forsake; leave behind
abandon desktop computers for mobile ones, existing tech companies’ business models are being upended and new companies are blooming.
Common academic collocations: abandon a hypothesis, abandon a line of research
) indicates academic collocates include decision, efforts, position, policy...i couldn't find any examples in mechanical engineering, so this might be a verb used more in policy-related fields?
existing only in the mind
Also a noun. the abstract of an article is a structured summary of its contents. We need to supply abstracts of conference presentations for the conference program or conference proposals sometimes too.
the right to enter
But one reason may be, paradoxically, greater
access to health insurance.
I need to remember to pronounce the /k/ sound in the middle: AEK sess. If not, I sound like I'm saying the verb "assess"
have room for; hold without crowding
City clerks' offices around Maine scheduled extra office hours to
accommodate same-sex couples rushing to wed.
academic collocations: "accommodate needs," "designed to accommodate [something]" common nouns that collocate with this verb are "learning, changes, differences" (COCA at
go or travel along with
Mr. Obama demands that any spending cuts be
accompanied by revenue increases.
get or gather together
Business would still be left with record reserves, much higher than those
accumulated in earlier recessions.
declare to be true or admit the existence or reality of
Acknowledging differences in work style enables leaders to structure interactions better.
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
The design of the product resembles gadgets made by Nest Labs, the connected home company Google
earlier this year for $3.2 billion.Wall Street Journal (Sep 10, 2014)
collocations: acquire a house, knowledge, experience
q is /k/
stress on QUIRE
obtain, get, buy
members of the word family: acquisition (mergers and acquisitions)
make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Japanese officials said
adapting overseas technologies presented a particular challenge.
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Better said it had injected significant funds into the business "without
alter or regulate so as to conform to a standard
speak, plead, or argue in favor of
He was probably best known for his work on heart disease,
advocating prevention through exercise and diet, particularly foods low in animal fat and sodium.
have an influence upon
Would adding this data to someone's medical record
health insurance rates?Slate (Jan 7, 2013)
a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together
Using data from Twitter covering 60,000 trips,
aggregated within a ten mile radius, Fischer created this map of Europe's transport network.
distribute according to a plan or set apart for a purpose
Existing x86 processor designs
cache on a first come, first served basis, which allows some workloads to monopolize the shared pool.Forbes (Sep 10, 2014)
cause to change; make different
having more than one possible meaning
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity
occurring every year
regard something as probable or likely
anticipate some potential short-term disruption,” Mr. Morton said, “but no significant long-term implications.”
clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
The report of Rain's
apparent romance with popular South Korean actress Kim Tae-hee, 32, broke in local media on Tuesday.
fix to; attach
The hashtag has been
appended to quite a few approving tweets.
be fully aware of; realize fully
There are, of course, plenty of things to
appreciate about Downton.
ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem
He said a better understanding of the links between high blood pressure and dementia could be crucial for developing new treatments or
approaches to prevention.
suitable for a particular person, place, or situation
Mr. Frederick said “that kind of legal strategy is perfectly
judge tentatively or form an estimate of
Food technology means they aren't bad these days, but they're only going to
approximate the real thing.
based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
His works are often intentionally placed in unglamorous,
arbitrary surroundings like abandoned buildings, far from the sleek world of urban galleries.
a characteristic to be considered
He will oversee all
aspects of marketing for the company, including advertising, brand management, social media, and communications, LivingSocial said on Tuesday.
estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
Another complexity: most studies
maternal drinking through interviews, and pregnant women might lie about or underestimate their consumption out of embarrassment or shame.Scientific American (Jan 4, 2013)
select something or someone for a specific purpose
A larger staff has been
assigned to the school, she said, including mental health professionals.
take to be the case or to be true
The market, it is generally
assumed, will eventually drive up wages.
be in contact with
“Indonesians are religious people, they are very much
attached to their religious teachings, their religious values,” he said.
gain with effort
He joined the Army near the end of and
attained the rank of staff sergeant, remaining in the United States.
a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity
attributes much of her fashion education to her surroundings.
the power or right to give orders or make decisions
authorities have been helping those banned with getting back on their feet and finding a way back into society.
as the agent of or on someone's part
The husband sits in the dominant, protective role, watching his wife’s efforts on
behalf of the family and taking pride.
a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue
More than 300 political parties contested the last general elections, representing various concerns,
biases, cries for justice and pressure groups.
give essential information to someone
“Flu vaccines are tough,” Bresee said during a telephone
briefing with reporters.
the property possessed by a large mass
Across Portugal, supermarkets and hypermarkets, with their inexpensive packaged goods and
bulk items, continued to gain ground.
As John Stuart Mill emphasized many years ago, those who are
capable of supporting themselves should not rely on the habitual aid of others.
capability to perform or produce
“The hospitals treating the injured are at maximum
put an end to a state or an activity
The company said it was also temporarily
ceasing sales of modern sporting rifles nationwide.
transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
channeling more funds to the banking sector to boost lending, buying government bonds on the secondary market and even reducing foreign currency reserves.
a visual display of information
In some countries, including the largest developing economies in Asia, the G.D.P.
charts show no indication that bad things ever happened.
make reference to
The ratings agency
cited India's high saving and investment rates, relatively competitive private sector and diverse economy as rationale behind its decision.
of or occurring between or among citizens of the state
What followed, officials said, was a remarkable show of international cooperation over Syria's
make clear and comprehensible
clarified his meaning and said the media had his misconstrued his comments.
of recognized authority or excellence
“The Blue Angel,” adapted from Heinrich Mann’s novel “Small Town Tyrant,” is a cinema
classic that made Marlene Dietrich a star.
a set of rules or principles or laws
says one must have another nationality in order to give up French citizenship because it is forbidden to be stateless.New York Times (Jan 3, 2013)
marked by an orderly and consistent relation of parts
That leadership vacuum, Mr. Bealefeld and others said, has inevitably depleted morale and kept the agency from developing a
The cutbacks in education and growing youth unemployment
coincide with two demographic crises facing European governments.
break down, literally or metaphorically
collapse of Latvia’s largest bank in 1995 wiped out many people’s savings.
set in motion, cause to start
a special group delegated to consider some matter
commission collected evidence that showed the authorities discussed covering up killings, including by quickly burying the bodies of victims.
