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abacus
n. manual computing device consisting of a frame holding parallel rods strung with movable counters
absent
a. go away or leave ; missing; not present
accompany
v. travel with; be associated with
according
a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
active
a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
adaptation
n. modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits
addict
v. cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to
adhere
v. stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with
adhesive
n. glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
adjacent
a. adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
adjective
n. a word which describes a noun
adjourn
v. break from a meeting or gathering
adjustment
n. making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
admission
n. act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter
adverb
n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
advertisement
n. a public promotion of some product or service
advocate
v. speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
aerodynamic
a. designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow
aeronautics
n. the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
aerosol
n. a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
aerospace
n. the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
afraid
a. feeling fear or anxiety; frightened
Africa
n. the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
afterwards
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
agility
n. mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly
agreement
n. state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character
ahead
ad. further forward in space; in the line of one's forward motion
allow
v. admit an activity as legal or acceptable
allowable
a. deductible according to the tax laws
alternate
a. happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
alto
n. the highest adult male singing voice
alumnus
n. a pupil or graduate of a school or college (plural: alumni)
ambidextrous
a. capable of using either hand with equal ease
ambient
a. completely enveloping
ambiguity
n. state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
ambition
n. aspiration
ambivalent
a. mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings
ambulance
n. wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital
ancestor
n. a person related to you who lived a long time ago; forefather, forerunner, or predecessor
ancient
a. of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time
animation
n. act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.
anniversary
a. annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place
annual
a. occurring once every year; payable once every year
Antarctica
n. an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
antelope
n. graceful deerlike ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward
anthropology
n. social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
antibiotic
a. of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections
antibody
n. any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
antidote
n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
antifreeze
n. a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point
antiseptic
n. substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
antisocial
a. hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior
apology
n. acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse
apostrophe
n. text character used to mark the possessive or to show the omission of letters or numbers
apparently
ad. from appearances alone
applicant
n. candidate
application
n. close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
appreciate
v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
apprentice
n. works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner or learner
approach
n. access; method
approximate
v. come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity; come near
April
n. the month following March and preceding May
archaeology
n. study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
archery
n. the sport of shooting arrows with a bow
arrive
v. reach a destination
article
n. essay, a piece of writing
articulate
a. expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
ashamed
a. affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt
assistant
n. helper; person who assists or helps someone else
associate
v. connect or join together; combine
astrology
n. study of the positions of stars, in the belief that stars affect the character and lives of people
astronaut
n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
astronomical
a. enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy
atmosphere
n. air, the mixture of gases around the earth
attribute
n. essential quality; reputation; honor
auction
n. public sale of property to the highest bidder
audible
a. heard or perceptible by the ear
audio
n. sound, or sound signal
audit
v. make an official examination of the accounts of a business and produce a report
audition
v. take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance
auditor
n. a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit
auditorium
n. area of theater or concert hall where audience sits
auditory
a. of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing
August
n. the month following July and preceding September
authenticity
n. quality of being genuine or trustworthy
autobiography
n. biography or story written by oneself
autograph
n. a person's own signature
autumn
n. the season when the leaves fall from the trees
avenue
n. way or opening for entrance or exit place; passage by which a place may be reached; broad street
aware
a. knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
awkward
a. difficult to handle or manage
axiom
n. self-evident truth requiring no proof
bacteria
n. very small organisms that are found everywhere and are the cause of many diseases
baritone
n. the second lowest brass wind instrument
bass
n. the lowest part of the musical range
beetle
v. be suspended over or hang over
beginning
n. the first part or section of something
beige
n. a light greyish brown color
bicycle
n. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
biography
n. an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life
biology
n. science that studies living organisms
