n. transferring property title as security for the repayment of a loan
E.g. I can buy the house only if a mortgage for 2000 dollars is available.
n. incentive; psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
E.g. His main motivation is to be a great teammate and to win.
n. short, suggestive expression of a guiding principle; maxim
E.g. I often win money at cards but never save a penny. "easy come, easy go" is my motto.
v. express or to feel grief or sorrow; grieve; be sorrowful
E.g. There should have been even dearer ones to bear his name and mourn his loss.
n. act of moving; change of place or posture; transference, by any means, from one situation to another
E.g. I believe that anyone who supports this movement is anti-American.
n. wall painting; very large image applied directly to a wall or ceiling.
E.g. Another mural is also being developed by Doug Hall and deals with Native Americans during the first Newtonia Civil War battle.
a. soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental.
E.g. He closed his hand upon it, squeezed, and the potato squirted out between his fingers in mushy streams.
n. legend; fable; a traditional story accepted as history
E.g. Through the media of myth and her beautiful painting, Saj offers us alternative ways of thinking about such cosmic issues.
n. study of myths; collection of myths
E.g. They fear the blue, which, in mythology, is the color of purity and holiness.
v. annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging
E.g. Some children complain that their parents nag at them.
n. a period of time spent sleeping
E.g. There wasn't time for a nap in the last 20 hours.
a. of or pertaining to the nose; sounding as if the nose were pinched
E.g. Studies have shown that toxins in secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs.
n. feeling of sickness in stomach by an urge to vomit; strong aversion; disgust
E.g. Side effects include dizziness, nausea, and falling asleep.
n. long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting
E.g. Passing a camel through the eye of a needle isn't an optimistic statement.
a. capable of being negotiated; transferable by assignment or endorsement to another person
E.g. Make sure the promissory note that the buyer signs is fully negotiable, that is, transferable to another party.
a. of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous
E.g. If they get through that period without becoming neurotic or worse, they're usually all right from then on.
a. impartial; not supporting one side over another
E.g. Edwards will remain neutral until after "Super Tuesday", then he will endorse Hillary.
n. shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface; exact point or critical moment
E.g. He fired a grenade launcher into a rock on the shore and received a nick from the flying rock.
n. dream arousing feelings of intense fear, horror, and distress; event or experience that is intensely distressing
E.g. His main nightmare is voluntarily enlisting in the Army again and being sent back to Iraq.
n. loop formed in a rope by means of a slipknot so that it binds tighter as the rope is pulled; trap
E.g. I think the noose is slowly tightening on Tony and company and it’s just a matter of time, really.
n. convention; standard; rule
E.g. This was revoked after the scandals of the clean hands bribery scandal which caused a political earthquake at the time in a country where it had become the norm for businessmen to bribe politicians, but now it is back to square one.
n. small cut; V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
E.g. There was one notch in the handle of his revolver.
v. make known; give notice to; inform by notice
E.g. Please notify us of any change of address.
a. disreputable; known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous
E.g. They could add a subset of public restrooms around the country where certain notorious events have taken place.
a. naked; unclothed; undraped; as, a nude statue.
E.g. If people don't want to see anything, do what you would do; if you saw a guy at a nude beach, turn away.
n. quality or state of being nude; nakedness.
E.g. The sense of freedom in nudity may remain by the philosophy and practice of naturism.
a. without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible; unresponsive; indifferent
E.g. We are likely to develop virtue-derailing sentiments, first becoming indifferent to harming others, then morally numb, then eventually evil beings.
n. any tree or shrub of the genus Quercus; durable wood of any of these trees or shrubs
E.g. I'm not sure what species of oak is dropping these acorns, but they're amazing.
n. fertile or green spot in a waste or desert
E.g. Her bedroom is an oasis of calm in the noisy house.
n. solemn promise; commitment to tell the truth
E.g. Their oath is to do no harm, but they haven't even spoken about healthcare reform before now.
n. act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
E.g. Of course the objection wrought my eagerness to a climax: gratified it must be, and that without delay; and I told him so.
n. act of binding oneself by a social, legal, or moral tie; written promise to repay a debt
E.g. The government has found it particularly hard to meet its benefit and pensions obligation.
a. causing disapproval or protest; very annoying or objectionable; offensive
E.g. I find your behavior obnoxious; please mend your ways.
n. offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; repulsive; disgusting
E.g. The way he writes about the disease that killed her is simply obscene.
n. compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion
E.g. This obsession is aimless and brainless and ends with your oblivion in American politics.
a. no longer useful; outmoded; antiquated
E.g. But the content is very difficult to locate, and often in obsolete video formats.
n. one that opposes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress
E.g. With that, the main obstacle to Russian admission would instantly disappear.
n. act of obstructing; any structure that makes progress difficult
E.g. But if there had been no stony obstruction there the labor would have been useless still, for if the beam had been wholly cut away Injun Joe could not have squeezed his body under the door, and he knew it.
n. act of causing anger, displeasure, or affront; transgression of law; attacking or assaulting
E.g. We've got a great defense and our offense is a lot better than people give us credit for.
a. causing anger, displeasure, resentment, or affront
E.g. The professional boxers are required by law to restrict their offensive impulses to the ring.