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
A lawyer for the medical examiner’s office, Mimi Mairs, said the agency had
committed to “leaving no stone unturned in recalling casework she touched.”
interchange information or ideas
By introducing the rating system to games that rely on digital distribution, Vance said, developers will be able to better
communicate their nature to consumers.
group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region
In November, Hurricane Sandy devastated entire
communities in coastal New York and New Jersey and killed over 100 people.
able to exist and perform in harmonious combination
make amends for
The German government has already
compensated Jews who were forced to work in the ghettos.
get or gather together
Mobile video calling has risen so quickly that industry analysts have not yet
compiled exact numbers.
something added to embellish or make perfect
Third, in 2008-9, monetary and fiscal policies were
by government capital injections directly into United States and European banks.New York Times (Aug 11, 2011)
one of the individual parts making up a larger entity
Avoiding turnovers, hitting the offensive boards and getting to the free throw line are all key
components of an efficient offense.
a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
The New England
Compounding Center was shut down, and inspections found extensive contamination.
including all or everything
Comprehensive investigative reports for the four equine fatalities from the inner track meet are being completed by board staff.”
be composed of
Peck, though, was surprised to learn the other team nicknames used in his league, which was
entirely of white men.Washington Post (Jun 27, 2012)
have the idea for
make denser, stronger, or purer
Mostly we were silent,
concentrating on our steps, but occasionally we would chat.
an abstract or general idea inferred from specific instances
There is little technical artistry involved, the focus instead on simple
concepts and difficult execution.
bring to a close
Taken together, the reports have led analysts to
conclude that after years of being an economic drag, housing is now contributing to economic growth.
occurring or operating at the same time
Problem solving was
with physical effort, so the brain must have adapted by developing appropriate regions to enhance neurocognition.New York Times (Sep 15, 2010)
the way a person behaves toward other people
For years, lawmakers, urged by the NRA, have placed so-called riders on spending bills that restrict these and other agencies from
conducting such research.
have a meeting in order to talk something over
He especially prefers having a radiologist on-site because he believes that
conferring in person helps prevent mistaken readings and gets quicker results.
place limits on
Is erotic sculpture
confined to temples or particular religious cults?
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
The identities have yet to be officially
confirmed, he said.
be similar, be in line with
In other words, they
conformed to feminine stereotypes.
give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
Companies also must get parental
consent before using tracking tools such as cookies that peek into children’s IP addresses and device identification numbers.
large in number or amount or extent or degree
In other words, the trial court wanted to treat the mass media like a public utility, which carried
have its essential character
consist of arms, elbows and very long finger bones connected by two layers of thin skin.
uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
False reviews are a
constant problem on consumer Web sites.
form or compose
The FDA said it is also working on proposed safety regulations targeting imported food – which
constitutes 15% of what’s eaten in the U.S.
Constrained school budgets are likely to prevent any mass hiring or arming of security officers.
make by combining materials and parts
He wanted and received some honest feedback to help
construct a game plan that would put them in better positions to succeed.
get or ask advice from
She said she had decided to step down after
consulting family members and friends.
use up, as resources or materials
The technology in theory allows for thinner screens that
consume less power.
be in or establish communication with
Beck made eye
contact with me and nodded.
belonging to the present time
There is, in other words, much to appreciate about
contemporary movies this year.
the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation
Geological Survey has posted some useful
context and interpretation.
a binding agreement that is enforceable by law
Other league business will also resume, including trades and
prove negative; show to be false
The C.I.A.’s acting director, Michael Morell, recently
contradicted that, saying harsh techniques did produce some tips that led to Bin Laden.
contrary, he wrote, such clauses are used in most debt restructuring exercises, and investors “would expect Greece to use it.”
give to some cause
In 2009, researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center reported finding evidence suggesting that the chemicals may also
contribute to obesity in girls.
a dispute where there is strong disagreement
But the performance has been clouded by
carry on a discussion
But people in traditional societies
converse constantly, learning from one another and sharing.
change the nature, purpose, or function of something
Let us embrace book shelves that
convert to dining room tables.
make realize the truth or validity of something
They are still not
convinced of Mr. Bozizé’s good will.
work together on a common enterprise of project
cooperating with authorities and conducting a full internal investigation.
the choicest or most vital part of some idea or experience
College admission personnel will focus on your performance in this year's
core academic classes.
be compatible, similar, or consistent
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had made the temporary cease-fire by Israel’s airplanes conditional on a
corresponding halt to rocket fire from Gaza.
bring into existence
What started as a few coins to buy one hen ends up
creating jobs for people all over Ghana.
the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
Regulators say lenders must consider at least eight
criteria, including a borrower’s credit history, debt obligations, employment status, income and assets.
of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
Developing Internet programming is a
crucial part of Sony’s future, he said.
a particular society at a particular time and place
“It was really mixed
cultures growing up,” she said.
the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
a periodically repeated sequence of events
But real estate tends to move in longer
cycles, and Mr. Case is still saying now is a good time to buy.
a discussion with reasons for and against some proposal
“Political capital in the gun
debate only goes so far.
a period of 10 years
Decades ago, Andrews whittled wood, watching the shavings fall away to reveal something recognizable.
