a. being as origin; as found in nature in the elemental form
E.g. In the small town, the native north American sugar maple can be seen everywhere.
a. clean or orderly
E.g. As she said this, she came upon a neat little house, on the door of which was a bright brass plate.
a. adverse; involving disadvantage or harm; pessimistic
E.g. I think our countries are very similar in the negative attitudes that people have towards mathematics.
n. any system of lines or channels crossing like the fabric of a net; complex, interconnected group or system
E.g. At USA the network of railroads hasn't increased in past decades.
n. coin worth one twentieth of a dollar
E.g. The United States five-cent coin, commonly called a nickel, is a unit of currency equaling one-twentieth, or five hundredths, of a United States dollar.
n. dream arousing feelings of intense fear, horror, and distress; event or experience that is intensely distressing
E.g. His main nightmare is voluntarily enlisting in the Army again and being sent back to Iraq.
n. general or universal conception; belief or opinion
E.g. With all her knowledge of history, Alice had no very clear notion how long ago anything had happened.
a. previously unknown; strikingly new, unusual, or different; young
E.g. Piercing any part of the body other than the earlobes was novel in 1950s, but now it is quite common.
n. printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
E.g. His bookcases were filled with anything but no one novel.
ad. not anywhere; not in any place or state
E.g. She began hunting for them, but they were nowhere to be seen.
a. of, relating to, or forming a nucleus of an atom; pertaining to, or using nuclear weapons
E.g. The resolution states that CPS Energy should invest further in nuclear energy.
n. room for baby; area in a household set apart for the use of children
E.g. Anyhow, freedom of movement in a nursery is the reward of learning to walk.
n. solemn promise; commitment to tell the truth
E.g. Their oath is to do no harm, but they haven't even spoken about healthcare reform before now.
v. be averse to or express disapproval of
E.g. His lawyers object to the testimony and doubt the qualification of the witness.
n. act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
E.g. Of course the objection wrought my eagerness to a climax: gratified it must be, and that without delay; and I told him so.
a. not influenced by emotions; having actual existence or reality
E.g. Even though he was her son, she tried to be objective about his behavior.
n. act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie; written promise to repay a debt
E.g. The government has found it particularly hard to meet its benefit and pensions obligation.
a. causing disapproval or protest; very annoying or objectionable; offensive
E.g. I find your behavior obnoxious; please mend your ways.
v. be on the watch respecting; pay attention to; notice with care; see; perceive
E.g. Sometimes all suspended their by-play to observe and listen to the principal actors.
a. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern; influenced or controlled by a powerful force
E.g. So when people say I'm obsessed, which is a clever way of saying please shut up, I don't like your facts.
n. compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion
E.g. This obsession is aimless and brainless and ends with your oblivion in American politics.
a. exposed; easily discovered; plain
E.g. It is a stone pillar set up where four roads meet: whitewashed, I suppose, to be more obvious at a distance and in darkness.
n. significant event that occurs at a critical time; opportunity to do something; event or happening
E.g. He must buy what he has little occasion for.
v. take place; be found to exist ; come to one's mind
E.g. Global warming can occur from a variety of causes, both natural and human induced.
a. not easily explained; beyond from the usual or expected; not divisible by two
E.g. It is odd that his name is never mentioned.
n. probability of a specified outcome; likelihood of the occurrence of one thing, as in a contest
E.g. Bookmakers have now slashed his odds from 400/1 to 28/1.
n. act of presenting; something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation
E.g. If our offer is agreeable to you, please fill in the proper blank space.
n. notion or conviction founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression; favorable estimation
E.g. You may say what you want to, but in my opinion she had more sand in her than any girl I ever see.
n. favorable or advantageous circumstance; chance for progress or advancement
E.g. Though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over.
a. having an opponent; averse of
E.g. Americans remain opposed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
n. two words that express opposing concepts; contrariwise; directly facing each other
E.g. People out there probably think about Switzerland as a conservative country and I think this shows that we are the opposite.
n. act of choosing; power or freedom to choose
E.g. The Euro made its debut in the financial markets three years ago and it has been an option for any non-cash transaction ever since.
a. not second hand; not copied or translated from something else
E.g. The first problem is who is responsible for the material: the original author, or the Internet service provider?
n. a set of clothing, often with accessories; a set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose
E.g. Every day her outfit is analyzed as if it were fashion week.
n. association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization
E.g. No one has said they carried out the attack, but security officials believe this was a well-planned operation, masterminded by a major terrorist outfit.
n. of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason
E.g. At least President Obama finally sent an envoy to Europe yesterday to explore joint action to stop outrageous violence against protesters.
v. be in debt; be obliged to pay or repay
E.g. I owe a lot to my wife and children; I must spend more time with them in future.
a. belonging to oneself or itself; not foreign; domestic
E.g. She was always considering in her own mind and ignoring our suggestions.
n. single movement from one foot to the other in walking; slow gait; step
E.g. Their interest grew stronger, and their industry kept pace with it.
n. soft or small cushion; a kind of cushion for writing upon, or for blotting
E.g. The nurse put a clean pad of cotton over his wound.