VOCABULARIES WITH SENTENCE EXAMPLES
Vocabularies with sentence examples
Terms in this set (200)
(adj) [not definite or clear]
: not clearly expressed, known, described or decided
I do have a ___ memory of meeting her many years ago.
I have only a ___ recollection of either game.
(verb) [disproved,contradict, oppose]
: to say or prove that a person, statement, opinion, etc. is wrong or false
I can categorically ___ that.
Unfortunately there is no data to accept or ___ these hypotheses.
to ___ a person/theory/argument/claim
(verb) [assert, confirm, announce, acknowledge]
: declare the truth of something
: to publicly state your support for an opinion or idea
She ___ed her intention to apply for the post.
The government has ___ed its commitment to equal rights.
(noun) [privilege, right]
: something which some people are able or allowed to do or have, but which is not possible or allowed for everyone
Ex: Alex makes all the big decisions - that's his ___ as company director.
(noun) [point of view, standpoint, opinion]
: a particular way of considering something
: a mental view or outlook
Ex: From Vivid's ___, there was no question that when we heard this...
Kim Newstead brings a healthy ___ on food projects nationwide.
: (noun) [shame, disgrace]
: a powerfully negative label that greatly changes a person's self-concept and social identity
Ex: There is no longer any ___ to being divorced.
However, the ___ associated with leprosy remains a major problem.
(adj) [not obvious, imperceptible]
: not loud, bright, noticeable or obvious in any way
: small but important; slight and not obvious; clever, cunning
Ex: She spends the week dropping ___ hints, which I totally fail to notice.
The psychological signs of sufferers can be ___,
(noun, adj) [clever in deceiving; attractive]
: someone who uses smart and tricky ways to get what he or she wants.
Ex: Unfortunately, Sheridan seems to be too ___ for his own good.
He's a very ___ man.
(verb) [blame, convict, disaprove]
: to criticize something or someone strongly, usually for moral reasons; declare or judge unfit
Ex: Church leaders ___ Iraq Church Attack
We totally and completely ___ any terrorism associated with Kashmir, as we do terrorism elsewhere in the world.
(verb or noun) [guess, conclusion, assume]
: to guess something, without having much or any proof; guess
Ex: I can only ___ that these people don't get out very often.
I would ___ if the Eagles didn't go at least 6-5 this season, they may make a change at the end of the season.
It is possible to ___ the existence of supernatural ( magical or otherwise ) properties...
(adj) [admirable, commendable]
: very good and suitable to be copied by other people; worthy of imitation
Ex: Thomas showed ___ track manners,
Much of his work at that time remains ___
His service was ___ on several occasions...
(adj) [stubborn, uncooperative]
: resistant to guidance or discipline
Ex: He can be very ___ at times.
She remains ___ in her conviction of her own responsibility.
(adj) [dissatisfied, ungratified,displeased and discontented]
:unhappy, annoyed and disappointed about something
Ex: A ___ former employee is being blamed for the explosion.
If you went to this show, you would be a bit ___ if some of this verbal didn't happen.
The players were ___ with their new coach.
(noun) [cessation, finish]
death; the time when something ends
Ex: The ___ of the company was sudden and unexpected.
Unfortunately these pictures show the sad ___ of this giant.
(verb) [divulge information, disclose]
: to share/tell something to a person with trust and faith
Ex: He ___ to her that his hair was not his own.
They did not bother to ___ a single fact of their preparations to the public.
It may also be easier for a child to ___ in someone who is not much older than him.
(noun)the official who holds an office
(adj) holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently
Ex: The ___ president faces problems which began many years before he took office.
FORMAL(verb) [resay, restate]
: to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively.
Ex: She ___d that she had never seen him before.
The government has ___d its refusal to compromise with terrorists.
(adj) [cautious, careful, well-prepared, prudent]
: careful in regard to your own interests
: providing carefully for the future
Ex: We have no ___ institution connected with the works.
(adj) [realistic, sensible, logical]
: guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
Ex: In business, the ___ approach to problems is often more successful than an idealistic one.
Yes he was perhaps ___ with regard to having an understanding of ministering to people where they were at.
This argument seems ___ to me, but I could be wrong.
: quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
Ex: She has some rather ___ views on education.
The remaining detail of the document doesn't seem ___.
Animal testing has been a ___ issue for decades.
(adj) [nonbelieving, doubtful, skeptical]
: doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives
Ex: I think she takes a rather ___ view of men.
I've always been deeply ___ about politicians.
(verb) [organize, arrange]
:to arrange or manipulate, esp. by means of clever or thorough planning or maneuvering.
All of these things could have been ___d only by forces within our own government.
I have yet to see evidence of an ___ campaign against Catholic doctors.
(verb) [relieve, comfort, soothe]
: to help alleviate the grief, sense or loss, or pain of another.
Ex: I tried to ___ her with a box of chocolates.
I was ___ing Liz on hav ing broken up with her boyfriend.
