agree or express agreement
shrewdness shown by keen insight
cause physical pain or suffering in
afflicts nearly 160,000 new people each year.
unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity
learn or discover with confidence
Health care providers and manufacturers can
ascertain alternative treatment more effectively by tackling predicted drug shortage incidences early in the process.
indicating favorable circumstances and good luck
without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
There was no
blatant display of wealth, and every article of furniture bore signs of long though careful use.
relinquish possession or control over
Some militia chiefs say they will only
cede command of their fighters once an organized military and security apparatus is in place.
the use of tricks to deceive someone
careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
relating to or involving the mental process of knowing
work together on a common enterprise or project
an idea that is implied or suggested
In Arabic, the word “bayt” translates literally as house, but its
connotations resonate beyond rooms and walls, summoning longings gathered about family and home.
obvious to the eye or mind
Its bright scarlet fruits are
conspicuous in late autumn.
showing effects of planning or manipulation
a difficult problem
a reciprocal connection between two or more things
appearing to merit belief or acceptance
Mike Mullen, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has acknowledged receiving the memo but said he ignored it as not
the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
increasing by successive addition
courteous regard for people's feelings
permitting little if any light to pass through
Dense black smoke rose in the distance as demonstrators burned tires in Shiite villages.
formed or developed from something else; not original
Modern kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi are all members of the same species,
derived from a single prehistoric plant variety.
the usage or vocabulary characteristic of a group of people
showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment
Jobs’ Apple specializes in delighting the most
discriminating, hard-to-please customers.
tending to move apart in different directions
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
marked by complexity and richness of detail
But the tobacco industry and owners of other convenience stores say tribal cigarette manufacturing is just an
elaborate form of tax evasion.
powerful and effective language
coming into existence
understanding and entering into another's feelings
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
ask for or request earnestly
"Let me go now, please," she
entreated, her eyes unable to meet his any longer.
an inspiration or divine manifestation
an inscription in memory of a buried person
a standard or typical example
having or showing profound knowledge
use of physical or mental energy; hard work
One day overcome by
exertion, she fainted in the street.
relating to or dealing with the state of being
draw from; make good use of
As humans increasingly
exploit the deep seas for fish, oil and mining, understanding how species are dispersed is crucial, Copley said.
in a manner of rapid growth
cleverly amusing in tone
arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth
As one teacher remarks about a troubled student, “There is no
a dissenting clique
faction declared it would begin an armed struggle against the government of the United States.
proceed, get along, or succeed
A recent study breaks down how graduates with various college degrees are
faring in today’s difficult job market.
His business had been all along steadily
flourishing, his patrons had been of high social position, some most illustrious, others actually royal.
capable of molding or fashioning
a strong wind moving 34–40 knots
gale was accompanied, as usual, by incessant rain and thick weather, and a heavy confused sea kept our decks always flooded.
pay close attention to
But Cain was already too far gone to
heed the warning voice.
emphasizing the organic relation between parts and the whole
overbearing pride or presumption
cause to feel shame
The letter claims pensioners are too often patronised,
humiliated, denied privacy or even medical treatment.
a behavioral attribute peculiar to an individual
One of his well-known
idiosyncrasies was that he would never allow himself to be photographed.
widely known and esteemed
She will be joining an
illustrious list of recipients that include Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul II and Princess Diana.
set forth authoritatively as obligatory
The Arab League has already suspended Syria and
imposed economic sanctions.
encompassing much or everything
We are going to adhere to our basic programing strategy of nonpartisan information
inclusive of all different points of view.
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
something that serves to suggest
Authorities said an autopsy found no
indications of foul play or obvious signs of trauma on Houston.
a state of extreme dishonor
the act of starting something for the first time
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
cause to be interested or curious
Designing and building models that
intrigue and educate without overwhelming has been challenging.
incongruity between what might be expected and what occurs
technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject
the act of positioning close together
Then a match was
kindled and fire applied.
relating to the motion of material bodies and their forces
freedom from normal restraints in conduct
Great employees often get more
latitude to bring up controversial subjects in a group setting because their performance allows greater freedom.
of imposing height; especially standing out above others
He found himself in an enormous hall with a
noble and generous in spirit
the desire to see others suffer
He viewed the moths with
malice, their fluttering wings fanning his resentment.
a wise and trusted guide and advisor
a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
marked by precise accordance with details
of or relating to the practice of aiding the memory
a dramatic speech by a single actor
a large indefinite number
Department store chains in general have been strained in recent years as a "
multitude" of alternatives has emerged, all competing for customers.
reflect deeply on a subject
Musing about the Big Picture may be a lot more gratifying than focusing on the details of the specific policies that aren’t working.
a large indefinite number
a personal foe or rival that cannot be easily defeated
the goal intended to be attained
objective was to mobilize students from 18 high schools across the city to provide community services and inspire others.
slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
knowing, seeing, or understanding everything
Robbe-Grillet responds that his work is in fact far less objective than the godlike,
omniscient narrator who presides over so many traditional novels.
intended to attract notice and impress others
conjoined contradictory terms
a statement that contradicts itself
express the same message in different words
being or affecting only a segment
Generalizations of this sweeping order are apt to contain only
devoted to a cause or political group
But given the bitter
partisan divide in an election year, Democrats said they would never be able to get such legislation passed.
pass from physical life
Simon Wiesenthal's parents are long since deceased, with his father dying in World War I and his mother
perishing in the Holocaust.
continuing forever or indefinitely
The river is a
perpetual enjoyment, always something going on.
the act of examining or reading carefully
relating to the investigation of existence and knowledge
His arguments, like Einstein’s, were qualitative, verging on highly
having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
Mother, you see, is a very
pious woman, and she attributes it all to Providence, saying that it was the Divine interference in her behalf.
taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
a trite or obvious remark
But details are fuzzy and rebel leaders often resort to
platitudes when dismissing suggestions of discord, saying simply that "Libya is one tribe."
occurring or coming into existence after a person's death
creating an appearance of importance or distinction
provide the needed stimulus for
provoked a bigger reaction than we could ever have anticipated.
a fictitious name used when performing a particular role
concerning each of two or more persons or things
give authority or permission to
The Securities and Exchange Commission said last year it had
sanctioned 39 senior officers for conduct related to the housing market meltdown.
confidently optimistic and cheerful
disdainfully or ironically humorous
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
There’s plenty of humor on Russian television, though not much political
satire; Mr. Putin put a stop to that long ago.
a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
make subservient; force to submit or subdue
real; having a material or factual existence
Defence lawyers said the large number of forensic tests which had been carried out had failed to find any
substantial evidence linked to the accused.
a legal right to vote
There has been a great deal said in this country of late in regard to giving the right of
suffrage to women.
having or showing arrogant disdain or haughtiness
more than is needed, desired, or required
the study of the rules for forming admissible sentences
characterized by violent emotions or behavior
an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
press tightly together or cram
Deafening cheers rent the air as he landed; hundreds
thronged around him to clasp his hand.
toiled in the sweat of his brow, tilling the stubborn ground, taking out stones, building fences.
Parr's conduct after his most heroic actions was thoroughly modest and
seize and take control without authority
leave behind empty; move out of
Their number diminished sharply after Villaraigosa announced last week that he wanted protesters to
vacate the grounds by Monday or be forcibly removed.
the quality of being legitimate and rigorous
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
regard with feelings of respect and reverence
venerated me like a being descended from an upper world.
the everyday speech of the people