n. honor; praise for exceptional achievement
E.g. In 1984 Walter Mondale thought he would win kudos for bravely admitting that he would raise taxes.
n. torn, ragged wound; rough or jagged breach made by rending
E.g. He received a depressed skull fracture and a brain laceration from the collision.
n. an attending male servant; a footman; a servile follower
E.g. Pick a primary-care doctor rather than an industry lackey to run health care reform?
n. unlawful taking and removing of another's personal property; theft
E.g. When an author sells the thoughts of another man for his own, the larceny is called plagiarism.
n. a genus of coniferous trees, having deciduous leaves
E.g. Today, by comparison, they are increasingly a blend of native broadleaf species, such as larch, oak, willow and ash, with neat rows of Douglas firs and Sitka spruces.
n. bacon; flesh of swine; fat of swine
E.g. I must render down this fat; we are short of lard.
n. newly hatched, wingless, often wormlike form of many insects before metamorphosis
E.g. Everybody knows that the butterfly emerges from the pupa, and the pupa from a quite different thing called a larva, and that from the butterfly's egg.
n. organ of the neck of mammals involved in breath control, protection of the trachea and sound production
E.g. Anyone can rig up a machine to make somebody's larynx sing after their death?
a. present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden
E.g. Existing arrangements contain latent functions that can be neither seen nor replaced by the reformer.
n. freedom from normal restraints; angular distance north or south of the earth's equator
E.g. Ah, no, a certain latitude is permissible in these matters, you understand.
n. evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus, having aromatic leaves, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils
E.g. "Jane," he recommenced, as we entered the laurel walk, "Thornfield is a pleasant place in summer, is it not?"
a. loose and not easily controlled; lacking in rigor or strictness
E.g. In both oil and finance large sums are made in lax regulatory environments that few will ever understand or even care about.
n. book in which a summary of accounts is laid up or preserved; book of record in business transactions, in which all debits and credits from the journal
E.g. Yes, the credit side of our ledger is amply filled.
v. look sideways or obliquely, now especially with sexual desire or malicious intent
E.g. That men will only leer at her, make inappropriate comments, or call her a lesbian instead of seeing her as an equal in the field?
n. a body of foot soldiers; military force; military bands; a great number
E.g. The film star has a legion of admires.
n. part of government which makes laws
E.g. This political system limits and divides power between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.
a. redundant; relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
E.g. Africa's economy, a lengthy process, requires patience and application.
a. relaxing; emollient; softening
E.g. I was growing very lenient to my master: I was forgetting all his faults, for which I had once kept a sharp look-out.
n. infectious disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish, shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges
E.g. She lived in near-poverty and spent her time wiping dirt and various body fluids from half-dead cancer and leprosy victims.
n. wound or injury; infected or diseased patch of skin
E.g. The tumor or lesion is not removed; over time it will be replaced with scar tissue.
v. float in air ,especially by magical means
E.g. The claim that I am able to levitate is simultaneously religious and scientific.
v. impose fine or tax; collect payment
E.g. Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.
a. lustful; indecent; suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
E.g. I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct.
a. freed, especially from traditional ideas in social and sexual matters; of liberate
E.g. Or would that make me a crazy liberal because I want to be liberated from the fear?
n. psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives; sexual desire
E.g. I don't feel sexy most of the time, and although my libido is running perversely high, I'm not really doing anything about it.
v. be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay
E.g. India is anxious to avoid inflaming tensions with China, which linger from a 1962 border war.
a. of linger; delaying; remaining long
E.g. If she had had any lingering notion of exposing Alfred Temple, Tom's offensive fling had driven it entirely away.
n. flax; fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth; raw cotton that has been ginned and is ready for baling
E.g. Considering that most of your clothes are polyester or cotton blends, the off flow lint is a good fire ignition source.
a. according to the letter or verbal expression; exactly as stated
E.g. I beg your pardon, it is the literal truth: he asked me more than once, and was as stiff about urging his point as ever you could be.
a. lead-colored; black and blue; discolored, as from a bruise; extremely angry
E.g. He was covered in livid scars and patches of discolored skin.
a. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
E.g. Such loathsome racial restrictions were never part of the fundamental definition of marriage.
n. any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form; round projecting part of an organ, as of the liver, lungs, brain
E.g. The study involved taking recordings from a part of the brain called Wernicke's area, at the back of the left temporal lobe, which is involved in speech comprehension.
n. an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles
E.g. All points on the same meridian have the same longitude.
n. a sorry fellow; a worthless person; any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus Urinator
E.g. Unfortunately most of the people I know were willing to follow the official or mainstream line and thought I was some kind of loon for suggesting otherwise.
n. act of plundering; plunder; booty, especially, the boot taken in a conquered or sacked city
E.g. During the riot there are ten cases of loot and two of arsons.
a. profitable; producing good profit
E.g. The government's selection also determines which nuclear-design companies will win lucrative contracts to build the plants.
v. move heavily or clumsily; cut down timber of
E.g. After its long hibernation, the bear was hard to lumber through the woods.
n. insanity or madness; something deeply misguided
E.g. The only beneficiary of letting Hillary continue in her lunacy is the media and the Republican party.
n. sudden lateral movement or swaying to one side, as of a ship, a carriage, or a staggering person
E.g. I try to always run my posts past spell check but it often leaves me in the lurch.
a. pleasing or sweet to taste or smell
E.g. A traveler relating his tropical experiences glorifies the banana, stating that he has eaten it “ripe and luscious from the tree!”