v. shield away from; prevent
E.g. If you are the press secretary to the President of the United States, the main thing to avoid is becoming the story yourself.
a. knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
E.g. BPA, as you're likely aware, is a chemical commonly found in plastics, food cans, and water bottles.
a. causing fear, dread, or terror; extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible
E.g. He says the budget is in awful shape and we need to take steps to fix it.
a. difficult to handle or manage
E.g. John Kerry recently spoke of his faith, but he's more awkward about it than the born again President Bush.
n. unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges
E.g. A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.
n. back and sides of a pig salted and smoked
E.g. They built a fire against the side of a great log, and then cooked some bacon in the frying-pan for supper.
n. distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person
E.g. He was awarded a merit badge for his bravery in the battle.
n. trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage
E.g. When you fully engage in the present, there is no room for baggage from the past or fear of the future.
v. harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap
E.g. The school bully will bait the smaller children, terrorizing them.
v. prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal
E.g. In some places, people still bake bricks in the sun.
n. being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability
E.g. Many here see the ruling against US cotton subsidies as just the first step in tipping the balance of future world trade talks in favour of developing countries.
n. platform projecting from the wall of a building
E.g. He planted some flowers on the balcony that projects over the street.
a. hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering
E.g. Although he carried, under his wig, a perfectly bald and shiny head, he had only reached middle age.
n. a sort of theatrical representation by dancers
E.g. That school strives to be an international leader in ballet training.
n. orchestra; team; strip; ribbon; belt; unite; ally
E.g. The band, made up of four previously unknown young actors, have provoked hysteria across Asia since starring in the Taiwanese TV series.
n. a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success
E.g. But there are fears that if the Egyptian side doesn't play well, the crowds will stay away and the African Cup may go off with a whimper rather than a bang.
n. flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
E.g. The red top refers to the color of the banner at the top of the paper.
n. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick
E.g. For low paid male workers - many from South Asia - the cafeterias are a social focus - the equivalent of a bar or pub in non-Muslim countries, a place to meet friends and workmates.
n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
E.g. The authorities believe it could have been started by a barbecue which had not been put out properly and have announced that they will be questioning suspects in the morning.
a. lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing
E.g. Silent in bare feet, he swiftly crossed the cold marble floor, sliding into bed just as the door creaked open.
ad. just; only; hardly; scarcely
E.g. Only a few years ago there were no mobile phones, landlines barely worked.
n. agreement between parties concerning the sale of property
E.g. "A part of me you must become," he answered steadily; "otherwise the whole bargain is void."
n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
E.g. You start--did you hear a noise? I daresay it is only a rat scrambling along the rafters of the adjoining schoolroom: it was a barn before I had it repaired and altered, and they are generally haunted by rats.
n. vessel; large cylindrical container
E.g. With the oil price soaring above thirty dollars a barrel and the pumps going nearly at full capacity, Gulf Arab coffers are overflowing with unforeseen wealth.
n. game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players; ball used in this game
E.g. Baseball is more popular than any other sport in Japan.
n. cellar; storage room
E.g. There are so many things of India which are either lying in the basement of the Victoria and Albert Museum or in the India Office Library.
n. beating or pounding; set of guns or heavy artillery; dry cell that produces electric current
E.g. I'm hoping the battery is just dead and that a quick charge will solve everything.
n. inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf; small body of water set off from the main body
E.g. In the library, the books on history are all kept in one bay.
n. ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool
E.g. During a severe earthquake, each beam will absorb the shock by crumpling, thereby preventing serious damage to the tower.
v. support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support
E.g. They studied the ways in which the relativity theory can bear on the history of science.
n. carrying another part; patient endurance; suffering without complaint; act of producing or giving birth
E.g. The U.S. Mint is set to unveil a new $1 coin bearing the image of President Abraham Lincoln.
v. whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly
E.g. Speak roughly to your little boy; And beat him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy; Because he knows it teases.
a. formed or made thin by hammering; totally worn-out; exhausted
E.g. Finally we saw a village located well off the beaten path.
v. suit or be suitable to; be worthy of, or proper for; cause to appear well; grow or come to be
E.g. I am tired and let me answer this question tomorrow, I will become clearer in the morning.
n. represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
E.g. And I'm going to work to assure that that voice that is heard on their behalf is a roar and not a whisper.
v. perform; conduct oneself in a proper way
E.g. How we behave is up to us, but Nikolai believes that everything is predetermined by one's particular circumstances.
n. part of human body which extends downward from breast to thighs, and contains bowels; womb
E.g. His belly is like a cooking pot, Which happens when you eat a lot.
a. greatly loved; dear to the heart
E.g. But if I go on until my beloved is my bride, and she has taken up my fate, and we are one, and the world knows no difference, what then?
v. strain or move out of a straight line; curve; turn toward some certain point
E.g. Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events.
n. advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
E.g. Another benefit for business is the elimination of currency risk in the Euro area - the possibility that you might lose money in cross border trade because of exchange rate movements.