He tried to ___ her,
(verb) [agonize, pain, burden]
: suffering or sickened
Ex: It is an illness which ___s women more than men.
a country ___ed by civil war.
(verb, noun) [degrade, belittle, humiliate]
: causing someone to become or feel less respected
Ex: That advertisement is ___ to women.
I find this picture ____.
It was very ___ to be criticized in front of all my colleagues.
(noun) [chaos, agitation, anxious, trouble]
:a state of confusion, uncertainty or disorder
Ex: The whole region is in ___.
The country is in a state of political ___.
During the religious ___,
(noun) [deficiency, shortage, inadequacy]
: when something is not easy to find or get
Ex: the ___ of skilled workers.
(adj) [adequate, corresponding, equivalent]
: corresponding in size or degree or extent
Ex: a salary that is ___ with skills and experience.
You will receive a salary ___with your responsibilities.
(noun) [persistence, determination, diligence]
: the determination to continue what you are doing
Ex: Ann shows remarkable ___ in following up items of interest.
People who have the ___ to reach their goals.
(adj) [ordinary, common, routine, worldly]
: very ordinary and therefore not interesting
Ex: Life is so ___.
___ matters such as paying bills and shopping for food do not interest her.
(adj) [ridiculous, senseless]
: stupid or unreasonable; silly in a humorous way
Ex: It's an ___ situation - neither of them will talk to the other.
(adj, noun) [sociable, sincere, courteous, gracious]
: friendly, but formal and polite
Ex: Relations between the two leaders are said to be ___.
a ___ smile/greeting/welcome/reception
The management at reception are quite ___ and helpful, and most of them are trilingual.
(noun) [shortness, briefness]
: using only a few words or lasting only a short time
Ex: His essays are models of clarity and ___.
given the ___ of some answers, candidates should not waste time copying out the question title.
(verb) [angry, dislike, grudge]
: to feel angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like
Ex: She bitterly ___ her father's new wife.
He ___s having to explain his work to other people.
(verb) [restrain, hinder]
: to discourage from acting or proceeding; to prevent from doing or happening
Ex: These measures are designed to ___ an enemy attack.
High prices are ___ing many young people from buy ing houses.
(adj) [mindful, conscious]
: aware or informed of something; vigilant
Ex: Unfortunately, we were not ___ of (= did not know about) the full facts.
The president must be ___....
: to give in; yield; surrender; to die or suffer badly from an illness
Ex: I'm afraid I __ed to temptation.
The town finally __ed last week...
Thousands of cows have __ed to the disease in the past few months.
(verb, adj) [to speak evil of,]
: to say false and unpleasant things about someone or to unfairly criticize them; causing or intending to cause harm or evil
Ex: She describes pornography as 'a __ industry'.
If his influence has been sometimes ___, he can hardly be blame.
(adj) [calm, not disturbed]
: not surprised or worried
Ex: She remains __...
He seems __ by his sudden success and fame.
(adj, verb) [struck, inlove]
: having suddenly started to like or love something or someone very much
Ex: He was so __ by her that he promised to...
The story's about a man __ with love for his wife's cousin.
(noun) [suspicion, advance warning]
: a feeling that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to happen
Ex: She had a sudden __of what the future might bring.
(noun) [obedience, compliance]
: respect and politeness
Ex: He treats her with such __.
It is the Lord that you must give ___ to
It requires __ to authority and acceptance of fixed ideas,
(adj) [aggravating, challenging, provoking, stimulating]
: causing thought about interesting subjects(make think)
: causing an angry reaction, usually intentionally(make angry)
: it is intended to cause sexual desire
Ex: __ look at the problem
In a deliberately __ speech,
She slowly leaned forward in a __ way.
(adj) [small, inadequate; poor]
: deficient in amount or quality or extent
Ex: a __ salary.
The prisoners existed on a __ diet.
(adj) [wordy, talkative]
: using more words than necessary; wordy
Ex: a __ explanation/report/speech/style
Although I'm quite __ in real life,
: strange; not like reality; like a dream
Ex: Buñuel's films have a __ quality.
Really __ to see that the...
(adj) [discerning, discreet, careful]
: careful not to say or do anything that could upset someone
Ex: You should remain __
Mentioning his baldness wasn't very __.
(verb) [mourn or grieve deeply]
: to express sadness and feeling sorry about something
Ex: He __ed the decline in moral standards in today's society.
The Kuwaiti speaker __ed the lack of unity in the Ummah.
Lord Puttnam __s decline of Film Four.
(noun) [occurence, coming]
: the arrival of an event, invention or person
Ex: The __ of technology
With the __ of the Internet,
recent __ of drugs...
(verb) [implant, infuse information]
: to fix beliefs or ideas in someone's mind, especially by repeating them often
Ex: Our football coach has worked hard to__ a team spirit in/into the players.
This would __ the habit of an ordinary working day.
helped __ this attitude,
(verb) [calm, ease off]
:to cause someone to feel calm or to feel as if they want to sleep
Ex: The motion of the car almost __ed her to sleep.
