essential a.absolutely necessary; extremely important
Fiber is an essential ingredient.
lauded a.highly praised or admired
The swimmer turned cyclist is rightly lauded.
nutrient n.any substance that plants or animals need in order to live and grow
A healthy diet should provide all your essential nutrients.
protein n.one of the many substances found in food such as meat, cheese, fish, or eggs, that is necessary for the body to grow and be strong
Meat and fish are a vital source of protein.
mineral n.a substance that exists naturally in foods, water, or the ground, and is not a living organism
For a general complexion boost, pure plant oils are packed with vitamins and minerals.
component n.a part that combines with other parts to form something bigger
Fresh fruit and vegetables are an essential component of a healthy diet.
situate v.to put something in a particular position
The restaurant is situated near the Hudson River.
tiny a.very small
Though she was tiny, she had a very loud voice.
plenty of pro.more than enough
I would have plenty of time to get home.
in spite of pre.even though there is something unpleasant or bad happening
He was still the Department martial arts instructor, in spite of giving up his job.
hectic a.very busy and fast
The area has become a haven for people tired of the hectic pace of city life.
enjoyable a.giving delight or pleasure
The decision is aimed at making shopping more enjoyable.
vegan n.a person who does not eat or use animal products
I'm a strict vegan.
find time v.have enough time
I wish I could find the time to do more fishing.
cup of tea n.a favorite
Golf isn't his cup of tea.
delectably adv.delightfully; enjoyably
This delectably fruity yogurt is a real treat.
inexplicable a.unable to be explained
For some inexplicable reason her mind went completely blank.
bay n.a part of the coast where the land curves in so that the sea is surrounded by land on three sides
We sailed into a beautiful, secluded bay.
suitable a.acceptable or right for someone or something
The film is not suitable for children.
relieve v.cause pain, distress, or difficulty to become less serious
The drug was used to promote sleep and to relieve pain.
netting n.material in the form of a net
Safety netting was put up around the playing field.
hatch v.to break an egg so a baby animal can come out
The birds hatched out the next afternoon.
angling n.the sport or pastime of fishing with a rod and line
I can't stress how famous she was in the angling world.
angler n.a person who fishes with a rod and line
Anglers line the stream, fishing for salmon.
fanatic n.a person who is extremely interested in something
I am not a religious fanatic but I am a Christian.
thrill n.a feeling of extreme excitement
So why do people still go hunting - is it the thrill of the chase?
pastime n.an activity which makes time pass pleasantly
Golf is my favorite pastime.
impatient a.not willing to wait for something to happen and becoming annoyed at delays
Don’t be impatient, you’ll get your turn.
bucket list n.a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to achieve during their lifetime
Making this trip is the first thing on my bucket list.
crucial a.extremely important or necessary
Price will be a crucial factor in the success of this new product.
optimal a.best or the most favorable
He is seeking the optimal solution.
texture n.the degree to which something is rough or smooth, or soft or hard
The cheese is firm in texture.
fussy a.not easily satisfied, or having very high standards about particular things
All my children were fussy eaters.
elusive a.difficult to find, catch
This was a far more elusive experience.
stalk v.pursue or approach stealthily
A cat is stalking a bird.
marvelous a.extremely good
It took me forever to get it right, but it was a marvelous feeling when I did.
dismay v.cause someone to feel unhappy and disappoint
They enjoyed the meal but were dismayed by how much it cost.