a. lacking responsiveness or alertness; intellectually weak or obtuse
E.g. It seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.
a. mute; lacking the power of speech
E.g. A ceremony followed, in dumb show, in which it was easy to recognize the pantomime of a marriage.
v. sell at artificially low prices; throw away as refuse
E.g. Critics argue they encourage Europe’s farmers to dump produce on world markets.
n. satisfaction; pleasure; entertainment; freedom from care
E.g. I don't feel at ease in the strange place.
n. efficient use of resources; reduction in cost; specific type of economic system
E.g. The tribe's main economy is primitive agriculture and its wealth is sometimes counted in people as well as animals.
n. brink; perimeter; margin
E.g. She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over the edge of the mushroom.
n. whole number of copies of a work printed and published; single copy; act of editing
E.g. She is an improved edition of her mother.
n. self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves; exaggerated sense of self-importance
E.g. His ego is as large as the Space Shuttle, all guests dislike him.
a. pertaining to electricity; electric
E.g. There are many lights and electrical instruments on the computer console.
n. fundamental or essential constituent of a composite entity; basic assumptions or principles of a subject
E.g. There's always an element of danger in mountain climbing.
n. lifting device consisting of a platform or cage
E.g. At least one elevator got stuck each day, trapping people inside, although no-one was injured.
v. eradicate; abolish; rule out
E.g. So the EU’s offer to eliminate the subsidy was almost universally welcomed.
v. humiliate; shame; cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert
E.g. Walk naked has serviced you, or does the idea embarrass you?
n. sudden unforeseen crisis; condition of urgent need for action or assistance
E.g. An air traffic manager reported to the Air Force that he had a signal from an emergency beacon.
n. feeling; mood; state of mental agitation or disturbance
E.g. To win they are trying to capitalize on the raw emotion that voters are feeling, and that is anger.
v. face; confront; meet, especially unexpectedly; come upon
E.g. Even children who can swim are at risk as they often move too far away from their families and then encounter difficulties getting back to dry land.
n. exertion of force; capacity for work or vigorous activity; usable heat or power
E.g. Each year Americans consume a high percentage of the world's energy.
n. act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest; state of being in gear
E.g. After their engagement was announced in the papers, friends expected a wonderful wedding in near future.
a. very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
E.g. An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.
n. amusement; fun
E.g. We feasted that evening as on nectar and ambrosia; and not the least delight of the entertainment was the smile of gratification with which our hostess regarded us, as we satisfied our famished appetites on the delicate fare she liberally supplied.
n. great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause; feeling of excitement
E.g. But this year, you know, again, the energy and enthusiasm is with the Republicans.
n. admission; entrance; item inserted in a written record
E.g. Beggars waited just outside the entry way to the cathedral.
n. surroundings; totality of surrounding conditions
E.g. We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism.
n. malice; ill will; discontent or uneasiness at another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with hatred
E.g. Their new pool made them in the envy of their neighbors.
n. a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
E.g. But Mr Chissano said he respected the views of others in the Commonwealth and didn't think the episode should bring about enmity between member states.
a. having the same quantity, measure, or value as another; identical
E.g. By combining their weight, China and Russia are making it clear: they have a voice of equal importance to the United States.
v. rub letters or characters written, engraved, or painted
E.g. The only way to erase old file is to overwrite the file with special patterns.
n. short trip taken to perform a specified task; mission; embassy
E.g. Because his errand is a secret one, we need lock all his records until his returning.
n. effort made for performance of anything; short literary composition on a single subject
E.g. I take advantage of all possible resources to win, not a mere essay of my power.
n. composition of any particular subject, usually shorter than formal paper
E.g. The student has to finish his essay before Sunday.
n. most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
E.g. The two things are the same in outward form but different in essence.
v. set up or found; build
E.g. His first novel did not establish his fame as a writer, but second one did.
n. extensive landed property; everything you own; all of your assets
E.g. Jackson's estate is also subject to federal inheritance taxes.
v. regard with respect; favorable regard
E.g. Jill and sisters esteem Jack's taste in music, but they deplore his taste in clothes.
a. forever; being without beginning or end; existing outside of time; infinite
E.g. Every sin has two punishments attached to it, one called the eternal and the other the temporal.
ad. ultimately; in the final result or issue; in the end
E.g. Some believe California's move will shame other states and eventually the federal government into action on the matter.
n. substitute; trade in; give in return for something received
E.g. It's demanding fuel oil and an end to sanctions in exchange for a nuclear freeze.
a. not divided or shared with others; excluding much or all; not allowing something else
E.g. As an American I do not believe in exclusive ethnic, racial or tribal states.
n. accomplishment; putting into practice; putting a person to death
E.g. He immediately pleaded guilty, but broke down and wept as the presiding judge, Justice Michael Scott, donned a ceremonial black cap to order his execution by hanging.
n. role of government which makes sure that laws are carried out; administrator
E.g. It was also about restoring faith in a political system that limits and divides power between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.