But there will be less dancing now, because the chickens’ numbers have
conclude by reasoning
show the form or outline of
Relative greatness can be tricky to
define across tennis eras.
precise; explicit and clearly defined
While there are no
plans yet, “we are looking to broaden our outreach beyond New York,” said Terry Lynam, a spokesman for North Shore.New York Times (Mar 8, 2012)
give an exhibition of to an interested audience
“Over a century of experience in the United States has
demonstrated the powerful role women’s colleges play in educating women leaders.”
be a sign or indication of
Heard in that light, the work’s agonized gestures, halting pace and tense silences
courage and ineffable dignity.New York Times (Mar 12, 2012)
declare untrue; contradict
Both the military and Mr. Qadri have publicly
denied working together.
"It was the most
depressing meeting ever," said one attendee who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
He said his son was "a very simple person at heart" who "
derives pleasures from simple things in life."
the act of working out the form of something
The previous models had identical
that made it easier for bump drafting because the front and rear bumpers lined up squarely.New York Times (Jan 12, 2013)
discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
But soon enough, they
detected something wrong, not least that Mr. Holmes was apparently trying to conceal a handgun.
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Mr. Scal said wireless fitness
devices were becoming popular because they address basic needs for consumers, unlike another trend seen at the show, enormous televisions.
He says movies based on video games rarely please
devoted fans and could taint the brand.
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
differentiating points are quality and innovation,” said Mr. Beck, and “the icing is that, hey, we’re made in the United States.”
a construct distinguishing objects or individuals
And then there are Houston’s narrow field
dimensions, a factor in United’s struggles this year.
decrease in size, extent, or range
The market malfunctions have been assigned part of the blame for the
diminishing amount of trading happening on the nation’s stock exchanges.
constituting a separate entity or part
cause to move, usually with force or pressure
“There are these young guys in the camps, very well dressed, that are definitely not
displaced persons,” Mr. Goffeau said.
something intended to communicate a particular impression
Eighty of his black-and-white photographs, taken over a 70-year period, will be on
display in this exhibition.
throw or cast away
Food trash has to be
disposed of immediately, the futon tucked into its slot every morning, each object stored after use.
The small plant in Montreal is divided into two
twist and press out of shape
But he insists that his work has been intentionally
distorted by critics.
give to several people
Mr. Guevara said he believed the institute should stop producing films and be limited to, say, renting out sets and
distinctly dissimilar or unlike
“They represent what New York City is all about: a truly
diverse melting pot.”
writing that provides information
document showed that the containers originated in Iran and declared the contents to be “building materials.”
territory over which rule or control is exercised
He said China’s claims included an area that was “clearly part of the Philippines’ territory and maritime
be in control
The Chinese economy remains
dominated by manufacturing and factory overcapacity still exists in some sectors.
any of the various versions in the development of a work
Rethinking Those Words for Screen Any writer knows the sinking feeling: This line, this
draft, this entire project, is not quite working.
a work intended for performance by actors on a stage
She studied art, music and
drama in high school and later attended Compton Community College.
the period of time during which something continues
The researchers also found that short sleep
duration and snoring were each independently associated with a greater likelihood of sleepy driving.
the system of production and distribution and consumption
economy remains dominated by manufacturing and factory overcapacity still exists in some sectors.
one of the individual parts making up a composite entity
The importance of employment for former fighters is acknowledged as an important
element of keeping them from picking up arms again.
end, take out, or do away with
School districts have reported
eliminating thousands of jobs, increasing class sizes and reducing library services and other programs.
come out into view, as from concealment
emerging labor shortage, particularly of young workers, has changed that picture.
special importance or significance
Instead, Mr. Langston explained, the
emphasis is on using existing geriatricians as educators and consultants for the generalist physicians who will actually treat older patients.
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
The precise impact can only be determined by careful analysis unencumbered by dogmatic beliefs not anchored in
provide the means to perform some task
New technologies have raised productivity and profits, while
enabling companies to shed workers and slice payroll.
a casual or unexpected convergence
Mr. Reimer also reported that both diesel engines shut off around this time, Mr. Sumwalt said, though he
encountered no problems with steering.
compel to behave in a certain way
These rules were strictly
enforced using the flight recording equipment they carried.
make better or more attractive
Happily, the field is evolving in ways that may
extraordinarily large in size or extent or degree
Some exhibits designed by Gallagher & Associates are less enticing, including
enormous interactive video databases.
make certain of
The Interior Department remains focused on
ensuring safe drilling rather than barring drilling off Alaska’s coast.
that which is perceived to have its own distinct existence
He said about half of all companies today were structured as so-called pass-through
the totality of surrounding conditions
“I would rather him be in a classroom
environment,” Ms. Allen said.
consider or describe as similar or analogous
Bacon said physical activity was important to good health but might not necessarily
equate with weight loss.
provide with, usually for a specific purpose
Some are getting rid of checkout lanes and registers altogether in favor of roaming clerks
equipped with mobile devices, for instance.
being essentially equal to something
And 100 half-time employees are considered
equivalent to 50 full-time employees.
become ground down or deteriorate
“The state’s historical lack of spending has had an
eroding effect on the district,” he said.
set up or found
The most recent one was
established by Ford Motors in Mountain View, Calif., in June.
extensive landed property retained by the owner
Today he earns his living in the real
estate market niche known as A.R.V., for “after repair value.”
estimates, half of the nation’s health care plans are run by companies in the Nashville area.
the principles of right and wrong for an individual or group
Professor Gillers, the legal
ethics expert, agreed, saying the
ethics rules do not forbid paying for information.
distinctive of the ways of living of a group of people
ethnic melting pot, Marseille is also home to an increasing number of contemporary art and avant-garde performances.
estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
On Wednesday, his office released a statement saying the public prosecutor would
evaluate the commission’s findings.
expected to follow in the indefinite future
clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
In addition, the report’s loss estimates are somewhat surprising given that the loans it examined were made after the mortgage crisis became
“This is an
evolving and emerging threat,” he said.
be superior or better than some standard
An earlier review by the commission found that credit card tips
exceeded 20 percent in fall 2009.
prevent from entering; shut out
The most rigorous Drug Free Sport testing panel
excludes drugs like peptide hormones, stimulants, narcotics and many masking agents.
show; make visible or apparent
exhibits designed by Gallagher & Associates are less enticing, including enormous interactive video databases.
make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
American economic output has continued to
expand at a sluggish pace.
a person with special knowledge who performs skillfully
But even so, such controls have some benefits, public health
precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable
And then there’s the film’s
explicit subject matter.
use or manipulate to one's advantage
But their potential in other subject areas is already being
sell or transfer abroad
Such findings have implications for national
show; make visible or apparent
Empty picture frames hang on
exposed brick walls, blank as the mind.
happening or arising outside some limits or surface
External demand seems to be holding up better than we had thought,” Mr. Moëc said.
remove, usually with some force or effort
extracts, more richly concentrated with EGCG, may not be much better.
