According to the humorist Mark Twain, anyone can easily learn to endure ***, as long as it is another person's.
Most important; chief.
One of our society's *** legal beliefs is that one is innocent until proven guilty.
Is that person with a criminal record a *** witness for our case?
To show or feel understanding of another's feelings or problems.
Since I broke my ankle last year, I can *** with how it must feel for you.
Any of the natural powers of the mind and body, such as sight or hearing. An inborn ablilty; a knack. All the teachers of a school.
As he grew older, Professor Twiggly feared he might lose his ***es and become unfit to teach.
Very distressing or acutely painful.
At first the former prisoner did not wish to discuss his *** months of captivity as a political hostage.
To damage, weaken, or lessen.
Drinking alcohol can *** your ability to drive safely.
To reach a conlclusion through reasoning.
From the students' glazed looks, it was easy for me to *** that they were bored out of their minds.
Knowing or sensing something without the use of reasoning; an insight.
Even though Tony denied that anything was wrong Tina trusted her *** that something was bothering him.
Plain to see evident.
Digby's embarrassment when he met Madonna was ***: his ears turned bright pink, he kept scuffing one shoe in the dirt, and he couldn't look her in the eye.
A very slight change in feeling or meaning; a gradation.
Jody gazed at the Monet landscape for an hour appreciating every subtle *** of color in the painting.
Very destructive or harmful.
Crack cocaine has had a *** effect on urban society: it has destroyed families, turned children into drug dealers, and increased the spread of violent crimes.
Comfort or relief in sorrow or distress; consolation.
I hope you will find *** in the thought that all of us share your loss.
A methodically and thoroughly written discussion of a topic.
He is preparing a *** on the Elizabethan playwrights for his graduate degree.
A popular fashion of the time, wide acceptance or favor.
Jeans are the *** on college campuses.
A feature that contributes to physical comfort. A feature that increases the attractiveness or value of a location
In addition to the customary **ies for the business traveler-fax machines, modems, a health club-the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in the social **ies
Having a feeling of opposition or distaste.
The reporter was *** to revealing the sources of his information.
So self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned.
The *** athlete did not prepare for the next tournament and lost the championship someone he defeated easily last year.
To decay or break down into basic elements.
Despite the body's advanced state of ***tion the police were unable to identify the man.
To supply the money for; to pay.
Her employer offered to *** the costs of her postgraduate education.
To come out from a source.
A strong odor of sulphur ***d from the spring.
A terrible smell ***ed from the broken sewer pipe.
To picture in one's mind, to imagine something in the future.
Can you *** your dream home?
Playfully or inappropriately humorous.
I'm serious about this project; I dont need any ***, smart-alecky cracks about do-gooder little rich girls.
My friend got angry at what I said when I was only being ***.
A false or mistaken idea.
The economist with the opposing view said that my economic plan would never work and was based on a ***.
An uproar; a state of great anger or excitement
The story of her embezzlement of the funds created a *** in the Stock Exchange.
An episode or experience that is calm and carefree.
Our vacation at the lake cabin was a pastoral ***.
Scarcity smallness in number or amount.
They closed the restaurant because the *** of customers made it uneconomical to operate.
Full of tiny holes or spaces; easily penetrated by gas or liquid.
Our skin is *** so it allows sweat and air to pass through.
To replace; to cause to be set aside becasue of superiority.
The new bulk of mailing postal regulation *** the old one.
Real; able to be touched.
Although Tom dd not own a house, he had several *** assets- a car, a television, a PC- that he could sell if he needed cash.
Total absence of government; Lack of order, total confusion; anarchist
Denying she was an ***, Katya maintained she wished only to make changes in our government, not to destroy it entirely.
to seize;to arrest; to grasp the meaning of : to understand
His nervous glances at the passersby on the deserted street revealed his ***.
to bring before a court to face with charges
After his indictment by the Grand Jury, the accused man was ***ed in the County Criminal Court.
To absorb into a population; To take in a part and absorb into the whole
The manner in which the United States was about to assimilate the hordes of immigrants during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries will always be a source of pride to Americans.
The immigrants eagerly ***ed new ideas and customs; they soaked them up, the way plants soak up water.
strikingly out of the ordinary; peculiar
The plot of the novel was too *** to be believed.
An event that causes great suffering and harm; a disaster
As news of the *** spread, offers of relief poured in to the in to the stricken community.
To plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal. To join or act together.
Brutus and Cassius joined in the ***cy to kill Julius Caesar.
A difference of opinion;disagreement
In the recent Supreme Court decision Justice O'Connor ***ent from the majority opinion.
To pass or slip by (used with time)
Your test paper must be turned to your teacher immediately after the time allowed for the test has ***d.
About to happen likely to occur in the very near future.
Rosa was such a last-minute worker that she could never start writing a paper till the deadline was ***.
to ask questions of, especially in a thorough or formal manner
Knowing that the Nazis would *** him about his background, the secret agent invented a cover story that would help him meet their questions.
To treat as a celebrity
She enjoyed being ***d and adored by the public.
Extremely careful:attentive to small details
Martha Stewart was a *** housekeeper, fussing about each and every detail that went into making up her perfect home.
A ring or band put around the arm of leg to prevent free movement. Something that prevents free action. To prevent freedom of action.
In a chain gang, convicts are ***d together to prevent their escape.
To suffer from or to be overcome by great heat
I'm going to buy an air conditioning unit for my apartment as I do not intend to *** through another hot and humid summer.