vocabulary 10000 - Lesson24
|altar|| a table or raised level surface on which things are offered to a god|
The woman knelt before the altar to pray to God for her son's safe return.
|alter|| change; make different; vary; modify|
If it rains we have to alter our plan to have a picnic on Sunday.
|ascent|| an act of going up; a rising; a climbing; (antonyms: descent)|
Chinese mountain climbers made a successful ascent of Mt. McKinley in North America.
|assent|| acceptance of a proposal; agreement; to agree to something especially after thoughtful consideration; concur; consent|
I won't give my assent to her plan, because it is not well prepared.
|cannon|| a large gun, often mounted on wheels; artillery|
There are several old cannons on the wall of the castle.
|canon|| a rule or law, especially of religious faith; a regulation or dogma decreed by a church council; an accepted principle or rule|
This canon has been enacted by the church council very recently.
|canvas|| strong rough cloth used for tents, sails, bags, etc.; sailcloth; tarpaulin|
The tops of my sneakers are made of canvas.
|canvass|| ask for political support or sales of one's goods, especially going from house to house; to go through (a district) or go to (persons) in order to solicit orders or political support or to determine opinions or sentiments <canvass voters>|
The salesman canvassed the whole city for subscriptions of the magazine.
|cession|| the act of giving up land, property, or rights, especially to another country after a war, or something that is given up in this way; a handing over to another; ceding; giving up; a yielding to another; concession; (v; cede)|
The cession of the territory could not be avoided, because they lost the war.
|session|| a formal meeting of an organization|
Be seated! The court is now in session.
|faint|| lose consciousness briefly; to lose consciousness because of a temporary decrease in the blood supply to the brain|
The soldier fainted at the sight of his own blood.
|faint|| not clear; plain; dim; hardly perceptible; vague|
The color became faint as the sun set.
|feint|| feign an attack; make a pretended blow; to make a pretense of|
He feinted with his left hand and hit me with his right.
|intension|| increase in degree; intensification; augmentation; intensity; connotation|
In recent years, there has been an intension of the struggle for political power in the country.
|intention|| a determination to act in a certain way; purpose; design; plan; what one intends to do or bring about|
She felt offended at my remarks, but it wasn't my intention to hurt her.
|pray|| speak to God in worship; offer worship; ask earnestly|
There is nothing that we can do now but pray God helps us in our troubles.
|prey|| an animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal|
The lion seized its prey and ate it.
|principal|| most important; chief; main|
Chicago is the principal city in the Midwest of the United States.
|principal|| the head of an elementary or secondary school|
The principal told the teachers to dismiss school during the heavy snowstorm.
|principle|| a general rule or truth that is a foundation for other truths; a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption|
This country was founded on the principle of individual freedom for all.
|stationary|| in a fixed position; standing still; not moving; fixed in a station , course, or mode; immobile; unchanging in condition <a stationary population>; motionless|
The population of France remains stationary almost for a century.
|stationery|| writing materials such as paper, cards, etc.|
Herbert bought a notebook at the stationery store.
|address|| the place to which one's mail is directed|
Please write your name and address on this paper.
|address|| make a speech to; to communicate directly <addresses his thanks to his host>; to speak or write directly to; especially : to deliver a formal speech to|
The President addressed the nation on the subject of war and peace.
|attribute||a quality belonging to the nature of a person or thing; characteristic; an object closely associated with or belonging to a specific person, thing, or office <a scepter is the attribute of power>; especially : such an object used for identification in painting or sculpture|
Darkness is an attribute of night, as brightness is that of day.
|attribute|| believe something to be the result of; to explain by indicating a cause <attributed his success to his coach>; to regard as a characteristic of a person or thing|
We attribute Edison's success to intelligence and hard work.
|committee|| a group of people chosen to do a particular job; a group of fellow legislators chosen by a legislative body to give consideration to legislative matters|
The teachers appointed a committee of five members to plan the class picnic.
|committee|| a person entrusted by a court with care of a person or estate; a person to whom a charge or trust is committed|
The court appointed Mr. Lansing as the committee that would take care of the boy's property.
|concert|| a musical performance in which several musicians take part|
She likes music very much; she never misses a concert.
|concert|| arrange a matter or act by agreement with someone; to make a plan for <concert measures for aiding the poor>; to settle or adjust by conferring and reaching an agreement; to act in harmony or conjunction|
We concerted on the most proper methods for speedily executing the manager's instructions.
|content|| what is contained in anything; all things inside; something contained usually used in plural <the jar's contents> <the drawer's contents>|
I tried but couldn't understand the content of his speech.
|content|| make a person satisfied or happy; gratify; appease; (antonyms: malcontent, discontent)|
John contented himself with two glasses of beer even though he could have had more.
|converse|| the opposite of something; something reversed in order, relation, or action|
"Honest but poor" is the converse of "poor but honest".
|converse|| talk together in an informal way; chat; to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech; (n:conversation)|
He conversed with his wife about the summer vacation.
|desert|| a sandy region with very little rain and few trees|
The Sahara is a great desert in the northern part of Africa.
|desert|| go away and leave; abandon|
After the family deserted the farm, its buildings fell to ruin.
|digest|| [ `daɪdʒest] a short, condensed account; summary|
The publisher decided to publish a digest of international law.
|digest|| [ daɪ`dʒest ] to convert (food) into absorbable form; (n: digestion)|
I like milk very much, but I can't digest it very well.
|instinct|| inborn tendency to act in a certain way; a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity <had an instinct for the right word>; behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level|
Most animals have an instinct to protect their young.
|instinct|| charged or filled (with something); profoundly imbued|
Her face was instinct with benevolence and kindness.
|intimate|| very familiar; known very well; close and familiar|
Although the governor knew many people, he had few intimate friends.
|intimate|| suggest indirectly; hint; imply; to communicate delicately and indirectly; allude|
He intimated that he was dissatisfied with his job.
|minute|| one sixtieth of an hour; sixty seconds|
The train arrived at exactly four minutes past eight.
|minute|| very small in size or degree, tiny; diminutive|
There has been a minute improvement in the working conditions of the factory.
|object|| something that can be seen or felt; thing|
A dark object moved between me and the door.
|object|| give as a reason against something; to oppose something firmly and usually with words or arguments|
Do you object to my smoking in this room?
|refuse|| say no; decline to accept; reject|
He asked her to marry him, but she refused.
|refuse|| useless stuff; waste; rubbish; trash|
The street cleaning department took away all refuse from the street.
|tear|| a drop of salty liquid that flows from the eye during pain or sadness|
The little girl was in tears because she had lost her mother.
|tear|| [ ter ] pull apart or into pieces by force; to separate parts of or pull apart by force|
Don't tear up paper; put it in the wast basket.
|used|| not new; second-hand|
The janitor removed used towels from the rack.
|used|| accustomed; usual|
It took long to get used to foreign food.