n. long, straight, narrow cut or opening; slot; pocket
E.g. Peeking through a slit he spied a man hand a boy a baseball glove, though he could not see their faces.
a. wet, so as to spatter easily; muddy; lack of care or precision
E.g. First, a rush job always results in sloppy output.
n. sleep; state of inactivity or dormancy
E.g. He is calm as a child in dreamless slumber.
a. crushing, also, slashing; dashing; wonderful, very good or impressive
E.g. Pete has succeeded in smashing fashion in spinning up North American Aviation into a major client.
v. overspread with anything adhesive; soil in any way; pollute
E.g. We smear cream on our faces in the party.
a. studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly or conceitedly smart; self-satisfied in any respect
E.g. I was called smug and haughty for simply not following this personal soap opera.
a. lively or energetic; rapid and without delay
E.g. They shift in snappy fashion in automatic mode, and they also have manual modes as backup.
v. grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly
E.g. A lot of the more mature people come down and snatch up the jobs; students have less chances in summer markets.
v. creep or steal privately; come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen
E.g. Tom Sawyer, you are just as mean as you can be, to sneak up on a person and look at what they're looking at.
a. acting in a stealthy, furtive way; gradually growing or persistent
E.g. I never waited for to look further, but unlocked my gun and went sneaking back on my tiptoes as fast as ever I could.
n. vulgar person who affects to be better, richer, or more fashionable, than he really is; one who apes his superiors.
E.g. I still do not know who this elite snob is, nor why his supporters trust him.
v. secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others
E.g. You shouldn't have people being able to snoop through your private information.
v. cause or suffer to lie in a fluid; absorb; drain; drink intemperately or gluttonously
E.g. Mr. Leon said he tries figure out how to get the students to soak up the information, not just for tests, but for life.
a. drenched with water, or other liquid; very drunk
E.g. One of my bedroom windows didn't close properly, and sometimes I'd wake up soaked from the rain.
a. not extreme; marked by seriousness or gravity; not affected by use of drugs; self-restraint
E.g. They agree that half the fun of being sober is watching how really stupid their drunk friends behave.
n. plowshare; short stocking reaching a point between ankle and knee; hard blow or punch; comic drama
E.g. I opened up the package of newer needles to do the first sock, which is the one on the left and it looks perfect.
n. material in the surface of the earth
E.g. Crucially, after it was uncovered, the landowner placed damp soil over it to protect.
a. isolated; existing, living, or going without others; alone; unaccompanied
E.g. I cannot tell what sentiment haunted the quite solitary churchyard.
a. composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; unaccompanied; single
E.g. After a long and anxious night waiting for just the right conditions for launch, Steve Fossett and his ground crew decided to go ahead with his latest attempt at a solo circumnavigation.
a. wide-ranging knowledge; complex; intellectually appealing
E.g. We could have secured our homeland -- investing in sophisticated new protection for our ports, our trains and our power plants.
a. filthy; unethical or dishonest; dirty; foul; morally degraded
E.g. Many of these files contain sordid details about the personal lives of the litigants.
n. token of remembrance; memento; something of sentimental value
E.g. The policemen have to search such a large area and then document each piece of wreckage and guard it from souvenir hunters.
n. flash; sparkle; emit or produce sparks
E.g. As for USA history of 18th century, the main spark was Lincoln winning in 1860 and trying to ban slavery.
v. lay eggs; produce offspring in large numbers
E.g. Fish ladders had to be built in the dams to assist the salmon returning to spawn in their native streams.
n. particulars; details; something particularly fitted to a use or purpose
E.g. Investors are going to have to wait to see more specifics from the new Congressional leaders.
n. model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class
E.g. They collected a urine specimen for analysis.
a. impressive or sensational; lavishly produced performance; grand
E.g. Although the continent has been the worst affected by AIDS, it also boasts some of the world's most spectacular success stories.
n. speculating; examination by eye; intellectual check; business venture in unusual risks, with a chance for large profits
E.g. On the contrary I think your speculation is a classic example of bending the evidence to support a religious belief.
v. name or write in order the letters constituting; add up to; signify
E.g. One of them didn't know how to spell "stupid," and he had to ask his neighbor to tell him.
n. a sort of very large nail; a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward
E.g. A pointed tool, such as a spike or chisel, used for breaking rock or ore.
a. rotary; curled; moving in a zigzag course; moving in shape of a coil
E.g. This housing market is in a downward spiral and I've got to re-think my strategy.
n. ill-will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart
E.g. Your spite is a cancer that affects you and those around you.
a. shining; very bright; magnificent; brilliant
E.g. Pretty soon a splendid young man come down the road, setting his horse easy and looking like a soldier.
v. break apart; cut; devide
E.g. They split up after a year of marriage.
a. arising without external cause; growing without cultivation or human labor
E.g. The children's inherent love of learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult.
n. activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively
E.g. He's a professional football player and this sport is his life.
n. a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets; crush; press; depress
E.g. Squash is characterized as a "high-impact" exercise that can place strain on the joints, notably the knees.
a. stocky; short and thick; low and broad
E.g. The man with the bottle was an Ossetian, like Stalin - squat and dark, with the same sort of brows, mustache and beetle eyes.
v. pierce with a pointed weapon; wound or kill by pointed instrument
E.g. The killer didn't stab him with a knife, instead, he shot with a gun.
n. soiled or discolored; symbol of disgrace or infamy; natural spot of a color different from the gound
E.g. She already has drawn 5 tattoos upon her body as well as this neck permanent skin stain is 6th one.