n. any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil
E.g. If I were a religious man, I would call it an omen.
a. having power of acting; exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects
E.g. Two major tendencies are operative in the American political system.
n. contestant; someone who offers opposition ; adverse; hostile; opposing
E.g. One opponent of the bill said government has bowed to pressure from the IMF at the expense of Argentina.
n. tendency to expect the best possible outcome; belief that the universe is improving and good will win over evil
E.g. I think the hardest thing is tempering optimism with reality, and vice versa.
n. answer of god; communications, revelations, or messages delivered by god to the prophets
E.g. In times of difficulty, she pray for an oracle to guide her
n. severe trial; form of trial to determine guilt or innocence; difficult or painful experience
E.g. Another concern in this ordeal is the matter of proof.
n. living being; system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
E.g. In sociology, the social organism is theoretical concept in which a society or social structure is viewed as a "living being".
n. act of finding oneself position; position or alignment relative to points of directions; course introducing new situation
E.g. Although its main orientation is north-south, the road turns slightly to the east and then to the west.
n. act of extreme violence or viciousness; offense
E.g. Breaking the silence and expressing our outrage is the only way to even begin to make a change.
n. of the nature of an outrage; exceeding the limits of right, reason
E.g. At least President Obama finally sent an envoy to Europe yesterday to explore joint action to stop outrageous violence against protesters.
n. excessive dose, especially of a narcotic
E.g. His death initially believed to be related to his heart condition was later confirmed as a drug overdose from a mixture of heroin and cocaine.
v. ride over or across; ride upon; trample down.
E.g. Do I get the ability to override their limitations?
a. overpowering in effect or strength; very great or intense; extreme
E.g. Latino citizens responded to the aggressive immigration reform by voting for him in overwhelming numbers.
n. any species of raptorial birds of the family Strigidae
E.g. The hooting of a distant owl was all the sound that troubled the dead stillness.
a. crowded to capacity; compressed
E.g. In our yard ground covered with wet, heavily packed leaves.
n. written agreement between two states or sovereigns; treaty
E.g. Despite Apollo's fee concessions, several industry watchers say the pact is a win for Apollo.
n. elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainment; show, spectacle, or display
E.g. We are all invited to take part in the pageant.
n. close friend; partner; mate
E.g. Amanda's mother learns that her daughter's strange pal is rumored to be half ape, "You can't have a monkey as your best friend.”
v. criticize harshly; wash in pan; cook in pan
E.g. Hoping for a rave review of his new show, the playwright was miserable when saw the critics pan it unanimously.
n. a group of people gathered for a special purpose; small board or pad
E.g. The Constitutional Court, a senior panel of judges often accused of siding with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has voted to annul his third election victory, according to one of the judges.
n. sudden mass fear and anxiety
E.g. Marty shouted in panic, patting his coat, digging crazily into his pockets.
n. amount or level considered to be average; standard; equality of status, level, or value
E.g. As a writer she was on a par with the great novelists.
n. loss of the ability to move a body part
E.g. After five weeks of political paralysis, Thailand finally has a way out of the stalemate left by last month's general election.
n. psychological disorder by delusions; extreme, irrational distrust of others
E.g. Suffering from paranoia, Don claimed everyone was out to get him.
a. exhibiting by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others
E.g. I am in a paranoid suspicion that the phone might be bugged.
n. animal or plant living on another
E.g. Scientists believe a parasite is attacking the lobsters' nervous system, killing the shellfish.
n. articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts; place where pastry is made
E.g. This precious vessel was now placed on my knee, and I was invited to eat the circlet of delicate pastry upon it.
n. a piece of cloth; small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
E.g. I put on my clean flight suit, with rank on my shoulders and name patch on my chest.
a. causing sadness, compassion, or pity
E.g. The old, rather shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic.
n. paved outside area, adjoining a house, used for dining or recreation
E.g. From the poolside patio, you can look down across West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
n. something given as security for loan; pledge or guaranty; article deposited as security
E.g. When he answered, he told her recklessly that he had not been to see her because his best clothes were in pawn.
n. small tree in Prunus persica widely cultivated at temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit
E.g. The almond is a kind of peach tree, with a leathery fruit instead of a juicy one.
n. summit; apex; maximum; prime
E.g. At its peak, a million people crammed onto the streets over the two-day festival.
n. architectural support or base, as for a column or statue; support or foundation
E.g. Before it could be transported to the United States, a site had to be found for it and a pedestal had to be built.
n. branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases
E.g. I am a registered nurse and I have worked in pediatrics for over 15 years.
v. glance quickly; look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment; be only partially visible; peep
E.g. I want to show you how to peek from the snow wall.
n. punishment established by law or authority for a crime or offense; fine
E.g. For a second offence, the penalty is a guaranteed 30 days in jail, up from 14 days.
a. not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation
E.g. She was held in custody pending trial.
n. state or federal prison for convicted felons
E.g. Please explain how a federal maximum security penitentiary is like a hotel in any way.
n. something paid or given; payment to a person in consideration of past services
E.g. The government is struggling to persuade the general public to keep up their contributions to the pension scheme.