me. Noun nonsense Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:38
1160
disparate
He had no speech prepared,so he only made disparate remarks. Adj different,unconnected Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:38
1161
tundra
The tundra has permanently frozen soil. Noun treeless flat land found mostly in the Arctic Corcle Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:36
1162
outpost
Some soldiers waited at an outpost deep in the forest. Noun a station far from a military center Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:34
1163
balmy
The air is balmy. Adj pleasantly warm Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:32
1164
perennial
Poverty is a perennial social problem. Adj long-lasting,constant Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:32
1165
macabre
The car accident scene with dead bodies on the road was macabre. Adj frightening, because of showing death and decay Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:30
1166
oblique
The criminals' answers to the police were oblique. Adj not clear, indirect Law hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:28
1167
balk
Her father's sudden death balked her hope. Verb stop someone or something from getting or achieving what they want Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:27
1168
fester
The people's anger toward the dictatorship festered for many years. Verb of bad feelings to become worse over time Law hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:25
1169
bail
Because of a previous conviction, the judge refused to grant bail. Noun the temporary release of an arrested person from jail Law basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:24
1170
badger
My friends keep badgering me to get a cell phone. Verb persuade someone by telling them repeatedly to do something, or to question someone repeatedly Law basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:22
1171
banter
The couple bantered with each other at the party. Verb to talk in a lively way Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:22
1172
backwater
He grew up in a rural backwater. Noun a place which is not influenced by new ideas or events that happen in other places Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:20
1173
squirm
I squirmed under the sink to reach the leaky pipe. Verb to move one's body by twisting like a snake Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:19
1174
back-seat_driver
Don't be a back-seat_driver. Just mind your own business. Noun a person who gives unwanted advice Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:17
1175
backlog
I've got a huge backlog of work to do. Noun a large amount of things that you should have done before and must do now Commerce basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:15
1176
backlash
There was a large backlash against the reform. Noun an adverse reaction Economics basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:13
1177
totter
The economy tottered as she learned to walk. Verb to move unsteadily Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:10
1178
limber
She is limber from regular exercise. Adj of a person able to move easily Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:09
1179
lumber
The bear lumbered along the forest trail. Verb to walk or run in an awkward, heavy way Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:07
1180
underpinning
The underpinnings of the bridge are tall beams. Noun an architectural support of a structure Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:05
1181
backhander
Investigators estimate that £35m had been spent on bribes and backhanders. Noun a bribe Law basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:04
1182
canter
Horses cantered around the show ring. Verb the smooth run of a horse, faster than a trot, slower than a gallop Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:04
1183
backbreaking
Working in the fields in the hot sun is backbreaking. Adj exhausting Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:02
1184
trot
Horses moved in a trot around a racetrack. Noun a fast walk,especially for horses Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 20:02
1185
backbone
I don't have the backbone to do it. Noun courage and determination Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 20:01
1186
yank
He yanked a fish from the water. Verb to give a strong,sharp pull on something Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:59
1187
backbiting
A lot of backbiting goes on in the office. Noun unpleasant or cruel talk about someone who is not present Arts basketball1007 2014.12.18 19:59
1188
strenuous
Running fast is a strenuous exercise. Adj needing great effort Arts hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:57
1189
sordid
The newspapers printed all the sordid details of the scandal. Adj dirty, shameful Law hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:56
1190
buzzard
That old buzzard complains about everything. Noun an old man, usually irritable Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:55
1191
tether
She keeps her dog on a tether in the backyard. Noun a restraint, such as a rope or leash Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:34
1192
rebate
The car manufacturer gave me a rebate of $1000 on the price of my new car. Noun money given by a company to people who have bought a product Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:32
1193
ploy
He said on the telephone that he was conducting a survey, but that was just a ploy. Noun a trick to disguise one's true intent Commerce hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:31
1194
expletive
That film is full of expletives. Noun an obscene word or remark, usually made in anger Law hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:29
1195
slot
Fifty people wanted to run in the race, but there were slots for only 20. Noun a time or place for something Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:26
1196
culminate
All our hard work culminated in a good year for our business. Verb to result in Economics hooray832602 2014.12.18 19:24
1197
ordeal
His impressions of the Atlantic during the dreadful winter 1961-2 and spring remind one of 'The Tempest and the ordeal of the prophet Jonah. Noun any very severe, difficult, or trying test, experience, or trial. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.17 7:59
1198
obliterate
The bombardment obliterated the village. Verb to remove or destroy all traces of: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.17 7:57
1199
obnoxious
This saved for state adjudication, in the first instance, the two major areas where federal injunctions had been most obnoxious, but other areas remained vulnerable. Adj very objectionable or offensive: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.17 7:56
1200
oblique
China has shown some restraint in commenting on events in Eastern Europe and has made its views evident only in oblique ways. Adj slanting; - sloping; - sideways: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.17 7:54
1201
municipal
In the first place the new doctrine brought a formal separation of international from municipal law, rejecting the earlier view that both were parts of a universal legal system. Adj of or relating to a city, etc., or its local government: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.17 7:51
1202
allude
He alluded to the problem but did not mention it Verb make a more or less disguised reference to Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:46
1203
absurd
It's absurd to suggest that they knew what was going on but did nothing. Adj inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense Law Hanm 2014.12.17 11:45
1204
grain
There's more than a grain of truth in that. Noun A grain of a quality is a very small amount of it. Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:42
1205
primitive
The conditions are primitive by any standards. Adj you mean that it is very simple in style or very old-fashioned. Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:41
1206
shipment
Bananas are packed before being transported to the docks for shipment overseas. Noun the act of sending off something Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:40
1207
blockade
It's not yet clear who will actually enforce the blockade. Noun A blockade of a place is an action that is taken to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving it. Law Hanm 2014.12.17 11:38
1208
surrender
The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered Verb you stop fighting or resisting someone and agree that you have been beaten. Law Hanm 2014.12.17 11:37
1209
armed
City police said the man was armed with a revolver. Adj Someone who is armed is carrying a weapon, usually a gun. Law Hanm 2014.12.17 11:35
1210
frost
There is frost on the ground and snow is forecast. Noun weather cold enough to cause freezing Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:32
1211
vegetation
The inn has a garden of semi-tropical vegetation. Noun Plants, trees, and flowers can be referred to as vegetation. Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:30
1212
destruction
He was lured to destruction Noun is the act of destroying something Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:29
1213
swarm
a swarm of insects obscured the light Noun a group of many insects Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:28
1214
emigration
We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. Noun migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another) Law Hanm 2014.12.17 11:27
1215
rot
If we don't unload it soon, the grain will start rotting in the silos. Verb when something rots it, it becomes softer and is gradually destroyed. Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:25
1216
