n. any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
E.g. 'But who is to give the prizes?' quite a chorus of voices asked.
a. of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft; rounded and plump
E.g. Hi Pille, chubby is definitely better if it means more chocolate huh!
v. toss or throw smartly out of the hand; make noise or call, as a hen calls her chickens
E.g. Let's chuck all these old papers away.
n. short, thick, heavy piece of wood; stupid or foolish person
E.g. With his musical talent, he would be much more than some chump pretending to play guitar and sing.
n. a thick mass or piece, amount
E.g. Mary, get me a silk thread, and a chunk of fire out of the kitchen.
n. beverage made from juice pressed from apples
E.g. When my parents have too much cider, they let some of it turn into vinegar.
a. of or relating to nonmilitary life
E.g. The first is integrating former rebels back into civilian life.
v. be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang
E.g. It just takes a conscious effort to clam when everyone around you is hysterical, and the consideration of some other tips included in this book.
n. any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts
E.g. Her hand darted out, fastening over Lawanda's emaciated wrist like a clamp.
n. clearness of thought or style; brightness; splendor
E.g. With the re-designed screens on the new iPad, the clarity is much better than most all papers.
n. clients of professional person; body of customers or patrons
E.g. Her clientele is a little bit different than the average movie store, because most of her customers only have a limited interest in film due to busy schedules.
n. act of shutting; closing
E.g. We finally brought the project to closure.
n. thick, viscous, or coagulated mass or lump, as of blood; compact group
E.g. You can see a clot of automobiles blocking the tunnel's entrance.
a. awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude
E.g. I did the same thing except with a Bunker Buster, but the shock wave made me stumble and made me look like a clumsy loser.
n. partnership; league; state of being combined into one body
E.g. The Rainbow coalition united people of all races in a common cause.
n. two or more things occurring at the same time by chance
E.g. Was it just a coincidence that John and she had chanced to meet at the market, or was he deliberately trying to seek her out?
n. crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
E.g. The collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction.
a. of extraordinary size; huge; gigantic
E.g. Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.
n. state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person
E.g. A person in a coma is alive, but unconscious.
v. have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin
E.g. Mrs. Fairfax swallowed her breakfast and hastened away to commence operations.
n. pledge, undertaking; act of binding yourself to a course of action
E.g. My main commitment is in the promotion of human values; this is what I consider the key factor for a happy life at the individual level, family level and community level.
n. disturbed or violent motion; agitation; public disturbance; riot; excitement
E.g. For the Mouse was swimming away from her as hard as it could go, and making quite a commotion in the pool as it went.
a. closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving gist of something
E.g. His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.
n. sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration
E.g. Many men were moved, and many women's compassion testified itself in tears.
a. having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful
E.g. The plight of the refugees arouses the compassionate old man.
a. harmonious; having similar disposition and tastes
E.g. They were compatible neighbors, never quarreling over unimportant matters.
a. overpowering; drivingly forceful; urgently requiring attention
E.g. They had better not succeed in compelling anyone to work the proposed shift to midnight.
n. praise; commendation; say something to someone that expresses praise
E.g. A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.
v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
E.g. Sometimes the presence of a neutral third party can help adversaries compromise their differences.
a. having power to compel; exercising or applying compulsion.
E.g. There were hundreds of warrior-robots of various sizes walking about, waving arms and rods, having no tasks to do, but in compulsive, meaningless motion.
ad. against the affirmative side; in opposition; on negative side
E.g. They debated the issue pro and con, but cannot get any result.
v. admit; yield; give up physical control of another
E.g. Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede that she was right.
v. form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
E.g. I asked was it a mere nervous impression--a delusion? I could not conceive or believe: it was more like an inspiration.
n. shaking or agitation; shock; injury to an organ, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow
E.g. Harris suffered a concussion from the hit and did not return to the game.
v. blame; denounce; express strong disapproval of
E.g. They are more than twice as likely as other Americans to condemn gambling as 'always morally wrong.'
v. disclose; reveal; tell in confidence
E.g. I rely implicitly on His power, and confide wholly in His goodness.
a. being firmly settled in habit; having been ratified; verified; fixed; established
E.g. One of the reasons why these cases cannot be confirmed is because of the shortage of materials to perform the analysis.
v. be face to face with; oppose in hostility or competition; deal with
E.g. Here in the heart of conservative Texas, young criminals, murderers and thugs are forced to confront military style discipline, a traditional view of right and wrong.
n. state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face; clash of opinions and ideas
E.g. The daily confrontation was not often caught on camera 10 years ago; but more and more electronic monitors and smart phones have been changing it.
v. call on or summon by sacred name or in solemn manner; implore earnestly; practice magical arts
E.g. The magician will conjure a rabbit out of his hat.