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Renounce; give up.
Present in a minor amount and not essential as a constituent.
Succeed in doing; complete successfully; achieve.
___ oneself/somebody/something to something make oneself, etc used to something.
If x has ___ y, there is no other thing between x and y.
Trouble; fuss; unnecessary activity.
To bring or receive into close connection as a member or branch.
Unprovoked attacking or hostility by one country against another.
Able to move quickly and easily; active; nimble.
Stir up; disturb.
Make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of.
If you ___ some things, you make them point the same direction.
To subdue or reduce in intensity or severity: alleviate.
An ___ is a large reptile that lives on land and in water.
Something that conduces to comfort, convenience, or enjoyment.
Characterized by friendly goodwill: peaceable.
Absence of governing body; state of disorder.
An ___ is someone in your family before you someone you come from; your mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather are ___s.
Living; having life.
Attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate into a larger existing political unit; Noun=> building added to a large one.
An insect that walks and goes in groups.
Lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters.
Approval publicly expressed.
Arrest; dread; perceive; apprehension.
Unusually fitted or qualified: ready.
The anus, the hole in the butt where feces comes out.
Extremely wicked, brutal, or cruel: barbaric.
That can be heard clearly.
Story of a person's life written by that person.
Reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed.
A biting or pointedly critical remark or comment.
A sport where you try to hit a ball so that you can run to four bases, causing a run; the team with the most runs after nine or more innings wins.
A ball game with two teams of five players; a goal is scored when a player throws the ball into a net at each end of the court.
A ___ is a bird's mouth.
A ___ is a clear container that holds liquids, etc.
Generous; charitable; having a wish to do good.
Story of a person's life written by somebody else.
Not irritating, stimulating, or invigorating: soothing.
Cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing.
To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance;obscure.
To hesitate because of doubt, fear, or scruples.
To stop using a product or buying from a store on purpose, often as a form of protest.
Act of breaking through an enemy's defences.
Not flexible easy to break under stress or pressure.
Hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable.
To give way: yield.
A ___ is a type of bird from australia and often kept as a pet a budgerigar.
To lessen the shock of: cushion.
Remove or flatten with a ___r.
Overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; bureaucratic.
An element with atomic number 20 and symbol ca; also a nutrient in many different foods.
The amount of heat required at a pressure of one atmosphere to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree celsius that is equal to about 4.19 joules.
Small yellow songbird, usu kept in a cage as a pet.
A regulation or dogma decreed by a church council.
A ___ is a type of hard, rough cloth used for making sails, tents, and painted on.
A ___ is a case or container that holds a substance or object which is difficult or awkward to handle they can usually be changed easily.
A gallant or chivalrous man, especially one serving as escort to a woman of high social position; a gentleman.
A famous person.
100th anniversary of something 100.
A hard material that is easily broken it is made by firing a mineral like clay at a high temperature.
Protect or tend lovingly; care for.
A ___ is a musical group, usually in four parts.
A usually continuous historical account of events arranged in order of time without analysis or interpretation.
If you ___ people or facts, you write or talk about them to support your point or show where you got your information.
Consisting of large particles; not fine.
To bring about by force or threat.
___ strike violently against something or each other.
Pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; ___ism: ___ expression.
Of a bulk, extent, power, or effect approaching or suggesting the stupendous or incredible.
A state of profound unconsciousness caused by disease, injury, or poison.
Held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune.
Being able to agree with someone.
Admit; acknowledge as being true; yield; grant.
To grant as a right or privilege.
To pardon or overlook voluntarily; especially: to treat as if trivial, harmless, or of no importance.
A ___ is a word that joins two other words that are the same kind as each other or that joins two groups of words.
Take possession of by force.
Draftee; person forced into military service.
___ ___ careful not to hurt or inconvenience others; thoughtful.
Official appointed by a state to live in a foreign city in order to help people from his own country who are travelling or living there, and protect their interests.
The act of despising: the state of mind of one who despises: disdain.
Exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes.
Dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; Noun=> a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force.
Group of vehicles or ships travelling together.
A ___ is a small baked cake; it is usually round and flat; ___s are sweet.
To extend approval or toleration to: sanction.
A type of sound; the sound of a door with rusty hinges is a ___.
System of religious or ethical belief.
A support typically fitting under the armpit for use by the disabled in walking.
An essential point requiring resolution or resolving an outcome.
To lessen the courage of: cow, subdue.
Deceiving or being deceived.
Wasted and weakened by or as if by the infirmities of old age.
___ something arrive at by reasoning; infer something.
A failure to pay financial debts.
Person accused or sued in a legal case.
Spoil the shape or appearance of.
When you ___ someone, you refuse to do what he or she wants you to do.
Number below the line in a fraction, showing how many parts the whole is divided into, eg 4 in 4.
___ departing; going away.
To extend especially in width.
Lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value.
An inclination downward: slope.
Coming or going down.
Appointed to a job.
To diminish the importance, value, or effectiveness of something.
Turn away from; move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; deviation.
Roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest.
___ turn or wander in speech or writing.
Characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort: painstaking.
___ consider to be bad, immoral, foolish, etc.
___ lack of satisfaction.
Break into small parts or pieces.
Causing or showing sadness; gloomy; miserable.
___ somebody prevent somebody from doing something, usu because he has broken a rule or is not able enough.
Persuade not to do; discourage; dissuasion.
Act of turning aside; pastime; divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse.
A principle or position or the body of principles in a branch of knowledge or system of belief: dogma.
Belief or set of beliefs put forward by some authority, esp a church, to be accepted as a matter of faith.
Mammal that looks like a large fish and lives in the sea.
A ___ is a quick fall from power or riches.
N dull greyish-brown colour.
Of or in the beginning stages.
Give or send out; discharge.
Imitate; rival; try to equal or excel.
Make into law.
An ___ is a whole thing, independent from other things, often an institution or something alive.
Balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity.
Destroy completely; put an end to.
Suddenly throw out lava, etc.
Moving staircase carrying people up or down between floors or different levels.
Going on or lasting for ever.
Find by digging in the ground; remove the inner part or the core of.
Not native; from another part of the world; strange; intriguingly unusual.
___ something spend, use in doing something.
On or coming from the outside; outer.
If x ___s y, x makes y easier.
To make easier: help bring about.
Mental or bodily powers; teaching staff.
If a place is affected by ___, there is not enough food for everyone.
Person who is too enthusiastic about something, esp religion or politics.
Something that is ___ is very weak.
Joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival.
Outdoor entertainment or sale, usu to raise money for a special purpose.
A ___ is a gun.
Outer garments of ___; especially: men's trousers.
A defect in physical structure or form.
Light and thin.
Plants of a region or era.
The ___ is the part of a human face between the hair and the eyebrows.
To make strong: as to give physical strength, courage, or endurance to.
___ something strengthen against attack, by building walls, etc.
A violent mental or emotional agitation.
___; ___ border between two countries.
___ is a name you can call a device or machine when you cannot remember its real name especially.
A ___ is a large astronomical structure containing several billions of stars and other astronomical bodies, looking like a more or less regular spiral with a thick core and thinner edges.
Large isolated system of stars, such as the milky way; collection of brilliant personalities.
___ is any waste that is left over or anything that is thought to be worthless.
Of genes; of ___s.
Of very great size or extent; immense.
___ short look.
A type of small fish that is orange, or orange and white.
Cause of complaint; complaint.
If you are ___ you are very serious, and might be thinking about bad things like loss, sadness, or death.
Man employed to take care of horses; v: make neat and trim; clean and brush.
Outward appearance; costume.
A ___ is a furry rodent a little larger than a mouse and with a very short tail; they are popular as pets.
A ___ is when two people hold hands for a few seconds and move them up and down before letting go; it is often used like a greeting or to say that two people have agreed on something.
A type of bird that eats meat.
A ___ is a very little machine near a person's ear that makes sound.