swollen
The river, brown and swollen with rain, was running fast. Noun A swollen river has more water in it and flows faster than normal, usually because of heavy rain Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:24
1217
relief_efforts
Humanitarian Relief_Efforts Noun 救災工作 Law Hanm 2014.12.17 11:21
1218
hamper
He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather Verb prevent the progress or free movement of Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:13
1219
devastating
Affairs do have a devastating effect on marriages. Adj emphasizing that it is very harmful or damaging Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:06
1220
variable
nature is infinitely variable Adj marked by diversity or difference Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:00
1221
plateau
A broad valley opened up leading to a high, flat plateau of cultivated land Noun a relatively flat highland Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 11:00
1222
drought
The drought withered the buds Noun a shortage of rainfall Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 10:58
1223
crop
Each year it produces a fine crop of fruit. Noun The plants or fruits that are collected at harvest time are referred to as a crop. Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 10:57
1224
cyclone
The race was called off as a cyclone struck. Noun A cyclone is a violent tropical storm in which the air goes around and around. Arts Hanm 2014.12.17 10:55
1225
malnourished
About thirty percent of the country's children were malnourished. Adj not being provided with adequate nourishment Law Hanm 2014.12.17 10:53
1226
prolonged
It prolonged and deepened the Great Depression. Adj event or situation continues for a long time Economics Hanm 2014.12.17 10:52
1227
loony
This will introduce an unfamiliar note of responsibility to the lending policy of institutions even more loony than our own. Adj lunatic; - insane. extremely foolish. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 7:25
1228
lieu
'Tailin'' was the throwin' of an animal by the tail in lieu of a rope. Noun in lieu of, instead of: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 7:21
1229
laxative
Once regarded as an agricultural nuisance, psyllium was sold in the 1930's as a mechanical laxative under 117 different brands. Noun a medicine for relieving constipation. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 7:18
1230
influx
Politicians and unions fear unrest over 600,000 arrivals Bonn 'will benefit from refugee influx. Noun an act of flowing in; - inflow. the arrival of people or things, esp. in large numbers: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 7:16
1231
infirmary
She went to the school infirmary and the nurse gave her an aspirin. Noun a place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 7:15
1232
manic
He is a manic person when it comes to details. Adj overly excited or enthusiastic: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 21:04
1233
lard
He larded his writing with metaphors. Verb to apply lard or grease to. to add usually unnecessary items to (something), more for decoration than for actual improvement: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 21:02
1234
launderette
Indoor leisure pool, adventure playground, shop and launderette. Noun a self-service laundry having coin-operated washers, dryers, etc. Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 21:00
1235
jagged
Pressing his cigarette out in the earth, Warren walked to the slit and scanned the jagged hills. Adj raggedly uneven on the edges, with sharply irregular notches on the surface or at the borders: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.15 20:59
1236
paramount
the interests of the child are of paramount importance Noun More important than anything else; supreme Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 3:31
1237
memoir
in 1924 she published a short memoir of her husband Noun A historical account or biography written from personal knowledge Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 3:28
1238
elicit
I tried to elicit a smile from Joanna Noun Evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 2:51
1239
introspective
he grew withdrawn and introspective Noun Characterized by or given to introspection Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 2:44
1240
nuance
The man didn’t hide any of his affection and was aware of every nuance in the woman’s voice. Noun a very slight, hardly noticeable difference in manner, color, meaning etc. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:36
1241
tally
It’s hard to tally an identical opinion by asking an open question. Verb to calculate a total number. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:36
1242
daunting
When asked the practical implements of this policy, this official seemed to be daunting. Noun frightening in a way that makes you feel less confident. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:35
1243
punctuate
Dennis was very furious since a novice punctuated him frequently in the meeting. Verb to interrupt or insert at frequent intervals. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:34
1244
preliminary
To finish a complete and good paper, the writer must have written several preliminary drafts. Adj happening before something that is more important, often in order to prepare for it. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:34
1245
wail
The weather outside is bad and the wind is blowing like a wail. Noun a prolonged high-pitched mournful cry or sound. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:32
1246
rounder
His father is a rounder who always beats him and his mother after getting drunk. Noun a dissolute person, usually a man who is morally unrestrained. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:31
1247
deacon
The deacons and prayers sing the hymns together in the church. Noun an ordained minister ranking immediately below the priest. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:31
1248
contorted
The teacher’s face was contorted with rage when she learned that some students got into troubles. Adj twisted out of shape. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:30
1249
salvation
Jane is my salvation since she took care of my twins babies when I was out on a business trip. Noun the act of preserving or the state of being preserved from harm. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:30
1250
perennial
Lily moved out of the original dormitory since she cannot stand her roommate’s perennial complaints. Noun lasting throughout the year or through many years. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:29
1251
adhere
paint won’t adhere well to a greasy surface Noun Stick fast to (a surface or substance) Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 2:29
1252
tote
When I was a high school student, I toted my textbooks around every day. Verb to carry, convey, or drag. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:28
1253
concession
This organization refused to make any concessions on this issue. Noun the act of yielding or conceding, as to a demand or argument. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:28
1254
gracious
She has been so gracious since she was young, no wonder everyone is attracted by her. Adj characterized by or showing kindness and courtesy. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:27
1255
unleash
To the government’s surprise, this speech unleashed a flow of civil movements. Noun to free from restraint or control. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:27
1256
fictitious
The beauty gave this man a fictitious phone number since he is just a stranger who she met in a nigh Adj not genuine or authentic; false. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:26
1257
chastity
In some society, women are strictly requested to stick to chastity and modesty. Noun the state of being chaste; purity. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:25
1258
lax
The enforcement of illegal abortion is very lax. Adj lacking firmness; not strict. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:24
1259
utmost
He exerted his utmost efforts to solve this difficult math questions. Adj of the greatest possible degree or amount Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:24
1260
adept
She is adept at interior design and has won lots of prizes. Adj very proficient in something requiring skill or manual dexterity. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:24
1261
restrictive
a web of restrictive regulations Noun Imposing restrictions on someone’s activities or freedom Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 2:20
1262
extension
the extension of our foreign trade Noun the extension of our foreign trade Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 2:16
1263
intervene
If the government never intervenes in this project, the ecology of this wetland will be destroyed. Verb to disturb or hinder a course of action. Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:10
1264
maul
The owner was mauled by his dog and lost one of his hands. Verb if an animal mauls someone, it injures them badly by tearing their flesh Law Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:07
1265
transfixed
The public was transfixed when they saw a woman executed openly because she saw a Hollywood movie. Adj rendered motionless, especially from horror or shock. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:07
1266
distress
The death of his beloved husband distressed her severely. Verb upset badly. Arts Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:06
1267
cop-out
The excuse of being too busy to finish your homework is just a cop-out. Noun an instance of avoiding a commitment or responsibility. Commerce Gabrielle 2014.12.14 2:06
