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1 stationary 7 House prices have been stationary for months.ADJnot moving, or not changing2019.12.01 13:01
2 insurmountable 7 He has had highs of happiness at successes and lows of despair, at seemingly insurmountable difficultiesADJToo great to be overcome.2019.08.27 12:56
3 contrive 7 He contrived to live on a very small incomeVFind a way of doing something2019.08.08 09:31
4 glean 7 So what can we glean from our collection of titlesVObtain (information) from various sources, often with difficulty.2019.06.26 14:18
5 soluble 7 Not all problems are soluble, not all risks can be hedged at acceptable cost.ADJ(of a problem) able to be solved.2019.05.01 10:27
6 instill 7 It is vital to instill an attitude of fitness at a young age.NGradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person's mind.2019.04.24 13:13
7 disparate 7 Unusually, he shares his trade secrets by illustrating many of the disparate elements that inspire him.ADJEssentially different in kind; not able to be compared.2019.04.03 13:09
8 covert 7 You proceed with the covert actions, which I think are probably under way.NNot openly acknowledged or displayed.2019.04.03 12:48
9 burgeon 7 His performance is burgeoning with awkwardness and extreme fear, conveyed in nuance and physical appearance.VBegin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.2019.03.25 14:40
10 artifact 7 This movie shows its age through the many artifacts and imperfections presentNSomething observed in a scientific investigation or experiment that is not naturally present but occurs as a result of the preparative or investigative procedure.2019.03.25 14:14
11 disparate 7 There was one thing that tied the disparate elements together - they were all pro-intervention.NEssentially different in kind; not able to be compared.2019.02.25 11:11
12 beak 7 the beak of a hawkNa bird’s mouth2016.12.31 19:05
13 temperate 7 Vancouver has a temperate climate.ADJOf, relating to, or denoting a region or climate characterised by mild temperatures.2016.10.13 00:58
14 dredge 7 They have already dredged the lake for finding out the Time-TurnerVremove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water2016.10.10 12:45
15 misguided 7 I was misguided to go to a wrong way by a strange female.ADJpoorly conceived or thought out2016.10.10 12:30
16 opaque 7 it was pale, opaque plastic,the kind og thing Thomas had used.ADJnot letting light through: not transparent2016.10.09 21:41
17 reverberate 7 i felt my body reverberate with it.Vto become filled with a sound2016.10.09 21:22
18 grapple 7 Soldiers grapple with their weapons.Vfight2016.09.30 19:35
19 mucky 7 Xxxxx is fucking mucky .ADJMucky means very dirty ,muddy or annoying2016.09.28 14:01
20 vanilla 7 I like the French Vanilla coffee in Tim Hortons.NVanilla is a kind of tasty herb ,use spreadly in food.2016.09.28 13:28
21 mechanization 7 We are speeding up the mechanization of our agriculture. Nto mechanize an industrial process2016.09.28 11:24
22 downright 7 There was suspicion and even downright hatred between them.Nthoroughgoing2016.09.26 23:29
23 lagoon 7 A lagoon is like a pool NA body of water separated of sea for coral reefs or sand bars2016.09.26 20:11
24 obsolete 7 Many obsolete electronic equipments can not be solved into the dump on time, that will cause the E-trash problem.ADJcan not be used any more, too old2016.09.26 19:33
25 obsolete 7 Many obsolete electronic equipments can not be solved into the dump on time, that will cause the E-trash problem.ADJcan not be used any more, too old2016.09.26 19:33
26 outnumber 7 Woman in a world outnumber man.VTo be more numerous.2016.09.26 18:08
27 egalitarian 7 The Education in Canada is egalitarian NEqual rigths and opportunities for everyone2016.09.26 18:05
28 radiator 7 Tom fell asleep against the radiator.Nheater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat room.2016.09.25 18:36
29 gadget 7 Many computer gadgets are very useful.Na small useful device2016.09.23 08:21
30 egalitarian 7 It is an egalitarian State in which each voice is equally weightedNsupporting or following the idea that all people are equal and should have the same rights and opportunities2016.09.21 10:51
31 aboriginal 7 the issue of aboriginal land rightsADJ of, relating to, or typical of aborigines: - aboriginal customs. - original or earliest known; native; indigenous: - the aboriginal people of Tah2016.09.21 10:32
32 pessimistic 7 we are pessimistic about our planetNTending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen2016.09.19 09:40