“We have seen over and over again that states are very eager to
facilitate direct investment promotion efforts,” Mr. Riskind said.
anything that contributes causally to a result
factors, such as genetics, may be more important for human longevity.
a prominent attribute or aspect of something
The organic results
featured several Nike entries and various shoe retailers, but no comparison shopping sites, at least not on the first page.
of a government with central and regional authorities
Currently, people using the card get only one free withdrawal per deposit of
the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
Some of the student exchanges are
financed by the Erasmus Program, while others rely on joint agreements.
bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
But a broken bone, unlike stretched ligaments, usually heals completely in a
finite period of time.
able to adjust readily to different conditions
Where screens are concerned, apparently, the future remains
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
This create a
fluctuating magnetic field that generates heat without physical contact.
the concentration of attention or energy on something
The second half
focused on specific 20th-century songs in the Gilbert and Sullivan style.
the organization of data according to preset specifications
What customers are now seeing reflects changes in the
format of Google results.
a symbolic representation of the composition of a compound
One former member of the DNA Subcommittee said he was concerned the
formula was based on assumptions, not practice.
at ease in talking to others
Reflecting on the match Broad outlined the problem clearly enough but was less
forthcoming about the likely solution.
"Forthcoming" also implies that someone will say something that others might be reluctant to say, or that the context might suggest one would be uncomfortable saying.
education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field
foundation has grown, supporting visual as well as performing artists and changing its name to the
Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
the underlying structure
what something is used for
Her best works
function like brilliant collages, creating meaning through idiosyncratic constellations of references and concepts.
a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
A year later, he and other enthusiasts received a state charter to start collecting
funds and archival material.
serving as an essential component
“Providing access to the
fundamental technology is entirely different,” he said in an e-mail Friday.
Furthermore, the train in Europe or Asia is likely to have traveled at much higher speed.
the biological or cultural traits associated with one sex
Thousands marching for
gender justice on New Years eve.
The vocabulary.com definitions of gender lack a common academic use of the word in sociology, anthropology, and other social sciences to denote the socially constructed category of gender identity, e.g. what it means to be "male" or "female" and how something in-between is silently categorized as abnormal.
bring into existence
But China is not particularly interested in sharing much of the wealth the railroad would
a coming into being
Among them: research showing that boomers are giving their time to community groups at higher rates than past
an object with a spherical shape
Some artists have created somewhat darker snow
the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve
Goals can be extremely effective, depending on how people set and approach them,” he says.
a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
In all, 17,000 students and more than 1,100 teachers would be affected by closings, program changes and new
allow to have
an unconditional commitment that something will happen
He found his previous job within 30 days, picking up a year’s
guaranteed contract work in Hartford.
a rule that provides direction for appropriate behavior
Hang gliding became safer as technology improved and training
guidelines were established.
a series of ordered groupings within a system
move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
One particularly striking finding in their analysis
highlights the power that comes with drawing the maps.
a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
was neglected for many years because the methodology for detecting such chemical factors in the living embryo was not yet available.Scientific American (Jan 3, 2013)
being the exact same one
The previous models had
designs that made it easier for bump drafting because the front and rear bumpers lined up squarely.New York Times (Jan 11, 2013)
give the name or characteristics of
The spokeswoman declined to be
identified by name, citing company policy.
an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group
Unfortunately, some United States officials are so captured or captivated by the
ideology of modern banking that they want to play along.
the lack of knowledge or education
One thing I felt keenly while reading was the
of even great minds, based on when they lived in history.New York Times (Jun 6, 2012)
depict with a visual representation
Investigators have so far not linked any historical pipeline problems to malicious cyberactivity, but software malfunctions have
illustrated the potential threat.
a visual representation produced on a surface
Images of a hang glider soaring through the Grand Canyon were offset by reports of dozens of pilots dying each year in accidents.
come into a new country and change residency
When Mr. Salomon was 19, he
immigrated to the United States; his father worked in a factory in New York City.
have an effect upon
Whatever the economic
impact of low interest rates, they seem to be helping corporate America.
apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
The big idea: Many business leaders struggle with
implementing strategic change.
bring into intimate and incriminating connection
The cases involving big banks, he said, lacked sufficient evidence
suggested though not directly expressed
But he said there was an
implicit understanding that high-ranking officials were off limits.
express or state indirectly
Foreign exchange reserves have remained largely static for 18 months,
implying that the Chinese central bank has made no major intervention in the currency.
compel to behave in a certain way
Similar restrictions have been
imposed by the United Kingdom, Chile and Brazil.
a positive motivational influence
But using generous economic
incentives and relying on conventions has been called an outdated economic strategy.
the relative frequency of occurrence of something
lower or bend, as in a nod or bow
Corporations are generally
inclined to settle potential cases because even being indicted can cripple business.
the financial gain accruing over a given period of time
income tax rates are higher later, I think the tax deferral” makes up for that increase.
unite or merge with something already in existence
designate a place, direction, person, or thing
indicated he might have some inside information on who will be.
being or characteristic of a single thing or person
“Everybody needs to put
individual thoughts behind them,” Smith said.
cause to act in a specified manner
Ms. Ortega was not in a medically
incapable of being avoided or prevented
But, he said, “In time, as society becomes more comfortable and legal concerns are ironed out, full autonomy will become practical,
inevitable and necessary.”
conclude by reasoning
the basic features of a system or organization
Mongolia’s vast grasslands have long attracted adventure travelers, particularly those willing to go on horseback, but a limited tourism
infrastructure has kept numbers low.
