n. understanding; feeling; effect or product of perceiving
E.g. Let's keep things to reality, and CNN's supposition for why this drop in perception is certainly not reality.
a. insightful; aware; wise; having the ability to perceive
E.g. In sense capacity, in perceptive and discriminative ability, there is likewise a practical equality.
n. pleasing, agreeable scent or odor
E.g. As British companies withdraw Jade's top-selling perfume from the shelves, it's losing work for people in Mumbai where its bottles are manufactured.
n. outer boundary length; closed curve bounding a plane area
E.g. Find the largest possible width if the the perimeter is at most 64 cm.
n. an amount of time
E.g. The Clinton campaign has raised more money in the first three months of this year than all nine Democratic candidates combined in the equivalent period for the 2004 election.
n. false testimony while under oath; breach of an oath or promise
E.g. "That kind of perjury is one of the hardest cases for a prosecutor to prove," Coleman said.
a. having a buoyant or self-confident air; briskly cheerful; lively or enthusiastic
E.g. It is always a battle to keep those things fresh and perky on longer expeditions.
a. constant; never-ceasing
E.g. Filipinos are also angry about rising prices and persistent corruption.
n. appearance of things; view, outlook, or vista
E.g. An essential fact that should put the debate in perspective is that Mary was released after less than four months.
a. capable of convincing; having the power to induce action or belief
E.g. He shows a persuasive argument at that meeting.
v. cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt; bring to a bad or worse condition
E.g. As he was charged for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, detectives arrived at the house, taking him into custody at 5.45 p.m.
a. pestering; vexatious; troublesome; causing irritation or annoyance
E.g. We would be relieved of those pesky, never-ending requests for donations from Congress members flooding our in-boxes and mailboxes.
n. persistently annoying person; organism that injures livestock or crops
E.g. They warn it could take years to eradicate the pest.
n. plea; formal message requesting something
E.g. People donate money, put their names to a petition urging governments to do more to fight AIDS.
n. something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; ghost or apparition; sprite
E.g. Have you heard the story of the phantom riders passing by in the night?
a. not genuine or real; counterfeit; not honest or truthful; deceptive
E.g. This phony report is an embarrassment to all who have honorably served our country.
n. brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression
E.g. Before I go on, tell me what you mean by your 'Well, sir?' It is a small phrase very frequent with you.
n. stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys
E.g. The piano is widely used in Western music for solo performance, chamber music, and accompaniment.
n. landing place; platform built out from shore into water and supported by piles; provides access to ships
E.g. The land in front of the pier is almost dry and you could easily drive a couple of trucks there.
v. penetrate; make a hole into
E.g. Did the needle pierce her flesh?
n. traveler; one who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some holy place or shrine as a devotee
E.g. He was known as the pilgrim Pope visiting more than 100 countries and is generally acknowledged as the most well traveled world leader ever.
v. clutch; squeeze between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges
E.g. He went on so long that they had to pinch it to make it stop.
v. have desire for something or someone; yearn; grieve or mourn for
E.g. Though she tried to be happy living with Clara in the city, Heidi used to pine for the mountains and for her gruff but loving grandfather.
n. robber on seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on seas
E.g. Large maritime areas have now become known as pirate heavens.
n. the smallest firearm used, intended to be fired from one hand
E.g. This one kept pointing the pistol at the man's head on the floor.
n. action or manner of throwing something
E.g. His pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor.
n. container for liquids, having a handle and a lip or spout for pouring; player who throws the ball from the mound to the batter
E.g. The tall girls went out and returned presently, each bearing a tray, and a pitcher of water and mug in the middle of each tray.
n. epidemic disease with a high death rate; annoyance
E.g. This research tells us the ravages of the plague that swept through Europe in the mid 14th century.
n. one who brings a suit in civil law against a defendant; accuser
E.g. The case's plaintiff is a Chicago community activist who says he needs a handgun to protect himself from gangs.
n. flat or level surface; level of development, existence, or achievement
E.g. Let's keep the conversation on a friendly plane.
n. cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on; adhesive tape used in dressing wounds; a hardened surface as on a wall or ceiling
E.g. The plaster is mostly removed now and we get to see the paintings in their full glory.
a. capable of being molded; capable of being shaped or formed; easily influenced
E.g. So, I called my plastic surgeon, Dr. Epstein, on a Sunday at 4pm.
n. public square in city or town.
E.g. Across the street, facing the main plaza is Hotel Frey, a more deluxe establishment.
v. appeal or request earnestly; enter a plea; offer as an excuse
E.g. Now, she may file for divorce, and all she must plead is that the marriage has broken down.
n. small extent of ground; secret scheme or strategy
E.g. My father and my brother Rowland knew all this; but they thought only of the thirty thousand pounds, and joined in the plot against me.
n. action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; maneuver; tactic or strategy
E.g. A typical ploy is to feign illness, procure medicine, then sells it on the black market.
n. inflammation of the lungs
E.g. Pneumonia is the single greatest infectious threat to the lives of children in developing countries.
n. a group of aquatic mammals; dry, several-seeded, dehiscent fruit; protective covering that encases eggs of insects and fish
E.g. Entering or exiting a pod is therefore rather like stepping on or off an escalator.
v. push at, as with a finger or an arm; search or look curiously; proceed in slow or lazy manner; thrust forward
E.g. The children's heads poke from under the blankets.
v. remove flaws from; perfect or complete
E.g. These boys polish their piano techniques for years.