n. act of taking something from someone unlawfully; stealing
E.g. The main problem in arresting the theft is a lack of political will.
n. subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay
E.g. His letters were always on the theme of love.
n. doctrine or scheme of things; general or abstract principles of any science
E.g. The other main theory is that stress during birth somehow leads to left-handedness.
n. healing power or quality; treatment of illness
E.g. Some struggle for years in therapy with one practitioner after another, and never seem to make any progress.
a. accurate or careful; complete
E.g. He knew a thorough search would be made for it.
a. considerate; having intellectual depth; giving close attention
E.g. I would say Americans are more thoughtful about foreign policy and domestic policy.
v. feel sudden intense sensation or emotion; tremble as from fear or excitement
E.g. At such a silent night, the speed and roar of the engine thrill us at first.
n. part of neck in front of; passage to stomach and lung
E.g. The film grabbed me by the throat from the first moment and didn't let go until the very last.
ad. in every part; in or through all parts; everywhere; during the entire time or extent
E.g. Though unsure how her speech would be received, she remained calm and professional throughout.
n. short, thick first digit of human hand
E.g. Each boy pricked the ball of his thumb and squeezed out a drop of blood.
n. sound which follows flash of lightning; discharge of electricity; loud noise
E.g. They were amazed and alarmed, to see us make, what they called thunder and lightning.
v. emit recurring clicking sounds; do well or as designed
E.g. He made this factory tick two decades with strong knowledge of the economics and technology.
n. groups of cells that make particular parts of the body; soft thin paper
E.g. Doctors planted tiny expandable balloons under each baby's scalp so they'll have enough skin tissue to cover their heads one they're separated.
n. right or claim to possession; mark of rank; name of a book or film
E.g. Though the penniless Duke of Ragwort no longer held title to the family estate, he still retained as head of one of England's oldest families.
v. dry and brown by heat of fire; warm thoroughly; drink to the health or in honor
E.g. Let's toast the friendship between two countries.
n. organ situated in floor of mouth; speech; language; clapper of bell
E.g. The dog sat down with its tongue hanging out of its mouth, and its great eyes half shut.
n. subject of a speech, essay, thesis, discussion, or conversation
E.g. It was a very sensitive topic to discuss, may I have chance to change it?
n. large candle or lamp giving flaring flame; flashlight
E.g. The yard is so dark, he turned on the torch to look for his keys.
n. extreme pain; anguish of body or mind
E.g. They began to feel a vague fear, and then the real torture came.
v. throw carelessly; throw to see which side comes up; move or stir about violently
E.g. He used to toss the newspaper after reading it.
a. hard; difficult; feeling physical discomfort or pain; hard to bear
E.g. She's against tough competition, such as Meryl Streep, and other excellent movies.
n. rectangular cloth or paper for drying or wiping
E.g. He grabs a towel from the stack behind him and pats his face dry.
a. poisonous; caused by a toxin or other poison
E.g. We must seek an antidote for whatever toxic substance he has eaten.
v. follow, discover; make a mark or lines on a surface
E.g. The first problem is who is responsible for the material: the original author, who may be impossible to trace, or the Internet service provider.
n. road or path affording passage; line or route along which something moves
E.g. The negotiators reach agreement and a fast track legislation that would allow passage through the US congress without amendments.
n. thought or behavior followed from generation to generation; heritage
E.g. The state of Massachusetts has always been famous for its history, and especially rich in tradition is the region around Boston.
n. disaster; event resulting in great loss and misfortune
E.g. Local authorities in Egypt say that 238 people or more have died in the train tragedy south of Cairo.
n. path or track roughly through wild or hilly country; overland route
E.g. As for him, bareback riding on the mountain trail is out of the question.
v. travel or wander through; cleanse clothes in water
E.g. Keep the river road all the way, and next time you tramp take shoes and socks with you.
n. shifting; conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another
E.g. They are also looking into allegations of the illegal transfer of shares that enabled the Chung family to retain management control.
n. act of uprooting and moving a plant to a new location
E.g. His comeback appearances with other clubs were swiftly curtailed by his drinking, which continued after his second wife left him and after his liver transplant.
v. carry from one place to another; carry away; deport
E.g. What I was trying to transport is the oil that is in demand particularly.
v. catch; hold or catch as if in a hole
E.g. The gaps between the teeth trap food particles.
n. emotional wound or shock having long-lasting effects; serious injury to the body
E.g. Brain trauma is a serious public health challenge.
n. handling; care that are intended to relieve illness or injury
E.g. The plan aims to improve care, treatment and diagnosis by training thousands of new medical workers.
a. huge; capable of making one tremble; terrible
E.g. After tremendous effort, the Coast Guard called off all search efforts yesterday.
n. experiment; act of testing; examination of evidence to determine the charges or claims
E.g. The trial of 21 medical workers, allegedly linked to an outbreak of the HIV virus in southern Kazakhstan, has begun.
n. cunning or deceitful activity; attempt to get others to do something foolish
E.g. These children loved playing a special trick on their teacher.
v. cause something happen; set off
E.g. Please skip the remarks that will trigger bitter debates again.
a. consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; three times repeated
E.g. By convention, many web site names start with triple W, that means world wide web.