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
But all predictions based on computer projections have
limit the range or extent of
However, she said that the respondents might have been
inhibited in answering because their interviews were carried out in front of other family members.
occurring at the beginning
In fact, Emery still has
initial interviews scheduled.
set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for
In the last half-dozen presidential campaigns, the news media have attempted to bring more accountability by
initiating ad watches and fact checks.
cause damage or affect negatively
Players saw Smith benched two months ago because he admitted he was
bring something new to an environment
They are really looking for someone to
innovate in nutrition and hunger solutions.
put or introduce into something
He said he tried unsuccessfully to
insert renovations into Lincoln Center’s master plan, “but basically the program was over.”
clear or deep perception of a situation
But he found that being calm, clear and compassionate gave him better
insights and better timing.
look over carefully
Accredited outside auditors
inspected the factory on Walmart’s behalf at least twice in 2011, he said.
an item of information that is typical of a class or group
Research has found, for
instance, that Indian mothers tend to breast-feed boys longer than they do girls, Ms. Anderson said.
set up or lay the groundwork for
The Electric Power Research
Institute has some advice, none of it encouraging.
There is an additional meaning of "institute" not raised in vocabulary.com, that is, to implement.
impart skills or knowledge to
He is not technically an assistant coach, but he helps
instruct the quarterbacks.
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
As this season has gone on, it has become more
integral in Seattle's offense.
make into a whole or make part of a whole
This mission is complicated by the fact that Moscow’s ruling class is, in fact, already deeply
integrated into Western Europe.
an undivided or unbroken completeness with nothing wanting
Engineers determined that weaker ones were originally installed, raising concerns about the structure’s
the ability to comprehend
He also noted that to carry out commando raids, the American military needs bases, an
intelligence network and arrangements for medical evacuation.
“Currently in China people are unusually sensitive to developments like this, and so the reaction has been quite
intense,” Mr. Zhan said.
do something together or with others
He clearly enjoyed
interacting with sports fans of Chicago he respects.
around the middle of a scale of evaluation
Has also assumed a bigger role in the passing game, primarily at the
Internal Revenue Service issued guidance to employers to increase withholding from paychecks beginning Tuesday to match new tax rates at every income level.
make sense of; assign a meaning to
But people do
interpret and observe religion differently and, as Celtics Coach Doc Rivers noted, a fair number of folks “do work on Christmas.”
the distance between things
Players who sustained head injuries also received scans at three
intervals after the injuries, with researchers using advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques.
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action
Meanwhile, financial markets remain focused on how the European Central Bank might actually go about
in government bond markets.New York Times (Aug 20, 2012)
belonging to a thing by its very nature
conduct an inquiry of
Police detectives are
investigating several thefts in at least two precincts that appear to include the same suspects, said Sgt.
cite as an authority
Yet the concepts
invoked are often abstract, requiring reflection and explanation.
contain as a part
Another United States Attorney’s office could reopen that investigation, several lawyers
involved in the case said, although that is unlikely.
place or set apart
That damage would have been reduced by about two-thirds if controllers in Houston
isolated the rupture as soon as problems emerged, investigators said.
some situation or event that is thought about
issues that Nokia faces, he said, are “managing efficiently, building great products and changing the way we operate.
a periodical dedicated to a particular subject
show to be right by providing proof
Justifying her sentence, she noted that the men were driven by financial motives and difficult family circumstances rather than ideology.
a brief description given for purposes of identification
Ms. Lutz, the Living Essentials spokeswoman, said the bold “No Crash Later” statement on product
labels was followed by a special mark.
a single thickness of some substance or material
“If Disney can drive more value from existing infrastructure by
layering on technology, that is extremely powerful,” said Mr. Brown of Lo-Q.
an educational talk delivered by a teacher in a classroom
But each year, Mr. Wright gives a
lecture on his experiences as a parent of a child with special needs.
established by or founded upon law or official rules
As required by state law, the patient’s
legal guardian was notified, along with local law enforcement.
make laws or bills
But the recently introduced Lisbon Treaty has widened the scope for Brussels to ask member nations to
on criminal matters.New York Times (Dec 8, 2010)
determine the place of by searching or examining
But no one has ever thought that the fountain might be
located beneath a house in Maine.
keep in a certain state, position, or activity
Mr. Sprecher indicated that he was willing to
maintain two headquarters, ICE's home in Atlanta and the Big Board's center in New York City.
greater in number or size or amount
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. also is meeting separately Thursday with
major gun retailers, including Wal-Mart.
influence or control shrewdly or deviously
As the financial crisis was heating up, Barclays said it
manipulated rates to increase profits and hide its failing financial health.
of or relating to the hands
However, back at the other office, Mr. Tuli did point out an engineer who was translating
manuals for companies assembling DataWind tablets in China.
the boundary line or area immediately inside the boundary
The new military spending bill, known as the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, was passed in both houses of Congress by wide
having reached full natural growth or development
Coach Mike Smith said Monday they had learned from and been
matured by their recent disappointments.
device consisting of a piece of machinery
Mr. Kasuri expressed surprise over the government’s failure to install an effective firewall
mechanism despite having months to do so.
the surrounding environment
Witnesses told local news
media that the helicopter appeared to have exploded after hitting the ground.
act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
A few violence interrupters were
mediating between the gangs' leaders, while the rest worked the crowd, calming people down.
relating to the study or practice of medicine
But some critics said that poor and uninsured patients sometimes used the emergency room as their primary source of
involving the mind or an intellectual process
Yet Justice Del Giudice, who was scheduled to sentence Mr. Isaac, ordered a
mental health examination instead.
a way of doing something, especially a systematic way
Other schools have also adopted inventive
methods to promote graduating in four years.