1268
commentary
a biting social commentary about the divide between rich and poor Noun An expression of opinions or offering of explanations about an event or situation Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 1:54
1269
deliberate
We have reason to believe at this point in time with the evidence through the course of the investigation this was premeditated, deliberate, intentional. Noun Done consciously and intentionally Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 1:53
1270
merit
‘It makes no sense in a world that bases reward on merit alone, but our God operates on a different level.’ Noun The quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 1:50
1271
chop
they chopped up the pulpit for firewood Noun Cut (something) into pieces with repeated sharp blows of an axe or knife Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:51
1272
truant
Known truants were staying in school and had been deterred from leaving school grounds. Noun A pupil who stays away from school without leave or explanation. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:50
1273
metaphor
when we speak of gene maps and gene mapping, we use a cartographic metaphor Noun A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable: Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:49
1274
proclaim
the government’s chief scientific adviser proclaimed that the epidemic was under control Noun Announce officially or publicly Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:49
1275
splash
she splashed cold water on to her face Noun Cause (liquid) to strike or fall on something in irregular drops: Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:47
1276
impute
Crucial facts are elided and fictitious positions are imputed to his opponents. Noun Represent (something, especially something undesirable) as being done or possessed by someone; attribute: Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:46
1277
expense
conference rooms were equipped at great expense Noun The cost incurred in or required for something Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:45
1278
mendicant
Possibly it was sheer vanity and love of easily-won applause that drove him to act out the role of mendicant campus guru. Noun Given to begging Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:44
1279
squad
Surprised to be given a presidential pardon six years later, he is unaware that the CIA pressed for his release so as to enable other countries' assassination squads to eliminate him. Noun A small group of people having a particular task: Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:44
1280
slender
This feline image was enhanced by her painted nails and thin slender body Noun gracefully thin Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:42
1281
possessor
his father was the possessor of a considerable fortune Noun A person who owns something or has a particular quality Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:41
1282
fence
South Korean news agency Yonhap said the group cut through a wire fence to gain access to the school grounds in a northern suburb of Beijing early Friday. Noun A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:40
1283
shabby
a conscript in a shabby uniform saluted the car Noun In poor condition through long use or lack of care Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:40
1284
mistress
she is always mistress of the situation, coolly self-possessed Noun A woman in a position of authority or control Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:39
1285
flop
his blond hair flopped over his eyes Noun Fall, move, or hang in a loose and ungainly way Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:38
1286
grocer
Moreover, another problem is that some grocers sell the subsidised food products which are allocated for the ration cards at higher prices. Noun A person who sells food and small household goods. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:37
1287
grocer
Moreover, another problem is that some grocers sell the subsidised food products which are allocated for the ration cards at higher prices. Noun A person who sells food and small household goods. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:37
1288
backup
No police backup could be expected. Noun Help or support. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:34
1289
derange
That business last month must have deranged him a bit - Noun Make (someone) insane - Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:33
1290
extinct
Trilobites and dinosaurs are extinct. Noun having no living members Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:32
1291
extinct
Trilobites and dinosaurs are extinct. Noun having no living members Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:32
1292
extinct
Trilobites and dinosaurs are extinct. Noun having no living members Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:32
1293
eliminate
A policy that would eliminate inflation. Noun Completely remove or get rid of (something). - Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:31
1294
mimicry
A playful mimicry of the techniques of realist writers. Noun The action or skill of imitating someone or something, especially in order to entertain or ridicule Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:30
1295
perpetual
Deep caves in perpetual darkness. Noun Never ending or changing. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:29
1296
trite
This point may now seem obvious and trite. Noun lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:25
1297
discreet
He made a discreet reply . Noun Because the whole firing mechanism housing can be simply removed from the frame by hand, it's both easily maintained and repaired in the field and as a separate sub-assembly, vastly simplifies production of the pistol itself. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:24
1298
cocksure
The cocksure golf prodigy from California. Noun Confident in an excessive or arrogant way. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:23
1299
transition
A transition to multiparty democracy. Noun The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another:students in transition from one programme to another. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:22
1300
temp
After failing to land a job as a journalist, and brief stints as an office temp and clerk typist, Bass was demoralized and returned to North Carolina. Noun A temporary employee, typically an office worker who finds employment through an agency. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:21
1301
temp
After failing to land a job as a journalist, and brief stints as an office temp and clerk typist, Bass was demoralized and returned to North Carolina. Noun A temporary employee, typically an office worker who finds employment through an agency. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:21
1302
persevere
His family persevered with his treatment. Noun Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:20
1303
persevere
His family persevered with his treatment. Noun Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:20
1304
persevere
His family persevered with his treatment. Noun Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:20
1305
persevere
His family persevered with his treatment. Noun Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no indication of success. Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:20
1306
grip
His knuckles were white as he gripped the steering wheel Noun Take and keep a firm hold of; grasp tightly Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:19
1307
perennial
Perennial manifestations of urban crisis Noun Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring Arts Christine1103 2014.12.14 0:17
1308
sting
The poor fellow has neither the tusks of the elephant, nor the claws of the lion, nor even the horns or pointed teeth or stings and poison glands. Noun A small sharp-pointed organ at the end of the abdomen of bees, wasps, ants, and scorpions, capable of inflicting a painful or dangerous wound by injecting poison. Arts christine 2014.12.14 0:14
1309
cutback
The company made some cutbacks in its budget for its workers. Noun a reduction in something, made in order to save money Economics satalin 2014.12.13 9:58
1310
rigorous
Food safety has to be processed through rigorous examination to prevent crime. Adj careful to look at or consider every part of something to make certain it is correct or safe Law satalin 2014.12.13 9:57
1311
streak
He left streaks where he wiped the glass. Noun a long, thin mark that is a different color from its background Arts mcyang 2014.12.13 9:57
1312
cholesterol
Eating too many eggs will result in cholesterol poison. Adj a substance containing a lot of fat that is found in the body tissue and blood of all animals Commerce satalin 2014.12.13 9:54
1313
saturated
Saturated fat is specially labeled in packages. Adj completely wet Economics satalin 2014.12.13 9:52
1314
terrace
Rice is growing in hillside terraces. Noun a flat area created on the side of a hill and used especially for growing crops Economics mcyang 2014.12.13 9:51
1315
catchy
The tune of this piece of music is so catchy that I mumble it from time to time. Adj pleasing and easy to remember Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:48
1316
tenant
A tenant is now leasing the apartment. Noun a person, business, group, etc., that pays to use another person's property Economics mcyang 2014.12.13 9:47
1317
fixture
He is an expert in designing the fixtures in indoors. Noun fixed piece of furniture in a house Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:46
1318
transient
The transient nature of life makes human respect the eternity of nature and the universe. Adj lasting for only a short time Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:45
