n. kingdom; domain ruled by a king or queen
E.g. In the animal realm, the lion is the king of beasts.
n. side of an object that is opposite its front; hind part; point or area farthest from the front
E.g. His room was toward the rear of the hotel.
a. showing reason or sound judgment; capable of reasoning; rational; being within bounds of common sense
E.g. They will arrive the hall at a reasonable time, not too early.
v. remember; call back; cause to be returned
E.g. This part of the brain doesn't develop fully until about the age of four, which could explain why memories of early childhood are difficult to recall.
n. act of receiving; acknowledgment of goods delivered or money paid
E.g. Please send me a receipt for the money.
n. act of receiving; manner in which something is greeted
E.g. She did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors.
n. medical prescription; a set of directions for making or preparing something, especially food
E.g. This cornmeal muffin recipe is extremely simple.
a. headstrong; rash; indifferent to or disregardful of consequences
E.g. This time, the killer appeared to have been much more reckless about being seen.
v. compute; take account of; have faith or confidence in
E.g. Well-a-well, man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble, as the Scripture says, and I reckon it's so.
n. making attractive or acceptable; pushing for something
E.g. The taskforce's main recommendation is to reduce Government operating spending to 29 per cent of gross domestic product by 2012.
v. get or find back; regain a former condition
E.g. He is very ill and unlikely to recover in this month.
n. act of referring or consulting; remark that calls attention to something or someone
E.g. Her speeches have special reference to environmental policy.
ad. with respect to; by concerning
E.g. His suggestion regarding business would hint that he isn't a supporter of small business.
a. without consideration; in spite of everything; anyway
E.g. And the aspiring singer will be signed to the label regardless of where she finishes in the competition.
v. give outward signs of; express; record in writing; enroll as a student
E.g. New students will have to register is tomorrow before getting their books.
v. turn down; refuse to accept; dismiss from consideration
E.g. He would reject the idea of starting a war.
v. make less severe or strict; become less tense
E.g. Our new colleague should relax if he sees that we are a friendly group.
v. give off; liberate; grant freedom to; make something available
E.g. He wanted to release the list with the names of the prisoners before Monday.
a. worthy of being depended on; trustworthy
E.g. In lawless states like Somalia, which lack a strong central government, they're trying to find reliable proxy forces.
n. easing of burden or distress, such as pain or anxiety; release from post or duty; pleasant or amusing change
E.g. As he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief.
v. rest with confidence; have confidence; depend
E.g. I rely implicitly on His power, and confide wholly in His goodness.
a. worthy of notice; extraordinary
E.g. I recognized his decisive nose, more remarkable for character than beauty.
v. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
E.g. I would remind you of your lady's existence, sir, which the law recognizes, if you do not.
v. move away from the position occupied; cause to change place; take away
E.g. The leaving of her mother will remove the last obstacle to their marriage.
v. stand for; describe or present; play a role or part
E.g. Senator John McCain said he was disappointed, but added that the rule changes do represent significant progress.
n. state of being held in high esteem; general estimation in which a person is held by the public
E.g. We have long been aware that our reputation is affected by our day-to-day dealings and negotiations with all of our society.
v. express the need or desire for; ask for
E.g. I request that she inputs the entire manuscript in 2 days.
v. insist upon having; request and expect
E.g. We require our secretary to be on time, otherwise we have to cancel the event.
n. free from harm or evil; take from legal custody by force
E.g. Whale and dolphin rescue is an international issue.
v. inquire into; attempt to find out in scientific manner
E.g. The students who research the history of English are all in this group.
v. feel bitter; consider as injury or affront; be in angry
E.g. What people resent is that CEOs are earning many hundreds of times more than the average employee.
n. lack of enthusiasm; skeptical caution; something saved for future use; self-restraint in expression
E.g. The bank had put $3.9 billion in reserve to cover such costs.
n. official house; large house; act of dwelling in a place
E.g. Crowds of fans gathered outside the Bachchan residence in suburban Mumbai as news of the engagement spread.
n. determination; formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
E.g. Civic leaders say their resolve is as strong as it was when they rebuilt downtown.
n. vacation spot; act of turning to for assistance
E.g. "We lied in the morning, we lied in the evening and we lied at night", he made a speech in the resort town.
v. show a reaction to something favorably or as hoped
E.g. Doctors hope his cancer to respond to the aggressive therapy.
v. give or bring back; return to its original condition
E.g. He told BBC News that they will restore it using 200-year-old techniques and all their old tools.
v. give a summary; return to a previous location or condition
E.g. The performers need a sufficient interval to resume their ordinary costume, before they re-entered the dining-room.
n. receding; pull back or move away or backward; withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position
E.g. Everywhere that freedom takes hold, and terror will retreat.
v. make known; disclose or show
E.g. "The secret of your birth! Do you mean to say - " "Gentlemen," says the young man, very solemn, "I will reveal it to you, for I feel I may have confidence in you."