n. money risked on gamble; pole set up to mark something; right or legal share of something
E.g. The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake.
a. having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity
E.g. What was old and getting stale is now reborn into something entirely different.
v. go through an area in search of prey; pursue; walk with a stiff or angry gait; move threateningly
E.g. I was obliged to stalk from the room in righteous fury.
a. bare; complete or extreme
E.g. The weeping figure with his head bowed as the earlier death sentence was passed, stood in stark contrast to the confident and charismatic man who brought down democracy in May 2000.
v. hide or store away in a secret place
E.g. After he lost his wallet on a trip, Mr. Scott says he searched the Internet for ways to stash his cash, license, and credit cards.
a. having no motion; being at rest; fixed; stationary
E.g. To claim that the English language will remain static is false.
n. position relative to others; standing
E.g. He never troubled himself about his status.
n. law enacted by legislature; decree or edict, as of a ruler
E.g. New York's eminent domain statute is virtually capital punishment for property owners.
v. soak; make thoroughly wet
E.g. Be sure to steep the fabric in the dye bath for the full time prescribed.
v. drive; direct; guide by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel
E.g. There are lots of things UN and US have to do, in order to steer Iraq back to sovereignty.
v. stop flow of a liquid; make headway against
E.g. They all hoped that he managed to stem the rebellion in two weeks.
v. arise; have or take origin or descent
E.g. Milton's problems in school stem from his poor study habits.
n. strong, foul odor; stink; foul quality; offensive odor
E.g. Also, on days when the tides and wind are just right, the stench is overpowering.
a. barren; infertile; incapable of reproducing; free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
E.g. The surgical instrument unit includes a tripod having at least two articulating arms, one of which extends into a sterile operating area.
a. hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding
E.g. The Commission's report is meant to fire a stern warning at the payments card industry.
a. glutinous; adhesive; covered with an adhesive agent; humid; stiff
E.g. In such a winter morning we felt sticky and chilly at the same time.
v. pierce painfully with sharp pointed structure or organ; cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings
E.g. Those harsh words sting me bitterly.
n. strong, offensive smell; disgusting odor; stench
E.g. After viewing the bad pictures, we can't help but wonder what the big stink is all about?
v. sew; knit; fasten or join with or as if with thread
E.g. Three hours she gave to stitch, with gold thread, the border of a square crimson cloth, almost large enough for a carpet.
n. certificate for shareholder of corporation; total amount of goods in a shop
E.g. The value of corporation stock doubled during the past year.
n. principal organ of digestion; abdomen or belly; appetite for food; desire, especially for something difficult
E.g. Energy ministers here didn't have the stomach to cut back production at a time when crude oil prices were reaching historic highs.
v. bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back
E.g. She found her head pressing against the ceiling, and had to stoop to save her neck from being broken.
a. done with or marked by excessive effort; forced; extended beyond proper limits; twisted; wrenched
E.g. Standing outside 10 Downing St. alongside his wife Sarah, Brown spoke in strained tones as he wished Cameron well.
a. abandoned or marooned; cut off or left behind
E.g. It's Day 5 of Hurricane Katrina and thousands remain stranded in New Orleans.
n. a line or long mark of a different color from the ground; stripe; vein
E.g. In a little while I saw a pale streak over the treetops, and knew the day was coming.
a. dramatic; outstanding; arresting attention and producing a vivid impression
E.g. What's most striking is that the world as a whole has made remarkable progress against hunger, poverty and disease.
v. remove the surface from
E.g. They strip the clothes from a man's back.
v. wander on foot; ramble idly or leisurely
E.g. My sister and I stroll through the streets after supper.
a. stout; lacking sufficient ventilation; close; dull and boring
E.g. The atmosphere is very stuffy in here, can we open a window?
a. breathtaking; strikingly beautiful or attractive
E.g. His self portraits are perhaps the most stunning.
n. difficult or unusual or dangerous feat usually done to gain attention
E.g. It was during Palance's acceptance speech that he pulled his most famous stunt of all; he dropped to the ground and performed one-armed push-ups.
n. written order to require appearance in court to give testimony
E.g. But you know a subpoena is an order of the court to appear and if called to appear I'll appear.
v. exchange; put in the place of another
E.g. Low and middle income countries are suffering from the condition, as they substitute fiber intake for a much higher consumption of saturated fats and sugar.
n. female demon supposed to descend upon and have sexual intercourse with a man while he sleeps; evil spirit
E.g. In later times she was known as a succubus who destroyed her lovers.
v. be enough, or sufficient; meet the need; be equal to the end proposed; be adequate; satisfy
E.g. I gathered enough of hope to suffice as a motive for wishing to get well.
a. adequate; enough; being as much as is needed
E.g. Then the scanty supply of food was distressing: with the keen appetites of growing children, we had scarcely sufficient to keep alive a delicate invalid.
a. trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only
E.g. We give higher ratings to job applicants who are like us in superficial and irrelevant ways: as went to same school or share same religion.
n. excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious; worship of a false god; false religion
E.g. It's a common superstition that black cats are unlucky.
n. one that takes position of another; substitute
E.g. By the way, if the surrogate is also the real mother, I would not approve.
n. uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty
E.g. He covered his head with the bedclothes and waited in a horror of suspense for his doom.