n. act of endorsing; support; formal and explicit approval; signature that validates something
E.g. The athlete was highly paid to do endorsement of the product.
a. charming; tending to draw attention or affections
E.g. Everyone liked Nancy's pleasant manners and engaging personality.
n. act of increasing, or state of being increased; augmentation; aggravation
E.g. This is the first time we've been able to document this kind of enhancement associated with exercise.
n. puzzle; difficult problem
E.g. "What do women want?" asked Dr. Sigmund Freud. Their behavior was an enigma to him.
n. education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
E.g. If all we needed was more knowledge, then the search for enlightenment might be the answer.
v. enter on a list; enroll; register; engage for military or naval service
E.g. It seems strange to me that all round me do not burn to enlist, but join in the same enterprise.
n. union of parts in a whole; a coordinated outfit or costume; a coordinated set of furniture
E.g. It's hard to tell what color the Second Lady's ensemble is due to the lighting, but we're calling it a deep purple.
v. attract by arousing hope or desire
E.g. That would give a much needed boost to the export industry and again entice foreign capital into the country.
n. real being; something that exists as a particular and discrete unit; fact of existence
E.g. Persons and corporations are equivalent entity under the law.
n. person who organizes and operates a business; contractor
E.g. Opponents of our present tax program argue that it discourages entrepreneur from trying new fields of business activity.
n. mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives
E.g. A society which remains in equilibrium is termed static, that which is changing is called dynamic.
n. ownership interest of shareholders in a corporate; something that is just and fair
E.g. One of the reasons we have invested so heavily in equity is because there has been a drastic disparity in these classrooms, in these desks, in how the base education has been delivered.
v. explode; burst out; become violently active
E.g. The crowds that amassed outside Sonia Gandhi's home in Delhi prepared to erupt into cheers of 'bring back Sonia Gandhi'.
v. rise; increase in extent or intensity
E.g. The Allies are planning to escalate the bombing.
n. spying; secret observation
E.g. In a statement, the families admit the hikers apparently strayed into Iran by accident, but say: "The allegation that our loved ones may have been engaged in espionage is untrue."
n. expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
E.g. Instead of delivering a spoken eulogy at Genny's memorial service, Jeff sang a song he had written in her honor.
n. mild expression to replace offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing one
E.g. Regardless of what death euphemism is chosen, there looks to be plenty of people hoping that this guy is indeed dead.
a. avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger; deliberately vague or ambiguous
E.g. Your evasive answers convinced the judge that you were withholding important evidence.
v. put out by legal process; expel; eject; oust
E.g. They will have to forcibly evict from the hospital.
n. overstatement; act of making something more noticeable than usual
E.g. The dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness.
v. go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree
E.g. This will exceed all my expectations.
ad. in a very great degree; beyond what is usual; surpassingly
E.g. For now he knew all questions' answers, so his mind was at rest and exceedingly comfortable.
v. leave out of; keep out of; reject
E.g. A decision to exclude a third of the countries on that initial list would be controversial, as debt cancellation is a key element to alleviate global poverty.
n. trip; usually short journey made for pleasure
E.g. It was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighborhood.
n. one who executes, especially one who puts a condemned person to death; an executer.
E.g. Beheading is one of the quickest and least painful ways to die - so long as the executioner is skilled, his blade sharp, and the condemned sits still.
a. not subject to duty or obligation; not subject to taxation
E.g. Because of his flat feet, Foster was exempt from serving in the armed forces.
v. cause; apply; exercise
E.g. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.
n. act of draining out or draining off; act of emptying completely of the contents; state of being exhausted or emptied
E.g. The mine was closed owing to exhaustion.
a. invigorating and refreshing; cheering; making lively and joyful
E.g. It also seemed to prove that science at its most exhilarating is unpredictable and downright surprising.
v. force separation from one's native country
E.g. All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence for ever.
v. acquit; free from blame; discharge from duty
E.g. The testing can also connect evidence from apparently unrelated crimes, corroborate the victim's account, and exonerate innocent suspects.
n. act of exorcising; driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration
E.g. They have their charms, and magic arts, and rites in exorcism and other things.
n. growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded
E.g. There are many problems ahead, ranging from the European Union's growing interest in defense, to NATO expansion and the crisis in the Balkans.
v. process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
E.g. Because we are on a tight schedule, we hope you will be able to expedite the delivery of our order.
v. oust; discharge; force or drive out
E.g. He is not planning to expel foreign companies as he needs their expertise and technology to extract and upgrade Venezuela's heavy crude oil.
a. not essential or mandatory in order to achieve a goal; not reusable; Suitable to be expended
E.g. So far, sites have focused their attention on a younger demographic, which is finite, fickle and limited in expendable income.
n. act of coming to a close; termination; act of breathing out; exhalation
E.g. Several prominent Republicans have already made it clear that they will call the expiration of this tax cut a tax increase.
v. come to an end; terminate; lose validity; breathe one's last breath; die
E.g. Doctors said two people who were wounded seriously in accident would expire in the way to hospital.
a. precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
E.g. Don't just hint around that you're dissatisfied: be explicit about what's bugging you.
n. travel for the purpose of discovery
E.g. The international conservation organization has accused the Norwegian government of endangering a rare area of the Arctic sea by oil exploration.