1319
pelvis
The crypt is decorated with pelvises. Noun the structure with bones which form a bowl-shaped Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:42
1320
thrust
He thrust his hands into his pockets. Verb to cause (something sharp) to enter or go through something else by pushing Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 9:42
1321
motif
Death is a common motif presented in medieval art. Noun subject in writing music etc Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:40
1322
toil
They were toiling up a steep hill. Verb to move slowly and with a lot of effort Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 9:38
1323
crypt
Crypts are places where bodies were buried. Noun a room under the floor of a church Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:38
1324
unruly
Your horse needs training. Its unruly. Noun don't obey rules Commerce satalin 2014.12.13 9:36
1325
rubber
Donning a heavy coat and some rubber boots that she found in the entry closet, she battled the storm Noun Rubber is a material made from the sap of a tree to create tires, molds and other materials. Arts 000hank 2014.12.13 9:33
1326
incessant
The dog's incessant barking is annoying. Adj never stopping Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:33
1327
rubber
Donning a heavy coat and some rubber boots that she found in the entry closet, she battled the storm Noun Rubber is a material made from the sap of a tree to create tires, molds and other materials. Arts 000hank 2014.12.13 9:33
1328
incessant
The dog's incessant barking is annoying. Adj never stopping Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:33
1329
tramp
We spent the day tramping through the woods. Verb to walk for a long distance or time Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 9:32
1330
detonate
The first atomic bomb was detonated in Japan. Verb to explode Economics satalin 2014.12.13 9:32
1331
boon
Guide dogs are a great boon to the partially sighted. Noun something that is very helpful and improves the quality of life Commerce satalin 2014.12.13 9:30
1332
loathe
loathe these horrible roads, but I love the places they take you,' then, remembering their destinat Verb intensely dislike someone or something. Arts 000hank 2014.12.13 9:30
1333
trim
They are looking for ways to trim the budget. Verb to make the size, amount, or extent of (something) smaller Economics mcyang 2014.12.13 9:30
1334
loath
The king was loath to take up the quarrel, for he highly respected the archbishop; yet he was still Adj unwilling or reluctant. Arts 000hank 2014.12.13 9:29
1335
loath
The king was loath to take up the quarrel, for he highly respected the archbishop; yet he was still Adj unwilling or reluctant. Arts 000hank 2014.12.13 9:29
1336
backtrack
He backtracked a bit when seeing a spider. Verb to go back Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:29
1337
fanatic
Assassinations are often committed by fanatics. Noun a person whose strong admiration for something is considered to be extreme or unreasonable Law satalin 2014.12.13 9:28
1338
trot
The little boy trotted along after his mother. Verb to proceed briskly Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 9:27
1339
altar
Where the altar would've been were two long buffet tables lined with weapons. Noun an elevated place where religious rituals are performed. Arts 000hank 2014.12.13 9:27
1340
ranch
The huge ranches in the US sustain a large population. Noun a very large farm on which animals are kept Economics satalin 2014.12.13 9:26
1341
trifle
There's no reason to argue over such trifles. Noun something that does not have much value or importance Law mcyang 2014.12.13 9:24
1342
unwind
Beer helps me unwind and forget about my worries for a while. Verb to relax Arts satalin 2014.12.13 9:24
1343
circuitry
The circuitry was been detected out of order. Noun the circuits that an electrical or electronic device contains Economics satalin 2014.12.13 9:23
1344
vanity
The handsome actor's vanity was well-known. Noun inflated pride in oneself or one's appearance Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 9:21
1345
utter
It's hard to believe that we were utter strangers just a few days ago. Adj complete and total Arts mcyang 2014.12.13 9:19
1346
tyrant
Our boss is a real tyrant. Noun a ruler who has complete power over a country and who is cruel and unfair Law mcyang 2014.12.13 9:17
1347
veto
The President has the veto over new legislation. Noun an authoritative prohibition Law mcyang 2014.12.13 9:15
1348
wade
It took several weeks to wade through all the evidence. Verb to become involved in a discussion, situation, activity, etc., in a forceful, direct or careless way Law mcyang 2014.12.13 9:11
1349
ward
She works in the cancer ward. Noun a section in a hospital for patients needing a particular kind of care Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 9:09
1350
wholesale
The crops originated from wholesale growers. Adj performed or existing on a large scale especially without discrimination Economics mcyang 2014.12.13 9:05
1351
whisk
The taxi whisked me to the airport. Verb to move or take (someone or something) to another place very quickly Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 9:01
1352
yield
The apple trees yielded an abundant harvest. Verb to produce (something) as a result of time, effort, or work Economics mcyang 2014.12.13 8:57
1353
wither
The plants withered and died. Verb of a plant : to become dry and weak Arts mcyang 2014.12.13 8:53
1354
subsistence
Not even subsistence is possible in such conditions. Noun the ability to live with very little money or food Economics MagChou 2014.12.13 8:50
1355
arsenal
The police found an arsenal of guns in the terrorist's hideout. Noun a store of weapons Law MagChou 2014.12.13 8:47
1356
splurge
I'm confident that there's enough in the bank for a splurge on a great pair of shoes. Verb to spend more money than you can usually afford Economics MagChou 2014.12.13 8:45
1357
statuette
This $ 350,000 solid gold statuette is not the original trophy. Noun a very small statue for putting on a table or shelf Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:43
1358
allure
The fine weather allures the ladies into the garden. Verb to attract someone, especially because of an exciting or desirable quality Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:41
1359
icon
To open a new file, click on the icon at the top of the screen. Noun a small sign or picture on a computer SCREEN(1) that is used to start a particular operation Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:40
1360
seal
The windows have been sealed up for years. Verb to close an entrance or a container with something that stops air, water etc from coming in or out of it Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:38
1361
utter
She had made an utter fool of herself. Adj utter failure/rubbish/fool etc a complete failure etc Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:32
1362
impregnable
They are virtually impregnable to attack from any other party. Adj attitudes, opinions etc that are impregnable cannot be changed or influenced Law MagChou 2014.12.13 8:29
1363
dietary
Dietary experts can advise on the ins and outs of dieting. Adj related to someone's diet Commerce MagChou 2014.12.13 8:24
1364
dignity
The family faced their ordeal with dignity and courage. Noun the ability to behave in a way that shows you respect yourself and stay calm, even in a very difficult situation Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:22
1365
naive
Peter was laughed at for his naive remarks . Adj not having much experience of how complicated life is so that you trust people too much and believe that good things will always happen Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:20
1366
oblivious
The professor kept reading , entirely oblivious of his wife's presence. Adj not knowing about, or not noticing, something that is happening around you Commerce MagChou 2014.12.13 8:17
1367
plaintive
Somewhere in the audience an old woman's voice began plaintive wail. Adj a plaintive sound is high, like someone crying, and sounds sad Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:15
1368
perplexity
She looked at us in some perplexity. Noun the feeling of being confused or worried by something you cannot understand Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:12
1369
respective
The two friends said goodbye and went their respective ways . Adj people's respective jobs, houses, families etc are the various ones that each of them has Commerce MagChou 2014.12.13 8:10
1370
apron
A maid in a white apron opened the door . Noun a piece of clothing that covers the front part of your clothes and ties around your waist, worn to keep your clothes clean, especially while cooking Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:05
1371
waist
She tied an apron around her waist. Noun the narrow part in the middle of the human body Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:04
1372
parlor
She was lying on a small settee in the parlor. Noun old-fashioned -a room in a house which has comfortable chairs and is used for meeting guests Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 8:02
1373
remonstrance
She had abandoned all attempts at remonstrance with Thomas. Noun a complaint or protest Law MagChou 2014.12.13 8:00
1374
oak
The wind was bouncing the branches of the big oak trees. Noun a large tree that is common in northern countries, or the hard wood of this tree Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 7:57
1375
spasm
If breathing is not restored, the patient may go into spasm. Noun a sharp pain when your muscles suddenly become tighter in an uncontrolled way Economics MagChou 2014.12.13 7:55
1376
stagnant
