n. close relationship, connection, or link; secret love affair
E.g. Now, often, CIA agents have a liaison relationship with the host government.
n. official or legal permission to do or own a specified thing
E.g. The effective date of the new license is January 1, 2010, you have to bring old one when driving.
n. arm; leg; any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
E.g. But he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigour of brain.
n. imaginary place for lost or neglected things; state of being disregarded or forgotten
E.g. Outside of Congress another race that remains in limbo is the contest for chairman of the Republican National Committee.
n. any of various large passenger vehicles, especially a luxurious automobile; van or small bus on regular route
E.g. The happiest time in my life was the day my wife stepped out of the limousine at the church for our wedding.
v. walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg; move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily
E.g. Whistling to the dog, he began to limp on down the trail.
n. any liquid, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice; alcoholic or spirituous fluid
E.g. If you study the numbers closely, you see that liquor is probably wildly popular with women in their 20s, and unpopular with men the same age.
v. lean or cause to lean to the side; lean over; itemize
E.g. That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it seems to list to one side.
v. make untidy by discarding rubbish carelessly; scatter about
E.g. Selfish picnickers litter the beach with food wrappers.
a. busy; energetic; vigorous
E.g. On the international stage, a lively debate was already raging between those who support American engagement in world institutions and those who believe the United States should use its strength to work unilaterally.
n. any thick lump, mass, or cake, especially, a large regularly shaped or molded mass, as of bread
E.g. I was surprised at how soft it is, since the loaf is about the size of a football field.
v. dislike greatly; hate; cause to dislike or avoid
E.g. Our priorities are ignored, and what we loathe is being pursued instead.
n. a group of people who try to influence legislation; hall; room; a large entrance or reception room or area
E.g. The anti-tobacco lobby suspects that the tobacco industry is behind the weakening of many of the draft treaty provisions.
n. any large macrurous crustacean used as food
E.g. Stores and restaurants report that New Year's and Mother's Day lead in lobster sales.
n. small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper
E.g. From this window were visible the porter's lodge and the road.
n. elevation; room or space under a roof and above ceiling of the uppermost story; floor placed above another
E.g. The room has a loft that leads to the bedrooms on the new second floor.
n. record of a voyage or flight; record of day to day activities
E.g. His anxiety was increasing with the advance of the season, and his log is a record of deep yearning to be free and active again.
v. circle; ring; move in loops; make a loop in; join with a loop
E.g. The old lady made one end of the silk thread fast to Tom's tooth with a loop and tied the other to the bedpost.
n. scheme for distribution of prizes by chance; gaming in which tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes
E.g. Dave, let's go to buy some lottery tickets, we have chance to win 1 million tonight.
n. public room with seating where people can wait; living room; lobby
E.g. A large lounge is situated at the last floor, a perfect place to see some of the the best views of Johannesburg.
n. song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep
E.g. She began nursing her child again, singing a sort of lullaby, and giving a tiny shake at the end of every line.
n. a small mass of matter of irregular shape; irregular or shapeless mass; small cube of sugar
E.g. Children may have no symptoms at all, and sometimes a lump is the first sign of the disease noticed by parents or doctors.
a. insane; mad; wildly or giddily foolish
E.g. Then, you know, they clapped them away in a lunatic asylum.
v. bait; charm; attract
E.g. The state police nail a cracker called Phate who's using his ingenious program, Trapdoor, to lure innocent victims to their death by infiltrating their computers.
n. pleasure; inclination; longing desire; eagerness to possess or enjoy
E.g. Hormonally driven teenage lust is not a template for how adults should behave.
v. execute without due process of law, especially to hang, as by a mob
E.g. When they ruled his village, he said, members would search residents' pockets for signs of government affiliation, ready to lynch or behead.
n. ceremonial staff borne or displayed as the symbol of authority of a legislative body; heavy fighting club
E.g. The mayor has a mace which is held as a sign of authority.
n. a master in any art, especially in music; a composer
E.g. In this novel, Victor Vail, a blind violin maestro, is saved from kidnapping.
n. civil officer with power to administer and enforce law
E.g. Mr. Eshton, the magistrate of the district, is gentleman-like.
a. deliberately harmful; spiteful; proceeding from extreme hatred
E.g. It is just plain malicious software designed to corrupt your device or steal your information.
a. obligatory; required or commanded by authority
E.g. These instructions are mandatory, any violation will be severely punished.
n. plan for attaining a particular goal; deliberate coordinated movement; strategy
E.g. We use this maneuver tactic as a core for a lot of our operational procedures.
a. clearly apparent to understanding; obvious
E.g. Whatsoever makes manifest, that is, makes plain and clear.
a. serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate; performed by manipulation
E.g. Even in the field of robotics, nothing has been built which even remotely equals the manipulative capacity of the hand.
n. dwelling-house of the better class; a large or stately residence
E.g. Colerain mansion is listed on the national register of historic places.
n. loose sleeveless coat worn over outer garments; cloak as a symbol of authority; covering; envelop
E.g. On a summer night, a mantle of dust hangs over the gravel roads.
n. written with or by the hand; not printed; literary or musical composition written with the hand
E.g. She stepped forward to the edge of the platform, cleared her throat, held up her manuscript, and proceeded to read.
n. tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species
E.g. The maple leaf is the emblem of Canada.
v. spoil or damage; impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of
E.g. They attacked the victory they sought - to mar the election.
a. sea-dwelling; maritime; naval
E.g. Led by Professor David Paterson, the British team have begun a three-year project to map tidal flows and marine life, using remote sensing techniques.