,but there was a __ in the rain storm.
(noun) [excess, great amount or supply]
: a very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want or can deal with
Ex: There's a __ of books
This explains the __ of literature
(adj) [crazy, funny]
:strange, surprising or uncontrolled in a humorous way
Ex: a __ film
All this is laced with wonderful, __ humor.
: willing to listen to and accept new ideas and suggestions
Ex: The government is not __ to the idea of a Freedom of Information Act.
(adj) [alert, sensitive, discerning]
: very good at noticing and understanding things that many people do not notice
: They are very receptive to ideas from members...
(adj, noun) [depressed, sad]
: sadness which lasts for a long period of time, often without any obvious reason (noun)
Ex: a __ piece of music
That makes the film rather __,
I am scarcely drawing the portrait of a very __ man.
: felt or experienced very strongly or in an extreme way(extreme)
: showing a clear and deep understanding of serious matters (showing understanding
Ex: The implications of buying medicines over the internet is potentially __.
In fact, you are often __ in a way that surprises yourself.
(adj) [continuous, neverending]
: continuing in a severe or extreme way
Ex: __ heat
You will be ambitious for a career and __ in the pursuit of sales.
We were __ in attack...
(adj)(formal) [strength of mind; guts]
: bravery over a long period
Ex: For those of weaker ___,
I thought she showed remarkable __ during that period.
(noun)[cause of misery, burden]
: a cause of continuous trouble or unhappiness
Ex: Blisters are __ of athletes...
Keeping noise levels low is the __ of airport administration.
That cat is the __ of my life!
: an important positive development
Ex: The group has made __ to expand internationally.
He made impressive __ improving...
: extremely angry
Ex: He was __ when he found out.
He was perfectly __,
: very eager for something
: very greedy or eager in some desire or pursuit; insatiable
Ex: __ reader/eater
He has a __ appetite
: careful when using money or food, or (of a meal) cheap or small in amount.
- more on goods than funds(thrifty)
Ex: I'm __ in terms of spending food...
(noun, verb)[relief, peace]
:help and comfort when you are feeling sad or worried.
Ex: Music was a great solace to me.
He found __ in the bottle (alcohol)
I find __ in reading a good book
: to agree with someone or have the same opinion as someone else
Ex: The new report __s with previous findings.
The board __ed that the editor
(adj, verb, noun)[false, fake, trick, hoax, deception]
: something which is not what it seems to be and is intended to deceive people, or someone who pretends to be something they are not.
: pretend to be real.
Ex: It turned out that he wasn't a real doctor at all - he was just a __.
, but it was a sham.
INFORMAL (noun)[a mess, confuse, disorganize]
: a state of confusion, bad organization or untidiness, or something which is in this state.
Ex: After the party, the house was a total/complete __
FORMAL (noun)[risk, trouble]
: great danger, or something that is very dangerous
Ex: Teenagers must be warned about the __of unsafe sex.
I never felt that my life was in __.
(verb)[criticize, underestimate, degrade]
: to criticize someone or something in a way that shows you do not respect or value them.
Ex: The actor's work for charity has recently been __d in the press as an attempt to get publicity.
Don't use __ing words...
: not completely trusting or certain about something or someone.
Ex: I'm a bit __ of giving people my address when I don't know them well.
Be __ of emails claiming that you've won a prize.
(adj)[tricky, doubtful, uncertain]
: a situation or state is one which may very easily or quickly become worse; dependent on chance.
Ex: Her health remained __, despite the treatment.
he made a __ living as a painter.
However, it could be a financially __solution.
: not securely held or in position ; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.
Ex: a __ posture..
a __ ladder
:(of a person or animal) to run taking long relaxed steps
The lion __d across the grass.
(noun)[diploma, goatskin, paper, sheepskin]
:the thin dried skin of some animals which was used in the past for writing on, or a high quality paper made to look like this.
Ex: He'd been ill for a long time, and his skin was like __.
FORMAL(verb)[adore, have a high opinion of]
: to very much respect and admire someone or something.
Ex: Nelson Mandela is __d for his brave fight against apartheid.
(noun)[psychic, prophetic, fortune teller]
: a person who says they have powers to see the future or see things which other people cannot see.
Ex: She went to see a __ who said he could communicate with her dead husband.
Maria offers __ readings by phone and email.
(noun)[personality, attitude, nature]
: the part of your character that affects your moods and the way you behave.
Ex: a fiery __.
We simply do not have the __ to make good soldiers.
(noun)[mannerism, habit, feature, characteristic]
: a strange or unusual habit, way of behaving or feature that someone or something has.
Ex: One of the __s of this printer is that you can't stop it once it has started to print.
Carol is less coy about her personal __,
(adj)[unbearing, impotent, sterile, unproductive]
: incapable of sustaining life; not productive
Ex: We drove through a __, rocky landscape.
The land is heavily mined, and with winter setting in the fields remain __.
(adj)[complicated, intricate, confused, perplex]
: describes sentences, explanations and arguments, etc. that are unreasonably long and difficult to understand.
