n. authorized messenger or representative
E.g. He was appointed ambassador to the United States.
n. field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital
E.g. His breathing had become so labored she called an ambulance to send him to hospital immediately.
n. total of two or more quantities; aggregate; sum
E.g. The amount of money sent home by migrant workers to their families in Latin America has reached more than $62 billion.
a. annual; yearly; annual return of the day on which any notable event took place
E.g. He gave me a necklace as an anniversary gift.
a. occurring or payable every year
E.g. It says that the Queen's role in the annual state opening of parliament should be changed.
a. having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
E.g. The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, is a foreigner with homes in Europe.
n. any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
E.g. The woeful ongoing situation of open archaeological sites which are being systematically plundered by antique smugglers will be another priority issue.
n. concern something in state of painful uneasiness; state of restlessness and agitation
E.g. To wait in anxiety is perhaps the hardest thing in life; tea, tobacco, and hot baths are the possible anodynes.
ad. in any way or manner whatever; at any rate; in any event
E.g. I couldn't think of the name of that man anyhow.
ad. separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside
E.g. In fact, I doubt anyone knew his real name apart from the security staff.
n. attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge
E.g. Oxfam is making a big appeal for humanitarian aid to Darfur and neighbouring Chad, where millions of people have been made homeless by fighting.
n. instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
E.g. China's fashion conscious urban young are developing a growing appetite for the cool white look of platinum jewellery.
v. exert; put into service; avail oneself to;
E.g. You cannot apply all money to your mortgage.
n. act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement
E.g. Mr. Straw’s appointment as Foreign Secretary has triggered speculation in London about the Prime Minister’s motives for the change.
v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
E.g. I am truly thankful for the stocks, which would appreciate in value considerably in future years.
n. access; method
E.g. Faced with an increasingly competitive jobs market and frequent bad publicity over pay and conditions, the army is getting ever more sophisticated and corporate in its approach to recruitment.
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
E.g. The ranch owners appropriate the lands that have originally been set aside for the Indians' use.
n. official approbation; endorsement; act of approving
E.g. First, Ehrlich knows it would be extremely unlikely to win approval from the Democratic-dominated General Assembly.
n. plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range
E.g. His special interest lies in the area of literature.
v. invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; debate
E.g. The United States should, they argue, attempt to remain aloof.
a. arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
E.g. He often speaks in an arrogant tone, which doesn't encourage others to discuss with him.
n. essay; editorial; individual thing or element of a class
E.g. The protests were caused by an article in a national newspaper.
a. affected by shame; abashed or confused by guilt
E.g. Are you ashamed for having lied?
ad. on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest
E.g. All joking aside, can you swim 15 miles?
n. white crystalline compound drug to relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation
E.g. Plavix, along with aspirin, is widely used to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
n. attack; onslaught
E.g. He's charged with interfering with the performance of a flight crew by assault or intimidation.
v. give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
E.g. A good way to assist is to bring entrepreneurial and business skills to them.
v. connect or join together; combine
E.g. The public is likely to associate a word or mark with a given company.
v. suppose; presume; take on; bear
E.g. He looked at me long and hard: I turned my eyes from him, fixed them on the fire, and tried to assume and maintain a quiet.
v. solidify; guarantee; convince
E.g. I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I assure you.
n. offensive move; expression of strong criticism; hostile comment
E.g. A national newspaper received an anonymous phone call warning about the attack just minutes before the first device exploded.
n. action of trying at something
E.g. I also want to claim that this attempt is a romantic one.
v. be present at; go to; take care of; tend
E.g. Britain’s House of Lords has been described as the best club in London and for many of the hereditary members who rarely attend debates, that’s just what it is.
n. posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue
E.g. One of the major reasons for this change in attitude is that there's more money around.
n. lawyer; one who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; proxy
E.g. Did this attorney mean to throw away his client's life without an effort?
a. appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting
E.g. The mobile phone companies argue that reducing taxes will make legally imported phones more attractive than the cheaper smuggled models.
n. public sale of property to the highest bidder
E.g. The auction is over and the winning bid was 1000 dollars.
n. a group of people within hearing; crowd seeing a stage performance
E.g. You should have a clear idea about who your audience is and how you can exploit your product to them through the correct platform.
n. jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
E.g. The laws will reinforce Australia's authority to turn boats away from Australia.
a. convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
E.g. Vaccines are available but are costly and only offer relatively short-term protection so the animals need regular booster vaccinations.