n. act of consoling; state of being consoled; refreshment of spirit; comfort
E.g. Your kindness was a consolation to me in my grief.
v. cheer from distress or depression; alleviate grief and raise spirits of; relieve; comfort
E.g. With him I was at perfect ease, because I knew I suited him; all I said or did seemed either to console or revive him.
n. plot; intrigue; agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act
E.g. Information minister Jerry Gana released a statement in which he says there has been an international media conspiracy against Nigeria.
n. a number of stars seen from the Earth as a group and often having a name
E.g. The brightened comet in the constellation Virgo may even be visible to the naked eye, allowing members of the public around the world to join in this historic moment in astronomy.
a. infectious; of or relating to communicable diseases
E.g. The isolation building of the Hurley Hospital presents a solution of the problem for the care of contagious diseases.
n. state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace; disobedience to, or open disrespect of
E.g. The poor fools, who hold science in contempt, have no ability to realize that science proves them wrong at every turn.
n. one of the large landmasses of the earth
E.g. The links between the world's largest developing country, China, and the world's largest developing continent could challenge the links between Europe and Africa.
n. condition of being dependent on chance; uncertainty; possibility
E.g. Where once relative health and relative safety were sufficient, we demand absolute health and utter safety against the remotest contingency.
v. constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
E.g. The heat will contract the woollen garment.
n. change something into another form; transform
E.g. However, he suggests that this only be done if the convert is also willingly accepted into his position by the community.
a. capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable
E.g. We plan to settle the remaining $10 million of short term convertible debt also in cash when it is exercised before August 2011.
v. find or declare guilty
E.g. If jury decided to convict him of manslaughter, he could face up to 20 years in prison.
n. judgment that someone is guilty of crime; strongly held belief
E.g. Even her conviction for murder did not shake Peter's judgment that Harriet was innocent of the crime.
n. barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals
E.g. I would say they are very valid from a quality price point of view, you see them in coop supermarkets priced at 5-6 Euros.
a. producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn; strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn;
E.g. The only odor is a little bit corny - as it's made from corn!
a. belonging or relating to the body; bodily; noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant
E.g. A teacher should not give students corporal punishment.
a. united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to corporation or incorporated body
E.g. The demonstrators inspired thousands of allies to take to the streets to protest economic inequality and corporate greed.
a. pertaining to the universe; vast
E.g. Cosmic rays derive their name from the fact that they bombard the earth's atmosphere from outer space.
n. dress; attire; aset of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season
E.g. His dark eyes and swarthy skin suited the costume exactly.
n. sofa; arrange or dispose as in a bed
E.g. His black leather couch looks expensive.
v. make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
E.g. Toad doesn't actually change his ways, but instead simply learns to counterfeit socially acceptable virtues in order to be accepted by his society.
n. sudden stroke; sudden appropriation of leadership or power; a takeover
E.g. I'd rather see the craziest policies coming out of a democracy than excellent ones coming after a coup from a military junta.
a. secretive, not openly shown
E.g. The covert military operation was not disclosed until weeks later after it was determined to be a success.
a. quiet; still; tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved
E.g. He is being neither coy nor subtle, he is courting his own distorted view of the truth.
v. pack; force, press, or squeeze into an insufficient space
E.g. At its peak, a million people cram onto the streets over the two-day festival.
n. something that confines or contracts; restraint; hindrance
E.g. The swimmer got cramp in his legs and had to be helped out of the water.
a. jammed; stuffed; uncomfortably small or restricted
E.g. The report says some masters house their workers in bad conditions - cramped, damp dormitory blocks with poor sanitation.
n. device for rotary motion, by handle or arm; bend, turn, or winding, as of a passage; twist or turn in speech
E.g. I was laughed at, ridiculed, and generally called a crank for writing that article, however, each and every word have become true.
a. having a bad disposition; having eccentric ways; odd; full of bends and turns; crooked
E.g. In most of her life, she lived in cranky desperation.
n. large basket, used for moving china or similar wares; box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces
E.g. A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.
v. ask with earnestness or importunity; ask with submission or humility; beg
E.g. He knows that if they trust him, he can give them the happiness which they crave.
n. vehement or urgent desire; longing for; consuming desire; yearning
E.g. If your chocolate craving is getting to you, try diet hot-chocolate packets.
n. definite summary of what is believed; confession of faith for public use
E.g. The laws apply to everyone irrespective of race, creed or color.
n. small stream, often a shallow tributary to a river; brook
E.g. There was a creek leading out of it on the other side that went miles away, I don't know where, but it didn't go to the river.
n. person or animal that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limb
E.g. I have no muscle left in my leg; it's like a true cripple leg.
v. bend, turn, or curve; curvature; flexure
E.g. She used to crook her little finger as she drinks tea.
a. having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; curved
E.g. Well, I guess if being crooked is good enough for Illinois, it's good enough for the U.S.
a. being in an unrefined or natural state; raw; lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive
E.g. Nigeria is the sixth largest exporter of crude oil within OPEC.
n. small fragment or piece, especially, a small piece of bread or other food; broken or cut off
E.g. She swept up extremely carefully and no crumb was left any more.
v. chew with force and noise; crush, grind, or tread noisily
E.g. We have to left cars and crunch through the snow in the dark.