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To reduce in degree or intensity: moderate: to reduce in value or amount.
Swollen part of the body in which a thick yellowish liquid has collected.
Applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval.
___ something to somebody/___ somebody with something attribute to somebody; credit somebody with.
Sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe.
A type of word which usually tells about the properties of people, things, and other nouns; usually it can be used before the noun or after a linking verb; it can usually be graded and described by adverbs.
A person or animal that is older than a child but younger than an adult; unlike teenager, ___ does not mean an age in years ___ means someone who is changing from a child to an adult at any age.
If something is ___, it is floating with no control of its direction.
A branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty.
A sworn statement in writing made especially under oath or on affirmation before an authorized magistrateor officer.
If something is ___, it is on the water floating.
Being planned or happening.
Ad again, esp from the very beginning.
Member of a county or borough council, next in rank below the mayor.
A kind of mathematics where a letter can replace a number that is not known.
Devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause.
An ___ is the nut which comes from the ___ tree.
Obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by.
A usually short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident.
Hostility; active opposition; antagonize: cause to become an enemy; antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist.
Tip; summit; climax; highest point.
An ___ is part of a circle.
A covered passageway usually lined with shops.
Distinctive smell; fragrance.
___ is an attitude that someone may have that he/she is better than other people.
___ is the crime of setting a fire to cause damage.
If you ___ something, then you go up it.
On or onto the shore.
An inviolable place of refuge and protection giving shelter to criminals and debtors: sanctuary.
An ___ is the imaginary line that an object spins around; this is the middle of the circle of the turn, and at a right angle to it.
Flowering shrub of the rhododendron family.
Envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge.
___ somebody deprive somebody by death.
Sleeping-place on a ship, train, etc.
A person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
A brief publicity notice, as on a book jacket.
A structural part designed to eliminate friction or provide support or bearing.
Made by intertwining three or more strands.
Officer in the british army between the ranks of colonel and major general, commanding a brigade; staff officer having similar status,;.
Short stiff hair; v: stand up stiffly.
Introduce as a subject; moot; open up.
Inflammationof the mucous membrane inside the bronchial tubes.
Ornamental clasp; pin.
A young rabbit.
Hole made in the ground and used as a home or shelter by rabbits, foxes, etc.
Move busily and energetically.
One in training for a military or naval commission; especially: a student in a service academy.
A: feeling no emotion B: feeling no sympathy for others.
Related to dogs; doglike.
A tiny tube in the body that blood travels through; it connects the end of an artery to the beginning of a vein.
Any of various types of organic compound, such as sugar and starch, containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
A ___ is a type of fish.
A ___ is a place where people can play gambling games to try to win money.
A ___ is the person who controls a meeting or an organization.
A: a state of utter confusion B: a confused mass or mixture.
A chemical element with an atomic number of 17.
The science of finding out what events came in what order.
Abnormal dread of being in closed or narrow spaces.
Partnership; league; union of separate political parties.
An addictive drug in the form of a white powder that users generally take by sniffing it through their nose ___ is a stimulant and a narcotic.
___ ___ one object or person striking against another; colliding; crash.
Object that moves round the sun and looks like a bright star with a long, less bright tail.
Complacence; especially: self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.
Compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse.
Vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor.
Mutually contrived or agreed on.
Appease: to cause to subside: allay especially: to buy off by concessions usually at the sacrifice of principles.
Decisive; ending all debate.
Agree; coincide; happen at the same time.
Helpful; contributive; conduce.
When the members of a group or community generally agree on something.
Make tight, smaller or narrower.
A ___ is any kind of machine or mechanical device, usually very complicated.
Come together; assemble; call to meet.
Approach; tend to meet; come together.
A cage or small enclosure.
A line of persons or objects around a person or place.
A dead body.
Destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action.
Close-fitting undergarment worn to shape the body, or support it in case of injury.
One of two corresponding copies of a legal instrument: duplicate.
Thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system.
Your countrymen are people who come from the same country that you are from.
A ___ is where babies usually sleep.
___; ___ be pressed or crushed into folds or creases.
Characterized by wiliness and trickery.
A woman's genitalia, especially the vulva.
The bits of something that are left after an object has been destroyed rubble, wreckage.
___ is a person's first time doing something in public.
D\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society.
Give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; ___ment.
The statistical study of human populations especially with reference to size and density, distribution, and vital statistics.
Deserving to be despised: so worthless or obnoxious as to rouse moral indignation.
To look down on with contempt or aversion.
A usually sweet course or dish served at the end of a meal.
Dislike very much; hate.
Deputize; pass to others.
