v. engage the services of; put to work; apply
E.g. The only other variation we employ is buttered on both sides Texas Toast that's been grilled to golden glory.
n. act of enchanting; production of wonderful effects by aid of demons, or agency of supposed spirits; use of spells or charms
E.g. A kind of enchantment took possession of my mind and senses too on Friday evening, from eight till twelve o'clock.
a. illuminated; supplied with light; light-giving; educated or informed
E.g. The Head Pelican reminds us that it's still illegal to sell such products in enlightened Alabama.
a. very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
E.g. An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.
n. outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely; widely prevalent
E.g. The G8 countries, she said, have no trouble making speeches about the seriousness of the epidemic though not one has respected its commitments.
a. interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning
E.g. The Clinton campaign has raised more money in the first three months than all nine Democratic candidates in the equivalent period for the 2004 election.
v. rub letters or characters written, engraved, or painted
E.g. The only way to erase old file is to overwrite the file with special patterns.
a. pertaining to passionate love; tending to arouse sexual desire
E.g. The erotic passages in this novel should be removed as they are merely pornographic.
n. short trip taken to perform a specified task; mission; embassy
E.g. Because his errand is a secret one, we need lock all his records until his returning.
a. no fixed or regular course; wandering
E.g. State Senate Minority Leader, a Democrat, accused him of engaging in erratic behavior.
n. one who conducts someone as attendant; guard; protection, care, or safeguard on a journey
E.g. He offered himself to be her escort, but she declined it.
n. act of establishing; ratifying or ordaining; settlement; arranged order or system, especially a legal code
E.g. Africa can plan short and long-term establishment of economic and industrial infrastructure to take advantage of an increasingly global trading market.
n. extensive landed property; everything you own; all of your assets
E.g. Jackson's estate is also subject to federal inheritance taxes.
n. manners; rules governing socially acceptable behavior
E.g. Students begin to learn the basics of etiquette for personal social situations.
v. make empty; empty out; remove contents of
E.g. They had designed a method of reinforcing the mining colony without forcing the inhabitants to evacuate.
v. represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate; magnify; do something to an excessive degree
E.g. Don't exaggerate the size of the enemy force!
n. instance that does not conform to a rule
E.g. As of December first, all cafes, bars and restaurants will be obliged to provide non-smoking areas with the exception of traditional cafes and late-night clubs.
a. extraordinary; unusual; well above average
E.g. This group shows exceptional kindness in their trip.
a. not divided or shared with others; excluding much or all; not allowing something else
E.g. As an American I do not believe in exclusive ethnic, racial or tribal states.
a. very intense or extreme; intensely painful; agonizing
E.g. Why, you have saved my life! - snatched me from a horrible and excruciating death!
n. role of government which makes sure that laws are carried out; administrator
E.g. It was also about restoring faith in a political system that limits and divides power between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary.
a. from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual
E.g. Because of his exotic headdress, he was followed in the streets by small children who laughed at his strange appearance.
v. become larger in size or volume; grow stronger; add details
E.g. China wants to learn from India's success in IT and expand international outsourcing, such as call centers, a booming sector in India.
n. journey organized for a particular purpose
E.g. My last bus ride on the Latin American expedition was already the beginning of a return to familiar locations.
n. specialized knowledge; expert skill
E.g. Although she was knowledgeable in a number of fields, she was hired for her particular expertise in computer programming.
v. make use of, sometimes unjustly
E.g. Cesar Chavez fought attempts to exploit migrant farm workers in California.
v. investigate systematically; examine; search
E.g. One day she might look into the abyss at her leisure, explore its secrets and analyze its nature.
a. excellent; flawless; acutely perceptive or discriminating
E.g. Blind dolphins have been known to survive in the wild, guided by exquisite acoustic images of their prey.
a. no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
E.g. There are about 35 different kinds of extinct kangaroos in these deposits, none of them looked like anything we know today because they didn't hop.
n. extorting; illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property
E.g. The money they are paying themselves as bonuses for their talent at extortion is taxpayer money, not profits from any business decisions.
n. cloth; stuff; artifact made by weaving or synthetic fibers; structure; framework
E.g. He took away half the fabric of an ordinary swimsuit - to reveal the belly button - and a superstar was born.
a. related in fable; devised; invented; not real
E.g. He is a fabulous hero in that book.
v. work to exhaustion; toil; exhaust; weary
E.g. Four hours on the tennis court will fag me out.
n. enchantment; illusion; imaginary supernatural being or spirit
E.g. Their love story sounds like a fairy tale.
n. imitation; counterfeit; having a false or misleading appearance
E.g. The Football Association says it all began with a fake advertisement on a website, inviting foreign managers to be the new national team coach.
a. excellent; extraordinary; strange in form, conception, or appearance
E.g. The turn of the millennium has impelled some scientists to predict a fantastic future.
n. broad comedy; ridiculous parade; foolish show
E.g. Nothing went right; the entire interview degenerated into a farce.
n. food and drink; diet; transportation charge; a paying passenger
E.g. This fare is available until March 31 for departures through May 20.
a. capable of arousing and holding the attention
E.g. But as matters really stood, to watch Miss Ingram's efforts at fascinating Mr. Rochester.
n. crack; a crack in the earth; defect; flaw; a wrong action
E.g. Here she was a-bothering about Moses, which was no kin to her, and no use to anybody, being gone, you see, yet finding a power of fault with me for doing a thing that had some good in it.