a. generous; high-minded; chivalrous
E.g. The last area where Obama should be magnanimous is on Defense policy.
n. extent; greatness of rank, size, or position
E.g. The magnitude of the flood was impossible to comprehend.
n. failure; breakdown; faulty or abnormal functioning
E.g. A spokesman says that Russia believes a prototype spacecraft powered by solar sails has been lost because of a malfunction during its launch.
n. enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another
E.g. I detected a suggestion of malice in his remarks.
a. injurious; tending to cause death; disposed to do evil
E.g. An experimental development of this field is to use this ray that concentrates in malignant brain tumors.
n. warm-blooded vertebrate having skin covered with hair
E.g. North America Grizzly Bear: This is a mammal, that is 5 to 8 ft tall, weighs about 800 pounds, and lives to be 25 yrs old.
n. authoritative command or instruction; commission of authorizing to administer a territory
E.g. He believes the mandate is an issue best left to the states, and that it is wrong to impose a one-size-fits-all federal plan on the entire nation.
n. a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; a fashion model; a dummy
E.g. The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit.
n. female of horse and other equine quadrupeds; sighing, suffocative panting, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep
E.g. A mule is a cross between a mare and a donkey.
n. in the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free black person, living in the mountains
E.g. He should be available for his final game in maroon and gold.
n. assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions; dramatic performance by actors in masks
E.g. The masquerade is where fans play instruments and perform skits, dance numbers, and stand-up comedy in costume.
n. fruit of the oak and beech, or other forest trees; nuts; acorns; a pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, set upright in boat to sustain sail
E.g. Flags were at half mast everywhere on the day of the president's funeral.
a. tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
E.g. One moment he was in maudlin tears and the next he was cracking some miserable joke about the disaster.
n. one that refuses to abide or be independent; an unbranded range animal
E.g. But, a maverick is also one who cannot be identified as belonging to any specific herd.
n. acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms; leprosy
E.g. The next epidemic of German measles is expected in 1970 or 1971.
n. place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest; goal to which adherents of a religious faith; place visited by many people
E.g. Nearly half of its sales at its flagship store in Akihabara, Japan's electronics mecca, is to Chinese tourists.
n. quality of being mediocre; middle state or degree; a moderate degree or rate.
E.g. I wouldn't say the protection of mediocrity is the goal of regulation as much as an unintended consequence.
n. mixture; musical composition consisting of a series of pieces
E.g. The American, who won his fourth gold medal here in Athens Thursday in the 200-meter individual medley, is the favored swimmer tonight in the 100-meter butterfly.
a. quiet and obedient; showing patience and humility
E.g. The essence of meek is to be patient with ignorance, slow to anger and never hold a grudge.
a. gloomy; feeling of thoughtful sadness; affected by depression
E.g. You are not well, you have no friend to cheer you, and this melancholy is the result.
n. drama, characterized by exaggerated emotions, stereotypical characters, and interpersonal conflicts
E.g. Melodrama was the primary form of theatre during the 19th century, despite other influences, becoming the most popular by 1840.
n. juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants, as the muskmelon, watermelon; plant that produces the fruit juicy
E.g. He picked a melon from the field.
n. thin soft sheet of animal or vegetable tissue
E.g. This membrane is attached to the side of the nut, and the nut falls to the ground, when it is gathered for use.
n. token; reminder of past; hint, suggestion, notice, or memorial to awaken memory
E.g. I had to fight with my staff as to whether I should smoke the cigar or keep it as a memento from the President.
a. suitable for servant; having low nature
E.g. Although some exiles struggled in menial jobs in the West, they at least enjoyed the benefits of a peaceful society.
a. interested in making money; profit oriented; hired for service in foreign army
E.g. South African involvement in mercenary activities was approved in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
v. combine; unite
E.g. Their solution to crippling financial problems has been to merge with one another in an attempt to get bigger and hopefully stronger.
n. chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism to maintenance of life
E.g. When you then get down to a lower weight, the damage to metabolism is still there, invisible, affecting all your efforts to control your weight.
a. excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
E.g. One neighbor, who usually uses the truck to haul away lawn debris, always returns the truck in meticulous condition.
a. tiny; extremely precise with great attention to details; of or relating to or used in microscopy
E.g. But, on rare occasions, microscopic metal particles can lead to a short circuit within the cell, causing overheating and potentially flames.
a. fighting or warring; having a combative character; aggressive
E.g. People are just too preoccupied with trying to survive, to join militant movements.
v. act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only; imitate
E.g. The acting students mime eating an apple.
n. unreal reflection; optical illusion
E.g. In economics, a mirage is a naturally occurring phenomenon in which economic statistics are bent to produce an image of a desired outcome.
n. unfortunate accident; bad luck
E.g. The man who first gets to the winning post without a mishap is the winner.
n. very small object or creature; very small contribution or amount of money
E.g. "I am sorry my mite is insufficient, my friend," said the clergyman, without again raising his eyes, "it is all I have at present to bestow."
n. a low prolonged sound of grief or pain, whether articulate or not; groan softly and continuously
E.g. Then a faint moan came sighing through the branches of the forest and the boys felt a fleeting breath upon their cheeks.
n. deep wide ditch; ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
E.g. A moat separates the animals in the zoo from the spectators
a. temperate; gentle; mild; make less fast or intense ; preside over
E.g. Mr. Berlusconi's alliance of moderate and right-wing parties has an absolute majority in the Senate.
n. act of modifying, or state of being modified; modified form or condition; a change
E.g. He clearly argues that modification is possible but also argues that it occurs within limits.
n. rich or powerful person; magnate; small hard mound or bump on a ski slope
E.g. Fifty years ago, textile mogul Allen Gant Sr. introduced the world to the first pair of pantyhose.