v. fold or collapse; bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
E.g. Then, to make sure the edges didn’t buckle from the glue, I laid wax paper over it and put a weight on it.
v. move off; move or stir slightly; alter a position or attitude
E.g. The trapped child was stuck tight and couldn't budge.
n. general name applied to various insects
E.g. It might have seemed to him a waste of ammunition to kill a bug with a battery of artillery.
n. rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball
E.g. The light bulb hasn't changed a whole lot in its 120 years -- the original design was just that good.
n. noisy, blustering fellow; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; insolent, tyrannical fellow
E.g. I found early in life that the best way to defeat a bully is a punch to the nose.
n. one who is devoted to a particular activity; murmuring or humming sound; lazy or shiftless person
E.g. Mike is such a beach bum. All he wants to do is getting a tan.
n. something as bars at edges to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
E.g. He insisted on changing front bumper of the vehicle after accident.
n. occasion for excessive eating or drinking; complete failure; sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
E.g. The chairman warned that a deal with the banks must be struck by May; or, with major debt repayments due over in 18 months, the business could go bust.
n. channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel
E.g. Heart surgeons use PRP to strengthen tissues in bypass operations, and some plastic surgeons and dermatologists use it as an alternative to facial fillers.
n. younger of two brothers; student at a military school who is training to be an officer
E.g. A cadet should understand that the war he or she joins four or five years from now will be a different war altogether.
n. pale yellowish color; wine made in the Canary Islands; canary bird; quick and lively dance
E.g. The canary is a small yellow songbird.
n. narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge
E.g. Valles Marineris on Mars is the largest known canyon in the solar system.
n. mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
E.g. Mike had the capacity to handle several jobs at once.
n. festivity; traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows
E.g. The armed thieves used a carnival street parade as cover for their getaway.
n. round dance; a song of joy; song of praise or joy, especially for Christmas
E.g. Digging a bit, it becomes clear that the carol is in fact an Easter song.
v. cut; sculpt
E.g. I realize the Senate schedule will be very busy this year, but I hope that I may work with you to carve out just a small amount of time to consider this important issue.
n. small waterfall; sudden downpour
E.g. We were too tired to appreciate the beauty of this cascade because we had to detour around it to avoid watering down.
n. group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute
E.g. Remember, all cars are priced, booked and controlled by car category, not by car maker or model.
a. broadly sympathetic; universal; related to Roman Catholic Church
E.g. He was extremely catholic in his taste and read everything he could find in the library.
n. part of military force which serves on horseback
E.g. He was empowered to raise two fresh legions as well as 20,000 infantry and 800 cavalry from allied States.
n. cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave
E.g. Four avenues opened out of the small cavern which the great rock stood in.
n. hole; cavern; hollow area within the body
E.g. What is a cavity in a tooth? Why do they drill it?
a. famous; well-known; having illustrious past
E.g. Thanks to their race to break Roger Maris's home-run record, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire are two of America's most celebrated baseball players.
n. a widely known person
E.g. He was a baseball celebrity.
n. room or rooms under a building, and usually below the surface of the ground
E.g. The New Zealand wineries are similar to the American wineries and welcome visitors to what they call the cellar door.
n. place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; graveyard
E.g. A vehicle for conveying a coffin is to a church or cemetery.
n. grass such as wheat, oats, or corn, the starchy grains of which are used as food.
E.g. I have a bowl of cereal every morning.
a. relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
E.g. The content of philosophical works is cerebral in nature and requires much thought.
n. disorder; condition or place of great disorder or confusion; disorderly mass
E.g. Their job is to stop a repeat of the chaos that blighted the last election in 2002.
n. crack, as in earth surface; splitting of skin, caused by cold or exposure; one of the jaws or cheeks; man or boy
E.g. And the boy is dying - that's the worst of it - oh! poor little chap, that is the worst of it!
a. benevolent; kind; humane
E.g. Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly--here in an evangelical, charitable establishment--as to wear her hair one mass of curls?
n. activity or gift that benefits the public at large
E.g. This is potentially embarrassing for those involved in the concerts, as the rock stars use charity to disguise self promotion.
v. license; authorize; hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services
E.g. As a result we decide to charter the school to use bigger writing for the French version.
v. pursue for the purpose of killing or taking; hunt; follow as if to catch
E.g. He saw the policeman chase the mugger down the alley.
n. impressive country house or castle in France; large country house
E.g. This elegant, 19th-century chateau has a total of some 800 square meters, over 4 floors.
n. badge consisting of stripes meeting at an angle, worn on sleeve of military or police uniform to indicate rank
E.g. Has very large tattoos on upper arms, including an army chevron about the size of a grape fruit - it is the rank of a Staff Sergeant which he claims he is.
n. good form; style; elegance by virtue of being fashionable
E.g. Of course, most regular folks aren't greeted by name stand in front of this chic Beverly Hills beauty salon.
n. monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having lion head, goat body, and dragon tail
E.g. Now that's an interesting political animal or chimera or whatever.
n. band or organized company of singers, especially in church service
E.g. TSome people will say that being in choir is lots of involvement because you have both rehearsals and services, which is true.
v. hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax
E.g. Jim told me to chop off the snake's head and throw it away, and then skin the body and roast a piece of it.