a statement that contradicts itself
The need to nurture living things, I believe, flows from our own innate knowledge that life is laden with
paradox: It is both robust and fragile, enduring and fleeting, commonplace and yet so precious.
deeply or seriously thoughtful
"So far, he's
pensive and cautious. Very alert, bright-eyed," she said.
bring about abruptly
Their allures set world exploration in motion, fueled sailing expeditions around the Cape of Good Hope,
precipitated the establishment of colonies.
become smaller or draw together
“My scale of vision seemed to
contract, and I looked less for the grand sweep than for the telling detail,” she wrote in “Conundrum.”
keep from happening or arising
An examination was quietly begun by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency off the bank premises to
preclude local panic.
make perfect or supply what is wanting
Banchan are one of the great joys of Korean cuisine,
complementing the entree, such as a grilled meat or a bubbling stew, but treasured in their own right.
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
She and her classmates are expected to be
proficient readers in third grade, when they will start taking high-stakes standardized exams.
your usual mood
Despite his cheery
disposition, I knew my dad hated what he did for a living.
strong and sharp to the sense of taste or smell
I used shallots instead of garlic and added a little oil to turn it into a sweet,
more than is needed, desired, or required
In this zone, infrared sensors checked for movement, with strands of taut wire and electromagnetic green wire providing
an inference following from the proof of another proposition
corollary of this truth is that the best way to project power is not to do wrong secretly but to do good openly.
turn away from; give up
Gove said EU demands on fishing were “not fair,” but EU nations such as France are reluctant to
relinquish their access to British waters.
grow and flourish
She was the little girl whose vocabulary
burgeoned as she devoured book after book, and the student who earned a degree and went back for one more.
give new life or vigor to
Huelva is in a period of transformation, with an energized band of community leaders, educators, artists and environmentalists dedicated to
revitalizing the city.
not admitting of passage or capable of being affected
The virus produced by the mink mutation, on the other hand, seems
impervious to antibodies produced in response to the dominant strain of the virus.
being in the earliest stages of development
One theory goes that Neanderthals developed their
rudimentary culture only after early modern humans arrived in Europe some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago.
relating to or concerned in sensation
If it’s the former, try to stay tuned in to the
sensory aspects of your food as you’re eating — the taste, texture, temperature and aroma — as well as signs that you are getting full.
dignified and somber in manner or character
When we later saw a copy of the photograph, most of the faces were
solemn and severe.
characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
Jack didn’t say this in a mocking or
not in physical motion
He films mainly in
static, fixed-focus shots, in which two characters are together, talking deliberately, weighing their words with the gravity of the life-and-death situations that they’re confronting.
capable of being prolonged
“Our more focused business model is paying off and we see a substantial part of our revenue growth as
sustainable,” Sewing said in a statement accompanying the earnings release on Wednesday.
hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion
“Everyone’s a little
tentative when they walk into buildings now. One of the things that will immediately put people at ease is when they see cleaning happening.”
devote fully to
But she is
engrossed in her internship with a U.S. congressional candidate’s campaign and aims to find a job in politics or lobbying in Washington, D.C., after graduating next spring.
lasting a very short time
transient, that means they only last a short while.
more than is needed, desired, or required
And though nonlawyers might assume that the language of contracts, such as the party of the first part, must serve some legal purpose, most of it is