Ex: a very __ route
His grammar explanations are terribly __.
Her book is full of long, __ sentences.
(adj)[isolate, desert, abandon]
: left in a place from which you cannot escape.
Ex: He meets an old man __ by the traffic.
My theory of a __ people seeking rescue
: (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
Ex: The undulations of the land resembled in some places the waves of the sea.
: to smile widely; n. a broad smile
Ex: I assumed things had gone well for him as he had a big __ on his face.
(noun) an important positive development.
Ex: The West made impressive __ in improving energy
The __s made by the company toward these goals have been enormous.
(verb) [abandon, wandering, deviate, roam]
(noun) a pet that no longer has a home or cannot find its
(adj) things have moved apart from similar things and are not in their expected or intended place.
Ex: They got lost when they __too far from the footpath.
__dog wandering on the street.
The ship __ off course during the storm.
(noun)[recovery, salvation, rebirth, reclamation]
: redeeming or being redeemed (in various senses)
: when someone is saved from evil, suffering, etc.
Ex: The latter has no __ penalties at any time.
(verb)[improve, get back, exchange, satisfy]
: to make something or someone seem less bad.
: to get something back
: redeem a coupon/voucher, etc.
: to carry out a promise or pay back a debt
: to free people from sin
Ex: He was an hour late, but he __ed himself in her eyes by giving her a huge bunch of flowers.
(noun, verb)[amazement, reverence, admiration]
: a feeling of great respect sometimes mixed with fear or surprise.
Ex: I've always held musicians in __.
You can't help but stand in __of (= respect greatly and fear slightly) powerful people.
(adj)[honest, truthful, straightforward]
: honest and telling the truth, especially about something difficult or painful.
Ex: The two presidents have had __ talks about the current crisis.
To be __ with you, I think you're making a dreadful mistake.
(verb, noun)[lead, start]
: to lead something such as an attack or a course of action.
Ex: British troops __ed the invasion.
Joe Walker will be __ing our new marketing initiative.
(noun)[heavy flow, over flow]
: a sudden large or too large amount, especially one which seems to be uncontrollable.
: large amount ../s
Ex: __s of rain.
He let out a __ of abuse/angry words.
: often humorous, a group of famous or admired people all together in one place.
At our annual ceremony we had a whole __ of film stars/directors.
FORMAL(adjective)[gushing, profuse, enthusiastic]
: expressing welcome, approval or pleasure in a way that shows very strong feeling.
They gave us such an __ welcome it was quite embarrassing.
FORMAL(adj)[lucky, accidental, unplanned] Nagkataon!
: (of something that is to your advantage) not planned, happening by chance.
Ex: The timing of the meeting is certainly ___
The collapse of its rivals brought ___ gains to the company.
(adj)[incorporate, mingle, blend in]
: to take in, fit into, or become similar (to)
difficult to ___
You shouldn't expect immigrants to ___ into an alien culture immediately.
It's hard to ___ so much information (= learn and understand)
(verb)[ vibrate in sound]
it continues to be heard around an area, so that the area seems to shake.
The narrow street ___ with/to the sound of the workmen's drills.
(adj)[compatible, sociable, agreeable]
: friendly and pleasant
: to raise your shoulders and then lower them in order to say you do not know or are not interested.
He ___ his shoulders as if to say that there was nothing he could do about it.
"Where's Dad?" "How should I know?" replied my brother, ___.
: to get rid of something unpleasant that you do not want.
I hope I can ___ this cold before I go on holiday.
[ I usually + adverb or preposition ] to have difficulty saying or thinking of suitable words.
Ex: I was ___ing for the right word.
: very embarrassed
She was absolutely ___ to hear her son swearing at the teacher.
Catching headlice from your kids is a ___ing experience.
(adj)[shy, embarrassed, mortified]
: embarrassed because you know that you have done something wrong or silly.
She gave me a ___ smile and apologized.
(adj)[empty, abandoned, unoccupied]
: there are no people in it
Ex: a ___ building/street
: left alone in a difficult situation
Ex: a ___ wife.
(adj)[contradiction, puzzle, ambguity, absurdity]
: a situation or statement which seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristic.
Ex: [ + that ] It's a curious ___ that drinking a lot of water can often make you feel thirsty.
He knew of three ways to resolve this ___.
(verb, noun)[draw back, back off, make a face]
: to show pain suddenly and for a short time in the face, often moving the head back at the same time.
Did I hurt you? - I thought I saw you ___.
It makes me ___ even thinking about eye operations.
She gave a ___ as the nurse put the needle in.
Wealthy don't ___ at high rents.
FORMAL(verb)[scold, lecture, reprimand] Kasab-an!
:to speak to someone severely because they have behaved badly.
She ___d him for his bad manners.
Mom always ___d me for making a fuss about the eye drops because I used to struggle.
: to make someone very annoyed, usually when they can do nothing to solve a problem.
I am totally ___d by the whole sorry mess and fed up of making countless telephone calls.
