n. joint which connects the foot with the leg; tarsus
E.g. There was a place on my ankle that got to itching, but I didn't scratch it; and then my ear begun to itch; and next my back, right between my shoulders.
a. having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
E.g. The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, is a foreigner with homes in Europe.
v. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
E.g. Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.
n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
E.g. They believe that because this anti-heroin antidote is what finally worked with some of the victims.
n. acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse
E.g. The consequence of those measures will be the best apology for my conduct.
a. causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful
E.g. I don't know why she's marrying that appalling man; I wouldn't touch him with a barge-pole.
n. attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge
E.g. Oxfam is making a big appeal for humanitarian aid to Darfur and neighbouring Chad, where millions of people have been made homeless by fighting.
a. attractive; charming
E.g. "Don't you remember? You WON'T tell, WILL you, Joe?" And the poor creature dropped on his knees before the stolid murderer, and clasped his appealing hands.
n. instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
E.g. China's fashion conscious urban young are developing a growing appetite for the cool white look of platinum jewellery.
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
E.g. The ranch owners appropriate the lands that have originally been set aside for the Indians' use.
n. an article of dress, of cloth or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean
E.g. At home, my apron is coated with food remains within minutes of starting to cook.
n. bowman, one skilled in the use of the bow and arrow
E.g. I am the best archer in our college.
n. public records; place where public records are kept
E.g. These documents should be part of the archives so that historians may be able to evaluate them in the future.
n. playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
E.g. For your convenience, arena locations have been divided into two categories; East and West.
n. overbearing pride; haughtiness; manifest feeling of personal superiority in rank, power, or estimation
E.g. I also think his arrogance is also turning people off.
a. arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
E.g. He often speaks in an arrogant tone, which doesn't encourage others to discuss with him.
n. malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony
E.g. At least 29 vehicles were destroyed in arson attacks this year, most of them luxury cars, according to police.
n. criminal who illegally sets fire to property
E.g. No matter how big the f ire, it was always put down to a discarded cigarette unless the arsonist was arrested.
n. large weapons, such as cannon and missile launchers operated by crews; branch of army in use of large weapons
E.g. Our rocket artillery is simply a mass of rounds pointed at the general area of the enemy.
n. attack; onslaught
E.g. He's charged with interfering with the performance of a flight crew by assault or intimidation.
n. properties; advantage; useful or valuable quality
E.g. Hilary Rosen, of the Recording Industry Association of America: American intellectual property is our nation's greatest trade asset.
n. promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
E.g. Even in BP CEO Tony Hayward's new television commercial his assurance is an ambiguous.
a. made sure; exhibiting confidence or authority; indubitable
E.g. We are surprised to see the little girl paint with an assured hand.
n. chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies
E.g. Indoor air pollution may have contributed to the increase in asthma rates since the 1980s.
n. place of refuge or shelter; protection
E.g. The refugees sought asylum from religious persecution in a new land.
n. story or room directly below the roof of a building, especially a house;
E.g. Of the various things you mentioned, the attic is a likely source of heat loss.
n. lawyer; one who is appointed by another to act in his place or stead; proxy
E.g. Did this attorney mean to throw away his client's life without an effort?
n. public sale of property to the highest bidder
E.g. The auction is over and the winning bid was 1000 dollars.
v. take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance
E.g. She scheduled to audition for a role on Broadway.
a. not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
E.g. It is authentic, genuine, and a true and correct copy of the original.
n. act of giving authority or legal power; establishment by authority; sanction or warrant
E.g. Foreigners wishing to marry a Mexican citizen must obtain authorization from the National Institute for Migration
v. empower; give permission for; sanction
E.g. President Bush and House Leaders agreed on a resolution to authorize force against Iraq.
n. examination of dead body; post-mortem
E.g. The medical examiner ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
n. mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
E.g. The tourists gazed with awe at the tremendous expanse of the Grand Canyon.
n. back and sides of a pig salted and smoked
E.g. They built a fire against the side of a great log, and then cooked some bacon in the frying-pan for supper.
n. distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person
E.g. He was awarded a merit badge for his bravery in the battle.
v. harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap
E.g. The school bully will bait the smaller children, terrorizing them.
a. hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering
E.g. Although he carried, under his wig, a perfectly bald and shiny head, he had only reached middle age.
n. large room used mainly for dancing
E.g. Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Toronto offers ballroom and Latin dancing lessons, including waltz, tango and other popular dances.
n. something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
E.g. Lucy's little brother was the bane of her existence: his attempts to make her life miserable worked so well that she could have poisoned him.