blizzard
n. snowstorm; storm
bottom
n. the lowest point or par
brace
n. something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;
Brazil
n. the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
breakable
n. an article that is fragile and easily broken
breakfast
n. a meal eaten in the morning, the first of the day
breathe
v. respire; inhale and exhale air
brilliant
a. full of light; shining or bright; sharp and clear in tone
bruise
v. injure, as by a blow or collision; contuse; fight with the fists
burglar
n. a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
business
n. an occupation, profession, or trade
cactus
n. any plant of the order Cactacae, as the prickly pear and the night-blooming cereus
cadence
n. rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat
calico
n. coarse cloth with a bright print
California
n. a state in the western United States on the Pacific, the 3rd largest state
Canada
n. second largest country in world, covering half of North America
canine
a. related to dogs; dog-like; affecting or derived from dogs
canter
n. slow gallop; moderate running pace of horse
capacity
n. mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
capital
n. the city or town that is the official seat of government in a country, state
captain
n. the person in command of a ship
cartographer
n. one who makes maps or charts
cartoon
n. design or study drawn of full size to serve as a model for transferring or copying; drawing depicting a humorous situation
casual
a. informal; purposeless; occurring by chance
category
n. group, class, or collection of things sharing a common attribute
cathedral
n. church; temple
caught
v. (past tense) be in time for; trap after chasing or hunting
centennial
a. of hundredth anniversary; lasting or aged a hundred years
certificate
n. document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; document issued to a person completing a course
chapter
n. division of a book
chief
n. a leader or ruler of a people
China
n. high quality porcelain originally made only in China
choreography
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chromosome
n. a structure in the cell nucleus that contains DNA
chronology
n. time sequence; arrangement of events in time
circumstantial
a. fully detailed and specific about particulars
cliff
n. a steep high face of rock
climb
n. an event that involves rising to a higher point
clinic
n. healthcare facility for outpatient care
cluster
n. group; bunch; group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely
coast
n. the part of the land near the sea
collapse
v. breakdown; fall down suddenly because of pressure or having no support
collate
v. examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
colleague
n. fellow worker; associate; co-worker
collide
v. come into conflict or opposition; conflict
collision
n. crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
colonel
n. a commissioned military officer
colony
n. region politically controlled by a distant country; a dependency; a community of social insects, as ants, bees
Colorado
n. a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
column
n. a tall solid upright stone post
comet
n. an object that goes around the sun
comic
a. arousing or provoking laughter; ridiculous; amusing; humorous
comma
n. a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
commercial
a. money making, involved in work that is intended for the mass market
commission
n. fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
committee
n. special group delegated to consider some matter
communication
n. activity of communicating; conveying information, like message, letter, or announcement
compact
a. closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving gist of something
companion
n. a person you spend a lot of time with, often because of friends or travelling together; partner
company
n. fellowship; association
comparison
n. considering something similar or of equal quality to something else
compensate
v. make amends for; reimburse
competition
n. struggle; rivalry; act of competing as for profit or a prize
complaint
n. expression of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment; criticism
completely
ad. with everything necessary
compliant
a. yielding to request or desire; ready to accommodate; disposed or willing to comply
composite
a. made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded
compound
a. composed of two or more parts
comprehensible
a. understandable; readily comprehended or understood; intelligible
compulsory
a. mandatory; obligatory; required by rule
conceive
v. form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
concentration
n. complete attention; intense mental effort
concept
n. something formed in the mind; thought or notion
concession
n. something that is allowed or given up, often to end a disagreement; act of yielding
conditions
n. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
conflict
n. fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events
conjunction
n. state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league
Connecticut
n. a state in the northeastern US, a New England state
connection
n. relation between things or events; shifting from one form of transportation to another
conquest
n. success in mastering something difficult; one that has been captivated or overcome
conscience
n. motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles
consequently
ad. therefore; as a result or consequence of something; subsequently
considerable
a. worthy of consideration; large in amount, extent, or degree
consonant
n. a speech sound that is not a vowel
constant
a. invariable or repeating; continually occurring; persistent
container
n. any object that can be used to hold things
contestant
n. a person who participates in competitions
continue
v. exist over a prolonged period of time
controlled
v. exercise authoritative control or power over
convention
n. social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
convict
v. find or declare guilty
coordinate
v. bring order and organization to; harmonize
corresponding
a. accompanying
cougar
n. large American feline resembling a lion
coward
n. person who lacks courage to face danger; timid
create
v. cause to exist; make
criminology
n. the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement
criticize
v. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
cruel
a. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
