v. do punishment in return for injury or insult; avenge
E.g. The knight swore he would revenge his father's death.
v. overturn; turn inside out or upside down; turning in the opposite direction
E.g. The Commission has now launched a high-level diplomatic offensive to reverse the ban.
n. summary of a longer discussion; formal examination; practice to refresh memory
E.g. This review only came about after some environmental groups sued the government to take action.
n. satisfying return or result; profit, return for performance of a desired behavior; positive reinforcement.
E.g. When an officer risks his own life in protecting the public, he has no time to think his reward.
n. fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk; narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
E.g. Her hair was tied back with a black ribbon.
n. long, narrow upper section or crest; chain of hills or mountains
E.g. Here's the study's technical explanation of why the location of the western ridge is so important for determining regional rainfall.
a. completely lacking of wisdom or good sense
E.g. 'Yes, but I grow at a reasonable pace,' said the Dormouse: 'not in that ridiculous fashion.'
v. manipulate dishonestly; make or construct in haste
E.g. The boss was able to rig the election by bribing people to stuff the ballot boxes with ballots marked in his candidate's favor.
a. morally justified; equitable; free from wrong, guilt, or sin
E.g. Noah was a righteous man, the one blameless man of his time; he walked with God.
n. state of disorder involving group violence; rebellion
E.g. She said her main fear was that she would become the focus for a riot once people knew that she was in the prison.
v. tear or be torn violently; criticize or abuse strongly and violently
E.g. The candidates rip into their opponents each other mercilessly.
v. move from a lower position to a higher; mount up; move upward; reach a higher level
E.g. We hear the sound of their voices rise and fall according to the music.
n. procedure for religious ceremonies; any customary practice
E.g. The Catholic wedding will follow the next day with a final ritual.
v. cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; subject to laughter or ridicule
E.g. His former students roast the professor at his 60th birthday.
n. normal activity of a person in particular social setting; part played by a performer
E.g. Amrozi naively admitted his role in the attack, they said, but the law needs more than confessions, it needs evidence.
v. become decomposed by a natural process; perish slowly; become corrupt
E.g. The meat will rot if it isn't kept cool.
a. not perfected; having or caused by an irregular surface
E.g. The company offered a rough outline of how a deal could be structured in Matthews.
ad. by moving in or forming a circle; from beginning to end; throughout; to a specific place or person
E.g. There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked.
n. way for travel or transportation
E.g. The pipeline would cross on route from Iran, earning the Pakistani government millions of dollars in transit fees.
n. unvarying or habitual method of procedure; occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals
E.g. I believe she was happy in her way: this routine sufficed for her.
v. move over the surface with pressure and friction; spread a substance thinly over
E.g. They rub an old tin lamp or an iron ring.
n. governing direction for a specific purpose; regulation; systematic method
E.g. She was doubtful whether to lie down on her face, she couldn't remember ever having heard of such a rule.
v. destroy property or hinder normal operations
E.g. The Resistance used to sabotage railroad operations during the war.
n. bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases; enclosed space
E.g. There was a fifty-pound sack of corn meal, and a side of bacon, ammunition, and a four-gallon jug of whisky, and an old book and two newspapers for wadding, besides some tow.
a. concerned with religion; worthy of respect or dedication
E.g. The cleric remains in a strong position, with Shia Islam's holiest site under the rule of his militia and US-led forces reluctant to cause any damage to the sacred city.
n. offering of something to god; victim offered to god; surrender or loss of profit for higher object
E.g. Without that struggle, his sacrifice is a meaningless loss or gesture.
n. purpose; reason for wanting something done
E.g. I could dare it for the sake of any friend who deserved my adherence; as you, I am sure, do.
n. stewed fruit served with other foods; appetizing ingredients for meat, fish or puddings
E.g. Since the sauce is a bit watery, it always benefits from letting the pasta sit in it for five minutes before serving.
v. climb up or over; alter according to a standard; estimate or measure; remove in layers
E.g. We scale the model to be one tenth of actual size.
v. make a wide, sweeping search of; examine
E.g. He was taken back into the operating theatre after a brain scan revealed a rise in pressure inside his cranium and more bleeding.
n. publicized incident that brings about disgrace; damage to reputation by disclosure of improper behavior
E.g. The President is at the center of a recent scandal over revelation about his financial interests.
n. mark of damage; mark left on the skin after injury
E.g. Clayton remains convinced this scar is due to an experimental operation to collect his DNA.
n. screenplay; outline or model of an expected sequence of events
E.g. The scenario is the same throughout the West countries, all of whose governments are responding to the collapse in similar ways.
n. distinctive odor that is pleasant; fragrance; perfume
E.g. How fragrant was the steam of the beverage, and the scent of the toast!
n. plan for an activity or event; arrange
E.g. Now, after the failure of Cancun, there's a much bigger question mark over concluding the new deal on schedule.
n. elaborate and systematic plan of action; chart or outline of a system or object
E.g. As well as the baby bonus scheme, Prime Minister says his government is to encourage more immigration as a way of bringing in more talent.
n. knowledge resulting from study and research; grant of financial aid awarded to student
E.g. Bearing in mind that the scholarship is a private one, which is specifically named after Mr. Sitole.
n. edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
E.g. Most types of scissors are not particularly sharp; it is primarily the shearing between the two blades which cuts.
n. vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; deep shovel for digging out and dipping; spoon-shaped instrument
E.g. Handy lift-and-drain scoop is better than messy baskets.
n. act of getting point in a game or sport; facts about an actual situation
E.g. Also, you guys talking about how much you despised the score is also quite good.