a. behaving like slave; subordinate in capacity or function
E.g. He was proud and dignified; he refused to be subservient to anyone.
v. settle down; sink to a lower level or form depression; wear off or die down
E.g. The doctor assured us that the fever would eventually subside.
a. subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement
E.g. This information may be used as subsidiary evidence but is not sufficient by itself to prove your argument.
n. direct financial aid by government
E.g. Without this subsidy, American ship operators would not be able to compete in world markets.
v. establish by evidence; make firm or solid; support
E.g. These endorsements from satisfied customers substantiate our claim that Pacific Lava is a best school to enhance vocabulary.
a. essential; not imaginary; actual or real
E.g. Although the delegates were aware of the importance of the problem, they could not agree on the substantive issues.
n. pretense; something intended to misrepresent
E.g. As soon as we realized that you had won our support by a subterfuge, we withdrew our endorsement of your candidacy.
a. tending to overthrow; in opposition to civil authority or government
E.g. In the meantime, Nigerian security agencies have been investigating what they call subversive activities by some foreign correspondents.
a. brief or compact; by clear, precise expression in few words
E.g. Don't bore your audience with excess verbiage: be succinct.
a. full of juicy; full of richness; highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable
E.g. Beyond, the blue smoke of the sugar house curled into the bluer skies, and the odor of the kettles reached in succulent deliciousness far and wide.
v. submit to an overpowering force; yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in
E.g. President Zardari told the two US officials that Pakistan was fighting for its survival but would not succumb to the militants.
a. lonely; solitary; desolate; gloomy; dismal; affected with ill humor
E.g. There was a long silence, profound and unbroken; then a deep, sullen boom came floating down out of the distance.
a. burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot
E.g. He could not adjust himself to the sultry climate of the tropics.
a. magnificent and splendid, suggesting abundance and great expense; luxurious
E.g. I cannot recall when I have had such a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast.
a. arrogant; feeling or showing haughty disdain; overbearing
E.g. The supercilious headwaiter sneered at customers whom he thought did not fit in at a restaurant catering to an ultrafashionable crowd.
a. being beyond what is required or sufficient
E.g. Betsy lacked the heart to tell June that the wedding present she brought was superfluous; she and Bob had already received five toasters.
a. flexible; moving and bending with ease
E.g. The trees had long thin supple trunks and round compact crowns to withstand the winds.
v. add as something seems insufficient; complement; extension; addition
E.g. A food supplement is a preparation intended to supply nutrients, which are missing or not consumed in sufficient quantity in a person's diet.
n. act of supposing; something supposed; assumption
E.g. I based my decision to confide in him on the supposition that he would be discreet.
a. rude; sullenly ill humored; gloomy; threatening, as of weather conditions
E.g. Two other men, grizzled and vaguely shabby, walked in surly conversation.
v. guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence
E.g. I surmise that he will be late for this meeting because of the traffic issue.
n. act of sustaining; something, especially food, that sustains life or health
E.g. In the tropics, the natives find sustenance easy to obtain, due to all the fruit trees.
v. behave arrogantly or pompously; walk with swaying motion
E.g. The conquering hero didn't simply stride down the street; he used to swagger.
a. dark; dusky; naturally having skin of a dark color
E.g. The one who called himself Nathaniel was swarthy and handsome with dark, intense eyes and a spill of brunet hair over a pair of broad shoulders.
v. wander or stray; turn aside sharply; climb or move upward
E.g. He predicted that gravitational interaction caused light from stars beyond the sun to deviate or swerve from a straight path as it passed the sun.
n. one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man
E.g. Fed up with the toadies and flunkies who made up his entourage, the star cried, "Get out, all of you! I'm sick of sycophant!"
n. outline or a summary of the main points of a text, lecture, or course of study; abstract
E.g. The goal we found out is to translate a fancy routine story into a simple routine with the same story in syllabus steps.
a. proportionally balanced; even; having a likeness in the form and size
E.g. A few of them had already come ashore and were beginning to spread out their nets in symmetrical patterns on the hot flags of the quay.
v. happen at the same time; arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
E.g. We have to synchronize the data in different computers every morning.
a. having the same or a similar meaning; identical; equivalent
E.g. Even Motel 6, a name synonymous with low rates, has LCD TVs and Wi-Fi.
n. striking and vivid representation; picture
E.g. Colonel Dent, their spokesman, demanded "the tableau of the whole;" whereupon the curtain again descended.
a. indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent
E.g. We have a tacit agreement based on only a handshake.
a. used for feeling; relating to sense of touch; perceptible to the sense of touch; tangible
E.g. His callused hands had lost their tactile sensitivity.
n. a larval frog or toad
E.g. During the tadpole stage of the amphibian life cycle, most breathe by means of autonomous external or internal gills.
a. equivalent in effect or value
E.g. Though Rudy claimed his wife was off visiting friends, his shriek of horror when she walked into the room was tantamount to a confession that he believed she was dead.
a. late; delayed; moving slowly
E.g. We were kind of tardy with the hotel reservation, and the governor's suites are all booked.
n. tax on goods coming into a country
E.g. It would give an indication of how far the trade liberalization would go but they would still have a heavy workload in negotiating detailed tariff cuts.
v. delay; leave slowly and hesitantly; wait
E.g. We can't tarry if we want to get to the airport on time.
a. torn into shreds; ragged; having ragged clothes; disordered or disrupted
E.g. I know he looks a bit of a rough diamond in his tattered jeans, but apparently he does a lot of good work for local charities.
a. pulled or drawn tight; kept in trim shape; neat and tidy
E.g. The captain maintained that he ran a taut ship.