cyclone
n. violent rotating windstorm
daisy
n. any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl
debatable
a. disputable; unsettled; open to doubt or debate
December
n. the last (12th) month of the year
deception
n. act of deceiving
declaration
n. announcement; explicit statement; formal public statement
dedication
n. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
defendant
n. a person in a court of law who is accused of having done something wrong
Delaware
n. a state in the northeastern US
delegate
n. person authorized to act as representative for another; deputy
delight
v. hold spellbound
delivery
n. the action of delivering letters, packages, or goods
dermatology
n. the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
description
n. sketch or account of anything in words
design
n. a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function
desirable
a. worthwhile; worth doing or achieving; advisable
details
n. true confidential information
developing
n. processing a photosensitive material in order to make an image visible
difficult
a. needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with
digestive
a. relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion
dimensional
a. of or relating to dimensions
dioxide
n. an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
direct
v. manage or guide by advice, helpful information
disadvantage
n. an unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success
disappoint
v. fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
disapprove
v. have or express an unfavorable opinion about something
discard
v. throw out something from one's hand; get rid of
disengage
v. release from something that holds firmly
dislike
v. feel distaste for or hostility toward
disposal
n. the power to use something or someone
dissatisfied
a. in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
dissolve
v. melt; liquefy; cause to pass into solution; cause to disappear or vanish
distinct
a. clearly noticeable; that certainly exists
distinguishable
a. (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
doctor
n. a person licensed to practice medicine
domination
n. the exercise of control or influence over someone or something
dozen
n. the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
duplex
n. a house with two units sharing a common wall
duplicate
n. one that corresponds exactly to another, especially an original; identical copy; facsimile
eagle
v. shoot in two strokes under par
editing
v. cut or eliminate
effect
n. a result or condition produced by a cause
Egypt
n. an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
elasticity
n. tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
element
n. a part of something abstract, especially one that is essential or characteristic
elf
n. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
elves
n. an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere
encounter
v. confront or meet, especially unexpectedly
engage
v. obtain for services of; arrange for the use of; pledge or promise, especially to marry
England
n. a division of the United Kingdom
enjoy
v. take pleasure in; find or experience pleasure for
entire
a. with no part left out; whole
entrance
n. a door, gate, etc. by which you can enter a building or place
environment
n. surroundings; totality of surrounding conditions
equine
a. be similar or bear likeness to horse; relating to horse
equinox
n. period of equal days and nights; beginning of Spring and Autumn
escape
v. get free from something, or to avoid something
esophagus
n. the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
essential
a. necessary; critical; vital; constituting or being part of the essence of something
estimate
v. judge to be probable; form an opinion about; evaluate
ethnicity
n. common characteristics of a group of people; ethnic group; quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
evening
n. the time at the end of the day, usually from 6 p.m. to bedtime
eventually
ad. ultimately; in the final result or issue; in the end
exactly
ad. in every respect; just
excellent
a. extremely good; of great worth; eminent
exchange
n. substitute; trade in; give in return for something received
excitable
a. capable of responding to stimuli; easily excited
exciting
a. causing great interest or enthusiasm
exclamation
n. an abrupt excited utterance
exhausting
a. tending to exhaust, enfeeble, or drain the strength
exodus
n. departure of a large number of people
expect
v. regard something as likely to happen
expensive
a. high in price or charging high prices; costing a lot of money
experience
n. practical contact with and observation of facts or events
explanation
n. a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
exploration
n. travel for the purpose of discovery
exponent
n. one that expounds or interprets; one that speaks for, represents, or advocates
external
a. exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside
extravagant
a. wandering beyond one's bounds; exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained
factor
n. number, except 1, by which a large number can be divided exactly
famous
a. known about by many people
fantastic
a. excellent or extraordinary
fashion
n. style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model
February
n. the month following January and preceding March
feline
n. catlike; animal of the family Felidae
finance
n. management of money and credit and banking and investments; subsidizing; fund
financial
a. monetary; relating to money matters
flavor
n. distinctive taste; quality produced by the sensation of taste
Florida
n. a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico
forbidding
a. prohibitive; harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
forecast
n. prediction about how something will develop, as for weather
formation
n. a structure or arrangement of something; pattern
fortress
n. fort; castle; fortified place, especially a large military stronghold, often includes a town
fracture
v. break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse
freeze
n. fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level
freight
n. transport commercially as cargo; load with goods; goods carried by a large vehicle
French
a. of or pertaining to France or the people of France
frequent
v. do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
frustrating
a. preventing realization or attainment of a desire
function
