v. develop suddenly; jump; move forward by leaps and bounds
E.g. New businesses would spring up rapidly in this area.
v. be compatible with; cause to match; cut to rectangular shape; bring into agreement or balance; settle
E.g. She could not square the request with her principles.
v. force something into or through a restricted space; compress with violence
E.g. It uses its market power to squeeze the incomes of farmers and other suppliers.
a. not easily moved or disturbed
E.g. Keeping insulin stable is important all day long, so avoiding all sugar and anything that breaks down quickly into glucose in the body is the goal.
n. personnel who assist superior to carry out assigned task
E.g. The information is intended to help big firms set salaries and other benefits for staff working away from their home country.
n. money risked on gamble; pole set up to mark something; right or legal share of something
E.g. The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake.
n. small area set off by walls for special use; booth
E.g. They usually buy food from a market stall.
n. criteria; basis for comparison
E.g. And this will bring us to a final standard product of the human genome fully and publicly available for all to use for biomedical research.
a. high reputation; esteem; maintaining an erect position
E.g. At the end they received the leader who was a person of standing in the community.
n. sculpture representing a human or animal
E.g. A garden statue of Buddha was in a light finish approximately 110 cm high and 54 cm by 50 cm wide.
n. position relative to others; standing
E.g. He never troubled himself about his status.
a. securely in position; not shaky; not easily excited
E.g. She took a new needle, waxed it carefully, threaded her needle with a steady hand.
n. slice of meat, typically beef, usually cut thick
E.g. Vegetables are not normally served with steak in this manner, but a green salad may follow.
v. fasten into place by fixing an end; be a follower or supporter
E.g. Please stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress.
a. not moving or operating freely; lacking ease in bending; resistant
E.g. No one doubts, though, the competition will remain stiff indeed.
v. pierce painfully with sharp pointed structure or organ; cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings
E.g. Those harsh words sting me bitterly.
n. certificate for shareholder of corporation; total amount of goods in a shop
E.g. The value of corporation stock doubled during the past year.
n. group of organisms within a species; tension; pressure
E.g. The strain of flu is known as H2N2 and if caught by one person, could spread very easily to cause a global pandemic.
n. elaborate and systematic plan; plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal
E.g. The centre will carry out research and develop a strategy to fight the spread of the disease.
n. put special emphasis on; utter with an accent; state of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain
E.g. He presided over the economy during the period of its greatest stress and danger.
v. extend; pull in opposite directions; lie down comfortably
E.g. They've already undergone surgery to stretch their skin.
n. lightweight cord; a collection of objects threaded on a single strand; plant fiber
E.g. If the string is shortened in certain numeric proportions, other sounds will be produced.
v. remove the surface from
E.g. They strip the clothes from a man's back.
n. blow; light touch; sudden loss of consciousness for brain blood vessel lacking oxygen
E.g. The doctors need to preserve and re-route those veins or both twins risk suffering a stroke.
n. complex construction or entity; complex composition of knowledge
E.g. Sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family.
a. unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; persistent; difficult to treat
E.g. The buses that failed to run were those that were temporarily stuck in stubborn, icy patches.
n. workplace for the teaching or practice of an art
E.g. The Disney corporation in the United States has announced that it's buying Pixar film studio for more than seven-billion dollars.
n. unspecified objects; tangible substance
E.g. Wheat is the stuff they use to make bread.
n. particular kind; a way of expressing something
E.g. All the reporters were expected to adopt the style of this newspaper.
n. something to be treated; course or area of study
E.g. "I won't indeed!" said Alice, in a great hurry to change the subject of conversation. "Are you fond of dogs?"
v. exchange; put in the place of another
E.g. Low and middle income countries are suffering from the condition, as they substitute fiber intake for a much higher consumption of saturated fats and sugar.
a. slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
E.g. His whole attitude had undergone a subtle change.
v. draw liquid into mouth; take in; draw something by vacuum
E.g. He should suck the poison from the place where the snake bit.
n. portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes
E.g. Most major airlines have recently begun enforcing suitcase size and weight policies, which have been on the books for years but seldom applied.
n. apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms; a matching set of furniture
E.g. Now you can have a full-featured office productivity suite that's compatible with Microsoft Office at just a slice of the cost.
n. utmost height; highest point of a mountain
E.g. I'm not totally convinced that the government or any certain summit is going to provide that, frankly.
a. greater rank or station or quality; excellent
E.g. The army was defeated by superior numbers of enemy troops.
ad. seemingly; believed or reputed to be the case
E.g. That sort of private payment, and the two-tiered medicine it implies, is becoming common in supposedly universal systems.
a. most outstanding; highest; superior
E.g. Last Sunday the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei asked young people to remain calm in the run up to July the 9th.
n. one who performs manual operations on a patient
E.g. A brain surgeon practicing every day may do a faster and better job than someone who does brain surgery once every few years.