A ___ is a small insect-eating mammal, whose back is completely covered with short spines.
A border of a cloth article doubled back and stitched down.
Tending to be slow inspeaking or acting because of uncertainty or unwillingness.
Geometric figure with six sides and angles.
Arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority.
Situated at the back.
The central part of a circular object.
Marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian.
A ___ is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a storm system that has a low pressure center and many thunderstorms.
Of water moving through pipes.
An image, picture, or other representation of something.
If someone ___s something, they decorate something with lights.
___ not important; irrelevant.
Impending; near at hand.
If something is ___ it is something that is wrong or bad; that is, it is against what is moral.
Absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command.
Expressive of a command, entreaty, or exhortation.
A meaning that is ___ is understood or given but not directly.
A desire to do something.
Done without thinking or not deliberately.
Having originated in and being produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment.
Difficulty in digesting food.
Place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; ___ion: ___ing; process of deriving general principles from particular facts.
A place's ___ is the basic public works such as roads, electricity & water supply, and schools, that allow it to function.
Live in; occupy.
___ something ask to be told something.
Start; urge; provoke; incite.
Made up of many small parts put together in a complex way, and therefore difficult to follow or understand.
A plant of the genus jasminum that has fragrant white or yellow flowers.
Of or by a court of law; of a judge or of judgement.
Young person who is not yet adult.
A ___ is a doghouse.
Flexible part of a whip.
An explanatory list of the symbols on a map or chart.
Clear enough to be read easily.
Not severe; merciful.
A homosexual woman.
If you ___ a charge or a tax, you legally make people pay it.
A close bond or connection: interrelationship.
Tough flexible tissue in a person's or an animal's body that connects bones and holds organs in position.
A flash of light caused by electrical discharge in the atmosphere.
A drawing of lots in which prizes are distributed to the winners among persons buying a chance.
A ___ is a man who uses magic, who has magical or mystical powers.
Fever produced when germs are introduced into the blood by a bite from certain mosquitoes.
Speak evil of; bad-mouth; defame; adj: harmful.
A name for a mother.
Obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate.
To spoil, injure, or make incoherent especially through ineptitude.
Animal feces, especially the feces of farm animals such as cows, horses, pigs and chickens ___ is often used as a fertilizer.
A written or typewritten composition or document as distinguished from a printed copy; also: a document submitted for publication.
A ___ is a female horse.
Of, near, found in or produced by the sea.
If something is ___ it is like something a boy or man would do.
Upright post of wood or metal used to support a ship's sails.
To engage in contemplation or reflection.
A ___ is the sequence of notes that make a piece of music.
When something is ___, it is very important or remarkable and is easy to remember.
Quality of being moderate; freedom from excess; restraint.
The smallest particle of a substance that has all the properties of that substance.
A property of a moving body that the body has by virtue of its mass and motion and that is equal to the product of the body's mass and velocity.
Sameness leading to boredom; monotonousness; monotonous.
A strong vessel in which material is pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
Insect like a butterfly but less brightly coloured, flying mainly at night and attracted to bright lights.
Of hidden meaning and spiritual power.
Find the position and plot the course of a ship, an aircraft, a car, etc, using maps and instruments.
Salt formed by the chemical reaction of nitric acid with an alkali, esp potassium ___ or sodium ___, used as fertilizers.
In name only; of a name; trifling; very small.
To cut or make a ___ in.
A ___ is a kind of word that is usually the name of a person, place, thing, quality, or idea; in english, ___s can be the subject or object of a sentence; they can be singular or plural.
Something new or unusual.
Someone who is ___ is not wearing clothes or some other covering.
The shell that surrounds the kernel of a nut.
Smooth greasy paste rubbed on the skin to heal injuries or roughness, or as a cosmetic.
Of or concerned with the eye or the sense of sight.
Maker and seller of eyeglasses.
Tendency to expect the best in all things; confidence in success; belief that good will triumph over evil in the end.
