a. sound as if echoing in a empty space; void; vain; not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
E.g. 'I'll tell it her,' said the Mock Turtle in a deep, hollow tone: 'sit down, both of you, and don't speak a word till I've finished.'
n. covering or garment for the head or the head and shoulders, often attached to the body garment
E.g. Now the hood is about half open, the engine is missing, the tires are cracked and need to be replaced.
n. a piece of metal, or other hard material, bent into curve or at angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything
E.g. A barbless hook is much, much easier to get out of your hand than one with barbs.
a. having a hook; bent or angled like a hook; captivated by
E.g. I bought your first book not for the cover but because I got hooked from the first line!
n. strip of wood or metal bent in a circular form, united at ends; ring; circular band
E.g. Hold your hoop horizontally, with its opening in front of you, so that it is touching your back.
n. line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet; range of one's knowledge, experience, or interest
E.g. Over the horizon is a Britain that pays its way in the world.
n. chemical substance formed in one organ and carried in circulation to another organ on which it exerts a stimulating effect
E.g. This hormone is the ultimate 'feel good' chemical because it is the essence of love, friendship, and tolerance of others.
n. one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates
E.g. A kilogram of rhino horn powder fetches nearly forty thousand US dollars at Asia's markets, because it's used for local medicines.
n. terror; fear; intense dislike
E.g. But then, prepared as my mind was for horror, shaken as my nerves were by agitation, I thought the swift darting beam was a vision from another world.
n. act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward
E.g. This kind of hospitality is infectious and makes traveling in Mexico a joy.
n. great number; person entertaining guests
E.g. Well, the tapes were brought to an area radio show that the host is a friend of the Hogan family, and they were played on the radio here in the area.
n. prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
E.g. The surviving pirate accused of taking an American ship captain hostage is here, and we're getting our first look at him.
a. unfriendly; showing the disposition of an enemy
E.g. The authorities say negative reports on Zimbabwe are a false creation by what they term a hostile Western media.
n. unfriendliness; hatred; state of being hostile
E.g. This opposition may take one of the forms already described, some other forms which have been overlooked, but the root of the hostility is the same in all.
n. a variety of domestic dog, having large, drooping ears; side bar used to strengthen portions of gear of a vehicle
E.g. The hound had in fact fought off a wolf to save the child.
v. crouch or curl up ; mass; heap; crowd or draw together
E.g. Tomaz Humar had spent nearly a week to huddle on a ledge six-thousand meters up Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth highest mountain.
n. kindness; virtue; all of the inhabitants of the earth
E.g. Yugoslavia surrendered Mr Milosevic to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
a. low or inferior in station or quality; modest
E.g. 'May it please your Majesty,' said Two, in a very humble tone, going down on one knee as he spoke, 'we were trying--'
v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
E.g. Please do not humiliate anyone in a restaurant or supermarket.
n. quality or condition of being humble; low estimate of one's self; self-abasement
E.g. "A certain humility is required for this game," says Angela, who is running her brother Pat's campaign.
n. quality that makes something laughable or amusing; funniness
E.g. A sense of humour is prerequisite to understanding her work.
n. bump; arch one's back
E.g. I roused him out and say: Get up and hump yourself, Jim! There isn’t a minute to lose.
n. lump; thick piece; push or thrust, as with the elbow; intuitive feeling
E.g. She had a suspicion - something not even really strong enough to call a hunch - that he didn't came at all and friends covered the truth from her.
n. a large lump or piece; a hunch, as a hunk of bread.
E.g. This is not fat, it is a massive hunk of shoulder muscle that lets the wolf break animals' spines with a swipe.
v. throw with great force; cast; toss
E.g. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy.
n. big storm; severe tropical cyclone
E.g. There's speculation that increased hurricane activity is related to global warming: two scientific papers this year have linked their intensity to climate change.
v. make silent or quiet; keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of
E.g. The government tried to hush down the damaging details.
n. cleanliness; sanitation
E.g. Read below for information on some hygiene basics and learn how to deal with greasy hair, perspiration, and body hair.
a. based on assumptions; supposed
E.g. Technical terms would be introduced gradually and their meanings are usually explained in hypothetical situations.
a. marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion; affected, or troubled, with fear or panic
E.g. During hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered.
n. act of designating or identifying something; condition of having your identity established
E.g. The thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest.
v. detect; find out; discover
E.g. Together they intercept millions of telephone calls, emails and faxes, and with special software, searching for key words and numbers, attempt to identify threats from terrorists, arms proliferators and so on.
n. foolish or stupid person; unlearned, ignorant, or simple person
E.g. This idiot is addicted to spending our money to buy votes.
a. useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; given rest and ease; avoiding work or employment; lazy
E.g. He is vexed at my idle ways and waste of time: as if I need like a city clerk, six days a week and no holidays!
n. image used for worship; image of divinity; representation or symbol; false notion or conception
E.g. Let's face it, their idol is willing to sign a bill that gives one aspirin to each American and just call it a victorious health care reform law!
n. lack of knowledge or education
E.g. Do you think that her ignorance is a reasonable argument for this failure?
n. any species of the genus iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family iguanidae
E.g. If you have no time to spend with your dog, cat, or iguana, maybe take a second to give them an extra pat on the head - and remind them not to play in traffic.
a. having existence only in the imagination; fanciful; visionary
E.g. I write fantasy in imaginary worlds, but my settings are historically based.
a. not moral; contrary to conscience or the divine law; wicked; unjust; dishonest
E.g. In this country, religious leaders have repeatedly lashed out against movies, music, and television shows which they call immoral and worthless.
a. not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever
E.g. He saw a chance to perform a great service and make his name immortal.