n. physical position in relation to the surroundings; position; location
E.g. When someone asks me where to look for help, your site is always on the list - so thanks.
v. draw or describe briefly; give the main points; summary of
E.g. I offered to sketch their portraits; and each, in turn, sat for a pencil outline.
v. jump lightly; hop; bypass
E.g. It appears that Serbia and Montenegro's withdrawal will allow their old enemy, Croatia, to skip qualification and go straight to the final.
n. area of still water; lack of tension; cord, rope, or cable that is hanging loosely; unused capacity; casual trousers
E.g. His eyes were dark and blank, his expression slack.
v. shut with force and a loud noise; strike with force
E.g. Please don't slam the door; children are reading inside.
n. sharp blow from a flat object as an open hand; smack; sharp insult
E.g. His decision was a slap in the face to those who had tried to change his mind.
v. slip; move usually in an uncontrolled manner; move smoothly along a surface
E.g. We slide until the bottom of the hill.
n. almost no; very little; deliberate discourtesy
E.g. “Countries like France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, and the UK were all essentially flat or even in slight decline,” Telegeography says.
a. small in quantity; being of delicate or slender build
E.g. I remember her as a slim young woman, with black hair, dark eyes, very nice features, and good, clear complexion.
v. move smoothly and easily; move out of position; move stealthily
E.g. The ship tried to slip away in the darkness.
a. clever; intelligent; showing mental alertness and calculation
E.g. In an age of smart missiles and precision-guided weaponry President Bush is going to have to rely upon good old-fashioned charm if he is to win over America's sceptical NATO allies.
v. free from obstructions; make surface shine
E.g. They decided to smooth the way towards peace negotiations.
v. eat light informal meal; eat lightly
E.g. I never lose weight because I snack between meals.
v. make a sharp sound; break suddenly as under tension; utter in angry or sharp tone
E.g. The sales clerk did not snap a reply at any angry customers.
a. not extreme; marked by seriousness or gravity; not affected by use of drugs; self-restraint
E.g. They agree that half the fun of being sober is watching how really stupid their drunk friends behave.
n. bottom; underside of foot or shoe or boot; bottom surface of a plow
E.g. The back of the sole is attached to the shoe by a semi-circle of nails driven from the outside.
a. composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; unaccompanied; single
E.g. After a long and anxious night waiting for just the right conditions for launch, Steve Fossett and his ground crew decided to go ahead with his latest attempt at a solo circumnavigation.
n. method for solving a problem; successful action of solving a problem
E.g. Their solution to crippling financial problems has been to merge with one another in an attempt to get bigger and hopefully stronger.
ad. in one way or another; in some way not yet known; by some means
E.g. The thing must be done somehow today, no matter what method you choose.
ad. to some extent or degree; rather; a bit; slightly
E.g. There is a Caribbean feel to the song and that type of energy and enthusiasm to the song that makes it somewhat mystifying.
a. wide-ranging knowledge; complex; intellectually appealing
E.g. We could have secured our homeland -- investing in sophisticated new protection for our ports, our trains and our power plants.
n. skin infection; hurting; inflamed and painful; source of pain, distress, or irritation
E.g. I already had a bleeding sore from the pole so when we stopped and I was allowed to sit down.
n. kind or species; a class of;
E.g. And here Alice began to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy sort of way.
n. sensation perceived by the ear; distinctive noise; long narrow inlet
E.g. The sound of TV is so loud that we have to talk in next room.
a. taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice; showing ill humor
E.g. The incident now appears to be closed but it has left a sour taste among senior Italian diplomats responsible for relations with the Arab world.
n. point of origin, such as spring, of stream or river; one that causes, creates, or initiates
E.g. Walters was not expecting an application from this source for the next ten years.
v. give up what is not strictly needed; hold back from; withhold or avoid; save or relieve from action
E.g. The terms of their new mandate were hard for Iraq to accept, but it had no choice to spare the country war.
a. just sufficient; kept in reserve; extra; free for other use
E.g. You can keep a spare rechargeable battery; if you are out and can't recharge, it will let you work double hours.
n. a specific kind of something
E.g. I walked fast till I got warm, and then I walked slowly to enjoy and analyse the species of pleasure brooding for me in the hour and situation.
a. stated explicitly or in detail; definite
E.g. FBI officials stressed that they were aware of no specific plot to attack any other aircraft.
a. impressive or sensational; lavishly produced performance; grand
E.g. Although the continent has been the worst affected by AIDS, it also boasts some of the world's most spectacular success stories.
v. pour; sudden drop from an upright position; flow or run out
E.g. He made the former employee to spill all details of project.
v. turn round rapidly; move round rapidly; move swiftly
E.g. We laid there all day, and watched the rafts and steamboats spin down the Missouri shore.
a. not tangible or material; belonging to religion; sacred; supernatural
E.g. As the spiritual is the home of wonders, so also is it the field of brightest exploits.
v. expel or eject from the mouth; rain gently
E.g. It's rude to spit in public except soccer players.
a. shining; very bright; magnificent; brilliant
E.g. Pretty soon a splendid young man come down the road, setting his horse easy and looking like a soldier.
v. break apart; cut; devide
E.g. They split up after a year of marriage.
v. go bad; rot; decay; become unfit for consumption or use
E.g. I couldn't somehow bear to spoil this party, that Russell prepared for 3 weeks.
a. arising without external cause; growing without cultivation or human labor
E.g. The children's inherent love of learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult.
n. a quantity of small objects flying through air
E.g. Telescopes across the world, and in Earth orbit, will be watching the giant spray of debris thrown out by the impact.