n. check list; a collection of resources
E.g. Less money tied up in inventory is more money in our pockets.
a. incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable
E.g. The president who once seemed invincible is now seen as potential vulnerable.
a. attractive; tempting
E.g. Representatives of the Insight Bowl have expressed strong interest in inviting Rutgers.
n. goddess of rainbow; rainbow; prismatic play of colors; something that forming the colored portion of eye
E.g. If there is no iris in the eye it is impossible to control the inlet of light.
a. humorously sarcastic or mocking
E.g. What's truly ironic is how both sides in this polarized debate use precisely the same tactics.
n. expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult
E.g. That most of us miss the irony is a vivid demonstration of our blindness.
a. overwhelming; tempting; charming
E.g. The next day and the day after, he hung about the court-room, drawn by an almost irresistible impulse to go in, but forcing himself to stay out.
n. plan of trip; guidebook for traveler
E.g. If your itinerary is the Empire State, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Chinatown, a standard guidebook will do quite nicely.
n. stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish
E.g. Maya elites relied on luxury items, such as jade and quetzal feathers, to denote high social rank.
n. door-keeper; porter; one who has the care of public building or suites of rooms
E.g. We hope that everybody has a chance to succeed, not just the CEO, but the secretary and the janitor.
v. endanger; imperil; put at risk
E.g. He would compel her to listen to what he had to say; he would never again jeopardize their happiness by allowing her to misunderstand him.
n. exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; risk of loss or injury
E.g. Some private developers say the number of projects in jeopardy is much higher.
v. pull, or move with a sudden movement; move with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
E.g. We saw him turn the handle and jerk the door open.
v. bring bad luck to; cast a spell on
E.g. I don't believe that sharing them is going to jinx them in any way, they are real, honest expectations.
v. run or ride at a steady slow trot; give a push or shake to
E.g. I would jog around the ponds, and around them, again and again.
v. be joyous, merry, and mirthful; excite mirth and gayety; keep amused or diverted
E.g. On these holidays, parents do their best to jolly kids up.
n. unusually large person, animal, or thing
E.g. He says that the jumbo is the greatest animal on earth, and that he loved to hunt them.
n. a fragment of any solid substance; old iron, or other metal, glass, paper; discarded material
E.g. Today's swim isn't so bad except that there was crazy wind on the beach, and these huge waves that brought all the junk on the sea floor up.
n. youth; adolescent; not fully grown or developed
E.g. You know, this is sort of what I call a juvenile approach to a serious problem," the Democrat said.
n. animal that having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
E.g. Today, you can see people dressed up in kangaroo costumes and waving flags at streets of Australian cities.
n. Japanese art of self-defense in which sharp blows and kicks are administered to pressure-sensitive points on body of opponent
E.g. Dawson Ko, 24, received his black belt in karate in March 2007, making him the first blind person in Australia to earn a black belt.
n. understanding; knowledge; range of vision
E.g. I really do not know the reason. It is beyond my ken.
n. young cat; any young animal of the cat kind
E.g. Your kitten is an animal; she grows bigger every day; and becomes cat finally.
n. clever, expedient way of doing something; specific talent, especially one difficult to explain or teach
E.g. There is a certain knack to lapping a barrel, not everyone is able to successfully do it, but if you can, it will definitely improve the performance of any rifle.
v. contract into wrinkles; grow together; form into fabric by intertwining
E.g. When he broke his leg, he sat around the house all day waiting for the bones to knit.
n. effort expended on particular task; act of mother giving birth; time period during which mother gives birth
E.g. When Lisa went into labour, her doctor was not around, she says.
n. delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns; rope; cord that is drawn through eyelets
E.g. When having brought her ironing-table to the nursery hearth, she allowed us to sit about it, and while she got up Mrs. Reed's lace frills, and crimped her nightcap borders.
n. place in which to lie or rest, especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast; burying place
E.g. The kidnappers' lair was an old farm in the hills.
n. weapon, consisting of long handle and steel blade or head; spear carried by horsemen, often decorated with small flag
E.g. It is a form of bullfighting where the bull is stabbed repeatedly with a wooden lance from the back of a horse.
n. gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; unobserved or imperceptible progress; slip or error; failing in duty
E.g. The mayor is apologizing, saying he's deeply sorry for a lapse of judgment.
n. any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid
E.g. There were plenty of things to question, but I never batted a lash at that.
n. hot liquid rock from a volcano that becomes solid as it cools
E.g. Above their homes, a burning flow of liquid rock has been pushing up from deep in the volcano, sending pieces of lava, tumbling down a gully on the south-east side.
v. bend or slant away from the vertical; rely for assistance or support
E.g. The little girls lean on their teacher for help.
n. rent; charter; engage for service under a term of contract
E.g. We provide details of commercial and residential property available for lease.
n. gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
E.g. His main legacy is the successful move into the internet era and the launch of the Coffee House blog, which has become a must read for anyone in politics.
n. explanatory list of symbols on a map; unverified story handed down from earlier times
E.g. The legend is a truth, even as to names as well as general facts.
a. accordant with law; lawful; based on logical reasoning; reasonable
E.g. He would help legitimate homeowners who are facing foreclosure, but not offer help for speculators.
a. deadly; causing or capable of causing death
E.g. In a decision the court upheld the use of all three drugs in lethal injections.
n. something that holds one back; state of being legally obliged and responsible
E.g. The other main liability is debt, which many banks used to finance risky investments, leading to the financial crisis.
v. bound or obliged in law or equity
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.