During the summer, business is often stagnant. Adj not changing, developing, or making progress; inactive Commerce MagChou 2014.12.13 7:54
1377
fowl
We had a roast fowl for dinner. Noun a bird, especially a chicken, that is kept for its meat and eggs Economics MagChou 2014.12.13 7:51
1378
bony
The fish we caught were too bony to eat . Adj a part of an animal that is bony consists mostly of bone Economics MagChou 2014.12.13 7:49
1379
colliery
It was still dark when five coaches started to ferry the miners the 140 miles from the Silverhill colliery. Noun a COAL MINE and the buildings and machinery connected with it Arts MagChou 2014.12.13 7:48
1380
pluck
He plucked a couple of plastic bags from the roll. Verb to pull something quickly in order to remove it Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:30
1381
pledge
Moore pledged $100,000 to the orchestra at the fund-raising dinner. Verb to make a formal, usually public, promise that you will do something Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:28
1382
plea
Caldwell made a plea | for donations. Noun a request that is urgent or full of emotion Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:25
1383
piss
Stop pissing about and get some work done! Verb to waste time doing stupid things with no purpose or plan Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:24
1384
pirate
They are watching pirated video tapes. Verb to illegally copy and sell another person's work such as a book, video, or computer program Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:23
1385
pipeline
More job losses are in the pipeline. Noun if a plan, idea, or event is in the pipeline, it is being prepared and it will happen or be completed soon Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:21
1386
pierce
Steam the corn until it can easily be pierced with a fork. Verb to make a small hole in or through something, using an object with a sharp point Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:19
1387
picket
Protesters are still picketing outside the White House gates. Verb to march in front of a shop, factory, government building etc to protest about something a strike Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:18
1388
petal
The flower has seven petals. Noun one of the coloured parts of a flower that are shaped like leaves Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:16
1389
pessimistic
He remains deeply pessimistic about the peace process. Adj expecting that bad things will happen in the future or that something will have a bad result Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:15
1390
persecute
The Puritans left England to escape being persecuted. Verb to treat someone cruelly or unfairly over a period of time, especially because of their religious or political beliefs Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:14
1391
perch
Bobby had perched himself on a tall wooden stool. Verb to sit on top of something or on the edge of something Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:12
1392
pending
Many trade disputes are pending, awaiting the outcome of the talks. Adj not yet decided or settle Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:10
1393
peep
The door was ajar and Helen peeped in. Verb to look at something quickly and secretly, especially through a hole or opening Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:08
1394
peel
Peel and dice the potatoes. Verb to remove the skin from fruit or vegetables Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:07
1395
patrol
Armed guards patrolled the grounds. Verb to go around the different parts of an area or building at regular times to check that there is no trouble or danger Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:03
1396
patchy
His knowledge of French remained pretty patchy. Adj not complete enough to be useful Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 18:00
1397
parrot
He just parroted his father's opinions. Verb to repeat someone else's words or ideas without really understanding what you are saying - used to show disapproval Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:58
1398
paranoid
Malcolm got really paranoid, deciding that there was a conspiracy out to get him. Adj believing unreasonably that you cannot trust other people, or that they are trying to harm you or have a bad opinion of you Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:57
1399
parallel
She was travelling parallel to her previous route. Adj two lines, paths etc that are parallel to each other are the same distance apart along their whole length Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:55
1400
paradox
It's a paradox that in such a rich country there can be so much poverty. Noun a situation that seems strange because it involves two ideas or qualities that are very different Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:52
1401
paddle
She and her husband paddled a canoe down the Mississippi. Verb to move a small light boat through water, using one or more paddles Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:41
1402
overwhelm
Harriet was overwhelmed by a feeling of homesickness. Verb if someone is overwhelmed by an emotion, they feel it so strongly that they cannot think clearly Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:40
1403
override
The EU commission exercised its power to override British policy. Verb to use your power or authority to change someone else's decision Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:28
1404
outskirts
They live on the outskirts of Paris. Noun the parts of a town or city that are furthest from the centre Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:27
1405
outset
It was clear from the outset that there were going to be problems. Noun at or from the beginning of an event or process Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:25
1406
outfit
Members outfit themselves in Civil War clothing. Verb to provide someone or something with a set of clothes or equipment, especially ones that are needed for a particular purpose Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:24
1407
outfit
Members outfit themselves in Civil War clothing. Verb to provide someone or something with a set of clothes or equipment, especially ones that are needed for a particular purpose Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:24
1408
orthodox
He challenged the orthodox views on education. Adj orthodox ideas, methods, or behaviour are accepted by most people to be correct and right Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:21
1409
orbit
The satellite orbits the Earth every 48 hours. Verb to travel in a curved path around a much larger object such as the Earth, the sun etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:19
1410
oppress
The gloom in the chapel oppressed her. Verb to make someone feel unhappy, worried, or uncomfortable Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:17
1411
ooze
The ice cream melts and oozes out of its wrapper. Verb if a thick liquid oozes from something or if something oozes a thick liquid, that liquid flows from it very slowly Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:16
1412
obstruct
The column obstructed our view of the stage. Verb to block a road, passage etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:11
1413
numerical
The home team tried to utilize their numerical advantage. Adj expressed or considered in numbers Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:10
1414
nudge
Jill nudged him in the ribs. Verb to push someone gently, usually with your elbow, in order to get their attention Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:09
1415
noble
It's very noble of you to spend all your weekends helping the old folk. Adj morally good or generous in a way that is admired Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:08
1416
nibble
He nibbled the biscuit cautiously. Verb to eat small amounts of food by taking very small bites Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:07
1417
newsletter
The society publishes a newsletter twice a year. Noun a short written report of news about a club, organization etc that is sent regularly to people who are interested Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:06
1418
nettle
She was nettled by Holman's remark. Verb to be annoyed by what someone says or does Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:05
1419
multitude
I had never seen such a multitude of stars before. Noun a very large number of people or things Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:02
1420
murky
The laws on intellectual property are murky. Adj complicated and difficult to understand Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 17:02
1421
moustache
He's shaved off his moustache. Noun hair that grows on a man's upper lip Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:59
1422
morbid
The trip was made all the worse by Frankie's morbid fear of flying. Adj with a strong and unhealthy interest in unpleasant subjects, especially death Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:58
1423
morale
A win is always good for morale. Noun the level of confidence and positive feelings that people have, especially people who work together, who belong to the same team etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:57
1424
monetary
This is the government's tight monetary policy. Adj relating to money, especially all the money in a particular country Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:56
1425
module
You choose five modules in the first year. Noun one of the separate units that a course of study has been divided into. Usually students choose a number of modules to study Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:54
1426
moderate