If you feel that showing the red card will ___ the situation even further, then do not do so!
(adj)[apprehensible, crystal clear, unambiguous]
: clearly expressed and easy to understand or (of a person) thinking or speaking clearly.
explanation was ___.
She gave a clear and ___ account of her plans for the company's future.
(adj)[obvious, evident, clear]
: able to be seen or understood.
Her unhappiness was ___ to everyone.
I was on the metro this morning when for no ___ reason the man opposite suddenly screamed.
: proving that something is true, or ending any doubt
Ex: They had ___ evidence/proof of her guilt.
a ___ argument.
: acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment.
: having or showing understanding and the ability to make good judgments
: ruthless ___.
: to discover the meaning of something.
: to understand someone or why someone acts as they do.
For years people have been trying to ___ (out) the mysteries of the whale's song.
I can't __ her at all.
(adj)[old, decayed, overused, out-of-date]
: no longer new or fresh, usually as a result of being kept for too long.
Ex: The morning after the party, their apartment smelled of __ cigarette smoke.
biscuit had gone __.
:describes someone who has lost interest in what they are doing because they are bored or are working too hard.
Ex: They had been working together for over five years and they had both become a little __.
(adj)[fixed, stubborn, firm]
: impossible to persuade, or unwilling to change an opinion or decision.
Ex: I've told her she should stay at home and rest but she's __ that she's coming.
but he was __.
FORMAL(verb)[ attest, affirm]
: to say that something is certainly true.
Ex: He __s she stole money from him.
: to behave in a way which expresses your confidence, importance or power and earns you respect from others. (myself/yourself)
Ex: I really must __ myself more in meetings.
(adj)[against religion -spiritual] [immoral, atheistic, irreverent]
: showing no respect for a god or a religion, often through language.
Ex: __ language.
sacred and __ art.
: to control something dangerous or powerful.
Ex: He'll need to __ his temper if he wants to succeed.
Life is terrifying and we need to laugh to __ our terror.
could this woman __ the horse for me?
: shy and nervous; without much confidence; easily frightened.
Ex: Lucy is a rather __ child.
My horse is a bit __ and is easily frightened by traffic.
: to criticize or speak in an angry manner to someone.
As he left the meeting, he was __d by angry demonstrators.
It's a pain having a mom who's a therapist. She can't __ me like a normal mom.
Doctors are often __d for being poor communicators.
(adj)[infatuated, charmed, captivated, smitten]
: completely in love with someone and always thinking of them.
eX: Why is she so __ with those horses?
He was so completely __ with her that he couldn't see how badly she treated him.
(verb)[confuse, amaze, bewilder]
:to confuse and very much surprise someone, so that they are unable to explain or deal with a situation.
eX: An elderly man from Hull has __d doctors by recovering after he was officially declared dead.
The singer __d her critics with a remarkable follow-up album.
(verb)[force to act, oblige, coerce] PINUGOS!
: to force someone to do something.
eX: As a school boy he was __d to wear shorts even in winter.
Following the revelation, the council member had felt __d to resign from the council.
: very exciting and interesting and making you want to watch or listen.
ex: __ book to read.
found the whole film very __.
2. (adj) [strong] - If a reason, argument, etc. is __, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong.
ex: __ evidence.
It's a fairly __ argument for going.
1. FORMAL(verb)[not achieve]
: If something that you want __s you, you do not succeed in achieving it.
eX: The gold medal continues to __ her.
Finally, she found the happy marriage that had always __d her.
2. FORMAL (verb)[not remember]
: If a piece of information __s you, you cannot remember it.
eX: I know who you mean but her name __s me.
The mystery of how the line acquired its nickname still __s the author.
FORMAL(noun)[affidavit, sworn statement]
: legal- a formal written statement made or used in a court of law.
eX: a __ from you would...
Our lawyer took a __ from us.
(adj)[mischievous, naughtily or annoyingly playful]
: showing a child's pleasure in being playful and making trouble.
eX: At seventy, he still retains his __ grin.
His __ humor was not overplayed and overall his performance made the greatest impact on me.
FORMAL(noun)[appearance, features, expression]
1: the appearance or expression of someone's face.
eX: she had a pleasant and impish __.
he was noble of __.
2. FORMAL(noun and verb)[approval and to find acceptable]
eX: We will not give/lend __ to any kind of terrorism. (noun)
The school will not __ bad behaviour. (verb)
INFORMAL (adj)[wary, careful, cautious]
: not trusting of someone or something and usually avoiding them if possible.
eX: She had been __ of the email...
I've always been a bit __ of authority figures.
FORMAL(ajd)[funny, playful, humorous, wacky]
: funny or intended to make someone laugh
eX: his mood was good natured and __.
Michael was in a very __ mood at the party.
a __ comment.
(noun)[insight, premonition, clairvoyance]
: an ability to understand or know something immediately without needing to think about it, learn it or discover it by using reason.
eX: I can't explain how I knew - I just had an __ that you'd been involved in an accident.
