n. stem, or body, of a tree; main stem, without the branches; body of animal apart from the head and limbs
E.g. Nothing will save a tree after the main trunk is attacked by large numbers of this beetle.
n. hollow cylindrical shape; underground railway
E.g. The mayor says he'll pour money on the tube, back into the underground network.
v. make one or more folds in; store in a safe spot; put in a snug spot
E.g. He tried to tuck his shirt into his trousers.
n. passageway through or under something, usually underground
E.g. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down.
v. turn in the opposite direction; form into a spiral shape
E.g. It was to twist it up into a sort of knot, and then keep tight hold of its right ear and left foot, so as to prevent its undoing itself.
a. conforming to a type; representative
E.g. Its producer plans to shoot the project on a very modest budget, well below the tens, or even hundreds of millions, spent on a typical Hollywood blockbuster in the United States.
a. offensive to the sight; contrary to beauty; disagreeable aspect; unsightly
E.g. "If it had grown up," she said to herself, "it would have made a dreadfully ugly child: but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think."
a. final; being the last or concluding; fundamental; elemental; extreme
E.g. As the ultimate arbiter of the Constitution, the Supreme Court occupies a central place in our scheme of government.
ad. as final consequence; at last; in the end
E.g. Every value they create ultimately belongs to each of us.
a. lacking awareness; senseless; unaware
E.g. So I think at this hour, when I look back to the crisis through the quiet medium of time: I was unconscious of folly at the instant.
v. make too low an estimate of the quantity; undervalue
E.g. One thing I think you underestimate is how much in the minority you are.
ad. under or below an object or a surface; lower down on the page
E.g. The skin underneath is constantly breaking down and is very painful.
v. release; cause the ruin or downfall of; cancel or reverse an action
E.g. 'A knot!' said Alice, always ready to make herself useful, and looking anxiously about her. 'Oh, do let me help to undo it!'
n. consistent; standardized; clothing of a particular group
E.g. At issue is a demand that all imports are accompanied by uniform certificates authorised by the Commission and not the individual member states.
a. without an equal; being the only one of its kind
E.g. You have to face a problem unique to coastal areas.
a. improbable; has little chance of being the case or coming about
E.g. Even more unlikely is that they would be refused at the border.
v. supply with recent information; bring up to date; bring to the latest state of technology
E.g. We update the kitchen in the old house and add some modern appliances.
a. concerned by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
E.g. As soon as the jury had a little recovered from the shock of being upset, and their slates and pencils had been found and handed back to them.
n. leisure time away from work; act of making something legally void
E.g. I wish I could go, but my vacation is already taken up by other upcoming trips.
a. logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; well grounded
E.g. He said the large number of people surveyed and the lack of corrupting factors mean certain valid conclusions can be drawn from the results.
n. space between ranges of mountains; area drained or irrigated by a river system; internal angle formed by intersection
E.g. Only on the hills skirting the valley, the trees were somewhat wild again.
v. conquer; overcome; come out better in a competition
E.g. The time it takes to vanquish is greatly increased by lots of unnecessary backtracking.
n. automobile; means of conveying; medium
E.g. The vehicle was driven to an underground garage where, say police, the robbers transferred four strong boxes full of cash into a getaway car.
n. punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution
E.g. Avenging someone implies that you have been a victim of outrages and vengeance is required.
n. findings of jury on issues of fact for decision; judgment or opinion
E.g. For weeks EU institutions have been waiting for the verdict of two nations at the heart of Europe.
n. written work in a new form; edition; interpretation of a particular viewpoint
E.g. He downloaded the latest version of the software from the Internet.
n. moral fault or failing; evil, degrading, or immoral practice or habit; physical defect or weakness
E.g. I would not ascribe vice to him; I would not say he had betrayed me.
a. by vice or defects; defective; imperfect; having the nature of vice; evil, immoral, or depraved
E.g. The beauty queen also spoke, defending herself against vicious attacks.
a. turbulent; intensely vivid or loud; by violence or bloodshed
E.g. Significantly, he never used the word terrorism, but he hit hard on what he called violent extremism and its consequences.
n. disease communicator; something that poisons one's soul or mind; program for unwanted actions in computer
E.g. So now I guess the virus is gone but I think we have another one because yahoo still freezes sometimes when you open a new browser window.
n. ability to see; sight; vivid mental image
E.g. The Boeing vision for a growing aviation business seems to be one of a large number of direct, or 'point to point' flights.
a. seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible; optical
E.g. Thank you for the visual presentation; it helps very much.
a. full of life; animated; necessary to continued existence; living or breathing
E.g. Most states are facing drastic cuts in vital services because of the recession.
n. emptiness; containing nothing; clear or empty a place
E.g. Anyone who is still alive now, is found in a void space, maybe it's under a stairwell.
n. capacity; amount of space occupied by an object
E.g. The remains, much reduced in volume from the original, had been preserved in the silver box.
n. solemn promise made to God; promise of fidelity; pledge of love or affection
E.g. Not only were they as good as their word, but the vow is kept to this day by their children's children.
a. susceptible to wounds; capable of being wounded or hurt
E.g. His opponents could not harm Achilles, who was vulnerable only in his heel.
v. move about without a definite destination or purpose; range about; stroll; go away; depart
E.g. We wander in some strange wilderness, aimlessly without direction.
n. guard; defender; protector; state under guard; division of a county; division of a hospital
E.g. The patient lay quietly on his bed in the medical ward.
n. keeper; guardian; watchman; officer who keeps or guards
E.g. What are the duties of a traffic warden?