A person through whom a deity is believed to speak.
To admit to the ministry of the christian church.
Ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest.
___ strong public protest.
Be greater in weight, value or importance than.
A shape that looks like an egg.
Be too strong or powerful for defeat by greater strength or numbers.
Watch over and direct; supervise; oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision.
A room for preparation of foods on order.
Something, usually a large piece of fabric, that helps to slow a person or object that is falling.
Divide into parts.
___ is a thick liquid for sticking things together; ___ is like glue, but glue is more liquid and ___ is more solid.
Obvious; easily seen; open for the public to read; of or protected by a ___.
Building next to a sports ground, esp a cricket field, used by players and spectators.
A sea bird that can not fly.
Having a clear decisive relevance to the matter in hand.
Purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable.
Turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze.
To yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable.
Round plate or short cylinder,usu made of metal or wood, that fits closely inside another cylinder or tube and moves up and down or backwards and forwards inside it.
___ is a baked italian food made of rolled bread dough crust, generally topped with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients.
___ into something; ___ in fall into something suddenly and with force.
Feeling, or showing that one feels, that one is much more important than other people.
The ___ is the leader of the roman catholic religion.
A ___ is a person who works in a profession or following a particular style or belief, especially related to health care.
One that precedes; especially: a person who has previously occupied a position or office to which another has succeeded.
Difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma.
Happening before the proper or expected time.
First in importance, position, etc.
Respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; adj: causing admiration; prestigious: having ___.
To gain ascendancy through strength or superiority: triumph.
Generally or widely accepted, practiced, or favored: widespread.
Make known officially or publicly; announce.
If you ___ something, you say that it must not be done.
How a word is said, how a word sounds.
Saying what will happen in the future.
Owner, esp of a business firm, hotel or patent.
N, adj of any of the christian bodies that separated from thechurch of rome in the 16th century, or of their branchesformed later 16.
Original work used as a model by others.
Adage; someone or something well known for notoriety; ___ial: of a ___; widely known; ad ___ially.
Marked by circumspection: discreet.
A ___ change, difference, etc is very big and important from the roots.
Torn or worn to tatters.
Relation; especially: relation marked by harmony, conformity, accord, or affinity.
To approve and sanction formally: confirm.
If a person or an argument is ___, it makes sense and is based on good reasons.
Kingdom; field or sphere.
Happen again; happen repeatedly.
To check or stop by or as if by a pull at the ___s.
To state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect.
To feel joy or great delight.
To pay an equivalent to for a service, loss, or expense: recompense.
Characterized by or given to unnecessary repetition; boring.
Natural or artificial lake used as a source or store of water for a town, etc,.
To slow up especially by preventing or hindering advance or accomplishment: impede.
Possession or use of something.
Take back, withdraw.
Withdraw; take back; draw back.
A ___ is the act of coming back together.
To show devoted deferential honor to: regard as worthy of great honor.
Walk or travel without any definite aim or destination.
Long loud deep sound made by a lion.
A ___ is a machine that looks more or less a human being.
Moving round a central point; circular.
___ is a kind of brown alcoholic drink that is made from cane sugar and molasses.
Bag-like part of an animal or plant.
A technical contrivance to prevent accident.
___ means "not sweet"; food that is ___ does not taste sweet; the ___ course of a meal may have meat or fish and vegetables; this may be followed by a sweet course.
A ___ is a student who studies at school or college.
Person who made copies of writings before printing was invented.
Having moral integrity: acting in strict regard for what is considered right or proper.
A searching study, inquiry, or inspection: examination.
A ___ is the length of part of an object is.
If a noun is ___ in english grammar, it refers to only one thing.
One who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste.
A sport where the players try to kick a ball into a net.
Able to pay all legal debts.
Not thick; thinly scattered; scanty.
Thing or part of a thing taken as an example of its group or class.
One who looks on or watches.
Person who watches.
A ___ is a single reproductive cell of a male animal.
___ sit, lie or fall with the arms and legs spread out loosely.
A short race at a very fast speed.
A ___ is a high-pitched sound that objects produce, especially when rubbing together.
A small animal that lives in trees and has a bushy tail; ___s are related to rats and often eat nuts.
To pursue by tracking stealthily.
To frighten or surprise suddenly and usually not seriously.
A boat or ship driven by steam engines.
Serious and grim, not kind or cheerful; expecting to be obeyed.
Thing that produces a reaction in living things.
To be sparing or frugal.
Making great efforts; energetic.
A ___ is something dangerous you might do to get attention.
Related to subjects, not objects.
If something is ___, it is less important than someone or something else.
___ stay alive, esp with little food or money; exist.
Support with evidence; establish with evidence; verify.
Substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable.
___ person or thing that comes after and takes the place of.
To be sullenly aloof or withdrawn, as in silent resentment or protest.
Top, apex; especially: the highest point: peak.
Of or relating to a surface.
Of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial.
Replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; supersession.
To put down by authority or force: subdue.
Swing from side to side; influence to change one's opinion.
A ___ is a part of a word that has one vowel sound in it; the vowel might have consonants around it or be by itself.
A ___ orchestra concert.
Long complex musical composition, usu in three or four parts for a large orchestra.
To interfere so as to weaken or change for the worse.
Technical term or point.
A ___ is a machine that is made up of a tube and lenses that is used to make things that are far away look larger; often used by astronomers.
___ pass into an unfrozen or a liquid state after being frozen.
Of or relating to the treatment of disease or disorders by remedial agents or methods.
A ___ is a long paper that university students at the masters or doctoral level write.
Piece of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway.
To grow vigorously: flourish.
When you ___ someone, you touch them in a way that makes them laugh.
A secret society or fraternal organization especially of chinese in the u.s; formerly notorious for gang warfare.
Something that can be seen through is ___.
Formal agreement between two or more countries.
Racial group united by language, religion, customs, etc and living as a community under one or more chiefs.
A monster in stories that looks something like a human but a different size, and very ugly, that lives in caves or hills or under bridges.
Any of various types of freshwater fish that are good to eat and fished for by anglers.
A state or condition of extreme confusion, agitation, or commotion.
Small thin branch that grows out of a larger branch on a shrub or tree.
If you ___ something, you take responsibility for doing it and you start to do it.
Unity of pitch; complete accord.
Sudden violent upwardmovement.
From lower ground to higher ground.
Support against attack.
Pull out of the ground together with its roots.
___ upward trend in business, fortune, etc; improvement.
Greatest; furthest; most extreme.
___ somebody/something protect somebody/something by injecting vaccine.
If you are ___ you think about yourself a lot, specially how you look.
Disappear completely and suddenly.
Covering of fine net or other material worn, esp by women, to protect or hide the face, or as part of a head-dress.
Person with much or long experience, esp as a soldier.
To bring trouble, distress, or agitation to.
Your ___ is your idea of what the world is like.
A ___ is a very bad person, often a criminal.
A ___ is a long, thin plant; ___s might grow along the ground, or up things such as walls or trees.
___ is a kind of clear alcoholic drink.
A ___ is a mountain that has a magma chamber inside of it that erupts from time to time with lava and other gases.
A ___ is a promise; often, a ___ is a special promise that is made formally or in front of other people.
If you ___, you have sex alone, and touch your penis or vagina or breasts you masturbate.
A person whose job is to fight and kill enemies of their people or country; often this is used for someone from a long time ago, or to say some is like a hero from long ago.
If something is ___ water can not go through it.
A ___ is a long hair that grows on either side of the mouth of a cat or other animal.
Length of thread in the centre of a candle, the top end of which is lit and burns as the wax melts.
Places that are far from cities or farms usually places where no people live.
A person who uses magic, who has magical powers.
You say ___ when you are happy or delighted about something, usually food.
An animal like a horse, but with black and white stripes.
Someone who has had their soul taken; according to voodoo, the person is killed with a poison and then made alive again.
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