___ is small amounts of water that come onto the ground and onto other things in the morning.
A loud continued noise; especially: a welter of discordant sounds.
Refuse to accept as valid.
To move or extend in different directions from a common point: draw apart.
Obedient; easily managed; submissive.
Female deer, reindeer, rabbit or hare.
A ___ is a field or area of knowledge or skill, or of where a rule is in force.
Person who gives or donates something.
A fine misty rain.
Half asleep; feeling sleepy.
Shrink; reduce gradually.
An ___ is a piece of jewelry worn on the ear.
Irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric.
Rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ecstatic: causing or experiencing ___.
Causing or showing ecstasy.
Something is called ___ if it can be eaten by humans and other animals without danger to their health.
Having or showing eloquence.
Evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of.
To enclose closely in or as if in a matrix.
Give a bodily form to; incorporate; include.
Having, showing or using emphasis.
If something is ___, it is based on or can be checked by observation or experience.
A hard calcareous substance that forms a thin layer capping the teeth.
1; to form a circle about: enclose obsolete: to go completely around 2; to form a circle about: enclose.
___ go beyond what is right or natural or desirable; intrude.
A type of book with information about lots of things; often an ___ consists of many books.
To take place afterward or as a result.
To attract artfully or adroitly or by arousing hope or desire: tempt.
State of being entire; completeness.
___ is the loss of land because of water and wind.
Wide river mouth into which the tide flows.
The study of what is good and what is bad, or what should be good and bad; ___ often is about making rules for how to act, and saying why certain things are bad.
The substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant.
If you ___ something, then you try to avoid it or keep away from it.
If you ___ someone, you take their home from them.
Worsen; aggravate; embitter.
___ in/at something be exceptionally good at something.
Excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds.
___ wide and open area.
Suitable; practical; politic; Noun=> something ___.
Efficient promptness: speed.
Cause to stop burning; put out.
The ___ is a piece of skin that covers the eye; the ___ can move back, allowing the eye to "open".
Small plane surface ); a side.
Joking; unserious; humorous.
A party or group that is often contentious or self-seeking: clique.
When air comes out of an anus the air is produced by digestion.
Comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; unit of measurement for the depth of water.
If something is ___ it is like something a girl or woman would do.
Of or related to government money or public money, usu taxes.
Made of flowers.
Person who has a shop that sells flowers.
To proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually.
Able to speak or write a language or perform an action smoothly, accurately and with ease.
Like fluff; covered with fluff.
A ___ is a baby horse.
A thin piece of material put under an inferior or paste stone to add color or brilliance.
A set of signs that have the same typeface, style, and weight.
Additional piece of information at the bottom of a page in a book.
Impression of a human or an animal foot on a surface; mark left by a foot.
The management of growing timber.
Strong point or special talent in a person's character.
Remains of a prehistoric animal or plant preserved by being buried in earth and now hardened like rock.
Careful and thrifty, esp with money and food.
Bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization.
An article of clothing.
Particular variety of art or literature.
Light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness.
Gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit often with difficulty.
Marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful.
Move along smoothly and continuously.
To swallow or eat greedily.
Degree of slope, as on a road, railway, etc.
Storehouse for grain.
Small hard piece; small grain.
Causing grief or suffering.
A long narrow channel or depression.
Fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural.
Free from defect, disease, or infirmity: sound; also: retaining exceptional health and vigor.
A plucked stringed instrument consisting of a resonator, an arched or angled neck that may be supported by a post, and strings of graded length that are perpendicular to the soundboard.
Great confusion and disorder.
An ___ is the person who gets the property or money when someone dies.
A break or pause.
A ___ is a sound often made by snakes or leaking air.
A place swarming with activity.
Stockpile; accumulate for future use; Noun=> supply stored for future use.
If something has nothing inside of it, it is ___.
Not good-looking; unattractive.
A ___ is a foot of an animal with hard feet.
A person promoting human welfare and social reform: philanthropist.
One devoted to the promotion of human welfare.
Something heterogeneous in origin or composition: composite.
Practice of misrepresenting one's real character, opinions, etc, esp by pretending to be more virtuous than one really is; insincerity.
Person who has come to live permanently in a foreign country.
___ enter a foreign country in order to live there permanently.
A ___ is a small mischevious creature.
Injure; hurt; damage.
To damage or make worse by or as if by diminishing in some material respect.
Grant a share of; make known.
Moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse.
Compose on the spur of the moment.
To arouse the extreme anger or indignation of.
Diligent; hard-working; industry.
A coming in.
To make furious; enrage.
Official order, esp a written order from a lawcourt, demanding that something shall or shall not be done.