Even moderate amounts of alcohol can be dangerous. Adj not very large or very small, very hot or very cold, very fast or very slow etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:53
1427
mobilize
They failed to mobilize their resources effectively. Verb to encourage people to support something in an active way Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:52
1428
mist
The plant has to be misted every day. Verb to cover something with very small drops of liquid in order to keep it wet Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:51
1429
minimize
Every effort is being made to minimize civilian casualties. Verb to reduce something that is difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant to the smallest possible amount or degree Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:50
1430
miniature
He looked like a | miniature version | of his father. Adj much smaller than normal Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:46
1431
migrate
In September, these birds migrate 2,000 miles south to a warmer climate. Verb When an animal migrates, it travels to a different place, usually when the season changes Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:45
1432
messiah
The club was in desperate need of a new footballing messiah. Noun someone who people believe will solve all their problem Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:42
1433
maximize
The company's main function is to maximize profit. Verb to increase something such as profit or income as much as possible Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:41
1434
mattress
He is lying on an old and lumpy mattress. Noun the soft part of a bed that you lie on Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:40
1435
materialize
Problems were expected, but they never materialized. Verb to happen or appear in the way that you expected Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:38
1436
marshal
The general marshaled his forces for a major offensive. Verb to organize all the people or things that you need in order to be ready for a battle, election etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:36
1437
marsh
The crane lives in marshy habitats. Noun an area of low flat ground that is always wet and soft Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:35
1438
mansion
There is a beautiful country mansion. Noun a very large house Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:33
1439
manifest
The shareholders have manifested their intention to sell the shares. Verb to show a feeling, attitude etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:32
1440
majesty
The Prime Minister is here to see you, Your Majesty. Noun used when talking to or about a king or queen Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:31
1441
lousy
The food was lousy. Adj of very bad quality Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:28
1442
loom
Suddenly a mountain loomed up in front of them. Verb to appear as a large unclear shape, especially in a threatening way Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:27
1443
locomotive
There is an increase in locomotive power. Adj relating to movement Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:26
1444
locker
She put her shoes into the locker. Noun a small cupboard with a lock in a school, office, sports building etc, where you can leave clothes or possessions while you do something Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:25
1445
locality
In 19th-century Britain, industries became concentrated in one locality. Noun a particular area Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:22
1446
lob
Sampras lobbed the ball high over Chang's head. Verb to kick or hit a ball in a slow high curve, especially in a game of tennis or football Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:20
1447
loathe
He loathes their politics. Verb to hate someone or something very much Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:19
1448
linear
These mental exercises are designed to break linear thinking habits and encourage creativity. Adj involving a series of events or thoughts in which one follows another one directly Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:18
1449
limp
His body suddenly | went limp and he fell down on the floor. Adj not firm or strong Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:16
1450
liberate
That is women's freedom to pursue careers liberated from childcare. Verb to free someone from feelings or conditions that make their life unhappy or difficult Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:15
1451
liaise
The education officer liaises between students, schools and colleges. Verb to exchange information with someone who works in another organization or department so that you can both be more effective Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:12
1452
lethal
These chemicals are lethal to fish. Adj causing death, or able to cause death Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:11
1453
ledge
We crept carefully along the narrow ledge. Noun a narrow flat piece of rock that sticks out on the side of a mountain or cliff Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:10
1454
lark
I only went along for a lark. Noun something that you do to amuse yourself or as a joke Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:09
1455
knob
He thought the door was locked, but he | turned the knob | and the door opened. Noun a round handle or thing that you turn to open a door, turn on a television etc Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:07
1456
knack
Some people seem to | have a knack for making money. Verb a natural skill or ability Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:06
1457
jumble
The photographs were all jumbled up. Verb to mix things together in an untidy way, without any order Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:05
1458
juggle
One guy juggles with five balls. Verb to keep three or more objects moving through the air by throwing and catching them very quickly - juggle with Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:04
1459
juggle
One guy juggles with five balls. Verb to keep three or more objects moving through the air by throwing and catching them very quickly - juggle with Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:04
1460
jockey
After the war, rival politicians began to jockey for power. Verb to compete strongly to get into the best position or situation, or to get the most power Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:01
1461
jockey
After the war, rival politicians began to jockey for power. Verb to compete strongly to get into the best position or situation, or to get the most power Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:01
1462
jigsaw
As he explained, another | piece of the jigsaw | fell into place. Noun a very complicated situation, especially one that you are trying to understand Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 16:00
1463
jeopardy
Thousands of jobs are in jeopardy. Noun in danger of being lost or harmed Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:55
1464
jargon
Keep it simple and avoid the use of jargon. Noun words and expressions used in a particular profession or by a particular group of people, which are difficult for other people to understand - often used to show disapproval Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:53
1465
inundate
After the broadcast, we were inundated with requests for more information. Verb to receive so much of something that you cannot easily deal with it all Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:53
1466
intrude
Would you be intruded if I came with you? Verb to interrupt someone or become involved in their private affairs in an annoying and unwanted way Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:52
1467
intermediate
It is an intermediate stage during which the disease is dormant. Adj an intermediate stage in a process of development is between two other stages Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:50
1468
interior
The interior walls are all painted white. Adj inside or indoors Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:49
1469
interim
He received an interim payment of £10,000. Adj intended to be used or accepted for a short time only, until something or someone final can be made or found Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:48
1470
intercept
His phone calls were intercepted. Verb to stop something or someone that is going from one place to another before they get there Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:47
1471
integrity
James is a man of great moral integrity. Noun the quality of being honest and strong about what you believe to be right Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:45
1472
insulate
Pipes may insulates against the cold. Verb to cover or protect something with a material that stops electricity, sound, heat etc from getting in or out Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:40
1473
inhibit
An unhappy family life may inhibit children's learning. Verb to prevent something from growing or developing well Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:38
1474
inherent
I'm afraid the problems you mention are inherent in the system. Adj a quality that is inherent in something is a natural part of it and cannot be separated from it Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:37
1475
inflict
The strikes inflicted serious damage on the economy. Verb to make someone suffer something unpleasant Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:36
1476
inflame
The shooting inflamed ethnic tensions. Verb to make someone's feelings of anger, excitement etc much stronger Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:35
1477
infinite