n. act of executing or performing any duty; assigned duty or activity
fungi
n. the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants
fungus
n. plant belonging to the group Fungi
furthermore
ad. in addition; moreover; still further
galaxy
n. large, isolated system of stars, as the Milky Way; any collection of brilliant personalities
gallop
v. move or run rapidly or carelessly, as by a quadruped, particularly by a horse lifting alternately the fore feet and the hind feet, in successive leaps or bounds
gaseous
a. of gas; gas-like; lacking substance or concreteness
gauge
n. measuring instrument; measure or judge
gene
n. (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
generation
n. all offspring at same stage from common ancestor; interval of time between the birth of parents and their offspring
genuine
a. authentic; sincerely and honestly felt or experienced; real or true
geometry
n. branch of mathematics about the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces
Germany
n. a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
giant
n. person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual
gopher
n. burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
graduate
n. one who has completed the prescribed course of study
graphic
a. represented by graph; described in vivid detail; clearly outlined
graphite
n. something used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
greatest
a. highest in quality
Greek
n. a native or inhabitant of Greece
grumble
v. utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
gullible
a. easily deceived or cheated; easily tricked because of being too trusting
Hawaii
n. a state in the United States in the central Pacific
headache
n. pain you feel inside your head
heritage
n. legacy; something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition
hesitate
v. pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
hippopotamus
n. massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
horizon
n. line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet; range of one's knowledge, experience, or interest
horrible
a. exciting, or tending to horror or fear; hideous
hospital
n. a health facility where patients receive treatment
human
n. a man, woman, or child, not an animal
hundredth
n. position 100 in a countable series of things
hurricane
n. a violent wind that has a circular movement, especially in the West Atlantic Ocean
hurry
v. move very fast
hydrogen
n. a chemical element that is the lightest gas, has no colour, taste, or smell
hyena
n. any carnivorous mammal of the family Hyaenidae
ignorant
a. lacking education or knowledge; unaware
ignore
v. intentionally not listen or give attention to
Illinois
n. a midwestern state in north-central United States
impartial
a. fair; showing lack of favoritism
impatient
a. easily annoyed by someone's mistakes or because don't want to wait
imply
v. express or indicate indirectly; signify
improvement
n. the act of improving something
inadequate
a. not sufficient to meet a need; insufficient; poor
incidentally
ad. by chance; as a chance occurrence; accidentally
income
n. gain from labor, business, property, or capital
increase
v. become greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality
incredible
a. unbelievable; beyond belief or understanding
indeed
ad. (used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.
indefinite
a. unclear; vague; lacking precise limits
indicate
v. point out; direct to a knowledge of
industry
n. economic activity like processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods
ineffective
a. not producing an intended effect
inefficient
a. lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate
ineligible
a. unsuitable; disqualified by law, rule, or provision; unworthy of being chosen
inequality
n. a lack of equality or fair treatment in the sharing of opportunities
influential
a. important; powerful; having or exercising influence or power
information
n. knowledge gained through study, communication, etc
infraction
n. violation of rule or regulation; breach; minor offence or petty crime
inherit
v. receive from an ancestor by legal succession or will; receive by bequest or as a legacy
inquiry
n. investigation; search for knowledge
insect
n. a small creature such as an ant or fly
insecure
a. not confident or assured; uncertain and anxious
instant
n. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
instruction
n. direction or teaching; activities of educating or instructing
insult
v. offend; affront; treat, mention, or speak to rudely
insurance
n. protection against possible future loss by paying a company money
interesting
a. exciting and holding the attention
internal
a. inside; interior; located within the limits or surface
internet
n. a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
interstate
n. one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
intestine
a. inward; internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign
introduction
n. formally making a person known to another or to the public
invisible
a. incapable of being seen; impossible or nearly impossible to see
irritate
v. rouse to impatience or anger; annoy; provoke
Italy
n. a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
January
n. the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
jewelry
n. adornment made of precious metals, as a bracelet or ring or necklace
journeyman
n. a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
July
n. the month following June and preceding August
June
n. the month following May and preceding July
Jupiter
n. (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
knitting
n. creating knitted wear
laughter
n. the act or sound of laughing
launch
v. begin, originate, or initiate; send off; take off
lavender
n. a pale purple color
leopard
n. large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
level
n. relative position in rank, class or authority
library
n. a building or room contain books for reading and study
limiting
n. the greatest possible degree of something
lizard
n. relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
locate
v. discover the exact place or position of
logic
n. reasoned and reasonable judgment; a system of reasoning
Louisiana
n. a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
loyal
a. faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty
magenta
n. a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta
major
a. important, serious, or significant.
