support; mainstay; vertebrate spine or spinal column
a large non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
a person in charge of the bank; one who owns or is an executive in a bank
haircutter; one whose business is to cut hair and to shave or trim beards
flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft
residue by smelting metal ore; waste material from a coal mine; scum that forms on the surface of molten metal
having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin
lazy; with little movement; very slow
a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
fly aloft, as a bird; mount upward on wings; rise in thought, spirits, or imagination
/drɑrft/;/dræft/ n. Syn. sketch
rough outline; draw up an outline; sketch
Now governments are re-writing the EU's governing treaty and the draft version is considered by the EU's leaders in Brussels.
/'drɑrmə/ n. Syn. play
play; literary work intended for theater
The Danes have now taken the top drama award at the Emmys for three out of the past four years.
/daɪ'næmɪk/ a. Syn. energetic
energetic; vigorously active
The dynamic aerobics instructor kept her students on the run.
efficient use of resources; reduction in cost; specific type of economic system
The tribe's main economy is primitive agriculture and its wealth is sometimes counted in people as well as animals.
explore with tools; investigate; search
follow a certain course; move ahead; travel onward
inclination; natural tendency; readiness; facility of learning
impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous
engaged in, or suitable for a profession
soft semi-liquid food; a quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for one meal
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
complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
The real problem with our job fiasco is that I essentially had two nights with almost no sleep.
/fɪk'tɪʃəs/ a. Syn. imaginary
existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
Although this book purports to be a biography of George Washington, many of the incidents are fictitious.
acting in strength, firmness, or resilience
His sedentary life had left him with flaccid muscles.
obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
The governor's appointment of his brother-in-law to the State Supreme Court was a flagrant violation of the state laws against nepotism.
/flæm'bɔɪənt/ a. Syn. showy; ostentatious
elaborately or excessively ornamented
Modern architecture has discarded the flamboyant trimming on buildings and emphasizes simplicity of line.
astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation
/'sʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. delectable
full of juicy; full of richness; highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable
burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot
equivalent in effect or value
n. Syn. wit; satire
cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound; stinging rebuke; form of humor by mocking with irony
v. Syn. soak
soak, fill, or load to capacity; cause to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance
a. Syn. rude; wild; brutal
in a state of nature; wild; untamed; uncultivated; inhuman; brutal; not civilized; lacking polish; rude
a small knife with a thin, keen blade, used by surgeons, and in dissecting
scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; not enough
put special emphasis on; utter with an accent; state of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain
complex construction or entity; complex composition of knowledge
occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive
following in time or order; succeeding; later
subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement
body excluding head and neck and limbs
partial wig or hairpiece worn to cover a bald spot
advertize in strongly positive terms; praise excessively; show off
high; outstanding; very great or intense
a toxic or poisonous substance produced by the biological processes of biological organisms
with one's identity disguised or concealed; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title
E.g.You can browse normally and in incognito mode at the same time by using separate windows.
inharmonious; impossible to coexist; not easy to combine harmoniously
E.g.The married couple argued incessantly and finally decided to separate because they were incompatible.
quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
E.g.My other problem with the iPod is that I find them a bit of an incongruity in this age of convergence.
insignificant; lacking importance; not following from premises or evidence; illogical
E.g.Brushing off Ali's apologies for having broken the wineglass, Tamara said, "Don't worry about it; it's inconsequential."
state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness
E.g.How is a lawyer different from agricultural inspector? While a lawyer checks inconsistency in witnesses' statements, agricultural inspector checks in Grade A eggs.
having or causing a whirling sensation
deprive someone of benefits; remove or shorten the tail of an animal
v. Syn. record
provide written evidence; record in detail
avoid a blow by moving or shifting quickly aside; shifty or ingenious trick
share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given
a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
v. Syn. discover; insure
find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
v. Syn. refer; attribute; assign
inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
v. Syn. declare
declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
swirling current of water, air; flow in circular current
a. Syn. eatable
eatable; substance that can be used as food
n. Syn. skyscraper
building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls
revise and prepare for publication; select, correct, arrange matter of, for publication
of or pertaining to an editor; written or sanctioned by an editor
waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water; someone who sews
E.g. A sewer is an artificial pipe or system used to remove human liquid waste and to provide drainage.
very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute or pure
E.g. Wearing nothing but an almost sheer robe, Delilah draped herself against the very steep temple wall.
structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
E.g. I undressed hastily, and sought shelter from cold and darkness in my crib.
unpleasant or disappointing surprise; surprise greatly; effect of such a collision or blow
E.g. The shot of the girl standing in shock is one of the most disturbing scenes you'll witness.
seat, especially a royal seat; throne; rank; grade; sitting before a fortified place; surrounding or investing of a place by army
E.g. To me the most alarming feature of the siege is short rations.