What's missing in this definition is "the scientific method," or the "Methods" section of a research paper.
move from one country or region to another and settle there
Jeffrey Hart is a Briton
back and forth between Canada and the United States on work visas, gaining experience in natural building.New York Times (Aug 20, 2012)
the least possible
The fighters are operating on a
minimal budget, eating just one meal a day, he added.
the smallest possible quantity
Employees will be given a
minimum 60-day notice before any furlough of longer than 22 days takes place, according to the document.
inferior in number or size or amount
In my next post, we'll look at how seemingly
minor details in a transaction, if not handled properly, can make your life miserable.
how something is done or how it happens
Altogether, shifting transportation
modes would drive up prices, he said, adding, “Rail is not the answer.”
cause to change; make different
Riders complained about inaccurate
modified schedules on the Web site — a criticism the agency sometimes acknowledged.
keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
A screen in one corner relayed footage from the closed circuit cameras installed across the office floors,
monitoring staff activity.
the reason that arouses action toward a desired goal
But his prime
motive in choosing Google, he said, was online collaboration.
common to or shared by two or more parties
Teams are taught four skill sets: leadership,
mutual support, situation monitoring and communication.
make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of
She notes that salad dressing packets typically contain as many as four servings, which can
any nutritional value of the greens.Washington Post (Dec 20, 2011)
having no personal preference
As head of state, the queen performs some ceremonial and formal duties related to government but must remain
on political matters.New York Times (Dec 19, 2012)
despite anything to the contrary
Nevertheless, Mr. Ostreicher ended up in June 2011 as the only American in Palmasola Prison, an experience he described as “sheer terror.”
despite anything to the contrary
Nonetheless, Mr. Cowen’s illnesses have led to his falling about $8,400 behind in his rent; he could face eviction proceedings beginning next month.
a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
However, let’s take it one step further, beyond social
conforming with a standard, level, or type
“I think this is going to end up like a regular summer weekend, no more busy than
normal,” he said.
a general inclusive concept
notion that India’s weak manufacturing sector can catch up to China in advanced computer hardware also strikes some experts as far-fetched.
despite anything to the contrary
constituting the core or central part
A few prominent environmentalists argue that the rapidly heating world cannot make wrenching changes without
nuclear power to ease the transition.
the goal intended to be attained
Mr. Dempsey's stated main
objective was to preserve as many Tully's jobs as possible.
come into possession of
A Web site marketing Wegelin's services said, "Neither the Swiss government nor any other government can
obtain information about your bank account."
easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
Jet lag’s severity depends on several factors, the most
obvious being how many time zones you crossed.
live in (a certain place)
Next to it is a lane usually
occupied by parked vehicles, and then a traffic lane.
be found to exist
However nothing else
occurred, and in a few minutes he had gone back to sleep.
a compensating equivalent
That is a particularly weighty question, given the urgent need for tax revenue to
offset the ballooning federal budget deficit.
one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
options are on the table,” said a senior European official who is participating in the talks but was not authorized to speak publicly.
something that results
Sure, compound interest has a powerful
outcome, but it takes an awfully long time to become fun and exciting.
production of a certain amount
output has continued to expand at a sluggish pace.
involving only main features
extend over and cover a part of
The building housed a research center run by the national security agency, one of many
intelligence agencies.New York Times (Jul 19, 2012)
sheet that forms a distinct section of something
On request, Mr. Singh showed a sample of a touchscreen
panel that he said had been made at DataWind's manufacturing unit in Montreal.
a standard or typical example
Even if these new shows end up being remakes of familiar
paradigms, more is at stake here.
being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
Increasingly she turned to writing about the recipes she was trying as her interest in cooking deepened in
parallel to her relationship.
be involved in
“All options are on the table,” said a senior European official who is
participating in the talks but was not authorized to speak publicly.
lacking in energy or will
On this night, Ms. Meade basically brought to a character a vulnerability that came across as
to become aware of through the senses
Insurance, like taxes, quantifies the
perceived societal cost of an activity.
an amount of time
“We were a little bit lost last year when he was out for such an extended
period of time,” Troy Brouwer said.
continue to exist
While the specific numbers have most likely shifted over time, the basic categories
a way of regarding situations or topics
It is helpful to summarize the important policy effects on the labor market from workers'
perspectives in terms of marginal tax rates.
any distinct time period in a sequence of events
“He’s progressively gotten better in all
phases,” Haslett said.
any state or process known through the senses
Researchers found that employee turnover slows down considerably as businesses get older and bigger, which could be contributing to the wage
a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school
He often coupled common sense with Greek
philosophy, which, he wrote, "seemed to astonish the whole journalistic fraternity in New York City."
involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
Various companies showed off tools that intervened in our
a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
“Chuck Hagel is out of the mainstream,” Mr. Graham says, “on most issues regarding foreign
something determined in relation to a thing that includes it
portion of that is held by a group of hedge funds including York Capital Management, which invests heavily in distressed debt.
put into a certain place or abstract location
Pointing out the potential hazards
posed by data brokers and the like is part of Mr. Fertik’s M.O.
characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance
“Call me an optimist, but I see
positive indications of the markets moving forward,” he said.
existing in possibility
Investors fixated last year on so-called tail risks, or
potential negative surprises.
someone who carries out a learned profession
practitioners haven’t caught up to the advanced technology yet,” he said.
be earlier in time
sharply exact or accurate or delimited
precise impact can only be determined by careful analysis unencumbered by dogmatic beliefs not anchored in empirical results.
tell in advance
Research is why he will never live in Seattle, he said; scientists are
predicting a big earthquake someday.
