go away or leave; missing; not present
perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
utterly; not viewed in relation to other things or factors
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration
a parallelogram with four right angles
reprocess; use again after processing
purify; make more precise; improve
activity that refreshes and recreates; snacks and drinks served as a light meal
one who flees to shelter, or place of safety
/'kɒntrækt/ v. Syn. shrink; constrict
constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
The heat will contract the woollen garment.
/kɒntrə'dɪkt/ v. Syn. confront; oppose
Now act as you please: write and contradict my assertion--expose my falsehood as soon as you like.
/'kɒntrərɪ/;/'kɒntrɛrɪ/ a. Syn. opposite
relation of direct opposition; very opposed in nature or character or purpose
Our boat took a course contrary to theirs.
act of distinguishing by comparing differences
In contrast, the Prime Minister's aides are preparing his defense, saying that at the time, the entire cabinet backed the move to war, and that he's willing to implement all the committee's recommendations.
provide; bestow a quality on
In the developed world, many companies provide a fund, which they and their staff contribute to, which is then invested in shares, bonds and other assets.
direction; teaching; activities of educating or instructing
act of insulating; separation; state of being detached, from other objects
hormone secreted by the isles
impossible to overcome; unbeatable
essential or necessary for completeness; entire
any thick lump, mass, or cake, especially a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread
high, tall, having great height; idealistic, implying over-optimism
easily understood; clear; intelligible
laughable; completely devoid of wisdom or good sense
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated degree
/daɪ'vʌldʒ/ v. Syn. reveal
reveal; make known to public
Will update regarding the details, but all I can divulge is that it involves a really good-looking guy.
/dɒg'mætɪk/;/dɔ:gmætɪk/ a. Syn. opinionated; doctrinal
stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
We tried to discourage Doug from being so dogmatic, but never could convince him that his opinions might be wrong.
/daɪ'næmɪk/ a. Syn. energetic
energetic; vigorously active
The dynamic aerobics instructor kept her students on the run.
minister or priest; cleric; one holding an office in the Christian ministry
This talented ecclesiastic is also responsible for restoration of the Church in Tlalpan, on the outskirts of the Federal District.
decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
The emperor issued an edict decreeing that everyone should come see him model his magnificent new clothes.
occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time
/spɜrn/ v. Syn. reject; scorn
reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn
/'stoʊɪk/ a. Syn. impassive
indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
/'strɪndʒənt/ a. Syn. binding; rigid
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation
load or burden; put harness onto animal's back to ride
one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
a. Syn. salty
salty; containing salt; of or relating to chemical salts
n. Syn. honor
give a sign of good will; compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow; honor
v. Syn. rescue
save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use
range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound
one of several parts; pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
particular aspect of life or activity; body of people who form part of society or economy
freedom from risk or danger; safety
taken from a number by preference; picked out as more valuable or excellent than others; of special value or excellence
rough, disorderly person; boisterous person
broken fragments; irregular pieces of rock
reddish color; healthy-looking
feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for; mourn
make an energetic, usually hasty search
collapse or burst inward violently; burst inward
E.g.For that to explode, or implode, is going to be devastating, she explained.
beg for urgently; make an earnest appeal
E.g.I again implore Congress to do the right thing and pass this funding.
express or indicate indirectly; signify
E.g.Why does the word imply male siblings and not female as well?
bring in from another country
E.g.Despite being one of the world's largest oil exporters, Nigeria refines only a very small proportion of even its own fuel needs, and has to import the rest - a severe and unnecessary drain on resources.
urging; demanding; expressing earnest entreaty
E.g.He tried to hide from his importunate creditors until his allowance arrived.
v. Syn. disseminate; allocate
hand out; disseminate; allocate
n. Syn. section; area; region
region; territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing; division of territory
v. Syn. upset; bother
upset; bother; trouble emotionally or mentally; put out of order; disarrange
n. Syn. disorder; turmoil
disorder; turmoil; mental or emotional unbalance or disorder
n. Syn. trench
trench made in the earth by digging; any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth
n. Syn. balance
mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives
n. Syn. corrosion
corrosion; a gradual decline of something
a. Syn. mistaken; wrong
containing or derived from error; mistaken
one who conducts someone as attendant; guard; protection, care, or safeguard on a journey
most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
n. Syn. fund
management of money and credit and banking and investments; subsidizing; fund
a. Syn. monetary
monetary; pertaining or relating to money matters
n. Syn. subsidy; funding
subsidy; transaction that provides funds for a business
n. Syn. delicacy
refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling
make resistant to fire
trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only
E.g. We give higher ratings to job applicants who are like us in superficial and irrelevant ways: as went to same school or share same religion.
seemingly; believed or reputed to be the case
E.g. That sort of private payment, and the two-tiered medicine it implies, is becoming common in supposedly universal systems.
remainder; more than is needed; quantity much larger than is needed; remaining
E.g. Bush said the surplus is the people's money not the government.
uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty
E.g. He covered his head with the bedclothes and waited in a horror of suspense for his doom.
take back what one has said ; enclose or envelop completely
E.g. The government is expected to persuade the French to swallow their doubts on the EU Constitution and vote yes.