a. penniless, without any money; financially ruined
E.g. But opposition leaders say he's morally bankrupt and must now step down.
n. flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
E.g. The red top refers to the color of the banner at the top of the paper.
n. sharp projection from fishhook; openly cutting remark
E.g. If you were a politician, would you prefer being caught on the barb of a fishhook?
n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
E.g. The authorities believe it could have been started by a barbecue which had not been put out properly and have announced that they will be questioning suspects in the morning.
n. flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft
E.g. Another barge with fresh water from the U.S. military arrived at the site Friday to assist in the cooling operations.
n. sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog
E.g. She set off at once, and ran till she was quite tired and out of breath, and till the puppy's bark sounded quite faint in the distance.
n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
E.g. You start--did you hear a noise? I daresay it is only a rat scrambling along the rafters of the adjoining schoolroom: it was a barn before I had it repaired and altered, and they are generally haunted by rats.
n. obstacle; structure built to bar passage; boundary or limit
E.g. Study says police must undo community distrust, which it calls a barrier to outreach.
n. quantity of bread baked at one time; a collection of things or persons to be handled together
E.g. But the last of this batch is the most important and the best of the whole.
n. signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning
E.g. This is a beacon to help aircraft discover their position.
n. ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool
E.g. During a severe earthquake, each beam will absorb the shock by crumpling, thereby preventing serious damage to the tower.
v. whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly
E.g. Speak roughly to your little boy; And beat him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy; Because he knows it teases.
n. amphibious rodent about two feet in length; fur of the beaver; tall hat, originally made from beaver fur
E.g. To him a beaver is a quarter of a fur coat for his wife or a nice hat.
v. have in sight; see clearly; look at; perceive by the visual faculty
E.g. We can behold a tiny figure in the distance.
a. kindly; favorable; not malignant
E.g. Though her benign smile and gentle bearing made Miss Marple seem a sweet little old lady, in reality she was a tough-minded lady.
v. be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
E.g. The two spies betray their country by selling military secrets to the enemy.
n. liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment
E.g. How fragrant was the steam of the beverage, and the scent of the toast!
a. fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
E.g. The plot of the novel was too bizarre to be believed.
n. extortion of money or value from person by threat of exposing a criminal act or discreditable information
E.g. Apparently bribery and blackmail is legal if you work for Congress.
n. flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants; cutting part of an instrument
E.g. A dull blade is best for this job to avoid cutting fabric accidently.
v. make or pronounce holy; consecrate; make happy
E.g. My family and I will be praying along with Rick that God will again bless your country.
n. snowstorm; storm
E.g. A blizzard is a severe winter storm condition characterized by low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy blowing snow.
n. something that is hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind; dim, confused appearance; moral stain or blot
E.g. The blur is a visible condensation cloud that often occurs close to the speed of the sound barrier.
n. guard to protect or defend person; lifeguard
E.g. Having a female bodyguard is more than just a status symbol in Russia.
a. counterfeit or fake; not authentic; not genuine
E.g. The police quickly found the distributors of the bogus twenty-dollar bills.
v. dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly
E.g. Jack was set to bolt out the front door.
v. raise; advance; push or shove upward
E.g. It shows political parties could boost their share of the vote considerably.
n. device for increasing power or effectiveness; enthusiastic promoter, as of a sports team or school
E.g. On the other hand, the booster was a public benefactor, no matter how ill-grounded his optimism.
n. drink greedily or immoderately, especially, alcoholic liquor
E.g. If you think you like drink, it means I like booze.
v. drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill
E.g. Three types of protein that enable the cells to bore in and out of blood vessels.
n. small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
E.g. They are usually created with flowers that have definite form and add character to a bouquet.
n. contest between antagonists; contest or fight; a period of time spent in a particular way, as in illness
E.g. She's still recovering from a bout of flu.
n. something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;
E.g. After the brace is on, the strap is tightened to pull the foot into a better position.
n. a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction
E.g. A lot of cost of maintenance goes into renew brake of my old car.
n. breaking of contract or duty
E.g. Jill sued Jack for breach of promise, claiming he had broken his promise to marry her.
a. full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone
E.g. The refreshing meal, the brilliant fire, the presence and kindness of her beloved instructress, had roused her powers among them.
n. edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge
E.g. Beyond the verge of provocation I never ventured; on the extreme brink I liked well to try my skill.
a. like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless
E.g. In many cases, a rich businessman reached the top by trampling on others in the most brutal way.
n. quality of being brutal; inhumanity; savageness; pitilessness
E.g. To write down his success simply to brutality is to oversimplify.
n. foam; dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; fantastic or impracticable idea or belief
E.g. This is the most anticipated public offering since the dotcom bubble burst four years ago.