Let me give you a practical example of being guided by __from my own experience.
(adj)[instinctive, natural, perceptive]
: based on feelings rather than facts or proof.
eX: Most people have an __ sense of right and wrong.
Men are often regarded as less __ than women.
(adj)[happy, merry, sociable, delightful]
: (of a person) friendly and in a good mood, or (of a situation) enjoyable because of being friendly and pleasant.
He seemed a very __ man.
a __ time/evening/chat.
the crowd in the press area was __.
FORMAL(ajd)[intact, original, approving, clean, pure, untouched]
: new or almost new, and in very good condition
eX: __ new offices.
Washing machine for sale - only 2 months old and in __ condition.
This glacial matrix is __.
: the possible results of an action.
eX: Have you considered all the __ of your suggestion?
she wondered what the ___ of ...
: to suggest something for discussion
eX: It's a __ point whether building more roads reduces traffic congestion.
The point is __.
(noun)[advertising, brainwashing, inculcation]
1.MAINLY DISSAPROVING - information, ideas, opinions or images, often only giving one part of an argument, which are broadcast, published or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people's opinions.
2. Information that is designed to mislead or persuade
eX: political/wartime __
At school we were fed communist/right-wing __.
One official dismissed the ceasefire as a mere __ exercise.
(adj)--BEFORE NOUN [nothing more, absolute, insignificant, simple, minor, small]
:used to emphasize that something is not large or important
eX: It cost a __ twenty dollars.
The __ thought of it makes me ill.
The medicine won't cure her - it __ly stops the pain. (adverb)
I wasn't complaining, I __ly said that I was tired.
(verb)[store, reserve, deposit, put away]
to store something.
eX: __ his body immediately.
Just before 09:00 cars were boarded and __ on the weather deck of NORBAY.
There's a big cupboard under the stairs for __ing toys.
All of the sailing kit can be easily __ed within the boat.
(adj)[doable, applicable, operabe, possible]
: able to work as intended or able to succeed
eX: In order to make the company __, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels.
I am afraid your plan is not commercially/economically/financially/politically __.
no longer __ option.
(adj)[arrogant, disrespectful, insulting, condescending]
: expressing contempt
eX: a __ manner/laugh
He was very __ of 'popular' writers, whom he described as having no talent.
could be done with a __ disregard.
: a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something.
eX: At school she had complete __ for all her teachers.
We see their __, their utter __, for innocent life.
FORMAL (disappear, dissolve, scatter ]
: to (cause to) gradually disappear or waste
The heat gradually __s into the atmosphere.
His anger __d as the situation became clear.
began to __.
(noun, verb)[get-together, meeting,]
: an arrangement to meet someone, especially secretly, at a particular place and time, or the place itself.
eX: We have a __ for next week, don't we?
The lovers met at a secret __ in the park.
where is the __?
(adj)[doubtful, unreliable, unconvinced]
:1. thought not to be completely true or not able to be trusted
eX: These claims are __ and not scientifically proven.
He has been associated with some __ characters.
In any event even the IP address request seems __.
For example, a rather __ adult website managed to get a PageRank of 10.
2. feeling doubt or not feeling certain
I'm __ about his promises to change his ways.
he looked __.
: towards or onto land from an area of water.
eX: We swam __.
A few pieces of wood had washed __.
Strong winds blew the ship __.
they had gone __.
(verb)[give false testimony]
: to tell a lie in a law court, after promising formally to tell the truth. (YOURSELF)
eX; The judge warned the witness not to __ herself.
force me to __.
(adj)[sad, depressing, not cheerful]
: serious, sad and without humour or entertainment
eX: __ atmosphere/voice/face
The funeral was a __ occasion.
I left them in a __ mood.
looking more __ing now.
FORMAL [anxiety,apprehension, uneasiness, not calm]
: fear or worry about what is going to happen.
eX: We view future developments with some __.
felt sudden __.
:1. when a person or their behaviour is indiscreet
eX: Jones was censured for __ in leaking a secret report to the press.
2. something, especially a sexual relationship, that is considered embarrassing or morally wrong
eX: We should forgive him a few youthful __.
(adj)[horrified; very surprised]
: suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and worry
eX: He looked at her __.
Donna is __ at the idea, but Tanya and Rosie press the suggestion, with their song Dancing Queen.
I was __ to see a picture of a shopping trolley, not a trolley-bus.
I saw Mackay look __ at this point.
(noun)[burden, hindrance, obstruction, weight]
: to weigh someone or something down, or to make it difficult for someone to do something.
eX: When you're walking 30 miles a day, the fewer __ the better.
Jim was an __ for Huck.
you're going to prove an __...
: to think for a long time about things that make you sad, worried or angry.
eX: I wish she wouldn't sit __ing in her room all day.
I thought she might __.
(adj)[rural or rustic]
: literary relating to the countryside
eX: The painting shows a typically __ scene with peasants harvesting crops in a field.
I'm not exactly the __ type.
