n. agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
E.g. Visiting the site of the explosion, the governor wept to see the anguish of the victims and their families.
n. act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.
E.g. Obviously, this animation is at the core of our relationship.
n. bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act
E.g. I've worked for Bill Clinton for years, and Bill Clinton, another Democrat who pushed socially responsible programs, got a lot of animosity from the right.
n. irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order
E.g. No doubt, this anomaly is the result of the uncertain international environment and high interest rates.
n. state of being nameless; one that is unknown or unacknowledged
E.g. In my view, death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity.
n. organ of sensation, attached to the heads of insects; sensory appendage, as in function or form
E.g. You should fix the television antenna before receiving programs.
a. before in time; antecedent; placed before or in front
E.g. When I licked the sponge holes on the base of her anterior skull plate, it was the translator hanging on her chest that said, "Stop that tickles".
n. song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty
E.g. Let us now all join in singing the national anthem.
n. social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
E.g. The strength of anthropology is its diversity of approach and perspective, unified by a common theme: the study of human variation and adaptability.
a. of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections
E.g. Patients must take high-powered antibiotic or even extensive chemotherapy for up to two years.
a. too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
E.g. We are tolerably conversant with the early English poets; and can discover no resemblance whatever, except in antiquated spelling and a few obsolete words.
n. substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
E.g. Regular washing with antiseptic is often enough to heal a skin infection.
n. great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body; main trunk of the arterial system
E.g. The aorta is the main artery that carries blood with oxygen out of the heart to the body.
a. prophetic; involving or portending widespread devastation
E.g. The crowd jeered preacher's apocalyptic predictions of doom at the street.
n. external clothing; vesture; garments; dress; small ornamental piece
E.g. Her wedding apparel is made by a very famous fashion designer.
v. bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
E.g. Tom and Jody tried to appease the crying baby by offering him one toy after another, but he would not calm down.
a. having or showing a just or ready appreciation or perception
E.g. He becomes more appreciative of the meaning of life and its permanent spiritual values.
v. take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
E.g. The police will apprehend the culprit and convict him.
a. randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
E.g. He threw an arbitrary assortment of clothes into his suitcase and headed off, not caring where he went.
n. someone chosen to judge and decide disputed issue; one having power to make authoritative decisions
E.g. Claimants in these cases would choose a single public arbitrator from a list of qualified individuals.
n. operatic solo; solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment
E.g. Of course, throwing a pop star at an aria is a particularly uninspired solution.
n. fragrance; scent; pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food
E.g. The aroma is distinctive, but in the end, it's a lemon.
n. a solid substance resembling metal in its physical properties, but in its chemical relations ranking with the nonmetals
E.g. The analysis showed a few grains of arsenic in the solution.
n. inflammation of a joint or joints
E.g. Multiple ways of treatments have shown success in treating the symptoms of arthritis, that is in the relief of symptoms.
a. expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
E.g. Her articulate presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.
v. find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
E.g. Please ascertain her present address.
n. tender young shoots of a Eurasian plant, having leaf like stems, scale like leaves, and small flowers, eaten as a vegetable
E.g. We have some asparagus for lunch.
n. brownish-black solid or semisolid mixture of bitumen obtained from nature or as a petroleum byproduct, used in paving, roofing, and waterproofing
E.g. The workers mixed the asphalt with sand and gravel together for paving or roofing.
v. declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
E.g. If you quit acting like a wimp and assert yourself a bit more, you'd improve your chances of getting a date.
a. away from the correct path or direction, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering
E.g. Such ideas will only lead the world's people astray.
a. wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence
E.g. The painter was an astute observer, noticing every tiny detail of her model's appearance and knowing exactly how important each one was.
n. a bound volume of maps, charts, or tables
E.g. Embarrassed at being unable to distinguish Slovenia from Slovakia, George W. finally consulted an atlas.
v. make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin
E.g. He knew no way in which he could atone for his brutal crime.
a. alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
E.g. Spellbound, the attentive audience watched the final game of the tennis match, never taking their eyes from the ball.
v. testify; authenticate, affirm to be true
E.g. Having served as a member of the Grand Jury, I can attest that our system of indicting individuals is in need of improvement.
n. clothing; dress
E.g. I will attire my Jane in satin and lace, and she shall have roses in her hair; and I will cover the head I love best with a priceless veil.
a. daring spirit, resolution, or confidence; venturesome; reckless daring
E.g. The ignorant audacity to believe that I don't appreciate the life and death of what I kill is astounding.
n. examination of accounts; adjustment or correction of accounts
E.g. When the bank examiners arrived to hold their annual audit, they discovered the embezzlements of the chief cashier.
n. the first light of day; an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force
E.g. When I was young, I was lucky enough to see a display of the northern lights or the aurora.
a. helper, additional or subsidiary
E.g. To prepare for the emergency, they built an auxiliary power station.