a. having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
E.g. Here are a couple of verses written in cryptic rhyme from some of my currently published books.
n. young animal; awkward, rude, ill-mannered boy; a stall for cattle
E.g. As a cub reporter he would learn the facts of life in the newspaper world.
n. sleeping place partitioned off from a large dormitory; small compartment, as for work or study
E.g. I didn't enjoy sitting in cubicle, getting nervous about the annual review, and wondering if I would or would not get my 2 percent raise.
v. lie close or snug; crouch; nestle; embrace closely
E.g. The little girl wants to cuddle her pet cat.
n. fold at end of sleeve; part of sleeve turned back from the hand; any ornamental appendage at the wrist
E.g. The dress pattern doesn't really explain how the cuff joins onto the sleeve.
n. kitchen or cooking department; food; manner or style of cooking; cookery
E.g. It appears that much of the cuisine is an intuitive affair, based on the state, and available ingredients.
n. religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false; community of religious worship and ritual
E.g. You do realize that being under the control of a cult is not a good condition.
v. bend or curve; guide and manage, or restrain
E.g. Paradoxically, Ray's strong-arming may be helping to curb violence in Bangalore.
a. having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
E.g. The grouchy shop assistant was curt with one of her customers, which resulted in a reprimand from her manager.
n. soft pillow or pad usually used for sitting, reclining, or kneeling
E.g. I knelt down by him; I turned his face from the cushion to me; I kissed his cheek; I smoothed his hair with my hand.
n. keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security
E.g. There were no arches left, and all the players, except the King, the Queen, and Alice, were in custody and under sentence of execution.
a. ingenious; delightfully pretty or dainty
E.g. We were just remembering when our husky was a puppy; how small and cute is was.
a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
E.g. What I find sad, and cynical, is that this guy is essentially saying things will not be better by 2012.
n. man who affects extreme elegance in clothes and manners; something very good or agreeable
E.g. It was Susan Sontag, who said that being a dandy was a way of being an individual in an age of mass culture.
v. mend, with interlacing stitches of yarn or thread by needle; sew together with yarn or thread
E.g. I don't want to darn your trousers.
v. move suddenly and rapidly
E.g. Your eyes take them in, then dart away to something else.
n. remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
E.g. A full year after the earthquake in Mexico City, they were still carting away the debris.
n. beginning or first attempt; first appearance before the public
E.g. The reporters are waiting for the debut of a new foreign policy in news hall.
n. lure or bait; means used to mislead or lead into danger
E.g. The wild ducks were not fooled by the decoy.
n. order from one having authority; decision, order, or sentence by court
E.g. The decree is signed establishing the School for Primary School Teachers, which later becomes the National Teachers.
n. something that is carried out; act or action; feat or exploit
E.g. I was pleased to have done something; trivial, transitory though the deed was, it was yet an active thing.
n. one required to make answer in an action or suit
E.g. The courtroom buzzed as the defendant was led in.
n. clarity of outline; concise explanation
E.g. Exercise had given his muscles superior definition.
v. consider; think about carefully; weigh
E.g. Offered the new job, she asked for time to deliberate before she told them her decision,.
a. having a delirium; wandering in mind; insane; raving; wild
E.g. He found Huck still in the bed that had been provided for him, and delirious with fever.
n. an area of flat land where a river spreads out into several smaller rivers before entering the sea
E.g. The Chevron Texaco oil company in Nigeria is using aircraft to evacuate hundreds of villagers from areas affected by unrest in the country's oil-producing southern delta region.
n. false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
E.g. Don suffers from delusion of grandeur: he thinks he's a world-famous author when he's published just one paperback book.
n. cavity; a depression scratched or carved into a surface
E.g. I said it would be simpler to get the discount since the dent is cosmetic not structural.
n. testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process
E.g. He made his deposition in the judge's chamber.
n. one appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him; substitute in office
E.g. I must find someone to act as a deputy for me during my absence.
a. worthwhile; worth doing or achieving; advisable
E.g. A number of other factors coincide to make a June election desirable for the government.
a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
E.g. You make me out all that is narrow-minded, mean, and despicable, which is very unjust.
n. havoc; event that completely destroys something
E.g. The inspectors have no idea, by these documents, whether Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.
n. a turning; circuitous route; deviation from a direct course
E.g. Drivers who slow down briefly or who make a detour from the main route will still be caught because up to 50 of the cameras will work together in network.
a. destructive; highly critical; causing or capable of causing complete destruction
E.g. Five to ten rhinos are killed every year on average, mostly during Assam's devastating floods because they have to flee Kaziranga's low marshy lands to higher hills where they cannot be guarded.
a. departing from correct or accepted way; misleading; not straightforward
E.g. The story of Byzantine art, though not precisely devious, is not straightforward either.
n. faithfulness; ardent, often selfless affection and dedication
E.g. Prince Charles spoke of his grandmother's fortitude and devotion to duty after the death of her husband, King George.
n. polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood
E.g. If diabetes is not diagnosed early, or if it is poorly managed, he said, it can result in blindness, heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.
a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
E.g. Cabinet's approval of the draft legislation was diabolical and contradicted the Bible, he said in a statement.
v. prescribe; rule as a dictator
E.g. I guess we should just let McEachin dictate the dialogue for us.