n. a job involving confinement; an exercise device on which a person can walk or jog without changing place
E.g. A treadmill is commonly encountered today as a piece of indoor sporting equipment used to allow for the motions of running or walking while staying in one place.
n. popular taste; general direction in which something tends to move
E.g. Only late last year, Air Canada seemed to be contradicting the downward trend affecting US-based airlines by posting profits.
v. unlawfully enter boundaries of some else's property; commit an offense or a sin
E.g. After meeting Thailand's foreign minister, Cambodia's prime minister, said armed clashes would erupt if Thai troops continued to trespass over the border.
n. seat of a judge; bench on which a judge and his associates sit for administering justice; court or forum
E.g. The tribunal has authority to settle certain types of dispute.
n. a thing of very little value or importance
E.g. Then Tom traded a couple of white alleys for three red tickets, and some small trifle or other for a couple of blue ones.
a. repeated too often; over familiar through overuse; worn out by use
E.g. All I can offer, and I hope it doesn't sound hollow or trite, is the suggestion that you take some real time now to count and give thanks for what you've got.
n. insignificant or inessential matters; trifles
E.g. With the help of social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, personal trivia is getting less obscure all the time.
n. small powerful boat designed for towing or pushing larger vessels
E.g. A Mexican tugboat began pulling the 952-foot-long luxury liner to San Diego.
n. blue to gray green mineral consisting of copper aluminum phosphate
E.g. The first recorded use of turquoise as a color name in English was in 1573.
n. sharp, sudden physical pain; mental or emotional pain
E.g. Suffice it to say that if I feel any kind of twinge, I wait awhile to see if it's worth the time investment to go.
v. move or turn round rapidly; whirl round; move and turn rapidly with the fingers
E.g. I spent about an hour and a half dropping the hoop, while I watched Kacey twirl around the back yard, full of grace and beauty.
n. wealthy and powerful businessperson or industrialist; magnate
E.g. A new trial of the jailed former oil tycoon is set to begin Tuesday.
n. absolute ruler; sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution
E.g. Whether you call your tyrant king or protector, minister or president, matters nothing.
a. uniform; in complete agreement
E.g. At last we got the unanimous decision.
a. not surveyed or investigated; not charted or recorded on a map or plan
E.g. Her election would also take France into totally uncharted territory - with a woman as president for the first time in the country's history.
a. lacking conscience; greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
E.g. Such irrationality has its roots in unconscionable prejudice.
a. short-handed; clandestine; marked by deception
E.g. This kind of underhanded behavior is the reason that independent bookstores are going out of business.
a. not bound by chains or shackle; not restricted
E.g. In the right hands, there's nobility in unfettered eccentricity.
a. not built or established; not based on fact or sound evidence; groundless
E.g. Whether the concerns are unfounded is another issue but the feeling is certainly out there.
v. undo or ravel knitted fabric of; separate and clarify; solve
E.g. The problem I am trying to unravel is more complex than any others.
a. not harmed or damaged in any way; untouched
E.g. Unlike the U.S. and Europe, Canada has emerged relatively unscathed from the financial crisis.
a. grossly improper; indecent; in poor taste
E.g. One shouldn't be allowed to walk the streets or enter public buildings in unseemly apparel.
n. articles or goods supplied by upholsterers; covering on a piece of furniture
E.g. The upholstery is white leather and copper tacks over sustainably-harvested-latex foam.
n. absence; emptiness
E.g. Each week a single vacancy will be advertised.
v. depart; leave
E.g. Adele and I had now to vacate the library: it would be in daily requisition as a reception-room for callers.
v. confirm; ratify; declare or make legally valid
E.g. I will not publish my findings until I validate my results.
n. willful or malicious destruction of public or private property;
E.g. That cleaning equals vandalism is the dumbest thing I ever heard.
a. of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids
E.g. Any blockage or hardening of the artery is known as vascular disease.
n. rapidity or speed of motion; swiftness
E.g. Koryon flapped forward, dropping slightly to gain velocity from the dive.
n. seller; provider; vending machine
E.g. The main weapon of the vendor is his tongue: his stream of words builds castles in the air, blows up glistening bubbles and silences all doubt.
n. poison; poisonous secretion of animal, such as snake or spider; spite
E.g. The insect inserts the stinger into the skin and a venom is released into the surrounding tissue.
n. various small animals or insects, such as rats or cockroaches, those are destructive, annoying, or injurious to health
E.g. Why should any resident have to suffer a likely increase in vermin simply because their neighbor doesn't like the look of a wheelie bin?
a. upright in position or posture; oriented vertically
E.g. They saw a column still vertical amid the ruins.
a. active; energetic; lively
E.g. Business occupancy rates are rising and a huge investment has been made in the Newtown area, intended as a vibrant cultural centre and home to the famous Market Theatre.
a. attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety; wakeful; watchful; circumspect; wary
E.g. Picking stocks is tough enough, but amidst worries of a double-dip recession, be especially vigilant in what sectors you play.
n. female fox; a woman regarded as quarrelsome, shrewish, or malicious
E.g. When I wear red I feel vibrant and like a sexy vixen, when I wear grey I feel distinctly dowdy.
n. whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; spiral motion of fluid within a limited area
E.g. The higher velocity fluid around the core of the vortex is at a lower pressure than the fluid circulating farther away.
a. common and coarse; relating to the common people with less cultivated or educated; lacking cultivation or refinement
E.g. As if I would talk on such a subject! Our family always HATED cats: nasty, low, vulgar things! Don't let me hear the name again!
v. speak or write evasively; pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
E.g. When asked directly about the governor's involvement in the savings and loan scandal, the press secretary tried to waffle, talking all around the issue.
v. move one way and the other with quick turns; shake to and fro; move in vibrating; cause to vibrate
E.g. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry.