addition; appendix to book; adjunct
Jane's editor approved her new comparative literature text but thought it would be even better with an
addendum on recent developments in literary criticism.
muddle; drive crazy; fuddle; befuddle; confound; confuse; bewilder
This idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.
1. (n) supporter; follower; advocate; backer; upholder; patron (a) sticky; viscous
In the wake of the scandal, the senator's one-time adherent quietly deserted him.
I will entertain this concept as an adjunct to the main proposal.
solemn urging (lời thề); oath
Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony.
Though Wellington delegated many tasks to his chief adjutant, Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Somerset was in no doubt as to who made all major decisions.
He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways.
Wall paintings and carved statues adorned the temple.
1.skillful; facile 2. agile (agility) easy; nimble (nhanh nhẩu, lẹ làng)
His adroit handling of the delicate situation pleased his employers.
flattery; blandishment (sự tâng bốc, sự xu nịnh)
The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes-men.
arrival (sự đến)
Most Americans were unaware of the advent of the Nuclear Age until the news of Hiroshima reached
He found this adventitious meeting with his friend extremely fortunate.
Batman struggled to save Gotham City from the machinations of his wicked adversary, the Joker.
adverse circumstances compelled him to close his business.
refer to; mention
Since you advert to this matter so frequently, you must regard it as important.
urge; plead for
The abolitionists advocated freedom for the slaves.
Under the aegis of the Bill of Rights, we enjoy our most treasured freedoms.
courteous; amiable; genial; cordial; good-tempered; congenial; sociable
Although he held a position of responsibility, he was an affable individual and could be reached by anyone with a complaint.
artificial; pretended; feigned
His affected mannerisms irritated may of us who had known him before his promotion.
written statement made under oath (bản khai có tuyên thệ)
The court refused to accept his statement unless he presented it in the form of an affidavit.
His affiliation with the political party was of short duration for he soon disagreed with his colleagues.
(n) correspondence; same; parallelism;
She felt an affinity with all who suffered; their pains were her pains.
Despite Tom's affirmation of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
attach or add on; fasten
First the registrar had to affix his signature to the license; then he had to affix his official seal.
Foreigners are amazed by the affluence and luxury of the American way of life.
Accustomed to being treated with respect, Miss Challoner was affronted by Vidal's offensive behavior.
openmouthed (há hốc mồm)
She stared, agape, at the many strange animals in the zoo.
items of business at a meeting
We had so much difficulty agreeing upon an agenda that there was very little time for the meeting.
It took weeks to assort the agglomeration of miscellaneous items she had collected on her trip.
intensify; amplify; enlarge; elevate; escalate (đất đai, quyền lực)
The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may aggrandize his power to act
aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.
The aggregate wealth of this country is staggering to the imagination.
He was aghast at the nerve of the speaker who had insulted his host.
The agility of the acrobat amazed and thrilled the audience.
stir up; disturb (khuấy động)
Her fiery remarks agitated the already angry mob.
one who is skeptical of the existence of knowability of a god or any ultimate reality (thuyết k thể biết)
The agnostic demanded proof before she would accept the statement of the minister.
ardent; avid; eager (nóng lòng, háo hức)
We were all agog at the news that the celebrated movie star was giving up his career in order to enter a
monastery (tu viện)
pertaining to land or its cultivation
As a result of its recent industrialization, the country is gradually losing its agrarian traditions.
He demonstrated his eagerness to serve by his alacrity in executing the orders of his master.
medieval chemistry (thuật giả kim)
The changing of baser metals into gold was the goal of the students of alchemy.
nook; recess (hốc tường)
Though their apartment lacked a full-scale dining room, an alcove adjacent to the living room made an
adequate breakfast nook for the young couple.
an assumed name
John Smith's alias was Bob Jones.
make hostile; separate
Her attempts to alienate the two friends failed because they had complete faith in each other.
The alimentary canal in our bodies is so named because digestion of foods occurs there.
payments make to an ex-spouse after divorce (tiền cấp dưỡng sau khi li dị)
Because Tony had supported Tina through medical school, on their divorce he asked the court to award
him $500 a month in alimony.
The crew tried to allay the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.
state without proof
It is alleged that she had worked for the enemy.
story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the temptations and victories of the human soul.
This should alleviate the pain; if it does not, we shall have to use stronger drugs.
repetition of beginning sound in poetry
"The furrow followed free" is an example of alliteration.
mixture as of metals
alloy of gold are used more frequently than the pure metal.
Try not to allude to this matter in his presence because the topic annoys him.