to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw.
The water started to recede from the sand.
having many and highly developed industries
The big bag said "industrial" on it, because there were many parts in it.
filth, dirt, or slime.
I slipped and fell in muck, and got my clothes dirty.
any of various colorful cultivated forms of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, apparently originating in Japan and other parts of eastern temperate Asia.
I enjoy going to the Japanese museum and looking at the paintings of Koi.
a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act
Arthur's exploits were known by the whole kingdom.
the measured ability of a rotating element, as of a gear or shaft, to overcome turning resistance
The car didn't have enough torque to reach 100 MPH.
condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is
Stealing someone's identity is not legal.
the greater part or number; the number larger than half the total
Since the majority voted for The Sandlot, we have to watch that.
extraordinarily fine; superb
The texture of the fabric was magnificent. It was almost as fine as silk.
to separate into parts or lose intactness or solidness; break up; deteriorate
When the bits of bread went into the water, it started to disintegrate.
something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat
He held the weapon in a menacing way, so, I ran.
not consistent in principles, conduct, etc
His sentences that he wrote for the story were inconsistent.
extreme mental agitation; wild excitement or derangement.
The scent of raw fish made the bear go into a mode of frenzy.
the disposition to be compassionate or forbearing
He tried to think of a way to mercifully help her through the pain.
an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent
They didn't enjoy the new law, so they protested the government until they changed it.
boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting
He spoke insolently of me, and that was why he didn't have a lot of friends.
to twist, bend, or draw out of shape; distort.
I saw a man at the circus who could contort his body into weird shapes.
to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance
a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost
While walking through the school, I saw an apparition running through the halls.
The genie granted his wish for immortality quickly.
reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused.
The hotel wanted restitution for the party we held last night.
to render or declare legally void or inoperative.
We had to nullify an operative, as he was disobeying orders.
to make known; reveal or uncover
She wouldn't disclose the details in front of her mom.
widely and unfavorably known
He was notorious throughout the country for robbing the bank