(verb([ extinguish; cover, hide]
1. to kill someone by covering their face so that they cannot breathe.
eX: They threatened to __ the animals with plastic bags.
2. to stop a fire from burning by covering it with something which prevents air from reaching it
eX: I threw a blanket over the cooker to __ the flames.
he hadn't able to __ the...
1.the getting of sexual pleasure from being dominated, mistreated, or hurt physically or otherwise by one's partner
2.the getting of pleasure from suffering physical or psychological pain, inflicted by others or by oneself
eX: I'm no __.
The film is not only interesting for its attempt to critique the phenomenon of female __m, but also for its use of language.
(noun, verb) [contempt toward something, sarcasm, disregard ]
1. a very strong feeling of no respect for someone or something that you think is stupid or has no value.
eX: She has nothing but __ for the new generation of politicians.
You __ed all my suggestions.
2. to refuse advice or an offer because you are too proud.
eX: She __ed all my offers of help.
1. almost out of control because of extreme emotion, such as worry.
ex: Where on Earth have you been? We've been __ with worry.
Those hours of waiting had made her __.
2.[HURRIED] done or arranged in a hurry and a state of excitement or confusion
ex: Rescuers were engaged in a __ all-night effort to reach the survivors before their supply of air ran out.
(noun) [dislike; opposition]
:[USUALLY SINGULAR] (a person or thing which causes) a feeling of strong dislike or of not wishing to do something.
eX: I felt an instant __ to his parents.
She has a deep __ to getting up in the morning.
She seems to have had an __ to washing either her person or her clothes.
: able to understand, or being very familiar with
eX: A good nurse has to be __ to the needs of his or her patients.
they were instinctively __ to each other.
eX: Investing on the Stock Exchange is a __ business.
Yet what a __ affair it was, as John McLean pointed out at the recent Symposium in Manchester.
(adj)[vague, mysterious, obscure, subtle]
: difficult to describe, find, achieve or remember
eX: he is being __
Success, however, remained __ for her.
(adj)[secretive, wary, guarded]
: unwilling to give information
eX: He was very __ about what happened at the meeting.
he was being very __.
The reason for this is that men can be __ with their inner feelings and may not be as open as women normally are.
Quinto is __ when asked if this could happen again.
:(of an action) done suddenly and without careful consideration
eX: __ intervention
Surprisingly, the only dissenting voice was Foreign Minister Ali Alatas, who felt that such __ action was dangerous.
you won't let him be unduly __ & force me to kill your little girl.
(noun)[release, postponement, alleviate]
: an escape from a bad situation or experience
eX: The injection provided a temporary __ from the pain.
Cyclists facing a ban on taking bikes on peak-hour regional trains have won a short __ from V/Line.
(noun)[fraud, scam, bluff]
: a trick to get someone's money, or make them do what you want
eX: don't try to __ me.
It's a __ - you get half the food for twice the price!
a __ trick
Once you have been online for any length of time, and gone through more than your share of __ artists, liars and losers.
(noun)[concept, knowledge, thought]
: belief or idea
ex: The programme makers reject the __ that seeing violence on television has a harmful effect on children.
I have only a vague __ of what she does for a living.
(noun)[rubbish, garbage, waste]
: something which has no use or no value
eX: liquid gold would become __...
So much of what's on TV is pure __.
We read all the manuscripts but 95% are __.
(verb)[draw back, hesitate,refuse]
: to not want to do or try something, because it seems difficult, unpleasant, or frightening.
ex: Many people would __ at setting up a new business during a recession
I __d at the prospect of spending four hours on a train with him.
Many parents __ at the idea of teaching a teenager discipline, thinking it will necessarily involve a battle of wills.
Many would __ at its astonishingly high price.
(verb)[scratch, irritate, rub]
: to make or become damaged or sore by rubbing
eX: The bracelet was so tight that it started to __ my wrist.
the ropes around her wrists __d ...
(adj)[willing, cooperative, agreeable]
: willing to accept or be influenced by a suggestion.
eX: She might be more __ to the idea if you explained how much money it would save.
Do you think the new manager will prove more __ to our proposals?
you're going to be much more __ now,
(adj)[mean, ornery; troublesome]
: behaving in an unreasonable way, especially by deliberately doing the opposite of what people want you to do.
ex:Jack was being __ and refusing to agree with anything we said.
She took a __ pleasure in hearing that her sister was getting divorced.
: person does not often get angry or upset and does not usually mind doing what other people want them to
: calm and peaceful
Ex: although not very active, and are very calm and __.
She sat still, __ and waiting.
She was a very __ child who slept all night and hardly ever cried.
: having or showing a wish to harm someone because you think that they have harmed you; unwilling to forgive.
ex: get ready for a long legal battle, squirrels are __ by nature.
In the film 'Cape Fear', a lawyer's family is threatened by a __ former prisoner.
(noun)[fight, often verbal]
: a loud argument or disagreement
ex: According to witnesses, the __ between the two men started inside the restaurant.
He was arrested in Los Angeles after an __ with his daughter, police and reports said.