She is a a woman of infinite patience. Adj very great in amount or degree Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:34
1478
induce
Nothing would induce me to vote for him again. Verb to persuade someone to do something, especially something that does not seem wise Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:33
1479
incoming
Incoming calls were monitored. Adj arriving at or coming to a place Arts johanne1016 2014.12.13 15:31
1480
pamphlet
He makes pamphlets about common safety precautions that we all can put into use. Noun small thin book with no cover or only a paper cover that has information about a particular subject Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 10:31
1481
reckon
I reckon that we'll have to leave early. Noun to think or suppose (something) : to believe that (something) is true or possible Economics mcyang 2014.12.13 10:28
1482
heedless
They remain heedless of their own safety. Adj not paying careful attention Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 10:26
1483
stern
He gave me a stern look. Adj very serious especially in an unfriendly way Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 10:22
1484
ensue
The police officer said that he had placed the man under arrest and that a fight had ensued. Verb to happen after something else, especially as a result of it Law satalin 2014.12.13 10:10
1485
stout
He has a stout heart. Adj brave and strong Commerce mcyang 2014.12.13 10:09
1486
brochure
The tour brochure recommend we go to that amusement park. Noun a type of small magazine that contains pictures and information on a product or a company Commerce satalin 2014.12.13 10:08
1487
fluid
The forest floor is full of some unknown fluid. Beware of toxic. Noun a substance which flows and is not solid Arts satalin 2014.12.13 10:05
1488
stoop
She stooped down to hug the child. Verb to bend down or over Arts mcyang 2014.12.13 10:05
1489
faction
The faction had some good proposes but was rejected by the party. Noun a group within a larger group Law satalin 2014.12.13 10:03
1490
sling
It is rude to sling your bag to the helper. Verb to throw or drop something carelessly Law satalin 2014.12.13 10:01
1491
upbeat
Live music set an upbeat mood for the opening of the ceremony. Adj full of hope, optimistic Arts satalin 2014.12.13 10:00
1492
nudge
I nudged him to get his attention. Verb to push in a gentle manner Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:42
1493
affront
His refusal to see me was an affront. Noun an insult Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:39
1494
headwind
The headwind was so strong that our boat had difficulty sailing against it. Noun a wind blowing against the direction Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:37
1495
vex
His demands for money vexed his wife. Verb to irritate, make someone angry Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:34
1496
peevish
He's peevish today because he is not feeling well. Adj easily angered or annoyed,irritable Law hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:33
1497
deference
She showed deference to the wishes of her parents in planning her wedding. Noun respect for another's preferences,polite concern Arts hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:31
1498
plaintive
He listened to plaintive songs on the radio. Adj expressing a lonely sadness and a desire for sympathy Law hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:30
1499
conciliate
The boss conciliated the anger of her employees by giving them wage increases. Verb to win back the good feelings of somebody Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:28
1500
imperious
The strict father showed an imperious attitude toward his children. Adj having an attitude of superiority Law hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:26
1501
languish
Since the war the industry has gradually languished. Verb become weak and miserable because of unfulfilled longings Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:25
1502
revamp
The department was revamped to try to improve its performance. Verb improve the appearance of Arts hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:23
1503
parlous
English tennis is in a parlous condition. Adj full of danger or uncertainty Law hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:22
1504
bedrock
That building is built on bedrock. Noun solid rock under the earth Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:20
1505
uncanny
She has an uncanny ability to remember the exact dates when things happen. Adj extraordinary,remarkable Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:19
1506
rundown
That house is rundown and needs repairs and painting. Adj in poor condition,needing to be fixed Arts hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:17
1507
ebullient
She has an ebullient personality,always very happy and smiling. Adj lively, enthusiastic Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:16
1508
banish
The king banished the murderer from the land. Verb to send something away Law hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:12
1509
prong
Forks have prongs for spearing food. Noun a thin rod Arts hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:11
1510
credentials
She has excellent credentials for the job. Noun papers that show one's accomplishments Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:10
1511
lurch
The ship lurched from side to side in the storm's waves. Verb to move with a sudden, unsteady motion Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:07
1512
vest
The pension fund vests assets to its members' accounts after five years. Verb to become the property of something Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 1:04
1513
banquet
There are halls for banqueting up to 3,000 people. Verb Entertain with a banquet. - Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:52
1514
ballot
Next year's primary ballot. Noun A process of voting, in writing and typically in secret. Law yrita 2014.12.12 10:51
1515
bail
His son called home to get bailed out of jail. Verb Release or secure the release of (a prisoner) on payment of bail. - Law yrita 2014.12.12 10:50
1516
baffle
An unexplained occurrence that baffled everyone. Verb Totally bewilder or perplex. - Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:49
1517
badge
Name badges. Noun A distinctive emblem worn as a mark of office, membership, achievement, licensed employment, etc. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:48
1518
axis
The earth revolves on its axis once every 24 hours. Noun An imaginary line about which a body rotates. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:46
1519
awhile
Stand here awhile. Adv For a short time. - Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:45
1520
awesome
The awesome power of the atomic bomb. Adj Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:45
1521
aviation
The aviation industry. Noun The flying or operating of aircraft. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:43
1522
aviary
Adult captive birds were observed in aviary and zoos in England, Germany, and the USA. Noun A large cage, building, or enclosure for keeping birds in. - Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:42
1523
avert
Talks failed to avert a rail strike. Verb Prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence). Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:41
1524
avail
No amount of struggle availed Charles. Verb Help or benefit. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:40
1525
autonomy
Tatarstan demanded greater autonomy within the Russian Federation. Noun The right or condition of self-government, especially in a particular sphere. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:39
1526
autonomous
The federation included sixteen autonomous republics. Adj (of a country or region) having self-government, at least to a significant degree. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:38
1527
automation
Unemployment due to the spread of automation. Noun The use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process. Arts yrita 2014.12.12 10:37
1528
traction
I can't get any traction on the icy sidewalk. Noun the ability of something to stay on a road surface Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 0:59
1529
pit
In the tennis match,I was pitted against my best friend. Verb to put in opposition to or competition with Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 0:56
1530
bash
The newspapers bashed the politician daily. Verb to criticize Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 0:54
1531
lobby
All major industries lobby for favor in the nation's capital. Verb to try to influence someone in power to support one's interests and needs Economics hooray832602 2014.12.12 0:42
1532
acrimonious
The meeting ended in an acrimonious dispute. Adj full of anger, arguments and bad feeling Commerce basketball1007 2014.12.11 4:08
1533
accrue
Little benefit will accrue to London from the new road scheme. Noun increase in number or amount over a period of time Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 4:06
1534
accord
You will not be accorded any special treatment. Verb give someone or something special attention or a particular type of treatment Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 4:04
1535
accolade
Her approval was the highest accolade he could have received. Noun praise and approval Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 4:02
1536
accentuate
The photograph seemed to accentuate his large nose. Verb make something more noticeable Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:59
1537
accede
He graciously acceded to our request. Verb agree to a demand, proposal etc, especially after first disagreeing with it Commerce basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:56
1538
