n. jump; hop; place jumped over or from
E.g. The Mouse gave a sudden leap out of the water, and seemed to quiver all over with fright.
n. rent; charter; engage for service under a term of contract
E.g. We provide details of commercial and residential property available for lease.
n. teaching by giving a discourse on some subject; speech that is open to the public
E.g. The students could not follow the lecture on modern chemistry.
a. created by, permitted by law; according to the law of works
E.g. I could not rid myself of it by any legal proceedings: for the doctors now discovered that my wife was mad.
n. explanatory list of symbols on a map; unverified story handed down from earlier times
E.g. The legend is a truth, even as to names as well as general facts.
n. story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
E.g. The connection established in Chinese legend between the hare and the moon is probably traceable to an Indian original.
a. accordant with law; lawful; based on logical reasoning; reasonable
E.g. He would help legitimate homeowners who are facing foreclosure, but not offer help for speculators.
a. deadly; causing or capable of causing death
E.g. In a decision the court upheld the use of all three drugs in lethal injections.
v. draw or pass the tongue over; pass or lap quickly and rapidly; beat thoroughly in a competition or fight
E.g. The flames lick at our feet; all of us keep moving as fast as possible.
n. brightness; something that admits illumination; source of fire; particular aspect of a situation
E.g. Many smaller developing nations see them in a different light - as a kind of guaranteed share of the very profitable markets of the developed world.
n. arm; leg; any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
E.g. But he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigour of brain.
n. thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface; border or boundary
E.g. Some people are pride of the Great Wall; but others think it is just a line of stones.
v. be or become joined or united; connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
E.g. After a whole day shopping, the travelers will link up again at the airport.
n. any liquid, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice; alcoholic or spirituous fluid
E.g. If you study the numbers closely, you see that liquor is probably wildly popular with women in their 20s, and unpopular with men the same age.
ad. with meaning; word for word; letter by letter
E.g. The word literally translates to 'dispeller of darkness,' or 'one who brings light.'
n. give temporarily; temporary provision of money
E.g. A margin loan is a facility given to an investor for the purpose of buying securities.
n. a group of people who try to influence legislation; hall; room; a large entrance or reception room or area
E.g. The anti-tobacco lobby suspects that the tobacco industry is behind the weakening of many of the draft treaty provisions.
v. find; monitor; settle; determine or specify the position or limits o
E.g. It will also develop techniques to locate and tap underground water reservoirs.
n. strand or cluster of hair; fastening together; a closing of one thing upon another; device operated by a key
E.g. I got up and turned around in my tracks three times; and then I tied up a little lock of my hair with a thread to keep witches away.
n. storage compartment for clothes and valuables, usually it has a lock
E.g. On my locker is a stack of books that fills the space between the lower and upper metal boxes.
n. small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper
E.g. From this window were visible the porter's lodge and the road.
n. record of a voyage or flight; record of day to day activities
E.g. His anxiety was increasing with the advance of the season, and his log is a record of deep yearning to be free and active again.
n. reasoned and reasonable judgment; a system of reasoning
E.g. Your paper lacks the logic to prove your thesis.
v. circle; ring; move in loops; make a loop in; join with a loop
E.g. The old lady made one end of the silk thread fast to Tom's tooth with a loop and tied the other to the bedpost.
a. unbound; untied; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined
E.g. "Here, Bill! catch hold of this rope - Will the roof bear? - Mind that loose slate - Oh, it's coming down! Heads below!"
v. fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have; be deprived of; fail to win
E.g. Ah, my dear! Let this be a lesson to you never to lose your temper!
n. public room with seating where people can wait; living room; lobby
E.g. A large lounge is situated at the last floor, a perfect place to see some of the the best views of Johannesburg.
a. steadfast in allegiance or duty; faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty
E.g. When he fails, you cannot do more for him, but you can be loyal.
n. something that is an indulgence rather than necessity; excessively expensive
E.g. A luxury tax on large cars was introduced last year.
a. grand or noble in thought or deed; outstanding of its kind
E.g. This was not only a game to decide which team will win magnificent prizes, it was also a game where the Mayor will decide who will be final champion.
v. keep in any particular state or condition; keep up or carry on; continue
E.g. What we are actually trying to maintain is never ending growth.
n. preservation; support; continuance; court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another
E.g. She would be entitled to just the same rights over the children, and just the same rights to income support and maintenance for the children.
a. greater in number, quantity, or extent; more important
E.g. We have met with major problems in the project and they will be addressed as schedule.
n. greater number or part; a number more than half of the total
E.g. He is not planning to expel foreign companies, but he does want majority control of all ventures and a greater share of the profits.
n. shopping center; public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
E.g. Is it greener to stay at home and order presents online or head to the mall?
a. raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect; wildly disordered
E.g. The doctor's words pained me, but I deserved it, and it wasn't the first time I'd been called maniac depressive by a doctor.
v. operate with one's hands; control or play upon people, forces artfully
E.g. Meanwhile, greed and vanity, using lies and fear, will once again manipulate ignorance and resentment.
n. dwelling-house of the better class; a large or stately residence
E.g. Colerain mansion is listed on the national register of historic places.
n. guide book; hand-operated
E.g. Three workers at the plant followed an illegal manual and caused a nuclear reaction late last month.
n. walking with regular steps; a procession of people walking together; steady advance
E.g. In July, 1792, the united armies of Prussia and Austria commenced their march from the German fortresses upon the Rhine into France.