33 ballad 7 Her latest single is a balladN A ballad is a long song or poem which tells a story in simple language.2016.05.18 00:55
34 devolve 7 The senator devolved the duties of office upon a group of aides.Vv.tr. - 1. To pass on or delegate to another. - - 2016.05.18 00:53
35 seclusion 7 The sunshine struck hot on his fur, soft breezes caressed his heated brow, and after the seclusion of the cellarage he had lived in so longNSeclusion is the act of secluding, i.e. shutting out or keeping apart from society, or the state of being secluded, or a place that is priva2016.01.14 12:27
36 recoil 7 If humans to rely on machine, we will recoil to ourself.Vto make a sudden movement away from something esp. because of fear or disgust2015.11.24 14:05
37 flinched 7 I flinched after I heard sound from my new speakers Vto make a sudden small movement because of pain or fear2015.11.24 13:47
38 rudimentary 7 He had only a rudimentary knowledge of French.ADJ1.being or involving basic facts or principles - 2.being in the earliest stages of development - 3.not fully developed in mature animals2015.11.24 12:34
39 hydraulic 7 New hydraulic model explains the operation principle of the machine clearly. - ADJoperated by or involving the pressure of water or some other liquid2015.11.24 08:52
40 coax 7 I could coax my sister to save my secret VTo influence or persuade (a person or animal) to do something by talking in a gentle and friendly way2015.11.24 08:32
41 recoil 7 I recoiled in horror when the robot suddenly began to smoke. - Vto move back because of fear or disgust (= dislike or disapproval)2015.11.24 08:25
42 recoil 7 My car have the best recoil buffers Vto move back suddenly 2015.11.24 08:25
43 flinch 7 The scientists never flinch when they are in a trouble.Vto move your face or body away from someone or something because you are in pain, frightened, or upset2015.11.23 23:30
44 recoil 7 she recoiled in fear after dropping her iPhone and breaking her screenVsuddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust. 2015.11.23 22:39
45 flinch 7 He stares at them whithout flinching. Nwhen some one is about to hit U and U do that sudden movement.2015.11.23 21:55
46 shrill 7 Suddenly, a girl's shrill voice rises into sky. NADJ a shrill sound is high-pitched and unpleasant.2015.11.23 21:38
47 hydraulic 7 Those electric lights make use of hydraulic energy.ADJoperated by, moved by, or employing water or other liquids in motion2015.11.23 21:10
48 recoil 7 She recoiled from his touch.Vto draw back; start or shrink back, as in alarm, horror, or disgust2015.11.23 21:05
49 hydraulic 7 This is why light oils are used as hydraulic fluids.ADJoperated by the pressure of a fluid2015.11.23 20:10
50 recoil 7 we recoiled when we faced a big dogVto quickly move away from something that is shocking2015.11.23 19:58
51 flinched 7 Sally flinched ,and be shamed of speechless after having a big trouble with her power point presentation Vto draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant.2015.11.23 17:50
52 recoil 7 When I watch my child video ,it recoil me to the moment that he was a cute baby.Vto draw back; start or shrink back, as in alarm, horror, or disgust2015.11.23 15:28
53 recoil 7 Recoil from death is a nature self - preservationVto move back because of fear or disgust (= dislike or disapproval):2015.11.22 23:02
54 shrill 7 I was awaked by the shrill alarm every morning.ADJhaving a ‹loud and high ‹sound that is ‹unpleasant or ‹painful to ‹listen to2015.11.22 21:10
55 recoil 7 People recoil who live near a nuclear power plant because they are concerned about health.Vto draw back; start or shrink back, as in alarm, horror, or disgust.2015.11.16 22:08
56 shrill 7 Audio equipment will sound shrill when a phone close it. ADJhigh-pitched and piercing in sound quality2015.11.16 22:01
57 rudimentary 7 This new employees have a rudimentary knowledge of how to use this kind of machine.ADJbasic2015.11.10 13:44
58 rudimentary 7 You need to have rudimentary knowledge of how technology works to use your phoneADJ ‹basic2015.11.10 13:30
59 primate 7 14 per cent of primate species are highly endangered.NA primate is a member of the group of mammals which includes humans, monkeys, and apes.2015.11.09 23:57
60 forage 7 people forage every where in a famineVto go from ‹place to ‹place ‹searching, ‹especially for ‹food:2015.11.09 23:34
61 foraging 7 We disturbed a wild boar that had been foraging by the squirrelVWhen animals forage, they search for food. 2015.11.09 22:14
