n. person who inherits some title or office
E.g. He'd seen himself as the political heir of the Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel-Nasser, who had captured Arab hearts with his calls for Arab unity.
n. aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
E.g. Three men were lifted by helicopter from the burning ship.
n. place of the dead, or of souls after death where sinners suffer eternal punishment; any place of pain and turmoil
E.g. He said, "The hottest place in hell is reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
n. plant lacking a permanent woody stem, some having medicinal properties
E.g. A herb is a plant that is valued for qualities such as medicinal properties, flavor, scent.
v. long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
E.g. We plan to hike the Rockies this summer.
n. increase in cost; the amount a salary is increased; long walk or march
E.g. You are now telling me that the massive hike is coincidence and not the industrial revolution?
n. allusion; clue; brief or indirect suggestion
E.g. Give me a hint about the big news.
n. auxiliary activity; activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation
E.g. The Show is Canada's largest three day hobby and craft exhibition.
v. keep from departing; take and maintain control over; stop dealing with
E.g. Please hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting.
v. move by successive leaps, as toads do; spring or jump on one foot
E.g. They have a clown-like personality and are known to hop rather than run.
a. exciting, or tending to horror or fear; hideous
E.g. You have saved my life! - snatched me from a horrible death!
n. a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
E.g. This fire hose is about sixty feet long.
n. great number; person entertaining guests
E.g. Well, the tapes were brought to an area radio show that the host is a friend of the Hogan family, and they were played on the radio here in the area.
n. prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
E.g. The surviving pirate accused of taking an American ship captain hostage is here, and we're getting our first look at him.
a. unfriendly; showing the disposition of an enemy
E.g. The authorities say negative reports on Zimbabwe are a false creation by what they term a hostile Western media.
v. crowd together; keep close to; tight or amorous embrace
E.g. The judge said he could hug her for her words; so he cried, and his wife cried again.
n. low, prolonged sound; humming noise; singing with shut mouth
E.g. My guess is you can hear the hum from a mile away, is it true?
n. kindness; virtue; all of the inhabitants of the earth
E.g. Yugoslavia surrendered Mr Milosevic to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
a. low or inferior in station or quality; modest
E.g. 'May it please your Majesty,' said Two, in a very humble tone, going down on one knee as he spoke, 'we were trying--'
v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
E.g. Please do not humiliate anyone in a restaurant or supermarket.
n. big storm; severe tropical cyclone
E.g. There's speculation that increased hurricane activity is related to global warming: two scientific papers this year have linked their intensity to climate change.
a. marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion; affected, or troubled, with fear or panic
E.g. During hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered.
a. duplicate; alike; being the exact same one
E.g. This is the identical room we stayed in before.
v. detect; find out; discover
E.g. Together they intercept millions of telephone calls, emails and faxes, and with special software, searching for key words and numbers, attempt to identify threats from terrorists, arms proliferators and so on.
n. foolish or stupid person; unlearned, ignorant, or simple person
E.g. This idiot is addicted to spending our money to buy votes.
n. misleading vision; being deceived by a false perception or belief
E.g. Puncturing this illusion is the key to winning the battle of ideas.
n. visual representation; representation of a person
E.g. The emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone.
a. resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to
E.g. Still, the company doesn't expect to remain immune from the effects of the downturn.
n. forceful consequence; strong effect; influencing strongly
E.g. It's hard to characterize the cultural effects, although easier to the vital economic impact on China's neighbors.
a. making a strong or vivid impression; producing a strong effect
E.g. From a distance, downtown Johannesburg looks impressive, a collection of skyscrapers and neon lights.
n. act of applying force suddenly; an impelling force or strength
E.g. When mists as chill as death wandered to the impulse of east winds along those purple peaks, and rolled down "ing" and holm till they blended with the frozen fog of the beck!
n. gain from labor, business, property, or capital
E.g. I can never do that again, two-thirds of my income goes in paying the interest of mortgages.
a. unbelievable; beyond belief or understanding
E.g. It was an amazing year for female performances and to be nominated amongst them was really incredible.
v. point out; direct to a knowledge of
E.g. Researchers indicate that men find it easier to give up smoking than women.
n. single person or thing; human regarded as a unique personality
E.g. If this individual is to be the leader of this country, she will lead us to total defeat.
a. unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented
E.g. Though taxes are supposedly inevitable, some people avoid paying taxes for years.
n. power affecting person or thing; effect of one thing on another; flowing in or upon; influx
E.g. She used her parent's influence to get the job quickly.
a. naive; lacking sense or awareness; free from evil or guilt
E.g. We all knew the innocent child leaving Argentina in 2008.
a. exhibiting disordered of mind; deranged in mind; very foolish
E.g. He has an insane desire to finish that foolish thing.
n. sudden intuition as part of solving a problem; arousing to a particular emotion or action
E.g. The theme of the ceremony is Isles of Wonder and draws much of its inspiration from Shakespeare's "The Tempest."