mall
n. a large building or series of buildings containing a variety of retail stores
mandatory
a. obligatory; required or commanded by authority
mansion
n. dwelling-house of the better class; a large or stately residence
Massachusetts
n. a member of the Algonquian people who formerly lived around Massachusetts Bay
matter
v. be of importance
media
n. public institutions that report the news, such as newspapers, radio, and tv
melody
n. musical sounds in agreeable succession or arrangement
melon
n. juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon; plant that produces the fruit juicy
merciless
a. having or showing no mercy
Mercury
n. temperature measured by a mercury thermometer
meteorology
n. earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere; predicting what the weather will be
methodology
n. system of methods followed in a particular discipline
Mexico
n. a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
migration
n. movement of persons from one country or locality to another
millennium
n. span of one thousand years; thousandth anniversary
millionth
a. the ordinal number of one million in counting order
Minnesota
n. a midwestern state
misconception
n. mistaken thought, idea, or notion; erroneous conception; false opinion
Mississippi
n. a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico
Missouri
n. a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri
modern
a. of the present or recent times
molecule
n. the smallest unit without losing its own chemical nature, consisting usually of two or more atoms
motion
n. movement; act of changing location; ability or power to move
museum
n. a place for collecting and displaying objects having scientific, historical, or artistic value
mustard
n. a yellow-flowered plant of the cabbage family whose seeds are used to make paste
mythology
n. study of myths; collection of myths
nautical
a. relating to ships, sailors, or navigation
navigation
n. guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
necessary
a. required to be done, present; needed; essential.
needle
n. long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting
Neptune
n. a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 8th planet from the sun is the most remote of the gas giants
noisily
ad. with much noise or loud and unpleasant sound
noodle
n. a ribbonlike strip of pasta
northern
a. situated in the north, or directed toward or facing the north
notable
a. worthy of note or notice; remarkable; important
notation
n. technical system of symbols used to represent special things; comment or instruction
notify
v. make known; give notice to; inform by notice
novel
n. printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
November
n. the month following October and preceding December
nucleus
n. central or essential part around which other parts are gathered or grouped; core
obligation
n. act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie; written promise to repay a debt
oblong
a. having greater length than breadth, especially when rectangular
obnoxious
a. causing disapproval or protest; very annoying or objectionable; offensive
obsessed
a. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern; influenced or controlled by a powerful force
obsolete
a. no longer useful; outmoded; antiquated
obstruct
v. stop; impede; shut out from view
obvious
a. exposed; easily discovered; plain
occupation
n. act of occupying or taking possession; control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
octave
n. a feast day and the seven days following it
October
n. the month following September and preceding November
octopus
n. any of several marine mollusks
opposite
a. having a position on the other or further side of something
orchard
n. garden; area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees
ostrich
n. large bird of the genus Struthio
otherwise
ad. in other respects or ways
oxygen
n. one of the gases which make up the air
palatial
a. of nature of palace, as in spaciousness or ornateness
panel
n. a group of people gathered for a special purpose; small board or pad
participle
n. a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses
particular
a. special or more than usual
passive
a. lacking in energy or will; peacefully resistant in response to injustice
pathology
n. science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms; departure or deviation from a normal condition
pelican
n. large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
Pennsylvania
n. a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
perennial
n. lasting indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; remaining active throughout all the time
performance
n. act of performing; dramatic or musical entertainment
period
n. a length or portion of time
perishable
a. liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay
permissible
a. proper to be permitted; allowable; admissible.
