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able
a. have the skills and qualifications to do things well
a. having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity
about
ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
ad. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
above
ad. at an earlier place
ad. in or to a place that is higher
above-mentioned
a. mentioned or named earlier in the same text
abreast
a. being up to particular standard or level especially in being up to date in knowledge
ad. alongside each other, facing in the same direction
abroad
ad. in a place across an ocean
ad. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
abrogation
n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
abruptly
ad. quickly and without warning
absent-minded
a. lost in thought; showing preoccupation
abstraction
n. a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
n. a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
accent
n. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
v. to stress, single out as important
accept
v. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
v. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
acceptable
a. adequate for the purpose
a. judged to be in conformity with approved usage
acceptance
n. the state of being acceptable and accepted
n. (contract law) words signifying consent to the terms of an offer (thereby creating a contract)
accordance
n. concurrence of opinion
n. the act of granting rights
according
a. (followed by `to') in agreement with or accordant with
a. (followed by `to') as reported or stated by
accordingly
ad. in accordance with
ad. (sentence connectors) because of the reason given
accrued
v. come into the possession of
v. grow by addition
accumulative
a. increasing by successive addition
a. marked by acquiring or amassing
accurately
ad. strictly correctly
ad. with few mistakes
accustom
v. make psychologically or physically used (to something)
ache
v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present
n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
aching
n. a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
a. causing a dull and steady pain
acknowledgment
n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
n. a statement acknowledging something or someone
acre
n. a territory of western Brazil bordering on Bolivia and Peru
n. a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
acrobat
n. an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
acrobatics
n. the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
n. the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
act
v. perform on a stage or theater
v. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
action
v. put in effect
n. the state of being active
active
a. disposed to take action or effectuate change
a. in operation
activity
n. a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
n. an organic process that takes place in the body
actor
n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer
actress
n. a female actor
actuality
n. the state of actually existing objectively
add
v. bestow a quality on
v. make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
addition
n. a quantity that is added
n. a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
adequately
ad. in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree
adjective
n. a word that expresses an attribute of something
n. the word class that qualifies nouns
adjustable
a. capable of being changed so as to match or fit
a. capable of being regulated
admirable
a. deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
a. inspiring admiration or approval
advantage
n. benefit resulting from some event or action
n. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
advantageous
a. giving an advantage
a. appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
adverb
n. the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses
n. a word that modifies something other than a noun
adverbial
a. of or relating to or functioning as an adverb
n. a word or group of words function as an adverb
advertisement
n. a public promotion of some product or service
advertising
n. a public promotion of some product or service
n. the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
advice
n. a proposal for an appropriate course of action
advise
v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
v. inform (somebody) of something
adviser
n. an expert who gives advice
aeroplane
n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
affair
n. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
n. a vaguely specified concern
afloat
a. aimlessly drifting
a. covered with water
aforesaid
a. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
afraid
a. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
a. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
africa
n. the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
african
a. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
n. a native or inhabitant of Africa
after
ad. behind or in the rear
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
afternoon
n. the part of the day between noon and evening
n. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
afterward
ad. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
again
ad. anew
age
n. an era of history having some distinctive feature
v. make older
aggravation
n. an exasperated feeling of annoyance
n. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
aggression
n. the act of initiating hostilities
n. deliberately unfriendly behavior
ago
a. gone by; or in the past
ad. in the past
agonize
v. cause to agonize
v. suffer agony or anguish
agree
v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
agreeably
ad. in an enjoyable manner
agreed
v. be in accord; be in agreement
v. go together
agricultural
a. relating to rural matters
a. relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
ahead
ad. at or in the front
ad. toward the future; forward in time
aids
n. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
aimless
a. aimlessly drifting
a. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
airline
n. a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
n. a hose that carries air under pressure
airliner
n. a commercial airplane that carries passengers
airmail
n. letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
v. send or transport by airmail
airplane
n. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
airport
n. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
airway
n. the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
n. a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
alarming
a. frightening because of an awareness of danger
alas
ad. by bad luck
alcohol
n. a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
n. any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
alcoholic
a. addicted to alcohol
a. characteristic of or containing alcohol
alcoholism
n. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
n. an intense persistent desire to drink alcohol...