A slight knowledge or vague notion.
Introducing or using new ideas, techniques, etc.
Hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something.
When lines ___, it means they meet at one point.
Long tube in the body which helps to digest food and carries it from the stomach to the anus.
Too bad to be borne or endured.
X is ___ to y if x is an important part of y; y must always have x as a part.
Essential; inherent; built-in.
The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognitio.
When someone ___s a rule, they use the rule in a specific situation.
A state or attitude characterized by satiety, distaste, or hostility.
Sound on judgment; wise.
Crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining.
Any of various herbivorous leaping marsupial mammals of australia, new guinea, and adjacent islands with a small head, large ears, long powerful hind legs, a long thick tail used as a support and in balancing, and rather small foreleg.
Oven for baking pottery or bricks, drying hops or wood, burning lime, etc.
Demanding much work or care; tedious.
Machine that shapes pieces of wood, metal, etc by holding and turning them against a fixed cutting tool.
Gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor.
In ___ instead.
Any alcoholic drink.
Of or concerned with literature.
A similar opening to admit light and air or to permit observation.
Profitable; producing wealth.
To carry laboriously.
The exact or approximate size, extent or importance of something.
A ___ is a shopping center where there are many stores that are all in one building.
Hammer with a wooden head, eg for striking the handle of a chisel.
Task done with great skill, esp an artist's greatest work.
Of moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance: ordinary, so-so.
To cause to engage.
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them; broadly: figurative language.
Changing its habitat; wandering.
Pantomime; mimicry; ___r; v: mimic; pantomime.
To bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity: intermix.
A distressing or unfortunate incident or event.
Wrong or improper name; incorrect designation.
A ___ is a flying insect that is known for stinging animals and humans to suck their blood.
A ___ is a favorite phrase or saying, often telling a principle or belief; individuals and groups can have ___s.
Of a town or city with its own local government.
A low indistinct but often continuous sound.
To muffle, reduce, or eliminate the sound of.
Maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part.
___ is the study of stories about gods; such stories are called myths.
Tell; give a written or spoken account of.
Settle comfortably and warmly in a soft place.
Shallow recess, esp in a wall.
___ is a chemical in tobacco that might make you want to smoke.
A very offensive and insulting name for a black person, sometimes used between black people themselves; it is more upseting when used by people of other races.
Person who is nominated for an office, a position, etc.
, when x is true, and ___ y is true, then x being true didn't stop y from being true.
A book that you write notes in.
___ well-known for some bad quality, deed, etc.
When x happens ___ y, then y being true didn't stop x from being true.
Nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; Noun=> something that nourishes; rearing.
A fertile or green area in an arid region.
Destroy completely; wipe out.
Child or children of a particular person or couple.
A tree, olea europaea, that is grown in the mediterranean for its fruit and the oil that comes from it.
Being or exhibiting an omen: portentous; especially: foreboding or foreshowing evil: inauspicious.
Suitable or convenient for a particular occurrence.
Bursting out; explosion.
Over the side of a boat.
To fill with more people or things than is desirable.
Too great a dose.
Shellfish some types of which produce pearls inside their shells.
A ___ is a boundary or a limit.
Foremost in importance; supreme.
A sweet fruit.
Travel about selling.
Support or base as for a pillar or statue.
Weight hung on a cord from a fixed point so that it can swing freely.
A ___ is the male organ for sex and urination.
Outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter.
Make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; perpetuity.
An agent used to destroy pests.
To locate or aim with great precision.
A ___ is a big flatfish that is common in the north sea, irish sea, and atlantic ocean.
Conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious.
A tiny opening in the skin.
___ is pictures or words that show or describe sex to make people feel excited.
Dose; liquid dose.
Hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause to be separated from a solution; hasty; rash; premature; sudden.
To bring about especially abruptly.
Introductory statement atthe beginning of a book, esp one that explains the author'saims.
State of being preoccupied; absent-mindedness.
Privilege; unquestionable right.
Ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious.
Small pointed growth on the stem or leaf of a plant; thorn.
Monastery governed by a prior or convent governed by a prioress.
Having or marked by an advanced degree of competence, as in an art, vocation, profession, or branch of learning.
In large amounts; abundant.
Move, driveor push forward.
___ is words which are not poetry; they can be spoken or written, but they don't have rhythm or rhyme; most of the time when people use words, it is ___.
Printed document, leaflet, etc giving details of and advertising something, eg a private school or a new business.
___ is the right way to talk and act at certain social events.
Stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision.
Small pool of water, esp of rain-water on the road.
Happening or doing something at the agreed or proper time.
Intention; purpose; meaning; v: claim; profess.
