v. be worthy of; have a right to
E.g. The publishers say they are not cashing in, just treating the emergency services with the respect they deserve.
n. act of working out the form of something; creation of something in the mind; formulate a plan for
E.g. He is hired to design a marketing strategy for the new product.
a. having lost all hope; dangerous; extremely intense
E.g. Alice felt so desperate that she was ready to ask help of any one.
v. dislike intensely; regard with contempt or scorn
E.g. What they truly despise is the European Union, not any country.
n. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred
E.g. He didn't hide his despite in the party because he believed the host cheated.
n. event that will inevitably happen in the future
E.g. Your certain destiny is to grow much bigger and stronger.
a. devastating; ruinous
E.g. Professor Paterson thinks there's merit in another plan for floating artificial marshes in the Lagoon to help break up the most destructive waves.
n. investigator; one, usually of police force, who investigates crimes and obtains evidence
E.g. Yes, I know as a detective you are not at liberty to make promises off-hand, but my case is a very peculiar one.
n. technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
E.g. Anti-gravity device could change air travel.
n. nutritional plan; nourishment; a prescribed selection of foods
E.g. An unhealthy diet together with little exercise and smoking are the key risks of diseases.
n. quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
E.g. They thought whatever wrongs had been done under his leadership, he had the right to retire with dignity.
n. measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length; size; aspect; element
E.g. Describing time as a dimension is a natural assumption.
v. insert into a fluid and withdraw again; immerse for baptism; wet, as if by immersing; moisten; appear to move downward
E.g. Our properties dip towards the river, we lost them forever.
n. catastrophe; misfortune
E.g. He's asked President Bush to declare the area a disaster zone to free up federal funds.
n. trait of being well behaved ; act of punishing ; system of rules of conduct or method of practice
E.g. Here in the heart of conservative Texas, young criminals, murderers are forced to confront military style discipline.
v. give reduction in price on
E.g. I never discount these books, they sell like hot cakes.
n. dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception
E.g. The ring, Adele, is in my breeches-pocket, under the disguise of a sovereign.
n. neglect of order or system; irregularity; disturbance; sickness
E.g. The room is in dreadful disorder, you have no chance to find that box.
v. exhibit; present or hold up to view; show; demonstrate; give evidence of; manifest
E.g. The airport authorities decided to remove all Christmas trees because a Jewish rabbi threatened to sue them if they didn't also display a menorah.
v. cause to turn away from original focus; pull in conflicting emotional directions; unsettle
E.g. No need to distract from the center ring of this circus.
n. extreme mental or emotional disturbance; obsession; confusion of affairs; being drawn apart
E.g. He drives me to distraction, I have to take a break.
n. discomfort; cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to
E.g. Nations have been in distress from the days of Julius Caesar.
v. upset; bother; trouble emotionally or mentally; put out of order; disarrange
E.g. He has vowed to challenge government warnings not to disturb the country's stability and continue his political work.
n. trench made in the earth by digging; any long, narrow receptacle for water on the surface of the earth
E.g. This village needs a deep ditch or channel to run water after a prolonged downpour.
a. having or causing a whirling sensation
E.g. I am a bit dizzy from the effort of writing and distributing, and receiving the responses.
v. deprive someone of benefits; remove or shorten the tail of an animal
E.g. They will dock us of two days of our annual leave.
n. solid bony part of the tail of animal; platform where trucks, ship, or trains can be loaded or unloaded
E.g. The ship arrived at the dock more than a day late.
v. provide written evidence; record in detail
E.g. She kept all the receipts from her business trip in order to document her expenses for the firm.
v. avoid a blow by moving or shifting quickly aside; shifty or ingenious trick
E.g. Before summer, one challenge lawmakers can't dodge is the budget.
a. house-hold; of or relating to the home ; within the country or home
E.g. Only a substantial increase in the price of domestic fuel will make local refineries more profitable.
n. grant; act of giving to a fund or cause
E.g. However, viewers can watch it online or download the film for free by clicking here - a donation is highly recommended.
n. quantity of medicine given; sufficient quantity; portion
E.g. Since the additional dose is not harmful and provides extra protection, everyone is recommended to get the second one.
n. the shorter of two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; very small circular shape
E.g. Financial markets haven't seen anything like this since the dot com boom of the late 1990s, which was followed by an equally dramatic crash.
n. commercial center of a town or city
E.g. From a distance, downtown Johannesburg looks impressive, a collection of skyscrapers and neon lights.
n. rough outline; draw up an outline; sketch
E.g. Now governments are re-writing the EU's governing treaty and the draft version is considered by the EU's leaders in Brussels.
n. play; literary work intended for theater
E.g. The Danes have now taken the top drama award at the Emmys for three out of the past four years.
a. striking; sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
E.g. The technique could lead to a dramatic increase in the worldwide stocks of blood available for transfusion.
v. bore; pierce; make a hole; practice; train
E.g. Don't drill here, there's a gas pipe.
v. kill by submerging and suffocating in water; overwhelm in water; deaden one's awareness of
E.g. Probably all know that a fish could drown, if the functions of the gills fail.
a. owed and payable immediately or on demand; proper and appropriate; fitting
E.g. We have due cause to honor them.