ale
n. a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
algebra
n. the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations
alienation
n. the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
n. separation resulting from hostility
alive
a. capable of erupting
a. having life or vigor or spirit
all
ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
a. completely given to or absorbed by
allied
a. related by common characteristics or ancestry
a. of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I
allocation
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
allotment
n. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
n. a share set aside for a specific purpose
allow
v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
v. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting
almost
ad. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
aloud
ad. using the voice; not silently
ad. with relatively high volume
alphabet
n. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
n. a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
also
ad. in addition
altogether
n. informal terms for nakedness
ad. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
always
ad. at any time or in any event
ad. without variation or change, in every case
ambient
a. completely enveloping
america
n. North America and South America and Central America
n. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independenc...
american
n. the English language as used in the United States
a. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas
amplifier
n. electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
amusement
n. a feeling of delight at being entertained
n. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
analogue
a. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
n. something having the property of being analogous to something else
ancient
a. belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
n. a very old person
angel
n. spiritual being attendant upon God
n. person of exceptional holiness
anger
n. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
v. become angry
angle
v. present with a bias
v. seek indirectly
angry
a. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
a. feeling or showing anger
animal
a. marked by the appetites and passions of the body
n. a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
annoyance
n. the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
n. the act of troubling or annoying someone
another
a. any of various alternatives; some other
answer
v. be liable or accountable
v. understand the meaning of
ant
n. social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
antecedent
n. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
n. the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
antonymous
a. of words: having opposite meanings
anxiously
ad. with anxiety or apprehension
any
ad. to any degree or extent
a. one or some or every or all without specification
anyway
ad. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
ad. in any way whatsoever
anywhere
ad. at or in or to any place
apartment
n. a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
apparently
ad. from appearances alone
ad. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
appear
v. come into sight or view
v. be issued or published
appearance
n. the act of appearing in public view
n. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
applause
n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
apple
n. native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
n. fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
appreciably
ad. to a noticeable degree
apprize
v. increase the value of
v. make aware of
approximation
n. an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
n. the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
april
n. the month following March and preceding May
arabian
n. a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
n. a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
arabic
n. the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
a. relating to or characteristic of Arabs
arbitrate
v. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
arbitration
n. the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
n. (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)
archaeologist
n. an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
arctic
a. of or relating to the Arctic
n. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
argument
n. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
n. (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
aristocratic
a. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
arm
v. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
n. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
armchair
n. chair with a support on each side for arms
army
n. a large number of people united for some specific purpose
n. the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
around
ad. in circumference
ad. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
arrival
n. the act of arriving at a certain place
n. someone who arrives (or has arrived)
arrive
v. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
v. succeed in a big way; get to the top
arrogantly
ad. in an arrogant manner
arrow
n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
n. a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
art
n. the creation of beautiful or significant things
n. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
artist
n. a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
artistic
a. relating to or characteristic of art or artists
a. aesthetically pleasing
as
ad. to the same degree (often followed by `as')
n. a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and real...
asean
n. an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
ash
v. convert into ashes
n. strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats
ashore
ad. towards the shore from the water
ashtray
n. a receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes
asia
n. the nations of the Asian continent collectively
n. the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
asian
n. a native or inhabitant of Asia
a. of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
ask
v. make a request or demand for something to somebody
v. direct or put; seek an answer to
asleep
ad. in the sleep of death
ad. into a sleeping state
ass
n. hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
n. a pompous fool
assassinate
v. murder; especially of socially prominent persons
v. destroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
assassinator
n. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
assertion
n. a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
n. the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
associative
a. characterized by or causing or resulting from the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
astonishment
n. the feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
astronaut
n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
at
n. a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
n. 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos
athletic
a. having a sturdy and well proportioned body
a. relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
atlantic
a. relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
n. the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
atmospheric
a. relating to or located in the atmosphere
attentively
ad. with attention; in an attentive manner
attributable
a. capable of being attributed
attribution
n. assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
n. assigning to a cause or source
attributive
a. of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify
aunt
n. the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
aural
a. relating to or characterized by an aura
a. of or pertaining to hearing or the ear
auspice
n. a favorable omen
australia
n. a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
n. the smallest continent; between ...
australian
n. a native or inhabitant of Australia
a. of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages
autumn
n. the season when the leaves fall from the trees
availability
n. the quality of being at hand when needed
await
v. look forward to the probable occurrence of
awake
a. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
a. mentally perceptive and responsive
awaken
v. stop sleeping
v. cause to become awake or conscious
award
n. something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
v. give as judged due or on the basis of merit
away
ad. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
ad. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
awesome
a. inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
awfully
ad. used as intensifiers
ad. in a terrible manner
awkwardness
n. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
n. trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
ax
v. terminate
v. chop or split with an ax
axial
a. relating to or attached to the axis
a. situated on or along or in the direction of an axis