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boring
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a. uninteresting and tiresome; dull
However, the opposite can also be true; something that is too easily understood, simple or transparent, can also be boring.
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boulder
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n. a rounded rock lying on the surface of ground or embedded in soil
A boulder is a rock with a grain size of usually no less than 256 mm (10 inches) diameter in geology.
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bound
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n. tied; held; committed; limit; constraint; leap; jump
Supreme Court ended a term bound to affect our lives in significant ways in the months ahead.
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bowl
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v. throw or roll a ball; move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling
We were now outside Thornfield gates, to bowl lightly along the smooth road to Millcote, where the dust was well laid by the thunderstorm.
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braid
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v. weave; interweave three or more strands
Have you ever wanted to braid your own hair or someone else's hair?
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breathe
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v. respire; inhale and exhale air
Even the air you breathe is micro-filtered for outside contaminants.
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breathtaking
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a. very surprising or shocking
Beneath the curious mixture is the kind of breathtaking skyscraper shell, balanced in space, that modern technology makes possible.
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briny
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a. salty; any huge body of saltwater
Bobbing along, bobbing along, at the bottom of the beautiful briny sea.
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broaden
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v. widen; grow broad or broader
Its size, style, and expression broaden the car's appeal, making it more appropriate for a wider range of circumstances.
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bud
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n. one that is not yet fully developed; sprout
The first thing to be thought of is to pluck the disease in its bud, which is best done by injections.
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buggy
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n. small, lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
A fine way to travel through Quebec City in Canada is by horse buggy.
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bulb
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n. the rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball
The light bulb hasn't changed a whole lot in its 120 years -- the original design was just that good.
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bundle
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v. tie, wrap, or gather together; hurry; hasten; dress oneself warmly
Remember to bundle children up in winter clothes.
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burrow
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n. tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; moving through by or as by digging
They will return to breed in the fall, and the male will reclaim his burrow, waiting to reconnect with his mate.
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cab
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n. taxi; a one-horse vehicle for public hire
I was supposed to meet Mrs. Girard at the building in five minutes; she called a cab to drive me to the station.
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cabal
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n. a small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
The number of Republicans who support this man and his cabal is astonishing, but nothing will change that percentage's minds.
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cabin
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n. a small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
British Airways says passengers reported a slight smell of petrol in the cabin of BA flight 003 bound for New York.
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cadence
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n. rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat
Marching down the road, the troops sang out, following the cadence set by the sergeant.
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calculator
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n. a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
Blaise Pascal invented the first digital calculator to help his father with his work collecting taxes.
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cancel
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v. revoke; call off; omit or delete
The meeting in Addis Ababa has heard Chinese promises to cancel debts and increase Chinese investments in Africa.
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