v. admit as valid; keep in existence; lengthen or extend in duration or space
E.g. How can a country like Spain sustain the millions of migrants who were losing their jobs in 2009 and provide them with the same welfare state Spaniards can access in times of economic crisis?
a. continued; maintained at length without interruption or weakening
E.g. President Bush said the attacks will be sustained, comprehensive and relentless.
v. bulge; expand abnormally; increase in size; become filled with pride or anger
E.g. The bellies of the starving children began to swell yesterday.
n. medical instrument used to inject fluids into body or draw them from body
E.g. The single - or double - dose syringe is pre-filled with epinephrine, which reduces allergic reactions.
v. set resolution or proposal for future consideration; hold back to a later time
E.g. Because we seem unable to agree on this issue at the moment, let us table the motion for now and come back to it at a later date.
n. small, short, sharp-pointed nail, usually having a broad, flat head
E.g. I hammered a tack into the wall and hung a small picture from it.
a. slightly adhesive or gummy to the touch; sticky; lacking style or good taste; distasteful or offensive
E.g. Of course I have asked to be removed from the spam list, and how tacky is it to ask for a pledge less than a month after getting a gift of $100.
n. plan for attaining a particular goal; action calculated to achieve some end
E.g. Among divorcing couples, this tactic is a way to keep one spouse from getting at the asset.
n. yellowish-brown color; brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun
E.g. It took me all summer to get this tan.
n. dance in two-four time by graceful posturing, frequent pointing positions, and a great variety of steps
E.g. I began ballroom dance lessons three years ago and the tango is my favorite, especially the Argentine.
n. a species of small open pie, or piece of pastry, containing jelly or conserve; a sort of fruit pie
E.g. Bessie had been down into the kitchen, and she brought up with her a tart on a certain brightly painted china plate.
a. tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; progressing very slowly
E.g. Truckers say a ban would slow deliveries and make what they call a tedious job worse.
n. temporary worker, as in an office
E.g. After over a year of uncertain temp jobs, a once-buoyant optimist had become rightfully discouraged.
v. moderate; tone down or restrain; bring to a desired consistency; adjust finely
E.g. They begin to temper the portfolio to match investor's needs.
n. beat or speed of music; rate or rhythm of activity; pace
E.g. This tempo is not sustainable - and you have failed to grow the ground forces to meet national security needs.
a. not permanent; not lasting
E.g. The Administration says the tariffs were meant to be a temporary measure designed to give the American steel industry time to reorganize.
n. act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction
E.g. He took himself out of temptation by driving the other boys together and joining them.
v. make a tender of; be disposed or inclined; move or extend in a certain direction
E.g. He's a good salesman, but his offhand manner does tend to put people off.
v. offer formally; extend; propose a payment
E.g. Although no formal charges had been made against him, in the wake of the recent scandal the mayor felt he should tender his resignation.
v. stop; bring to an end or halt
E.g. The attack would terminate the relatively peaceful period after cold war.
n. row of houses built in a similar style; level shelf of land with steep slopes
E.g. In agriculture, a terrace is a leveled section of a hilly cultivated area, designed as a method of soil conservation.
v. give testimony in a court of law; provide evidence for
E.g. His lawyer says the case is uncertain if he'll testify at congressional hearing.
n. solemn declaration or affirmation; something that serves as evidence
E.g. And make it clear, you know, we speak as one voice, what you heard for the last two days in testimony is what I also believe.
n. written words; book prepared for use in schools or colleges
E.g. A controversial new edition of a Japanese history text book has been chosen by a public school board for use in its schools.
v. melt, such as snow and ice; defrost; warm weather following a freeze
E.g. The tipping point may begin to thaw if the global temperature has a rise of two degrees Celsius.
n. healing power or quality; treatment of illness
E.g. Some struggle for years in therapy with one practitioner after another, and never seem to make any progress.
n. windpipe, or trachea; valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine; pedal that controls the throttle valve
E.g. The Toyota-designed pedal module could wear improperly and cause the throttle to stick open.
n. push; force used in pushing ; activity or idea is the main or essential thing it expresses
E.g. The main thrust of the new government wasn't a secret so there's little here that will cause shock waves.
n. slight but noticeable partiality; line or surface that departs from the vertical
E.g. I request to adjust the tilt of my writing table.
a. enormous scope, power, or influence; huge or colossal
E.g. When you’re in this kind of titanic power struggle, how you decide is just as important as what you decide.
n. something producing physical, mental, or emotional vigor
E.g. It has also been proved to be a brain tonic and memory enhancer.
n. cyclone; localized and violently destructive windstorm
E.g. The tornado itself is the thin tube reaching from the cloud to the ground.
n. extreme pain; anguish of body or mind
E.g. They began to feel a vague fear, and then the real torture came.
a. tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive; requiring special tact or skill in handling
E.g. When I rejected that as nonsense, he accused me of being touchy.
n. contest; sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
E.g. At the beginning of this tournament no-one in their wildest dreams had ever imagine their team would hold the cup aloft at the end of the final match.
a. poisonous; caused by a toxin or other poison
E.g. We must seek an antidote for whatever toxic substance he has eaten.
n. one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country
E.g. He was surprised to discover that his best friend had turned traitor.
v. travel or wander through; cleanse clothes in water
E.g. Keep the river road all the way, and next time you tramp take shoes and socks with you.
n. deal; communication involving two or more people that affects all those involved
E.g. The Euro made its debut in the financial markets three years ago and it has been an option for any non-cash transaction ever since.
n. going from one state of action to another
E.g. We are in transition from an empire to a republic.