having superior power and influence
preceding or in preparation for something more important
West Bengal: A
preliminary medical examination suggested that a three-year-old girl was raped in Goai village, the Indian Express reported.
take to be the case or to be true
The 32 remaining passengers are
presumed to have drowned.
just preceding something else in time or order
He found his
previous job within 30 days, picking up a year’s guaranteed contract work in Hartford.
of first rank or importance or value
But some critics said that poor and uninsured patients sometimes used the emergency room as their
primary source of medical care.
of or relating to the first or originating agent
Acquiring the service would not only give Apple access to
prime data but also, as Search Engine Land noted, would complement Apple in other ways.
main or most important
Among Wall Street's
principal concerns about Facebook has been the company's ability to profit as its users increasingly log in on their mobile phones.
a basic generalization that is accepted as true
The business was built on two main
principles: outstanding customer service and offering high-quality clothes to help people become accepted into society, relatives said.
earlier in time
Mr. Akhtar said that no
prior warning or threat had been given to his organization by militants.
status established in order of importance or urgency
“When you are running investments, your
priority needs to be maximizing return.”
move ahead; travel onward in time or space
If successful, lawyers said, future
proceedings, at least in the pre trial stage, will be open.
a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
Hall of Fame voting is ultimately designed to be a consensus
of or relating to or suitable as an occupation
Mitchell, 30, entered his last fight coming off the longest layoff of his
One student studying preschool education said she was
prohibited from quitting her internship and was compelled to work night shifts.
a planned undertaking
project was announced in 2011 but has taken time to advance through public review as officials wrestled with the security question.
contribute to the progress or growth of
Some rinks installed concrete floors to
promote cooling, but others employed newer technologies.
relation with respect to comparative quantity or magnitude
Insulin is known to fuel cell growth, and cancer cells consume glucose out of
proportion to other nutrients.
the possibility of future success
Nothing to do, no
prospects for getting out.
forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by officials
But organizations that foster student musicians still mostly insist on standard
the science of mental life
David Popplewell of Brasenose College grilled an experimental
psychology candidate by asking: "Why do human beings have two eyes?"
the act of issuing printed materials
The New York Times and other mainstream
publications published hundreds of the documents Private Manning is accused of leaking.
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
The Smoking Gun Web site
published the document online.
something acquired by buying
He also said that there are no minimum
purchases required by distributors, denouncing so-called "pay to play" allegations.
follow in an effort to capture
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pursuing that interest beyond class assignments.
involving distinguishing attributes
far beyond the norm
Voters appeared to prefer stability over Mr. Moon’s calls for
lacking any definite plan or order or purpose
Monte Carlo methods use a
random process to solve complicated problems.
a variety of different things or activities
He successfully fought to keep cost increases within a manageable
relation with respect to comparative quantity or magnitude
Pythagoras, he tells us, used the concept of dissonance in coming to his theories about the simple
ratios of whole numbers.
consistent with or based on or using reason
Is there any
rational reason to think that things will change next year?
show a response to something
Every college coach wants smart players — athletes who can grasp complex offenses, dissect sophisticated defenses and
react quickly under pressure.
regain or make up for
Figure Skating Championships later this month while he
recovers from hip surgery.
reduce to a pure state
But experts also suggested that concepts of fat be
the governing authority of a political unit
“In general, I think the
regime in Damascus is approaching collapse,” he said.
the extended spatial location of something
region is loaded with iron, and mining companies will continue to go after it.
bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage
regulated by the Department of Environmental Conservation, New York also offers great fishing opportunities.
strengthen and support with rewards
Patterns of one or the other are
reinforced over time.
refuse to accept or acknowledge
Intermittent fighting increased last month when the rebels
rejected a government demand that they allow supply convoys to reach an army base.
become loose or looser or less tight
At a Tuesday morning news conference, Saban seemed
grant freedom to; free from confinement
Another senior official, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to
release military information, said two pilots were on board.
having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
"But working on something so
relevant to society caught my attention."
a certain degree of unwillingness
But he was expressing some
reluctance to get on board.
have confidence or faith in
But there is an inherent risk in anything that
relies on transporting natural resources because demand can vary.
take something away as by lifting, pushing, or taking off
Six thousand fewer tons of steel trusses, which were
removed in 2004.
have need of
requires reporting multiple purchases of handguns, but not semi-automatic assault rifles.
a seeking for knowledge
Research has found, for instance, that Indian mothers tend to breast-feed boys longer than they do girls, Ms. Anderson said.
I was intrigued by our parallel worlds - two Muslim Middle Eastern women, eyes lined with pencils of coal,
residing in the United States.
aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
But there is an inherent risk in anything that relies on transporting natural
resources because demand can vary.
show a reaction to something
Protest leaders said the court had given the state six days to
bring back into original existence, function, or position
Some other buildings in the area have yet to have their phone service
restored, however, Verizon officials said.
Additional cuts in government spending later this year, above those already emanating from the cap on discretionary spending, would further
restrain job creation.
limit access to
But of greater concern was this: A hang gliding flight that crossed into
restricted airspace was ineligible for the record book.
hold back within
retained his lead in the overall World Cup standings.
make known to the public information previously kept secret
If prodded, Mr. Gogu will
reveal a few celebrity stories.
