n. lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
E.g. With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
n. termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan
E.g. Instead of doing what many young Egyptian women in her situation do, that is, have an abortion, she went public and took the alleged father to court.
a. preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
E.g. Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh.
n. improper use or handling; misuse
E.g. Thanks to Vito, the commenter said, he has stopped 7 years of girl abuse in this area.
a. related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
E.g. The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an academic discussion.
n. school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists
E.g. The mission of our academy is actually to ensure the health and the well-being of all children.
n. approach; entry; entrance
E.g. It remains to be seen whether the multinationals like Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and BP will give in to Mr Chavez's brinksmanship as they know he needs them as much as they need access to his oil.
n. narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
E.g. What is the account for this loss?
n. one who maintains and audits business accounts
E.g. Our business and finance group is looking for a dynamic accountant to join accounting team in support of the Company's new area.
a. capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
E.g. Very Interesting, can anyone tell me, how accurate is the English translation in the posted clip?
v. blame; condemn
E.g. He then went on to accuse the West of hypocrisy in criticising Russia's human rights record.
n. defendant or defendants in a criminal case; person charged with an offense
E.g. The testimony expected by the accused from the witness will be regarded as having been actually taken.
n. sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful
E.g. There is a barrage of acid comments in today's newspapers.
v. declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks
E.g. Although I acknowledge that the Beatles' tunes sound pretty dated today, I still prefer them to the songs my brothers play.
ad. from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length
E.g. The footbridge swayed when I ran across.
v. make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of
E.g. Brown planned to address the issue of low-income housing in his speech.
v. adapt; regulate
E.g. The opera house was handed over by the builders nearly a year ago, but it's taken many months to install new stage machinery and to adjust the acoustics.
n. management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties
E.g. Obviously, the key person in administration is the man in the White House.
v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
E.g. In a late-night session, the United States, which has blocked most of the recent efforts to adopt resolutions on the Middle East, put forward its own proposal and rallied Council support.
v. worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection
E.g. All the girls in our school adore the handsome mathematics teacher who happens to be a bachelor.
n. one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown
E.g. Not clear from the video if the adult is a man or woman, but he or she is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
v. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
E.g. The move is likely to affect women and girls all over the world as international brands such as Mango and Zara have signed up to the agreement.
n. fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness
E.g. I happen to think that the physical expression of love and affection is just about the best thing we humans do.
v. pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of
E.g. The deal not only reduces the cost of certain AIDS drugs, but it also gives poor countries the confidence that they can afford to treat citizens in the long-term.
n. a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government
E.g. The FDA press office tells me the agency is aware of the incident and is currently investigating.
n. items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
E.g. His agenda is certainly different from the President's and the administration's, but we will seek additional opportunities to work together with him.
a. making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
E.g. During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an aggressive advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.
n. state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character
E.g. We are in agreement with their decision.
n. person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant
E.g. The company has also asked for an additional 3.50 billion dollars in aid from the government.
v. support; help; assist; improve the condition of
E.g. Diana took the word, "Do you mean," she asked, "that we have now given to aid you is useless?"
v. be broadcast on television or radio
E.g. The tidbits that will air on tonight's 6 o'clock news.
n. passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building
E.g. I am glad that one side of the aisle is still trying to make this country work.
n. any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger
E.g. "Come, my head is free at last!" said Alice in a tone of delight, which changed into alarm in another moment, when she found that her shoulders were nowhere to be found.
n. a list of names; a register for visitors; a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs
E.g. My album of boyhood photographs often reminds me of the past happiness.
a. dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person
E.g. If you think about it, that's totally alien to what a drug company might be expected to do, because if you eradicate a disease, there's no need for that drug at all.
n. state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties
E.g. Now sources close to Sharon and Peres, say they could lead to a long-term alliance - or even a joint party.
n. confederate; partner; collaborator
E.g. The trouble is that selling arms to this particular ally regularly involves 'commissions' - in plain language, bribes - to well-placed people including members of the Saudi ruling family.
a. solitary; by oneself
E.g. Alice cried with a sudden burst of tears, 'I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! I am so VERY tired of being all alone here!'
ad. by the length; in a line with the length; onward; forward; in company; together
E.g. The committee split along party lines over the issue.
a. one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
E.g. Electron Instruments believed its desktop SEM was vastly superior to the next best alternative from a Japanese competitor.