62 rudimentary 7 This shows that I have a rudimentary grasp of economics.ADJRudimentary things are very basic or simple and are therefore unsatisfactory.2015.11.09 22:11
63 foraging 7 The wild bear came into the village for foraging.Vthe act of searching for food and provisions2015.11.09 09:18
64 rudimentary 7 I have only rudimentary knowledge of art.ADJbeing or involving basic facts or principle2015.11.09 09:15
65 terrestrial 7 This kind of terrestrial animal evolved from the sea.N(of animals) living on the land rather than in the water or air.2015.11.08 23:13
66 rudimentary 7 I have only rudimentary knowledge of EnglishADJbasic or simple2015.11.07 22:16
67 terrestrial 7 But by the end of the poem, he has become a character of extra- TERRESTRIAL proportions, a romantic sufferer carrying on his shADJpertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.2015.11.02 15:37
68 terrestrial 7 In January the commission said LightSquared could use its license for exclusive terrestrial purposes,NZoology. living on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or aerial.2015.11.02 15:37
69 terrestrial 7 Dr. Who is an extraterrestrial, whereas I am just a terrestrial.Nterrestrial means relating to the planet Earth rather than to some other part of the universe2015.11.02 15:11
70 terrestrial 7 Although they can swim, the polar bears are terrestrial animals.ADJliving on or relating to land rather than water2015.11.02 15:08
71 nomadic 7 Orangutans' lives are nomadic- they travel from place to place depending on food availability.ADJrelating to or characteristic of nomads or their way of life2015.11.02 14:58
72 flinch 7 Flinch/n. cannot makes us to be successful,but courage can.The man didn't flinch/v. when he faced to the nurderer,because he was a policemanVto make a sudden small movement because of pain or fear.2015.07.23 10:25
73 coax 7 I found I could coax most cattle to walk through a chute.Vto try to persuade someone to do something by gently asking or patiently encouraging the person.2015.07.23 10:13
74 recoil 7 Like a wild animal, I recoil when people touch me. VTo make a sudden movement away from something esp. because of fear or disgust2015.07.23 10:10
75 infrared 7 infrared radiation is not harmful.Nthe infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum; electromagnetic wave frequencies below the visible range2015.04.16 11:44
76 idiom 7 People use a lot of idiom in daily life.Na manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language2015.04.16 11:35
77 excerpt 7 This part was an excerpt from a scientific journal.Na short piece of writing, music, film, etc. taken from a longer whole2015.04.14 12:20
78 vulgar 7 We should avoid vulgar language whenever we speak.ADJnot having or showing good taste; not polite, elegant or well behaved2015.04.14 09:27
79 sabotage 7 it was an act of military sabotage.N(u) The act of doing deliberate damage to equipment, transpot, machines, etc.2015.04.13 20:50
80 erratic 7 My brother has a very erratic live style.ADJchanging ofter or not following a regular pattern so that it is difficult to know what will happen next2015.04.13 00:02
81 hallmark 7 The bottom of every piece of china has a hallmark to make sure whether it is true or not.Na typical feature2015.04.12 23:55
82 candid 7 If you have a candid friend, your life will become easy.ADJhonest and direct, even when the truth is not pleasant2015.04.04 16:28
83 bonfire 7 They celebrated the event by holding parades, lightning bonfires and setting off fireworks.NA large fire built outside for burning waste. People also have bonfires at parties or celebrations.2015.03.28 07:13
84 erroneous 7 She let us the erroneous conclusion, so we are in the big problem.ADJnot correct; based on wrong information2015.03.26 14:35
85 misconception 7 This misconception is far from the truth.Na wrong belief or opinion as a result of not understanding something2015.03.19 15:15
86 avalanche 7 Before the avalanche, all of the tourists were informed.Na mass of snow, ice and rock that falls down the side of a mountain2015.03.19 13:20
87 covertly 7 They covertly observed Lauren, who was sitting between Ned and Algie at a nearby table. Advsecret2015.03.15 12:43
88 covet 7 He covets his brother's laptop. She's been coveting the chance to have higher position in her company.Vto want (something that you do not have) very much2015.03.13 23:40
89 cohesion 7 I think the important issue is how to make the cohesion of classmates in this class.Nthe act or state of keeping together2015.03.10 12:08
