n. example that is cited to prove a contention or illustrate a point; case or occurrence
E.g. The framework applies equally to all ecosystems and in this instance is adapted for wetlands.
n. inborn pattern of behavior ; nature
E.g. It often puts EU into conflict with members, such as Germany, whose natural instinct was to protect industries that employed thousands of people.
v. offend; affront; treat, mention, or speak to rudely
E.g. You insult me by talking such nonsense!
n. protection against future loss; act, business, or system of insuring
E.g. The insurance industry is well prepared to make a quick estimate of the loss it will suffer.
n. quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness
E.g. Protecting global supply chain integrity is of the utmost importance for manufacturers.
n. ability to comprehend; understand and profit from experience; intellect; power of cognition
E.g. More than half the variance between people in intelligence is also genetic, Mr. Shane reports, adding that smarter people "tend to be less satisfied with their jobs."
n. secret information about an enemy or potential enemy
E.g. We sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage.
a. extreme; acute; in an extreme degree
E.g. The Israeli and Palestinian girls engage in intense discussions and heated arguments.
n. something that is intended; aim or purpose
E.g. Your main intent is to accurately capture a scene as your eye sees it, and then report to me.
a. inside; interior; located within the limits or surface
E.g. An internal audit led to Julie Wall's downfall and her vast collection has now been auctioned to pay back some of what she owes.
v. give to understand; imply as a possibility; make known subtly and indirectly
E.g. Did Dick intimate that Jane had bad breath when he asked if she'd like a breath mint?
v. explore; observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically
E.g. NASA has launched its Contour spacecraft, one of a series of missions designed to investigate comets.
a. incapable of being seen; impossible or nearly impossible to see
E.g. The poor guys are politically invisible, it is the reason why they suffered so much in dark time.
v. wind round; connect with something; include necessarily; engage thoroughly
E.g. How should we involve ourselves in school life?
n. expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult
E.g. That most of us miss the irony is a vivid demonstration of our blindness.
n. subject; topic; problem; edition; publication; release; publish
E.g. The issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone.
n. a whole individual unit; a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group
E.g. He noticed an item in the New York Times that reported his hometown.
n. building for confinement of persons held in lawful custody
E.g. The jail was a little brick den that stood at the edge of the village, and no guards were afforded for it.
v. crush or bruise; get stuck; press tightly together
E.g. The driver had to jam the brake pedal to the floor to avoid entering the intersection.
a. resentful or bitter in rivalry; envious
E.g. I think they're jealous, they wish they could share in that freedom but failed.
v. pull, or move with a sudden movement; move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
E.g. We saw him turn the handle and jerk the door open.
n. magazine; periodical; log; diary; a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred
E.g. Published twice yearly, the journal is an open access, online publication.
n. land densely overgrown with tropical vegetation; dense, confused mass
E.g. In the last few months, the big cats have increasingly emerged from the forest and into the urban jungle, killing twenty-two people including children.
a. less advanced in age than another; younger; lower in standing or in rank
E.g. He is studying at a junior middle school.
n. a fragment of any solid substance; old iron, or other metal, glass, paper; discarded material
E.g. Today's swim isn't so bad except that there was crazy wind on the beach, and these huge waves that brought all the junk on the sea floor up.
v. adjust the spaces between words; show to be reasonable; explain, clear away
E.g. "And old Madam Reed, or the Misses, her daughters, will be solicited by you to seek a place, I suppose?" "No, sir; I am not on such terms with my relatives as would justify me in asking favours of them--but I shall advertise."
v. take by force or fear, and against one's will; seize and detain unlawfully and usually for ransom
E.g. She says she only pretended to kidnap the children and never wanted to get money from them.
n. glandular organ which excretes urea and other waste products from the animal body
E.g. In case the donor of kidney is a non relative, we have to investigate if there is any organ trafficking.
n. fastening together of one or more threads, cords, ropes; lump or loop formed in thread; ornamental tie
E.g. "Only take off the red cloak, sir, and then - " "But the string is in a knot - help me."
n. paper affixed to anything by inscription; slip of ribbon, parchment; writing annexed by way of addition
E.g. There was no label this time with the words "DRINK ME," but nevertheless she uncorked it and put it to her lips.
n. the young of the sheep; simple, unsophisticated person
E.g. None believes that the lion and the lamb could lie down together.
a. moving with pain or difficulty because of injury; disabled so that movement is difficult or impossible
E.g. A lame wing kept the bird from flying, it was in danger when winter was coming.
n. passageway between fences which is not traveled as a highroad; narrow country road
E.g. In this instance, I think a bike lane is better than a cycle track.
v. take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently
E.g. The kitten used to neatly lap up her milk.
n. flap that lies over another part; area of control or responsibility; upper side of the thighs of a seated person
E.g. The job fell right in my lap, I was very busy last week to finish it on time.
v. begin; originate; initiate; send off; take off
E.g. Four years ago, the country became the third African nation, after South Africa and Algeria, to launch an observation satellite.
n. washing; workplace where clothes are washed and ironed
E.g. During the gold rush era, our town's laundry seemed innocent enough.
n. landscape; grassland, usually tended or mowed; meadow
E.g. In a ceremony on the White House lawn, President Bush will remember the victims of September the eleventh.
v. put into a certain place; cause to lie down; spread over a surface
E.g. Then, Myrna crossed the room, the gun fired, and Kevin lay still and silent.
v. escape fluid from container through a hole or crack; tell anonymously; reveal
E.g. Then I tied up the rip in the meal sack with a string, so it wouldn't leak no more.