persecution
n. act of persecuting on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs that differ from those of the persecutor
petroleum
n. dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
pharmacy
n. art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs
picnic
v. have informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
pilgrim
n. traveler; one who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some holy place or shrine as a devotee
plaster
n. cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on; adhesive tape used in dressing wounds; a hardened surface as on a wall or ceiling
playwright
n. someone who writes plays
pleasant
a. affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
plentiful
a. existing in great number or quantity
plunge
v. dive; submerge; become suddenly lower; decrease dramatically; throw oneself into a substance or place
politician
n. a member of a government or law-making organization
porcupine
n. relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
possible
a. able to be done
powerful
a. having great power or force
practice
v. perform or do habitually
preferable
a. more desirable or worthy than another; better or more suitable
prejudice
n. an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling; leaning toward one side of a question
preposition
n. (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
prescription
n. written instructions from doctor; written order; act of establishing official rules, laws, or directions
printed
n. a visible indication made on a surface
process
n. a series of actions taken in order to achieve a particular end
production
n. the act or process of producing something
projection
n. plan for anticipated course of action; thing that extends outward beyond a prevailing line or surface
prompt
v. move to act; incite; give rise to; assist with a reminder
property
n. thing or things owned; possession
protein
n. one of the many substances found in food, such as meat or eggs, that is necessary for the body to grow
provide
v. make available for use; supply
psychology
n. science that deals with mental processes and behavior
publicity
n. state of being public; information to attract public notice
quadrangle
n. four-sided plane figure;
quadrant
n. a measuring instrument for measuring altitude of heavenly bodies
quadruple
v. increase fourfold; become four times as big
quarrel
v. have a heated argument or disagreement
quartet
n. composition for four voices or four instruments; a group of four
questionable
a. subject to question; admitting of being questioned; inviting, or seeming to invite, inquiry
racial
a. of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups
radio
n. an apparatus for receiving waves
realize
v. understand a situation, sometimes suddenly
recent
a. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
recession
n. withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
reduction
n. any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
refraction
n. turning or bending of any wave, such as light or sound wave, when it passes from one medium into another of different optical density
refrigerator
n. machines in which food can be stored at low temperatures
register
v. put information, especially name, into an official list; record in writing
regrettable
a. deserving regret
rehearse
v. practice; drill; engage in preparation for a public performance
reindeer
n. Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes
rely
v. rest with confidence; have confidence; depend
remain
v. be left; continue to exist
remarkable
a. worthy of notice; extraordinary
renaissance
n. revival; renewal; revival of learning and culture
renewable
a. capable of being renewed or extended
repeated
n. an event that repeats
representation
n. act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf
require
v. insist upon having; request and expect
residential
a. of or relating to or connected with residence
respiratory
a. inhaling and exhaling; breathing
restaurant
n. a place where meals are prepared and served to customers
reverent
a. respectful; worshipful; impressed with veneration or deep respect
revolution
n. act of revolving; motion of body round a fixed point or line; rotation; total or radical change; fundamental change in political organization
rhythm
n. a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound
ridiculous
a. completely lacking of wisdom or good sense
rivalry
n. competition; the act of competing as for profit or a prize
route
n. way for travel or transportation
running
a. executed or initiated by running
salmon
n. fish that mature in the sea but migrate to freshwater streams to spawn
sandwich
n. two or more slices of bread with a filling between them
saturated
a. soaked; drenched; unable to hold or contain more; full
Saturn
n. (Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation; counterpart of Greek Cronus
saucer
n. dish; small shallow dish having a slight circular depression in the center for holding a cup
sausage
n. a thin, tube-like case containing meat that has been cut into very small pieces and mixed with spices
scissors
n. (plural) edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
scowl
v. frown with displeasure
secret
n. a thing kept from general knowledge
secretary
n. a person who is the head of an administrative department of government
sense
n. one of the faculties of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch
separate
v. keep apart or divide
September
n. the month following August and preceding October
serious
a. grave in manner or disposition
servant
n. a person working in the service of another, especially in the household
settlement
n. a community of people smaller than a town
shelf
n. a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
shelves
v. hold back to a later time
silent
a. making no sound; quiet
similar
a. like or alike; of the same kind
single
a. only one
situation
n. a condition or position in which you find yourself
skunk
n. a small, black and white animal that makes a strong, unpleasant smell as a defence
smile
v. regard with favor
sociology
n. the study of the relationships between people living in groups, especially in industrial societies
solemn
a. serious and without any humour
solidify
v. become solid
solstice
n. either of the two times of a year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
solution
n. the act of solving a problem, question
someone
pron. some person; somebody
soprano
n. treble; the highest vocal register; the highest kind of female or boy's voice; upper part in harmony for mixed voices
southern
a. situated in the south or directed toward the south
spaghetti
n. spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
Spain
n. a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
specific
a. stated explicitly or in detail; definite
spectacle
n. a public event or show that is exciting to watch; an exciting appearance
spherical
a. of or relating to spheres; having the shape of a sphere or ball
sprint
v. run very rapidly; run at full speed.
