addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
study; investigation; the process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
diagnose; study, or examine something in detail to discover more about it
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
act of animating or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive
precisely and carefully conducted; by extreme care and great effort; cautious
line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces; line across a surface, as a crack; scar
isolate; separate; keep away from others
consisting of or divided into sections; separating into sections
worldly rather than spiritual; not specifically relating to religion; lasting from century to century
/'kɒnstɪtju:t/ v. Syn. form
make up; form something
"I never did see the beat of that boy!" She went to the open door and stood in it and looked out among the tomato vines that would constitute the garden.
/kən'streɪn/ v. Syn. restrain; confine
restrain; keep within close bounds; confine
His idea is to constrain commercial banks' lending.
/kən'strʌkt/ v. Syn. erect; build
form by assembling or combining parts; build; create
After all, perhaps there were different ways to construct machines that would have different properties.
seek advice or information of; take into account; consider
I will consult with our friends, but it's going to be what's in the interests of our country first and foremost.
/kən'sju:m/;/kən'su:m/ v. Syn. devour; eat
It is particularly an issue for those that have made large strides in industrial development, the sector of the economy that tends to consume the most energy.
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
in that area; to a restricted area of the body
find; settle; determine or specify the position or limits o
existing for a long time
legend; wisdom; knowledge acquired through education or experience
of or pertaining to metal; of metal nature; resembling metal
aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing
gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter
appropriate wrongly; use for the wrong purpose; embezzle
causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; troublesome; irritating
/feɪn/ v. Syn. pretend; disguise; conceal
make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine
Lady Macbeth decided to feign illness although she was actually healthy.
/feɪnt/ n. Syn. trick
trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver
The boxer was fooled by his opponent's feint and dropped his guard.
/fə'lɪsɪtəs/ a. Syn. apt
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
He was famous for his felicitous remarks and was called upon to serve as master-of-ceremonies at many a banquet.
/fə'lɪsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. happiness
great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
She wrote a note to the newlyweds wishing them great felicity in their wedded life.
/'tɛnɪt/ n. Syn. doctrine; dogma
opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by person or organization
/'tɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. thin; rare; slim
long and thin; slender; having little substance
/'træŋkwɪl/ a. Syn. serene; pacific
free from disturbance; pacific
/træns'grɛs, trɑr-/ v.
pass over or beyond; surpass
mention specially; particularize; apply to some specialty or limited object
n. Syn. instruction; description
instruction; description; act of specifying, or making a detailed statement
v. Syn. detail; designate
n. Syn. model; sample
model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class
n. Syn. demonstration; show
a number of persons associated together in any work; a flock of wild ducks
having special skill or knowledge; according to principle; formal rather than practical; relating to technique
application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives
not permanent; not lasting
action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility
creep away meanly; steal away; sneak.
glide or slide like a reptile; slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface
cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into tiny pieces; cut or rend lengthwise; slit
laziness; apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue; any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals
lazy; with little movement; very slow
anger aroused by something unjust
E.g.Climate Research, the paper that ignited his indignation is a 2003 study that turned out to be underwritten by the American Petroleum Institute.
offensive or insulting treatment
E.g.Although he seemed to accept cheerfully the indignity hit upon him, he was inwardly very angry.
choosing at random; not marked by fine distinctions
E.g.She disapproved of her son's indiscriminate television viewing and decided to restrict him to educational programs.
not open to question; obviously true; beyond dispute or doubt
E.g.In the face of these indisputable statements, I withdraw my complaint.
permanent; impossible to dissolve, disintegrate, or decompose
E.g.The indissoluble bonds of marriage are all too often being dissolved.
n. Syn. conversation
formal, lengthy discussion of a subject; verbal exchange; conversation
free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable
a. Syn. separate; distinct
separate; consisting of unconnected distinct parts
state of dishonor; bring shame or dishonor upon
dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception
n. Syn. skill
specialized knowledge; expert skill
a. Syn. definite; outspoken
precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
a. Syn. excellent; flawless
excellent; flawless; acutely perceptive or discriminating
a. Syn. nonexistent; vanished; dead
no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
n. Syn. piece; fraction
small part broken off or detached; fraction
scent; aroma; distinctive odor that is pleasant
a. Syn. aromatic; odorous
n. Syn. construct
structure that gives shape or support; closed, often rectangular border of drawn or printed lines
n. Syn. structure; skeleton
fundamental structure, as for a written work; skeleton
group of organisms within a species; tension; pressure
E.g. The strain of flu is known as H2N2 and if caught by one person, could spread very easily to cause a global pandemic.
step; pace; significant progress
E.g. Some people find retiring difficult; but he has taken it all in his stride.
remove the surface from
E.g. They strip the clothes from a man's back.
unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; persistent; difficult to treat
E.g. The buses that failed to run were those that were temporarily stuck in stubborn, icy patches.
workplace for the teaching or practice of an art
E.g. The Disney corporation in the United States has announced that it's buying Pixar film studio for more than seven-billion dollars.