A reason, idea or writing is ___ if it is about the way something is, or about the thing's qualities, but not about amounts.
Feeling of doubt, esp about whether what one is doing is right; misgiving.
___ act of seeking something; search or pursuit.
Minor objection or complaint; v: raise minor objections; carp; cavil.
Having atoms that break up and send out radiation which canpenetrate opaque bodies and sometimes produce harmfulelectrical effects.
A grape of any of several varieties that has been dried in the sun or by artificial heat.
To scold vehemently.
Quick or willing to receive.
Mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting.
Marked by lack of proper caution: careless of consequences.
___ something recover possession of something.
Give fresh strength or life to; restore.
Repay; pay back.
Restore to a previous condition or position.
Join again; be reunited with.
To rescind or annul by authoritative act; especially: to revoke or abrogate by legislative enactment.
List of works of music, drama, etc, a performer is prepared to present.
Fill up again.
Be ___d as/to be somebody/something be generally said or considered to be somebody/something.
If you ___ something you change it back to the way it started; you set it to the beginning again.
A usually short interval of rest or relief.
Repay in kind; ___.
Reserve; uncommunicativeness; inclination to be silent.
Art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language.
A ___ is something that is puzzling, hard to solve, or difficult to define.
A roll or list of personnel.
A ___ is someone who runs away from home.
Rescue from loss; Noun=> saving; property saved.
Systems thatprotect people's health, esp those that dispose efficiently of sewage.
Humor that is not serious but is meant to mimic; saying something you don't mean, to be funny or to make someone feel bad.
Form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly.
The ___ is part of the head where the hair grows from.
To show contempt by derisive acts or language.
To rub hard especially with a rough material for cleansing.
Sink by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; Noun=> small hatch in a ship's deck or hull.
Conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism.
Separate religious body; faction; group of people with common beliefs within a larger group.
___ with something; ___ utter a shrill scream.
To raise or draw in the shoulders especially to express aloofness, indifference, or uncertainty.
Surrounding of a town, fortress, etc by armed forces in order to capture it or force it to surrender.
Be a sign of; mean.
To capture by or as if by use of a ___.
Political and economic theory advocating that a country's land, transport, natural resources and chief industries should be owned and controlled by the whole community or by the state, and that wealth should be equally distributed.
Repair or make whole by using a metal alloy; Noun=> metal alloy used in the molten state to join metallic parts.
Marked by grave sedateness and earnest sobriety.
A large number or amount.
A ___ is a husband or wife.
A ___ is an uncastrated male horse.
Characteristic of acting in secret and being hard to detect.
Incapable of producing young; free from microorganism; sterilize.
A mark of shame or discredit: stain.
A comparatively narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water B: a situation of perplexity or distress.
If something is ___, it is solid, strong or firm.
To tend downward: descend; especially: to flatten out so as to form a depression.
Exceeding what is sufficient or necessary: extra.
Arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; symmetrical.
Group of people or business companies combined to undertake a joint project.
The composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole.
Skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence.
Progressively narrowed toward one end.
A ___ is a message sent through a telegraph.
The male sex organ that makes sperm and male hormones there are two ___s inside the scrotum.
Formal study of the nature of god and of the foundations of religious belief.
You use the word ___ to say why or how something happened: in that way.
If someone or something is ___, it makes you bored or annoyed, usually because it is too long.
Frog-like animal that lives on land except when breeding.
A distinguishing quality: peculiarity.
To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
Become known; be revealed; happen; give off through pores.
When you ___, you are going to a place that you are not allowed to.
Structure of wood, metal, etc withlegs, used in pairs to support planks, a table-top, a bench,etc,.
To issue or fall in drops.
To walk or march steadily and usually laboriously.
An action or person is ___ if it is hidden or secret,
Disturb the normal calm state of; upset.
___ is the work of taking care of something.
An authoritative prohibition: interdiction.
Noblemanranking higher than a baron but lower than an earl.
Popular acceptation or favor: popularity.
Close-fitting sleeveless garment, buttoned down the front, usu worn under a jacket or coat and often forming part of a man's suit.
Give up temporarily; yield; ___r: waiving a right or claim; document that ___s a right or claim.
To turn or twist out of or as if out of shape; especially: to twist or bend out of a plane.
A ___ is a part of a river where water falls down.
A quick puff or slight gust especially of air, odor, gas, smoke, or spray.
A ___ is a long, complaining cry.
Someone ___es something when they try to hide anything that is wrong with it and try to make it look good.
Twigs or canes woven together, esp to make baskets or furniture.
To become dry and sapless; especially: to shrivel from or as if from loss of bodily moisture.
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