represent v.to be a symbol of something
To many people the White House represents the identity of the United States.
specific a.clearly defined or identified
There are several specific problems to be dealt with.
count v.determine the total number of a collection of items
I started to count the stars I could see.
measure v.to discover the exact amount of something
This machine measures your heart rate.
label n.a word that is used to describe the characteristics or qualities of people, activities, or things, often in a way that is unfair
The label became detached from your parcel.
instantly adv.at once; immediately
We can now communicate instantly with people on the other side of the world.
The lights on the Bay Bridge seemed stretched out to infinity.
aspire v.strong desire to achieve something
They aspired to be gentlemen, though they fell far short of the ideal.
dominate v.to have control over a place or person
They work as a group - no one person is allowed to dominate.
symbolize v.be a symbol of
The lighting of the Olympic torch symbolizes peace and friendship among the nations of the world.
valuable a.worth a lot of money
Diamonds are still valuable, even when they are flawed.
unfortunately adv.used to say that something is sad or disappointing
We tried to get tickets, but unfortunately they were already sold out.
memory gap n.memory loss
What causes memory gaps?
perhaps adv.used to express uncertainty; maybe
Perhaps it needs a bit more sugar?
forte n.a strong ability, something that a person can do well
Cooking was not exactly her forte.
at once adv.immediately
I have to go, I really must, at once.
verification n.the process of establishing the truth of something
I was not asked for any verification of my identity or age.
purpose v.have as one's intention or objective
What's the purpose of this new rule?
rare a.not occurring very often
Talent like hers is rare in someone so young.
resource person n.a person who is an expert of something who is called upon to perform a task or provide information
If you are unfamiliar with a resource person or agency, you may wish to ask for references from that person or from other educators.
write-up n.an article in a newspaper
The show received a good write-up.
deal with v.to behave towards and talk to someone in an effective way
The pub trade is one area where the ability to deal with people is very important.
laborious a.needing a lot of time and effort
Unfortunately, this can be a slow, laborious , and very deadly process.
tedious a.boring; monotonous
It was laborious and tedious and horrible, but it got me interested in math.
brag v.to say something in a boastful manner
He once bragged that he would become the world's richest man.
constitute a.to form something; equal
Asians constitute seven percent of the population in this county.
addition n.the process of adding numbers or amounts together
Twice a week the children are tested in basic mathematical skills such as addition and subtraction.
multiplication n.the process of calculating the total of one number multiplied by another
There will be simple tests in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
cardinal number n.a number that says how many of something there are, such as one, two, three, four, five
The numbers that we use for counting are called cardinal numbers.
ordinal number n.a number that tells the position of something in a list, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th etc
Most ordinal numbers end in "th" except for: one ⇒ first (1st); two ⇒ second (2nd); three ⇒ third (3rd).