a. subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command
E.g. It gave them a reason to remain obedient to the priestly leaders.
n. state of being obese due to an excess of body fat
E.g. As with other chronic diseases, our challenge in obesity is not how to get patients to start treatment, but is how to get patients to stick with treatment forever.
n. condition or quality of being completely forgotten; official overlooking of offenses; amnesty
E.g. The only thing keeping McCain from oblivion is his image as a nonpartisan maverick.
a. inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
E.g. One can even travel to Ben Gurion Airport and remain oblivious to the concrete separation wall.
v. darken; make dim or indistinct; conceal in obscurity
E.g. Because the smog will obscure our view, we have to adjust original plan.
a. hidden from the eye or the understanding; invisible; secret; concealed; unknown
E.g. He had hoped that he might give him some proofs of the great accomplishments which he possessed in occult things and in this way add to his own glory and renown.
n. an event that happens
E.g. I believe she was happy in her way: this routine sufficed for her; and nothing annoyed her as much as the occurrence of any incident which forced her to vary its clockwork regularity.
n. highly viscous or semisolid substance used on the skin as a cosmetic, emollient, or medicament; salve
E.g. He rubbed some ointment on his knee.
a. threatening; foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
E.g. As you know, that law was slipped into a massive ominous appropriations bill back in 1999.
n. act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty
E.g. And will you consent to dispense with a great many conventional forms and phrases, without thinking that the omission arises from insolence?
a. not obligatory; left to choice; not compulsory or automatic
E.g. Making the public plan optional is not only better political strategy, it is better public policy in our federal system.
n. plants usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
E.g. You have come to the right place to learn about orchid plants.
n. decree; authoritative command or order
E.g. If the ordinance is approved, the community of 20000 people could face a long and costly court battle.
v. focus toward; determine position with reference to another point; locate to face the east
E.g. Philip spent his first day in Denver to orient the telescope toward the moon.
a. traditional; conservative in belief; adhering to established faith, especially in religion
E.g. Every member of a church promises to remain orthodox, that is to say -- stationary.
n. large bird of the genus Struthio
E.g. Ostrich is a type of large bird that can run very fast.
a. sociable; going out or away; departing
E.g. From the government's side, the outgoing Prime Minister, Ivan Kostov, admitted personal responsibility for his party's crushing defeat.
a. expecting unquestioning obedience; overwhelming in power or significance
E.g. "In choosing a husband," she said, "good birth is of overbearing importance; compared to that, neither wealth nor talent signifies."
v. examine or go over carefully for needed repairs; make extensive renovations or revisions on; renovate
E.g. He proposals to overhaul the health care system.
n. an opening or aperture; recess; introductory section or part, as of a poem
E.g. This overture has the potential to call out the real spirit of the so-called Tea Party.
n. marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell
E.g. "Hold your tongue, Ma!" said the young Crab, "You're enough to try the patience of an oyster!"
n. roof of the mouth; sense of taste
E.g. In the highly mechanized countries, thanks to tinned food, cold storage, synthetic flavoring matters, etc., the palate is almost a dead organ.
n. brochure; leaflet; a small book usually having a paper cover
E.g. Below you will find a 6 page pamphlet meant as a public service to help educate bloggers about this growing problem.
n. long, irregularly shaped gland in vertebrates, lying behind the stomach, that secretes pancreatic juice
E.g. The pancreas is important for the digestion and absorption of nutrients.
n. apartment or closet in which bread and other provisions are kept
E.g. No food is left in the pantry except some bread.
n. something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
E.g. Richard presents a bit of a paradox, for he is a card-carrying member of both the National Rifle Association and the relatively pacifist American Civil Liberties Union.
n. model of excellence or perfection; peerless example
E.g. Mr. Brumby's paragon is shocked at the other's inaptitude for examination.
a. foremost in importance; supreme in rank
E.g. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the impact of the volcano ash cloud temporarily lessened, but stressed that passenger safety would remain paramount.
n. social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home
E.g. Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
n. details or specifics of something
E.g. If this arrangement meets your approbation, he wishes you to bring to town, all his letters to you, on the present subject, as they contain particulars which have escaped his memory.
n. something which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement
E.g. "Rochester was so willing to receive and looked so grateful for the pastime given him; you have noticed this?" "Grateful! I cannot remember detecting gratitude in his face."
n. shepherd; one who has the care of flocks and herds; guardian; keeper
E.g. I am little better than a devil at this moment; and, as my pastor there would tell me, deserve no doubt the sternest judgments of God, even to the quenchless fire and deathless worm.
a. like paste, as in color, softness, stickiness; having a pale lifeless appearance
E.g. I seem to be the first customer of this week; a small boy stares at the pasty-faced foreigner who doesn't speak their language.
a. open for the public to read; obvious; plain
E.g. It was patent to everyone that the witness spoke the truth.
n. science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms; departure or deviation from a normal condition
E.g. Your pathology is so transparent, and so are your fears and weaknesses.
n. love of country; devotion to welfare of one's country; virtues and actions of patriot
E.g. Among the potent factors in developing and enriching our patriotism is the constant singing of our national anthem.
n. small smooth rounded rock
E.g. For the next moment a shower of little pebble came rattling in at the window, and some of them hit her in the face.
n. a species of hickory, growing in North America, chiefly in the Mississippi valley and in Texas
E.g. One of the most productive stand sites I ever had was in a pecan grove.
a. lacking wit or imagination; ordinary
E.g. Unintentionally boring, he wrote page after page of pedestrian prose.
v. gaze; stare; look searchingly; company with
E.g. We peer in at ten infants through the glass walls of a new-born nursery, imagining the bright futures ahead in the 80 years of life they can expect.