abyss
The country might plunge into the abyss of economic ruin. Noun a very dangerous or frightening situation Economics basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:53
1539
abstruse
Maths is a mix of abstruse theory and detailed calculations. Adj difficult to understand Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:45
1540
abstain
(1)Some voted for the change, some abstained. - (2)Pilots must | abstain from alcohol before the flight. Verb (1)choose not to vote for or against something - (2) not do or have something you enjoy Law basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:43
1541
abscond
The boy absconded from a children's home. Verb go away suddenly and secretly in order to escape from somewhere Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:39
1542
abreast
t's important to keep abreast of the latest developments in computers. Adv know all the most recent facts or information about a particular subject or situation Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:15
1543
abound
Rumors abound as to the reasons for his resignation. Verb exist in very large numbers Economics basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:14
1544
abortive
It's an abortive attempt to reform local government. Adj not successful Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:12
1545
abort
The rescue mission had to be aborted. Verb stop an activity because it would be difficult or dangerous to continue it Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:11
1546
abode
Welcome to my humble abode. Noun the place where someone lives Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:03
1547
abject
This policy has turned out to be an abject failure. Adj being extremely poor, unhappy, unsuccessful etc Economics basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:02
1548
abhor
I abhor all forms of racism. Noun hate a way of behaving or thinking, often because you think it is not moral Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 3:00
1549
abeyance
Hostilities between the two groups have been in abeyance since last June. Noun not happening or being used at present Commerce basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:59
1550
aberrant
The boy always has aberrant behavior. Adj not usual or normal Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:56
1551
abdicate
The government has largely abdicated its responsibility in dealing with housing needs. Verb refuse to be responsible for something, when you should be or were before Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:50
1552
abate
The fighting in the area has started to abate. Verb become less strong Economics basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:48
1553
abasement
The pilgrims knelt in self-abasement. Noun make yourself seem to be less important or not to deserve respect Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:46
1554
abandon
They drank and smoked with reckless abandon. Noun behave in a careless or uncontrolled way, without thinking or caring about what they are doing Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:44
1555
offing
Big changes were in the offing. Noun to be likely to happen soon Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:41
1556
offhand
I can't remember offhand where the file is. Adv immediately, without time to think about it or find out about something Arts basketball1007 2014.12.11 2:40
1557
improvise
The teacher stood before his class and improvised a lecture. Verb to perform without preparation: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.11 20:39
1558
impinge
The light impinges on the lens. Verb to strike; collide: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.11 20:38
1559
impetus
Some children need an impetus to study. Noun a force that moves one to action; - impulse: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.11 20:37
1560
impair
Smoking can impair your health. Verb to make worse; - damage: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.11 20:36
1561
palliative
As long as that continues, they can offer only palliative care. Adj moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear Arts Hanm 2014.12.10 8:54
1562
adulation
The officer basked in the adulation of his followers. Noun servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise Arts Hanm 2014.12.10 8:51
1563
conciliatory
The next time he spoke, he used a more conciliatory tone. Adj are willing to end a disagreement with someone. Arts Hanm 2014.12.10 8:50
1564
flounder
What a pity that his career was left to flounder. Verb behave awkwardly; have difficulties Arts Hanm 2014.12.10 8:48
1565
bombast
There was no bombast or conceit in his speech. Noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing Arts Hanm 2014.12.10 8:46
1566
ruffian
I played a funny ruffian in this series. But actually he is a good guy. Noun a cruel and brutal fellow Law Hanm 2014.12.10 8:44
1567
harp
He kept harping on the details of his plan. Verb harp on orupon, [~ + on/upon + object] to repeat annoyingly over and over again: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.10 20:23
1568
hazy
While a hazy part of my mind concentrated on swimming down, a clear part sorted over recent events, among them my only positive act in a long time. Adj vague; indefinite; - confused: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.10 20:22
1569
havoc
The tornado wreaked havoc on several towns in its path. Noun great destruction or devastation: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.10 20:21
1570
grotesque
There is a grotesque statue of a human head on top of a lion's body. Adj odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; - fantastically ugly or absurd; - bizarre: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.10 20:20
1571
haggle
The tourists haggled for a better price. Verb to bargain about the cost of something: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.10 20:19
1572
groovy
It is really groovy music and I like it a lot. Adj fashionably attractive; - wonderful; - great: Arts 00nthu4017 2014.12.10 20:17
1573
rationale
The rationale behind the change is not at all evident. Noun the reasons for a decision, belief etc. Arts ann 2014.12.10 15:56
1574
prestige
he wanted to achieve power and prestige Noun a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc. Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:44
1575
counterpart
Each of them has a counterpart column in the database tables. Adj a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:43
1576
cream_of_the_crop
This editorial staff isn't the cream_of_the_crop, but it's not as bad as you say. Noun some persons who are the best. Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:42
1577
heterogeneity
The use of these standards solves many of the heterogeneity problems in a large enterprise. Noun the quality of being diverse and not comparable in kind Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:39
1578
forgo
this might mean that you have to forgo sleeping in long hours on those lazy Saturday mornings. Noun give up Law Hanm 2014.12.09 9:37
1579
priest
He had trained to be a Catholic priest. Noun A priest is a member of the Christian clergy in the Catholic, Anglican, or Orthodox church Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:37
1580
consciously
Everybody consciously attends to things and everything is attended to Adv with awareness Law Hanm 2014.12.09 9:35
1581
defer
Customers often defer payment for as long as possible. Verb hold back to a later time Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:33
1582
divergence
Now we come to a point of divergence. Noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:31
1583
typology
an important part of generally relevant knowledge is the typology of specialists. Noun classification according to general type Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:30
1584
spinster
Everybody calls her spinster. Noun an elderly unmarried woman Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:28
1585
favorably
he reviewed the play favorably Adv showing approval Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:27
1586
lifelong
I can meet some interesting people who turn to be lifelong friends. Adj continuing through life Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:23
1587
eligible
Almost half the population are eligible to vote in today's election. Adj qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen Law Hanm 2014.12.09 9:21
1588
categorization
you'd apply the categorization approach to each of these directories. Noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category Arts Hanm 2014.12.09 9:20
1589
stereotype
There's always been a stereotype about successful businessmen. Noun A stereotype is a fixed general image or set of characteristics that a lot of people believe represent a particular type of person or thing. Law Hanm 2014.12.09 9:18
1590
authentic
The letter is now accepted as an authentic document. Adj Of undisputed origin; genuine. Arts yrita 2014.12.09 8:29
1591
auction
His collection of vintage cars is to be auctioned off tomorrow. Verb Sell or offer for sale at an auction. Arts yrita 2014.12.09 8:28
1592
attorney
About two dozen women qualified as attorneys by the end of the decade. Noun a lawyer. Law yrita 2014.12.09 8:27
1593
attic
Tellies woke the next morning to the patter of rain on the roof above his attic room. Noun A space or room just below the roof of a building. Arts yrita 2014.12.09 8:26
1594
attempt
An attempt to halt the bombings. Noun An act of trying to achieve something, typically one that is unsuccessful or not certain to succeed. Arts yrita 2014.12.09 8:23
1595
attain
Clarify your objectives and ways of attaining them. Noun Succeed in achieving (something that one desires and has worked for). Arts