standard
n. criteria; basis for comparison
statement
n. a clear expression of something in speech or writing
station
n. a regular stopping place on a public transportation route
stomach
n. principal organ of digestion
straight
a. without a bend, angle, or curve; direct
strange
a. not previously known, seen, felt, heard of, etc
stratosphere
n. region of the uppermost atmosphere, extends from 15 kilometers to 50 kilometers approximately
stringent
a. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
student
n. a person who is studying at a school; pupil
studio
n. workplace for the teaching or practice of an art
subdivision
n. act of subdividing; an administrative division of larger organization
subheading
n. a heading of a subdivision of a text
submarine
n. submersible warship; move forward or under in a sliding motion; underwater
submerge
v. sink; immerse; put under water
submission
n. act of submitting; act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another; obedience
subordinate
a. occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive
subscribe
v. write underneath, as one's name; sign to a document; give consent to; promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount
subscription
n. a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time
substantial
a. fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built
substitute
v. exchange; use something or someone instead of another thing or person
succeed
v. attain success or reach a desired goal
suffering
a. very unhappy; full of misery
suffrage
n. vote given in the choice of a man for an office or trust; formal expression of an opinion; testimony; attestation; witness; approval
suitable
a. appropriate to a purpose or an occasion
supply
v. make something available to someone; provide
suppose
v. accept as true or probable; imagine; assume
surprise
n. a sudden unexpected event, fact, or thing
sustained
a. continued; maintained at length without interruption or weakening
sweater
n. knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
symbol
n. something used for or regarded as representing something else
tangerine
a. of a strong reddish orange color
tangible
a. able to be touched; real or concrete; palpable
technique
n. practical method or art applied to some particular task; skillfulness
tenant
n. occupant; one that pays rent to use land or building
Tennessee
n. a state in east central United States
tenor
n. continuous, unwavering course; exact meaning or actual wording of a document
tentative
a. hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive
tenth
a. coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position
terminology
n. vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art
terrier
n. any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
terrified
v. fill with terror; frighten greatly
theology
n. science of God or of religion
thorough
a. complete with regard to every detail; not superficial and not partial
thousandth
a. the ordinal number of one thousand in counting order
threatening
a. darkened by clouds
throughout
ad. in every part; in or through all parts; during the entire time or extent
thunder
n. sound which follows flash of lightning; discharge of electricity; loud noise
thus
ad. as a result or consequence of this; therefore
tolerable
a. capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.
torrential
a. pouring in abundance
tortoise
n. usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
trace
v. follow, discover; make a mark or lines on a surface
track
n. any road or path affording passage
transfer
n. shifting; conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another
trilogy
n. three-part novel; a set of three works with related subject
trinity
n. three people considered as a unit
triple
a. having three parts of the same type, or happening three times
trophy
n. sign or memorial of victory raised on the field of battle
trouble
n. difficulty or problems
trout
n. flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
tumble
v. fall down, as collapsing; fall quickly and without control
turquoise
n. blue to gray green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate
turtle
n. any aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming
typhoon
n. tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific; violent whirlwind
underline
v. draw a line under a word
unicycle
n. a vehicle like a bicycle with only one wheel
uniform
n. a particular set of clothes for a particular group, like police
universe
n. cosmos; everything that exists anywhere
unusual
a. unexpected, slightly odd or even a bit weird
upsetting
a. causing an emotional disturbance
Uranus
n. (Greek mythology) god of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and father of the Titans in ancient mythology
valley
n. a low area of land between hills or mountains
vanish
v. disappear; pass out of sight, especially quickly; die out
various
a. different from one another; of different kinds or sorts
velvet
a. resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface
Venus
n. type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
vertical
a. upright in position or posture
victory
n. successful ending of struggle or contest; defeat of an enemy or opponent
Virginia
n. a state in the eastern United States, one of the original 13 colonies
virus
n. disease communicator; something that poisons one's soul or mind; program for unwanted actions in computer
visual
a. seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible; optical
vocabulary
n. a language user's knowledge of words
volume
n. capacity; amount of space occupied by an object
volunteer
n. person who freely performs or offers to perform a service
voyage
n. long journey to a foreign or distant place, especially by sea; aviation
walrus
n. very large marine mammal of the seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean
Washington
n. the capital of the United States
western
n. situated in the west, or directed toward or facing the west
whisper
n. speaking in a quiet voice; soft speech produced without full voice
winning
a. having won
Wisconsin
n. a midwestern state in north central United States
wolf
n. any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
wonder
v. doubt
wound
n. a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride)
wrote
v. (past tense) compose; mark letters, words, or other symbols on a surface
yeast
n. foam, or troth, or the sediment, of beer or other in fermentation
zoology
n. part of biology which relates to the animal kingdom
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