n. lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
E.g. With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with abandon.
v. endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
E.g. "Oh, don't bother ME," said the Duchess; "I could not abide figures!"
a. unusual; not typical; not normal
E.g. Fujitsu, Toshiba, HP and Lenovo all insist that their designs are sufficiently different to Dell and Apple, that there is no abnormal risk of fire.
a. preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish
E.g. Alice thought the whole thing very absurd, but they all looked so grave that she did not dare to laugh.
n. improper use or handling; misuse
E.g. Thanks to Vito, the commenter said, he has stopped 7 years of girl abuse in this area.
n. approach; entry; entrance
E.g. It remains to be seen whether the multinationals like Chevron, Exxon Mobil, and BP will give in to Mr Chavez's brinksmanship as they know he needs them as much as they need access to his oil.
a. unexpected; unforeseen
E.g. Its curves are arbitrary, and what we call accidental, but one after another follows it as if he were guided by a chart on which it was laid down.
n. partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
E.g. Because your accomplice is an anonymous stranger, it's safer than asking a friend to participate in your ruse.
n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
E.g. He also reconnected with Doris Schmitz, an acquaintance from the University of Frankfurt.
a. developed post-birth; not congenital; gotten through environmental forces
E.g. It is an acquired disease, namely it was not present at her birth.
v. make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive
E.g. The carriers say they want to encrypt and store the credentials in the phone's SIM card, the small chips to activate access to mobile networks.
a. quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe
E.g. Her early writing was grounded in acute observation of the natural world.
a. extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
E.g. Speaker Pelosi came out of that meeting, and she was once again adamant about saying a public option must be in the bill.
n. compulsive physiological and psychological need for a substance; being abnormally dependent on something
E.g. No matter what form we find it in, addiction is not fun; drugs, alcohol, overeating, overworking, smoking or sex.
n. doing; bother; troublesome business; fuss; bustle
E.g. So, without more ado, let me introduce tonight's guests.
v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
E.g. In a late-night session, the United States, which has blocked most of the recent efforts to adopt resolutions on the Middle East, put forward its own proposal and rallied Council support.
a. deserving to be adored; worthy of divine honors
E.g. I just can't resist that adorable face and those amazing blue eyes!
v. worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection
E.g. All the girls in our school adore the handsome mathematics teacher who happens to be a bachelor.
a. speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked
E.g. The other boys laughed so unmercifully at what they termed my affected accent.
n. fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness
E.g. I happen to think that the physical expression of love and affection is just about the best thing we humans do.
a. confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming
E.g. The result will allow schools to know what they can do and cannot do in affirmative action programs.
n. items of business at a meeting; list or program of things to be done or considered
E.g. His agenda is certainly different from the President's and the administration's, but we will seek additional opportunities to work together with him.
a. making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
E.g. During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an aggressive advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.
a. disturbed; excited; expressing agitation
E.g. His face was very much agitated and very much flushed.
n. extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle
E.g. "Oh, PLEASE mind what you're doing!" cried Alice, jumping up and down in an agony of terror.
n. state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character
E.g. We are in agreement with their decision.
a. aloft; flying; in the air
E.g. It provides air-data and GPS-inertial solutions for airborne measurement.
n. assumed name; another name; name that has been assumed temporarily
E.g. Since the alias is already defined in our management pack it should work fine.
n. loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
E.g. They didn't want to salute the flag, saying that kind of allegiance is only for God.
a. excessively sensitive; susceptible; having an allergy
E.g. An attack by a swarm of the reddish-brown insects can cause allergic reactions which can be fatal in extremely rare cases.
n. hyper sensitivity reaction; abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances
E.g. Food allergy is distinct from food intolerance, which is not caused by an immune reaction.
n. narrow passage, especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes
E.g. In 1958, he tore down the dance hall and built a six-lane bowling alley, which is still there.
n. confederate; partner; collaborator
E.g. The trouble is that selling arms to this particular ally regularly involves 'commissions' - in plain language, bribes - to well-placed people including members of the Saudi ruling family.
n. raised structure on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity
E.g. In answer to my inquiries, she informed me it was a covering for the altar of a new church lately erected.
n. something with delicious flavor or fragrance; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
E.g. Hughes got a taste of that ambrosia, and he'll never forget the satisfaction it brings.
n. disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station
E.g. They separated into three hostile tribes, and darted upon each other from ambush with dreadful war-whoops, and killed each other by thousands.
n. correction; revision
E.g. America and Britain oppose this amendment but some other European countries, in particular Germany, have always been lukewarm on debt relief and might be swayed.
n. partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness
E.g. Selective amnesia is a politically valuable trait.
n. object worn, especially around neck, as a charm against evil or injury; charm
E.g. In Thailand, the Jatukam Ramathep amulet is popular with everyone from Bangkok bankers to village taxi drivers.
n. condition in which blood lacks red corpuscles; deficiency of red blood cells; lack of vitality
E.g. Long standing illnesses often result in anemia, loss of weight and occasional bleeding from the stomach.