a. sea-dwelling; maritime; naval
E.g. Led by Professor David Paterson, the British team have begun a three-year project to map tidal flows and marine life, using remote sensing techniques.
n. tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the essence; the best part
E.g. It was so cold that he felt frozen to the marrow.
n. swamp; bog; low lying wet land with grassy vegetation
E.g. The jail was a trifling little brick den that stood in a marsh at the edge of the village.
a. wonderful; extraordinarily good
E.g. Queen Victoria is a marvelous ship best suited to well-traveled guests.
v. try to conceal something; disguise; hide under a false appearance
E.g. He wants to mask his disappointment.
a. enormous; colossal; consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
E.g. A lot has been said about the massive influence of the US retail group Wal-Mart.
n. something that resembles or harmonizes with
E.g. That tie makes a good match with your jacket.
v. develop and reach maturity; grow old or older
E.g. I need to mature my thoughts in future college years.
n. the largest possible quantity
E.g. The object of invention is to provide a method for limiting the maximum pressure of a power-assisted steering system.
v. determine the size of something; mark, lay out, or establish dimensions; estimate by evaluation or comparison
E.g. He actually took out his watch and laid it upon the table to measure the time.
n. public institutions that report the news, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television
E.g. Science fiction in media is exponentially bigger as a market than science fiction in literary form.
n. state that is intermediate between extremes
E.g. Certainly Shostakovich was lucky to work in a wordless abstract medium, where interpretation is strongly subjective.
a. involving mind or intellectual process; affected by disorder of mind
E.g. All doctors agreed this is a mental patient.
n. compassionate treatment of unfortunate and helpless; willingness to spare or to help; disposition to be kind
E.g. We saw two cars crashed on street, it was a mercy that no one was hurt.
n. soft semi liquid food; a quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for one meal
E.g. The old lady enjoyed a mess of porridge every night.
n. disagreeable mixture or confusion of things
E.g. She says, "Take your hands away, Huckleberry; what a mess you are always making!"
n. orderly procedure or process; regular manner of doing anything
E.g. She told us a simple method for making a pie crust.
a. having or showing great strength or force or intensity
E.g. Investment guru Warren Buffett comes in at number two, worth ten billion less than the mighty Bill.
a. pertaining to soldiers, to arms, or to war; of whole body of soldiers
E.g. In some countries all the young men have to do a year's military service.
a. the smallest possible quantity
E.g. The questions range from simple tests of knowledge such as - what's the minimum age for buying alcohol?
n. one who performs service for another; officer of justice; executive head of a government department
E.g. The former Environment Canada minister is asking for people to protest the current Ontario administration.
a. of lesser importance or stature or rank; not of legal age; limited in size or scope
E.g. These two books had minor differences, reading one of them is enough.
a. less; requiring to be subtracted; negative
E.g. Seven minus three equals four.
a. extremely small; short note
E.g. The twins resembled one another closely; only minute differences set them apart.
n. wonderful thing; something that excites admiration or astonishment
E.g. "The main miracle is that with money or no money, we have life," said Yadira Rivera.
a. very unhappy; full of misery; wretched
E.g. The miserable Hatter dropped his teacup, and went down on one knee. 'I'm a poor man, your Majesty,' he began.
n. great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind
E.g. One by one they stepped in at last and took shelter under the tent; but to have company in misery seemed something to be grateful for.
n. assignment that is given to a person or group; operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; job; task
E.g. The planes were on a bombing mission of 1000 miles away.
v. observe; watch; keep an eye on
E.g. In this city, religious police, government officials and squads of schoolboys monitor women and girls' behavior and appearance.
n. someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided; someone who supervises
E.g. The teacher suggested the tall pupil as monitor to assist in routine duties.
n. beast; ugly creature; someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
E.g. Their persistance is a proof that the Dragon is not only a popular monster but also a true archetype.
n. man, human being; liable or subject to death; accompanying death
E.g. Nothing betrays the fact that he is now engaged in a mortal fight.
n. motor hotel; lodging rooms adjacent to a parking lot
E.g. She said the motel is about 10 kilo meters from the entrance of the park.
n. movement; act of changing location; ability or power to move
E.g. For a similar reason, a collision head-on between two cars in motion is much more violent than if one of them is at rest.
n. emotion, desire, physiological need; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior
E.g. Pat's main motive is to keep the racial divide alive.
v. go up or advance; fix onto a backing; put up or launch
E.g. Following the guidance, we had to thread some complex passages, and mount a staircase before we reached her apartment.
a. common to or shared by two or more parties; shared
E.g. The main thrust is to make progress on practical issues - with mutual trade and business at the top of the agenda.
a. bare and pure; completely unclothed
E.g. The brightened comet in the constellation Virgo may even be visible to the naked eye, allowing members of the public around the world to join in this historic moment in astronomy.
n. a period of time spent sleeping
E.g. There wasn't time for a nap in the last 20 hours.
a. very dirty, foul; disgusting; nauseous
E.g. I was frightened when I saw the nasty gash in her arm.