a. relating to marriage; relating to husband
E.g. At this village, men still have more power in marital relationships.
n. tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the essence; the best part
E.g. It was so cold that he felt frozen to the marrow.
n. swamp; bog; low lying wet land with grassy vegetation
E.g. The jail was a trifling little brick den that stood in a marsh at the edge of the village.
n. one who makes great sacrifices or suffers to further belief or principle; one who endures great suffering
E.g. For common people, the most important thing about a martyr is they're dead.
n. mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; mess; trouble
E.g. We put butter and milk in mash potato to make it creamy.
v. try to conceal something; disguise; hide under a false appearance
E.g. He wants to mask his disappointment.
n. one whose occupation is to build with stone or brick; one who prepares stone for building purposes
E.g. He asked the mason to make him a tombstone.
n. killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty
E.g. The press has reported the massacre of thousands of people for their religious beliefs.
a. enormous; colossal; consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
E.g. A lot has been said about the massive influence of the US retail group Wal-Mart.
n. situation or surrounding within which something else originates, develops, or is contained; womb
E.g. Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every form of freedom.
n. quilted bed; bed stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable material, and quilted or otherwise fastened
E.g. I'll go to buy a new mattress for my bed.
n. state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; arrival of the time fixed for payment
E.g. Teenage is the period at which the body reaches maturity.
n. proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth
E.g. It appears to me that this maxim is applicable to the medical as well as to the nautical profession.
n. offense of willfully maiming or crippling a person; state of violent disorder; havoc; physical disturbance
E.g. Their riots, arson, and general criminal mayhem forced city officials to greatly expand the police and fire services.
n. wild fancy; confused notion; confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty
E.g. We were quite disorientated by the maze of streets.
n. tract of low or level land producing grass; any field on which grass is grown for hay
E.g. There are many herds of cattle in the meadow.
a. careful; restrained; calculated; deliberate; regular in rhythm and number
E.g. A clock struck slowly in the house with a measured, solemn chime.
n. a piece of metal in form of coin, and intended to preserve remembrance of notable event or person, or to serve as a reward
E.g. The general pinned the medal on the soldier's chest.
a. very old-fashioned; as if belonging to the Middle Ages
E.g. Pat Wallace, the director of the National Museum of Ireland, called the first discovery of an early medieval document in two centuries "a miracle find".
a. moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary; commonplace
E.g. He manages to give solid performances even in mediocre movies.
n. state that is intermediate between extremes
E.g. Certainly Shostakovich was lucky to work in a wordless abstract medium, where interpretation is strongly subjective.
n. tune; pleasing succession or arrangement of sounds; poem suitable for setting to music or singing
E.g. But now, though her voice was still sweet, I found in its melody an indescribable sadness.
n. monument; short note or abstract, intended for registry, exhibiting the particulars of a deed
E.g. Russia has reacted furiously to the recent relocation of a Soviet era war memorial in Tallinn.
n. danger; a threat or the act of threatening; something that is a source of danger; threaten; intimidate
E.g. Whenever the famished great girls had an opportunity, they would coax or menace the little ones out of their portion.
n. wise and trusted counselor or teacher
E.g. His mentor is William Gray, who has been studying hurricanes for more than 50 years and produced forecasts for 26.
n. objects for sale; goods
E.g. If you would like to purchase any of this merchandise, you can click on the pictures and you will be taken to a secure site to handle the transaction.
a. being nothing more than what is specified; considered apart from anything else; small; slight
E.g. With one call on the radio you will be assisted by a lot of police officers in mere minutes.
n. legendary sea creature having the head and upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish
E.g. The mermaid was a sign, an advertisement of some kind, for a business run by a man in a nice car.
n. implied comparison; one thing conceived as representing another; symbol
E.g. While maybe the metaphor is a little stretched, Sharon's comparison is mostly brilliant.
n. extremely small person who is otherwise normally proportioned; small version of something
E.g. Praising the NY Times as the best newspaper in the world is like describing someone as the tallest midget in the world.
n. white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young
E.g. The owners say inflation in the price of tea, plastic cups, tinned milk, and gas means they have little choice but to increase the cost.
n. one who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill; milling machine
E.g. The town miller was famous for his excellent flour.
a. very small; model that represents something in a greatly reduced size
E.g. Want to see some great architecture in miniature size?
n. weapon that is thrown or projected; rocket carrying instruments or warhead
E.g. U.S. defense officials say they believe the missile is a long-range Taepodong-2.
v. treat with ridicule or contempt; mimic; frustrate hopes of
E.g. What we mock is his using that as a catchall excuse for any personal failing or ridiculous policy proposal.
n. exclusive control or possession of something; domination
E.g. While Russia has been keen to maintain its pipeline monopoly, the US has promoted routes which, as far as possible, are free from its rivals' control.
n. beast; ugly creature; someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
E.g. Their persistance is a proof that the Dragon is not only a popular monster but also a true archetype.
n. confidence; mood or spirit of a group that makes the members wants the group to succeed
E.g. Swearing on the job can reduce stress and boost employee morale, a British study has found.
a. caused by disease; pathological or diseased; unhealthy or unwholesome
E.g. He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses.
n. stupid person; dolt; person of subnormal intelligence
E.g. And this moron is attempting to question others about their intelligence?