v. be face to face with; oppose in hostility or competition; deal with
E.g. Here in the heart of conservative Texas, young criminals, murderers and thugs are forced to confront military style discipline, a traditional view of right and wrong.
n. mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; lack of clarity or order
E.g. My uncle got into the back of the car, scratching his head in confusion, having missed the episode completely.
n. meeting of elected or appointed representatives
E.g. Just a day after congress granted him special powers he has begun turning the screws on the international oil companies.
n. motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles; source of moral or ethical judgment
E.g. The truth in conscience is immediately near to me, as near as the seed that rests upon the wayside.
a. awake; alert
E.g. I was conscious that a moment's mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths.
n. plot; intrigue; agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act
E.g. Information minister Jerry Gana released a statement in which he says there has been an international media conspiracy against Nigeria.
a. invariable; repeating; continually occurring; persistent
E.g. Yemen's state news agency says the president visited the three wounded officials at the Saudi hospital, and expressed happiness about constant progress in their health.
n. law determining the fundamental political principles of a government; the act of forming something
E.g. President Putin said Britain knew Russia's constitution prohibits such an extradition.
v. seek advice or information of; take into account; consider
E.g. I will consult with our friends, but it's going to be what's in the interests of our country first and foremost.
v. get in touch with; reach
E.g. But Britney, 21, says he called her at two of her homes, and even tried to contact her at her parents' house.
n. state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace; disobedience to, or open disrespect of
E.g. The poor fools, who hold science in contempt, have no ability to realize that science proves them wrong at every turn.
n. volume; something contained; material, including text and images
E.g. The brain is hungry not for method but for content, especially the latter which contains generalizations that are powerful, precise, and explicit.
v. contend for; call in question; oppose; dispute
E.g. The lawyer decided to contest the claim, and tried to prove that it was false.
v. constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
E.g. The heat will contract the woollen garment.
n. binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
E.g. Because he has filed for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court could decide whether this contract should be paid in time.
a. relation of direct opposition; very opposed in nature or character or purpose
E.g. Our boat took a course contrary to theirs.
n. social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
E.g. Moreover, following this convention is our friend's normal behavior when in such a mood.
v. find or declare guilty
E.g. If jury decided to convict him of manslaughter, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
n. judgment that someone is guilty of crime; strongly held belief
E.g. Even her conviction for murder did not shake Peter's judgment that Harriet was innocent of the crime.
v. overpower; force to yield assent to truth; satisfy by proof; prove guilty
E.g. Your argument is too weak to convince me; we need more evidence.
v. work or act together toward a common end or purpose
E.g. The best way to get Pakistan to cooperate is to find the reasons why it is so keen to retain influence in Afghanistan and try to meet its concerns.
n. basic, center, or most important part; essence
E.g. But at the core is a story about two men who can't let go of the sense that they are dreaming their way through what might be an ultimately meaningless life.
n. position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle
E.g. I sat by myself in the corner without speaking.
a. united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to corporation or incorporated body
E.g. The demonstrators inspired thousands of allies to take to the streets to protest economic inequality and corporate greed.
n. business firm; a group of people combined into or acting as one body
E.g. The Disney corporation has announced that it's buying Pixar film studios for more than seven-billion dollars.
n. dress; attire; aset of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season
E.g. His dark eyes and swarthy skin suited the costume exactly.
n. sofa; arrange or dispose as in a bed
E.g. His black leather couch looks expensive.
v. advise; suggest
E.g. A pilot study has seen tribal chiefs agree to the training of local community teams, who counsel women and have their violent husbands arrested.
n. flat surface on which money is counted, business is transacted; one that is an opposite
E.g. There are always long lines in every bank and the people behind the counter are very busy.
n. a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another
E.g. He catched amarried couple from Chicago.
n. polite behavior; act of civility or respect; consent or agreement in spite of fact
E.g. They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.
n. person who lacks courage to face danger; timid
E.g. This coward is always hiding and pointing fingers, you never see him in front of any real challenges.
v. break into simpler molecules by means of heat; split; hit forcefully; pass through
E.g. Now the Gates Foundation hopes that its funding will help co-ordinate large scale collaborative projects that can crack the major scientific problems.
n. smash; collision; falling down or in pieces with a loud noise of breaking parts
E.g. She heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass.
v. move slowly, as people or animals with the body near the ground
E.g. The crocodile can crawl along the riverbed.
v. make or cause to be or to become; invest with a new thing
E.g. He plans to create a new company next year.
n. arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow
E.g. The proposed treaty would give credit to peasant farmers who developed the crops in the first place.
v. move slowly; move stealthily or cautiously
E.g. If it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key; and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door.
n. one who has committed a crime; one who is found guilty by verdict, confession, or proof
E.g. The criminal was sentenced to prison for theft.
n. dangerous situation; crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point
E.g. After the crisis the patient either dies or gets better.