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
That is a particularly weighty question, given the urgent need for tax
revenue to offset the ballooning federal budget deficit.
change to the contrary
But Mrs. Nader and some others are beginning to
reverse that trend.
reorganize, especially for the purpose of improving
revised editorial instead lauded Communist Party’s policies.
a single complete turn
The biggest winner in this
revolution will likely be Google, with its free Android operating system.
fixed and unmoving
The result is the smallest, most
rigid playing field in recent history: One that excludes 41 states.
the actions and activities assigned to a person or group
Newsome remembers Lewis’s first news conference after his
role in the Atlanta murders was resolved.
an established line of travel or access
route to its third national title in four years, scored the first three times it had the ball.
a postulated sequence of possible events
“They are always prepared for different
scenarios,” he said of the government.
a list of times at which things are planned to occur
scheduled to open its season Saturday at Tampa Bay.
an elaborate and systematic plan of action
Some of these offers turned out to be Ponzi
an area in which something operates or has power or control
The credit can also apply to a wide
scope of industries — not just manufacturing, but computer software, architects, engineers, and food processing firms.
one of several parts or pieces that fit with others
The Journal is planning a full page of excerpts in its Leisure & Arts
section on Wednesday.
a particular aspect of life or activity
The China corporate
sector has been battling falling profits.
free from danger or risk
Register online well in advance to
secure a spot at your preferred test site.
a following of one thing after another in time
“We built five separate set pieces to shoot different parts of the
sequence,” Mr. Hennah said.
similar things placed in order or one after another
But laying out a
series of possible routes would allow readers to make an educated choice.
move very slightly
While the specific numbers have most likely
shifted over time, the basic categories persist.
important in effect or meaning
"To go this far without
significant problems after the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression is remarkable," Mr. Griffith said.
reproduce someone's behavior or looks
doubtful or suspect
Better still, he said, are
so-called unconstrained bond funds whose managers have great flexibility in how they invest.
the place where something begins
According to a reliable
source, “Baseball has ruled on it.
distinguishing something particular or unique
Department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue use e-mail to target
specific audiences, but older shoppers still must sift through clothes and accessories for all ages.
be particular about
The sentence mentioning the alternate swearing-in does not
specify a date, and government officials have said that means Mr. Chávez can be sworn in later.
a round three-dimensional closed surface
After surviving the collapse of the twin towers, the battered
sphere was moved to Battery Park.
resistant to change of position or condition
Mr. Abrams said rental companies preferred to keep prices
stable and spend their energy on trying to gain market share.
a datum that can be represented numerically
In recent years, a growing number of high schools have stopped providing class rankings to colleges, raising questions about the value of the
a state at a particular time
But he has made no mention of addressing North Korea’s
status as one of the world’s least wired nations.
pointed directly ahead
"We are always looking for sophisticated and
straightforward dishes to add to our tailgate menu," Jackson wrote.
an elaborate and systematic plan of action
But using generous economic incentives and relying on conventions has been called an outdated economic
difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
An estimated 75 to 90 percent of all doctors' visits are related to
the building of something and the arrangement of its parts
Engineers determined that weaker ones were originally installed, raising concerns about the
a particular kind
Style Baked Cauliflower Frittata In the authentic version of this frittata there is a lot more olive oil, as well as chopped hard-boiled eggs.
hand over formally
lower in rank or importance
following in time or order
But nothing in Mr. Sullivan’s universe is random, and
subsequent chapters reveal a tangle of dark meanings under the surface.
a grant paid by a government to an enterprise
a person or thing that can take the place of another
Cellphones, email and Skype allow more connection among family members and loved ones, but are no
substitute for being there.
a person who follows next in order
successor at the U.S. unit will be announced later, BP said.
of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement
The cases involving big banks, he said, lacked
sufficient evidence implicating C.E.Os.
a brief statement that presents the main points
In the committee meetings, the
summaries prepared by the first and second readers are often read out loud and discussed.
an additional component that improves capability
Some contain anabolic steroids, and even high-quality protein
supplements might be dangerous in large amounts, or if taken to replace meals, he said.
make a detailed inspection of; for statistical purposes
survey in China on Monday found manufacturing activity in that country expanded for the third consecutive month.
continue in existence after
Last week, in fact, he
survived a vigilante assassination attempt; a car bomb reportedly killed the would-be assassin.
stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
Last spring, Binghamton University
suspended pledging after a series of complaints about people being physically abused, deprived of sleep and forced to drink heavily.
lengthen or extend in duration or space
He balked at describing the actions as “harassment” or “molestation,” saying that implied aggravated or
something visible that represents something invisible
She is looking for dinnerware painted with winged goddesses, holding aloft trumpets and bald eagles, which are
symbols of the Society of the Cincinnati.
a reference point to shoot at
In the mid-1990s, some joined suicide bombing attacks aimed at military and civilian
targets, sometimes deflecting suspicion by dressing as though pregnant.
any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
task had taken considerably longer than expected.
of or relating to aptitude in a practical skill
Ultimately, Mr. Bevan noticed that Iran had published limited
technical details of its cartridges, including bullet weights.
a practical method or art applied to some particular task
Each had been a licensed peace officer for five to seven years and had received specialized training in investigative
techniques and firearms.
the practical application of science to commerce or industry
technologies have raised productivity and profits, while enabling companies to shed workers and slice payroll.
not permanent; not lasting
Then in late March, a
temporary law financing the government expires.
be the last or concluding part of
Terminating that case without a further fight, however, would mean giving up on charging other detainees with those offenses.
the words of something written
Writing essays has never been my strong suit; I have as much difficulty conveying sincerity through
text as I do in speech.
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
“I derive my
themes from what’s happening in everyday life,” Ms. Dimoula had said earlier.
a belief that can guide behavior
theory you could have fired that cannon,” Mr. Browne said, “because the powder was still working.”
by that means or because of that
In principle, work and investment decisions become more efficient and
thereby raise growth.
an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
that only Washington Nationals employees, Washington Nationals fans and D.C. media members supported the strategy has turned out to be incorrect.Washington Post (Aug 29, 2012)
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
Her newest book, “Prime Time,” a mix of advice on health, fitness, friendship, sex and other
topics, recently came out in paperback.
an indication that something has been present
North Korea also deployed equipment to
trace cellphone signals.
a specific practice of long standing
Yes, it's a New York
tradition, the first gathering having taken place in 1904.
move from one place to another
He ended up at Division III Greensboro College for two years until Clark secured his
transfer to Stanford.
change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
Regulators say money market funds need to be fundamentally
transformed to prevent them from creating too much systemic risk.