n. act of yielding; point yielded; acknowledgment or admission
E.g. Before they could reach an agreement, both sides had to make own concession.
n. act of creating something , as medicine, drink, or soup, by compounding or mixing a variety of components; digestion of food
E.g. This concoction is sure to please anyone who appreciates a whiskey sour.
v. seize as forfeited to the public treasury; appropriate to the public use
E.g. If you are caught smuggling goods into the country, government will probably confiscate your goods.
n. corporation made up of different companies in diversified fields; composing of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass
E.g. Gannett, the nation's most predatory newspaper conglomerate, is still trying to take over the rack distribution business.
n. act of congregating, or bringing together; collection or mass of separate things
E.g. There are those who are not the best role models out there, but a congregation is the heart of why and where I attend church.
a. belonging to marriage; suitable or appropriate to the marriage state or to married persons; matrimonial
E.g. I shall show the higher part intellect plays in conjugal love, the control, restraint, forbearance, sacrifice.
a. noticeable; prominent; easy to notice; obvious
E.g. Next morning, Miss Scatcherd wrote in conspicuous characters on a piece of pasteboard the word "Slattern."
a. carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect
E.g. She dealt with the problem with consummate skill.
v. look at attentively and thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
E.g. He used to contemplate the problem from all sides.
a. possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.
E.g. All salaries are reckoned on contingent as well as on actual services.
n. act of decreasing something in size or volume or quantity or scope
E.g. A rightward shift of curves was observed before maximal contraction size was suppressed.
n. contentious speech act; argument
E.g. Information minister Jerry Gana released a statement in which he says there has been an international media conspiracy against Nigeria, to highlight the controversy surrounding the beauty pageant and fanning the flames of violence.
n. riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
E.g. For this reason, the best way out of this conundrum is a political compromise.
n. change; transformation
E.g. Professor Olssen says the conversion technique would be cost-effective and would take about an hour at room temperatures.
v. accompany for protection, either by sea or land; attend for protection; escort
E.g. His is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon.
n. legal right granted to an author, composer, playwright, publisher, or distributor
E.g. The poem is still under copyright, so you have to pay to quote it.
n. ceremony of crowning queen or king
E.g. When the witches told Macbeth he would be king, they failed to warn him he would lose his crown soon after his coronation.
n. body, living or dead; corporeal substance of a thing; a collection of writings or recorded remarks used for linguistic analysis
E.g. A thick bundle of fibers known as the corpus connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
n. enclosure for confining livestock; enclosure formed by a circle of wagons for defense against attack during an encampment
E.g. One side of the corral was a high wall, and in the enclosure on the other side of the wall were the lung patients.
a. one who communicates information, especially, by letter or telegram to newspaper or periodical
E.g. The information below was compiled by our correspondent of Hong Kong.
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
E.g. Though Huck was quite willing to corroborate Tom's story, Aunt Polly knew better than to believe either of them.
n. universe or universality of created things; ordered, harmonious whole
E.g. A strong argument for the existence of high energy neutrinos from the cosmos is the observation of high energy cosmic rays.
n. mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties; contract; stipulation
E.g. The money was given to us by deed of covenant.
v. wish for with eagerness; desire possession of; long for inordinately or unlawfully
E.g. He had discovered a great law of human action, namely, that in order to make men or boys covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
n. lack of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit
E.g. Such an act of cowardice by an officer shames his whole regiment.
a. relating to, or characterized by, skill; dexterous; skillful
E.g. Characters often impress readers by solving problems in crafty and unexpected ways.
n. a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano
E.g. At least one village about three kilometers from the crater has been covered in a dusting of volcanic ash.
n. stick of colored wax or chalk, used for drawing
E.g. Whenever he finished a crayon drawing, he would lovingly present it to his mother.
n. low or coarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow
E.g. He sat on the playground listening to the distant croak.
n. lines of fire from multiple positions that cross in a small region; lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
E.g. I was caught in crossfire once and a bullet came so close I could hear it whiz by my ear!
v. bend down; stoop low; lie close to the ground with the legs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear
E.g. They did not crouch under the oppression.
v. break into small pieces; cause to fall in pieces
E.g. The earthquake made the wall sink and start to crumble.
n. military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
E.g. Her commitment to a great cause degenerated from a crusade into an obsession.
a. of or relating to or used in cooking; relating to a kitchen
E.g. How long does it take to become a culinary cook?
n. one who manages museum or library; superintendent; manager
E.g. She believes the most important quality for a curator is a deep, engaged knowledge of and curiosity about what is happening in contemporary art.
n. curator; guardian
E.g. Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories.
n. violent rotating windstorm
E.g. The cyclone tore across the north Queensland coast and has left much of the area in ruins.
n. a scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act
E.g. Without wisdom, cynicism is only another way of being stupid.
v. splash liquid gently and playfully; undertake something without serious intent
E.g. when they retire at the age of 45, they get another job, such as real estate agent and dabble in that industry.
n. delicately beautiful or charming; exquisite; gratification or pleasure taken in anything
E.g. I did her hair, soft-like, round her forehead, all in dainty curls, and just to one side of her neck I put a bunch of most beautiful purple pansies.