result; relation of a result to its cause; logical conclusion or inference
substantially; significantly; to a degree worth considering
a considerate and thoughtful act
harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
agreeing with itself; coherent; regular
difficult; stressful; narrow; not broad; tight; close; closely fitting
reinforce; fortify; make strong or increase the strength of
arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;
endeavor; struggle or fight forcefully; exert much effort or energy
of structure; affecting structure; constructional
get rid of; settle or decide a matter; place or set in a particular order; arrange
Do not use them to dispose of household trash.
/dɪ'stɪŋkt/ a. Syn. definite; separate; different
definite; separate; different
The UN has always been at pains to say that its role in occupied Iraq is distinct from that of the US-led forces, and many ordinary Iraqis appreciated that the primary UN role was humanitarian.
/dɪ'stɔ:t/ v. Syn. deform; twist
twist out of proper or natural relation of parts; misshape; misrepresent
It is difficult to believe the newspaper accounts of the riots because of the way some reporters distort and exaggerate the actual events.
/dɪ'strɪbju:t/ v. Syn. disseminate; allocate
hand out; disseminate; allocate
They are planning to buy some main firms that distribute gas to European consumers.
/daɪ'vɜrs/ a. Syn. various
differing in some characteristics; various
The professor suggested diverse ways of approaching the assignment and recommended that we choose one of them.
fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant; thread made from fibers of the flax plant
humanistic study of language and literature
fluid; juice; substance in a fluid state
knowledgeable about literature; of or relating to or characteristic of literature
educated; schooled; one who can read and write
give up something with reluctance; retire from; give up or abandon
take keen or zestful pleasure in; enjoy the flavor of; give spice or flavor to
state of being reluctant; unwillingness; hesitancy in taking some action
recollect and tell of past experiences or events; talk or write about memories of the past, delightful ones
send back; give up; surrender; resign; restore; transmit or send, especially as money in payment of a demand
/ɪ'lɪsɪt/ v. Syn. provoke
draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
The detectives tried to elicit where he had hidden his loot.
/ɪ'lu:sɪdeɪt/ v. Syn. explain; enlighten
make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
He was called upon to elucidate the disputed points in his article.
/'ɛmɪsərɪ/ n. Syn. agent; messenger
agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another
A native of Brazil, Bella considers herself a kind of emissary from the Brazilian community.
feeling of being bored by something tedious
The monotonous routine of hospital life induced a feeling of ennui that made him moody and irritable.
/rɪ'tri:v/ v. Syn. recover; regain
recover; find and bring in; get back
/ru:dɪ'mɛntərɪ/ a. Syn. elementary; crude; incipient
relating to basic facts or principles; being in the earliest stages of development; incipient
/ru:/ v. Syn. regret; lament; mourn
feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for; mourn
/'sækroʊsæŋkt/ a. Syn. inviolable
regarded as sacred and inviolable
man who speaks on behalf of another or others
one who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; godfather or godmother
occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time
lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; focus of public attention
man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; married person, husband or wife
one who resides in a place permanently or for an extended period; dweller
determination; resolving to do something; formal statement of a decision
give or bring back; return to its original condition
money which returns from an investment; annual income; reward
overturn; turn inside out or upside down; turning in the opposite direction
ban or inhibition resulting from social custom or emotional aversion; prohibition
the ability to do the right thing without making anyone unhappy; sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty
contaminate; cause to lose purity; affect with or as if with a disease; corrupt morally
charm to bring good luck and avert misfortune; something that apparently has magic power
record by making a mark; reckon or count; keep score
without previous preparation
E.g.So there's certain impromptu nature to a lot of these questions and the responses.
improper act; improper or unacceptable usage in speech or writing
E.g.Because of the impropriety of the punk rocker's slashed T-shirt and jeans, the management refused to admit him to the hotel's very formal dining room.
thriftless; not providing for future; incautious
E.g.He was constantly being warned to mend his improvident ways and begin to "save for a rainy day.".
compose, perform, or do something with little or no preparation
E.g.If they let Lee improvise even one response, it could be devastating.
lacking caution; injudicious; not attentive to consequence
E.g.It is imprudent to exercise vigorously and become overheated when you are unwell.
v. Syn. prescribe; determine
prescribe; rule as a dictator
n. Syn. nourishment
nutritional plan; nourishment; a prescribed selection of foods
study of nutrition as it relates to health
be or stand apart; disagree; be unlike; be distinguished
v. Syn. distinguish; discriminate
set apart; distinguish; perceive or show difference in or between
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
n. Syn. output
payment or expense; output
n. Syn. skill
specialized knowledge; expert skill
a. Syn. definite; outspoken
precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
make use of, sometimes unjustly
unfair use of someone’s work giving little in return
small opening; means of escape or release; outlet; hole for the escape of gas or air
E.g. A small volume of air can be felt when the chin vent is open.
written work in a new form; edition; interpretation of a particular viewpoint
E.g. He downloaded the latest version of the software from the Internet.
upright in position or posture; oriented vertically
E.g. They saw a column still vertical amid the ruins.
someone who has given long service
E.g. The veteran laughed at the new recruits.
turbulent; intensely vivid or loud; by violence or bloodshed
E.g. Significantly, he never used the word terrorism, but he hit hard on what he called violent extremism and its consequences.