: to move someone into a new situation or make them do something.
The first viral videos of 2011 has __d a homeless man to national attention and job offers.
The film __d her to stardom.
(noun-usually plural)[personal imperfection]
: a small weakness or strange habit that someone has, which does not harm anyone.
ex: We all have our little __s.
they have to tolerate each other's little __s
: ready to accept control or instruction.
ex: you work with the horses until they're __.
she's a black Labrador, gentle and __.
a cheap and __ workforce.
: to look at someone in an angry way
: to look at someone or something with a very annoyed expression
ex: Patrick __d, but did as he was told.
The boy __d at her and reluctantly followed her back into school.
she __d at him defiantly.
(adj-informal)[anxious, restless, tense]
: nervous and worried
eX: She's been __ lately, waiting for the test results.
he became __ and defensive
: the military activity of sending soldiers and aircraft to find out about the enemy's forces.
ex: Aerial __ of the enemy position showed they were ready to attack.
what if I just ask for __and safe haven if I need it?
: rude and not showing respect
an __ child/young man
an __ gesture/remark
he was smiling __ly.
to look at someone with obvious sexual interest
ex: don't let the guard __ her.
I didn't like the way he was __ing me.
he was __ing her breasts.
(adj)[impressive, important, splendid, excellent]
: magnificent and imposing in appearance, size, or style
ex: His job has a __ title, but he's little more than a clerk.
not very __ but she like them and they meant something to her.
(verb-FORMAL) [decline, reduction]
: to become less strong, intense, widespread or decrease
eX: The storm/wind/rain has started to __.
We waited for the storm to __.
The fighting in the area shows no sign of __ing.
:happy and full of energy and excitement
eX: an __ personality
a sense of youthful __. NOUN
tried to supress the hope and __ that surged through her. NOUN
(verb)[smile broadly, grin, conceited way]
: to smile in an unpleasant way that shows that you are pleased by someone else's bad luck or think you are better than other people
ex: he was almost _ing.
The boys tried not to __.
he __d in triumph.
(verb-VERY INFORMAL)[addiction, obsession] MAINLY US
: to want something very much
ex: I'm __ing for some action.
I'm __ing for a coffee - can we take a break?
Palmer was __ing for some coke again.
(adj-INFORMAL)[exhausted, wear out]
: extremely tired in a nervous or slightly worried way after a lot of mental or physical effort.
ex: you look a bit __d, but I was impressed.
The meeting left me feeling completely __d.
(adj- INFORMAL)[doubtful, not sure]
not certain or decided
EX: Simon's still kind of __ about going to Columbia.
It's __, but i think he'll let me stay on his back...
The July date is still rather __.
:not completely good, honest or suitable
ex: That meat smells a bit __ to me.
The milk smells a bit __.
I was hoping to go to the park but the weather's looking a bit __.
delay action; stop making progress or developing,stop something from happening
ex: She says she'll give me the money next week but I think she's just __ing ( for time ).
Quit __ing and answer my question!
While his career has __ed, hers has taken off.
Maybe we can __ the sale until the prices go up.
The peace process remained __ed.
: weak and difficult to believe
The evidence against him is extremely __.
When I asked him why he was late, he gave me some __ excuse about having car trouble.
a __ excuse.
: someone who can see into the future and say what will happen
ex: He's not __, after all.
Just as Jesus did, we will become great __s, healers, and prophets.
__ of visions.
(adj)[docile, complaint, shy]
:very quiet and gentle and unwilling to argue with people
ex: She seemed so very __ and mild.
: in a way that shows disapproval
ex: "This kind of behaviour is not acceptable, " said the teacher __ly.
: describes members of a group of people or society who are friendly to each other, but not to people outside the group.
ex: they were __ and didn't fraternize with other lawyers.
nd the rest of us are jealous of this industry in a group of people who are very __.
And the rest of us are jealous of this industry in a group of people who are very __.
(verb)[associate with, socialize with]
: to meet someone socially, especially someone who belongs to an opposing army or team, or has a different social position.
ex: Do the doctors __ much with the nurses here?
He accused the England team of __ing too much with the opposition.
: having a lot of money or owning a lot of things; rich
ex: __ nations/neighbourhoods
they were young, successful and __
(adj)[person who has many love affairs, flirt]
: a man who enjoys having sex with a lot of different women without becoming emotionally involved with any of them.
ex: She has filed for divorce from her allegedly __ing husband, and at the same time has become a new mom.
Which culminated in the apparent suicide of Maria's __ing husband Joe and jailing of his mistress.
(verb)[interfere, intervene] Magapil2x or magbuot2x
: to try to change or have an influence on things which are not your responsibility, especially by criticizing in a damaging or annoying way.
ex: My sister's always __ling in other people's affairs.
The firm doesn't __.
People shouldn't __ with things they don't understand.
(noun)FORMAL [condition of agreement]
: something that must be done, and which is stated as part of an agreement, law, or rule
eX: Is there any __ as regards qualifications?
The only __ is that candidates must be over the age of 35.