n. distinctive odor that is pleasant; fragrance; perfume
E.g. How fragrant was the steam of the beverage, and the scent of the toast!
n. elaborate and systematic plan of action; chart or outline of a system or object
E.g. As well as the baby bonus scheme, Prime Minister says his government is to encourage more immigration as a way of bringing in more talent.
n. act of getting point in a game or sport; facts about an actual situation
E.g. Also, you guys talking about how much you despised the score is also quite good.
v. put an abrupt end to; block to prevent rolling or slipping
E.g. The prime minister should scotch the rumors of her illness with a public appearance as soon as possible.
n. small piece or bit; fragment; fragment; leftover bits of food; remnant
E.g. The EU recently shredded old euro coins and sent the scrap nickel and copper to China.
v. gather something together over time; scratch repeatedly
E.g. We went tiptoeing along a path amongst the trees, stooping down so as the branches wouldn't scrape our heads.
n. a hand tool for driving screws
E.g. What are some general tips to know when using screwdriver?
n. a roll of paper; a writing formed into a roll; schedule or list; mark added to signature, intended to represent a seal
E.g. Near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.
v. rub hard; wash with rubbing
E.g. They scrub on my face and hands with soap, water, and a coarse towel.
n. impure matter that forms on or rises to the surface of a liquid or body of water; worthless people
E.g. When scum is thick and compact, remove with a slotted spoon.
a. tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize
E.g. Prescription sleeping pills are normally classified as sedative hypnotics.
v. tempt; entice; lead away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct
E.g. The temptation of easy money did seduce her to work in a massage parlor.
n. sector; portion; any of the parts into which something can be divided
E.g. At the end of this year they will finish the final segment of the road.
n. feeling; perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition
E.g. It is a very strange sensation to inexperienced youth to feel itself quite alone in the world.
a. arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction
E.g. I have no way of confirming this so called sensational story, you have to dig for more stories on this to be sure.
n. waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water; someone who sews
E.g. A sewer is an artificial pipe or system used to remove human liquid waste and to provide drainage.
a. torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged
E.g. A new-comer of any age or either sex was an impressive curiosity in the poor little shabby village of St.Petersburg.
n. small, crudely built cabin
E.g. The story of Leslie, the woman who was forced to leave her nice home and live in a shack, is also very inspiring.
n. a slight amount or degree of difference; shadow; protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
E.g. The other guests had taken advantage of the Queen's absence, and were resting in the shade.
n. axes; vertical passage into a mine; long narrow stem or body of a spear or arrow
E.g. We don't know if we're going down to the ground floor or to the basement or whether the entire lift shaft is empty and we're plunging to our doom.
v. pretend; put on false appearance of; feign
E.g. He decided to sham sickness to get out of going to school.
v. get rid of ; cast off; cause to pour forth
E.g. In the three decades after 1945, Britain shed virtually all of the colonies that had taken centuries to acquire.
n. chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is entrusted the execution of the laws
E.g. I should say I also suspect the sheriff is the serial killer of gangbangers.
v. drive along by the direct and continuous application of strength; push along, aside, or away, in a careless manner
E.g. When we were ready to shove off, we were a quarter of a mile below the island.
n. tool consisting of a broad scoop, or hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing loose substances
E.g. He put a shovel of coal on to the fire.
n. a small amount; a long, narrow piece cut or torn off; long irregular strip that is cut or torn off
E.g. We cannot afford to lose our reputation, not even a shred of our reputation.
n. case or box, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint; sacred place, as altar or tomb
E.g. All these relics gave to the third storey of Thornfield Hall the aspect of a home of the past: a shrine of memory.
v. become smaller or draw together; compress
E.g. She waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further.
v. hide from view; wrap for burial; shut off from sight; shelter
E.g. Fog would shroud Dracula's castle, hiding the ruined tower beneath sheets of mist.
n. brother or sister; member of a family born to the same parents
E.g. You may not enjoy being sibling of ours, but we cannot forget that we still belong to the same family.
a. suggesting or threatening evil
E.g. In sudden panic, she's convinced someone sinister is trying to push her from the train.
v. drink or imbibe in small quantities; take in with lips in small quantities, as liquid; draw into the mouth; suck up
E.g. Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave.
n. electronic device producing a similar sound as a signal or warning; something insidious or deceptive; mermaid
E.g. He made out of the cabin at once on hearing the siren.
a. containing only an outline or rough form; being in the manner of a sketch; incomplete
E.g. As far as details go, they remain sketchy at most.
n. bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
E.g. The skull supports the structures of the face and protects the head against injury.
n. any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to America; despicable person
E.g. For example, the defense of the skunk is a diabolic odor which repels its enemies.
n. any rock or stone that is thin and flat, for roofing or covering houses
E.g. "Here, Bill! catch hold of this rope - Will the roof bear? - Mind that loose slate - Oh, it's coming down! Heads below!"
v. put to death with a weapon, or by violence; kill; put an end to; destroy; overwhelm, as with laughter or love
E.g. The sons, heirs to the Theban throne, quarrel over who will assume the kingship and they slay each other.
a. covered with or resembling slime or mess mud
E.g. A slimy substance covered the rocks.
n. weapon consisting of a looped strap in which stone is whirled; looped rope or strap for supporting or hoisting something
E.g. One advantage that the bow has over the sling is that bows can be used more easily in deep formations of troops.