n. quality of being secluded from view of others; condition of being hidden
E.g. The best way to avoid a possible break down in privacy is to prohibit any employee from connecting with Internet.
n. special advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all; right reserved exclusively
E.g. David Beckham said it had been an honour and a privilege to have captained England.
n. act of proving; trial period
E.g. He was basically on probation from the moment he took over the chairmanship.
n. act or manner of moving forward; act performed; steps taken in an action
E.g. What's the procedure for opening a bank account?
n. follow a certain course; move ahead; travel onward
E.g. 'The trial cannot proceed,' said the King in a very grave voice, 'until all the jurymen are back in their proper places.'
n. act of proceeding; continued forward movement; a series of actions
E.g. In short, I began the process of ruining myself in the received style, like any other spoony.
a. engaged in, or suitable for a profession
E.g. Medical workers on trial face criminal charges that range from professional recklessness to illegal sale of donor blood.
n. outline; biographical sketch
E.g. On Wednesday morning, a higher profile US army presence was on the streets outside the hotels where most foreigners stay.
n. advantageous gain or return; income received from investments or property
E.g. As long as the profit is there, prices will never go down, they will just go to: higher salaries and bigger bonuses.
n. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; program; plan; scheme
E.g. The project is run by the top-secret Phantom Works in Seattle, the part of the company which handles Boeing's most sensitive programmes.
n. declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; indication of something favorable to come
E.g. Unfortunately, this long-term promise is bumping up against short-term reality.
a. likely to develop in a desirable manner; affording hope
E.g. President Bush today applauded a promising sign of progress by Iraq's leaders.
n. any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
E.g. US officials fear that the treaty might undermine the commercial protection afforded to gene tech companies through the World Trade Organisation deal on intellectual property rights.
v. make a proposal, declare a plan for something
E.g. Eshton, observing me, seemed to propose that I should be asked to join them; but Lady Ingram instantly negatived the notion.
n. plan suggested for acceptance; a matter to be dealt with; subject for discussion or analysis
E.g. Finding affordable housing can be a difficult proposition in many large cities.
n. expression of disagreement and disapproval; complain against
E.g. Many believe last night's protest is the first of many demonstrations to commemorate the riots in July 1999.
n. code of correct conduct ; rules governing socially acceptable behavior; record of transaction
E.g. When it comes to weddings, the protocol is actual similar to other churches.
v. move or force to get something open; make an uninvited inquiry
E.g. Couldn't find any keys, they tried to use an iron bar to pry the lock.
n. science that deals with mental processes and behavior
E.g. One of the things we always focus on in psychology is that you have to separate the behavior from the person.
n. state of being public; information to attract public notice
E.g. No one would be interested so the publicity is the only way to build a base of buyers.
v. steer or move into a certain direction; take away; remove from a fixed position; extract
E.g. This company will pull the old soup cans from its supermarket shelf.
v. draw fluid or gas by pressure or suction; supply in great quantities
E.g. "No one could be comfortable", he said, "at the prospect of continuing to pump out the large amounts of carbon dioxide."
n. act or an instance of buying; something bought
E.g. Rules can differ depending whether the purchase is a residence or an investment.
v. follow in; go in search of or hunt for
E.g. They will bring together 165 researchers from 19 countries to pursue a range of innovative strategies.
n. follow after; follow with a view to obtain; endeavor to attain
E.g. He exercises everyday in pursuit of health.
n. difficult question or problem
E.g. I noticed that she was working on the crossword puzzle from the Post when were first got there.
n. act of searching for something
E.g. The majority of the searchers had given up the quest and gone back to their daily avocations, saying that it was plain the children could never be found.
v. cite or repeat a passage from; repeat or copy the words of another
E.g. He said he could quote several instances of this behavior.
v. name the price of; state a price for securities, goods, or services
E.g. The two dealers finally quote prices for this car today.
n. framework for holding objects
E.g. The newspapers were arranged on a rack.
n. measuring instrument to detect distant objects by microwave
E.g. This enables a radar to detect objects at ranges where other emissions, such as sound or visible light, would be too weak to detect.
n. something that is desired intensely; state of extreme anger
E.g. The sea hurled itself in thundering rage against the rocks.
n. search without warning; surprise attack by a small armed force
E.g. Mr. Lebedev is referring to a raid last year on his father's bank, National Reserve Bank in Moscow, by masked Russian police.
v. call up or summon; call together for a common purpose
E.g. Washington quickly decided to rally his troops to fight off the British attack.
a. without definite purpose, plan, or aim; having no specific pattern
E.g. He used to get super drunk in random places; I don't know where he is now.
n. limits within which something can be effective; variety of different things or activities
E.g. Medical workers on trial face criminal charges that range from professional recklessness to corruption, to illegal sale of donor blood.
ad. not often; in an unusual degree; exceptionally
E.g. Kazakhstan, a vast territory, broke away from the former Soviet Union only ten years ago and is rarely in the international limelight.
a. consistent with; based on; using reason
E.g. One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults.
a. in the natural unprocessed condition; cruel and unfair; uncooked; untrained and inexperienced
E.g. I apologize that the set is in raw form, without labels and any documents.
v. act against or in opposition to; show a response or a reaction
E.g. They react negatively to everything I say, because they don't trust me.