v. find paths through unexplored territory
E.g. He joined our team and planed to scout that area we never touched.
v. cut the surface of; cause friction
E.g. "Hey, Huck!--you hear that?" Huck began to dig and scratch now.
n. cause to penetrate with a circular motion; fastener with shank and slotted head
E.g. He was held in his precarious position by ice screw and rope.
v. prepare text for filming or broadcasting
E.g. The playwright agreed to script the movie in three months.
n. a roll of paper; a writing formed into a roll; schedule or list; mark added to signature, intended to represent a seal
E.g. Near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.
n. impure matter that forms on or rises to the surface of a liquid or body of water; worthless people
E.g. When scum is thick and compact, remove with a slotted spoon.
n. middle size aquatic mammal; stamp used for authentication or security
E.g. Because the seal on this bottle is broken, we have to discard it for security reason.
n. one of several parts; pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
E.g. The mob ran out of control along a 5 kilometer section of the main highway to Delhi, smashing fences, looting food and beating up shopkeepers.
n. particular aspect of life or activity; body of people who form part of society or economy
E.g. He was helpless in an important sector of his life.
v. free from fear, care, or anxiety; not have reason to doubt
E.g. The troops secure the area before the civilians are allowed to return.
v. make an effort to; try to get; try to discover
E.g. I always seek to do good in the world.
n. faculty through which to know external world; feeling produced by stimulus
E.g. We are interdependent, therefore, we have no other choice than to develop a sense of universal responsibility.
a. able to feel; responsive to external conditions; susceptible to attitudes of others
E.g. Making this situation extra sensitive is the fact that while benchmark interest rates have continued to rise over the course of the week.
n. a number of things or events standing or succeeding in order; sequence
E.g. There are a series of books for dogs; I just read one regarding to my puppy.
n. meeting devoted to a particular activity; time for school to hold classes
E.g. It was the opening session of the legislature.
n. context and environment in which something is set
E.g. Just how much the times have changed could be seen from the setting of this concert.
v. take up residence; form a community; come to rest; bring to an end; fix firmly
E.g. The moment Alice appeared, she was appealed to by all three to settle the question, and they repeated their arguments to her.
a. serious in feeling or manner; not light, lively, or cheerful
E.g. No severe or prolonged bodily illness followed this incident; it only gave my nerves a shock of which I feel the reverberation to this day.
n. waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water; someone who sews
E.g. A sewer is an artificial pipe or system used to remove human liquid waste and to provide drainage.
a. lacking physical depth; not deep or strong
E.g. People dig or pan for gold or diamonds, risking their lives in shallow mines which frequently collapse.
n. act of removing hair with a razor; thin slice or scraping
E.g. He had a shave and a bath before leaving.
v. touch the surface of lightly; remove the beard or other body hair from
E.g. His back can shave the counter in passing.
v. get rid of ; cast off; cause to pour forth
E.g. In the three decades after 1945, Britain shed virtually all of the colonies that had taken centuries to acquire.
n. bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece; any broad thin surface
E.g. Under this sheet is the head of one of the most recent victims of Mexico's drug wars.
n. structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
E.g. I undressed hastily, and sought shelter from cold and darkness in my crib.
n. a herder of sheep; someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
E.g. I should have been a careless shepherd if I had left a lamb so near a wolf's den.
n. protective covering or structure; protect; guard
E.g. Mr. Putin poured scorn on the plans to build a new missile shield in Eastern Europe.
n. moving from one setting or context to another; moving very slightly
E.g. Twenty-one developing nations have come together to say, that they believe the meeting will be doomed unless there's a radical shift by the rich nations.
n. unpleasant or disappointing surprise; surprise greatly; effect of such a collision or blow
E.g. The shot of the girl standing in shock is one of the most disturbing scenes you'll witness.
a. not long; unwilling to endure; inadequate or insufficient; most direct; lasting a brief time
E.g. She was short with the slower students.
n. one who shows or exhibits; brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail; bath in which the water is sprayed
E.g. What they call a storm here is just a rain shower with some thunder.
v. become smaller or draw together; compress
E.g. She waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further.
n. public display of message; visible mark or indication
E.g. When I was a little girl, I heard that to dream of children was a sure sign of trouble, either to one's self or one's kin.
n. a sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person
E.g. He awaited the signal to start.
n. name written in own handwriting
E.g. All the bill needs to come into effect is the signature of President George Bush.
a. fairly large; important in effect or meaning
E.g. This kind of planning presents the government with a significant problem.
a. nearly corresponding; somewhat like; having a general likeness
E.g. In return, it wants the US to make similar moves, as to cut tariffs and increase quotas for EU goods.
a. open and genuine; not deceitful; pure; unmixed
E.g. He was a good man, decent and sincere.
a. one only; consisting of one alone; alone; having no companion
E.g. "No, Jim, you couldn't understand any word they said - not a single word."
v. fall by, force of gravity; descend lower; decline gradually; enter deeply
E.g. They both sat silent and looked at poor Alice, who felt ready to sink into the earth.