90 coherence 7 I extremely feel bad now becasue I recognized my whole essay which I submitted yesterday lacked coherence.Nthe situation in which all the parts of sth fit together well2015.03.10 12:02
91 jargon 7 I don't like such as the technical jargon.Nwords or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group of people, and are difficult for others to understand2015.03.10 09:34
92 slippery 7 Be aware of Jack, people say that he is slippery and selfish.ADJcannot be trusted, have to be careful with and not reliable2015.01.16 10:55
93 remit 7 the excess of the sentence over 12 months was remittedNCancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment)2015.01.16 05:25
94 culprit 7 High cost and low efficiency is the main culprits of this business failure.Nthe reason, cause of something2015.01.16 05:05
95 postulate 7 his theory postulated a rotatory movement for hurricanesNSuggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief:2015.01.16 03:20
96 malicious 7 The neighborhood chatterbox has again been spreading malicious gossip.ADJhaving or showing a desire to cause harm to another person : having or showing malice2015.01.15 23:16
97 ardent 7 He is an ardent science-fiction fan who has read virtually all of his favorite author's many works.ADJhaving or showing very strong feelings2015.01.15 23:03
98 recoil 7 We recoiled in horror at the sight of his wounded arm.Vto quickly move away from something that is shocking, frightening, or disgusting : to react to something with shock or fear2015.01.15 22:44
99 throng 7 He grabbed a megaphone and addressed the vast throng.Na large group of people2015.01.15 22:34
100 convulsive 7 After a day of convulsive trading, the stock market was down 300 points.ADJinvolving or causing a sudden violent shaking of the muscles in your body that you are unable to control2015.01.15 22:17
101 perplex 7 Questions about the meaning of life have always perplexed humankind.Vto confuse (someone) very much2015.01.15 21:57
102 cunning 7 She was cunning enough to fool me.ADJgetting what is wanted in a clever and often deceptive way2015.01.15 21:49
103 envoy 7 The president sent the secretary of state as his personal envoy to gain the support of the country's allies.Na person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government2015.01.15 20:02
104 envoy 7 The president sent the secretary of state as his personal envoy to gain the support of the country's allies.Na person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government2015.01.15 20:02
105 contrive 7 The prisoners contrived a way to escape.Vto form or think of (a plan, method, etc.)2015.01.15 19:59
106 contrive 7 The prisoners contrived a way to escape.Vto form or think of (a plan, method, etc.)2015.01.15 19:59
107 shun 7 He shuns parties and social events.Vto avoid (someone or something)2015.01.15 19:50
108 immaculate 7 She had an immaculate record of service.ADJperfectly clean2015.01.15 19:28
109 concerto 7 For a piece billed as towering, the Busoni concerto is actually pretty chatty.Na piece of music for one or more main instruments with an orchestra2015.01.15 19:02
110 refute 7 The lawyer refuted the testimony of the witness.Vto prove that (something) is not true2015.01.15 18:48
111 convent 7 The nuns live in the convent.Na group of nuns who live together; also : the house or buildings they live in2015.01.15 18:40
112 narcotic 7 i am addicted to narcotic.Na drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior2015.01.10 10:23
113 jargon 7 stop use jargon in front of me.Nspecial words or expressions that are used by a particular profession 2015.01.10 10:17
114 obliterate 7 the memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mindVwipe out2015.01.10 10:12
115 rebate 7 If you are on a low income you may be able to claim a rebate on your rent and council taxNa partial refund to someone who has paid too much money 2015.01.10 10:01
116 penal 7 the campaign for penal reformNrelating to, used for, or prescribing the punishment of offenders under the legal system2015.01.10 09:53
117 engulf 7 the cafe was engulfed in flamesVto surround or cover it completely2015.01.10 09:50
118 exposition 7 the exposition encompass all kind of goods Na large public exhibition of art or trade goods2015.01.10 09:47
119 chic 7 A chic pendant dangle from his neckADJelegantly and stylishly fashionable2015.01.10 09:41
120 ardent 7 an ardent baseball fanADJenthusiastic or passionate2015.01.10 09:33

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