make a groove in
The bite marks could have been chiselled out, so deep are they cut into the metal, with whole chunks
gouged from the frame.
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
In process of time, Parliament and public opinion brought these
refractory landlords to their senses.
take the place or move into the position of
VCRs were introduced in the 1970s but were
superseded by DVD technology.
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
The child’s perfection was not just physical either — he also had a steady mind: "on the whole
stolid and unemotional."
cause to be more favorably inclined
“We are all working very hard to get you to a safe place,” Gabriel says, desperately attempting to
without knowledge or intention
Before reading each story, some students first read a paragraph that appeared to
inadvertently spoil the outcome of the story.
make aware of
Nicole kept the other sisters
apprised of what was going on by phone.
capacity or power to produce a desired result
That vaccine had an
efficacy of 31%, which was too low to license it for general use.
lack of self-assurance
He wears baggy white overalls that drown his frame and a shy smile that speaks of his
readily reacting to suggestions and influences
The diversity of the two parties made their disagreements more
deficient in alertness or activity
Their speech was slurred and their movements were
concerned with practical matters
The argument against it is as much
pragmatic as moral: If we can use it on them, they can use it on us.
having more than one possible meaning
“Funk is a feeling. It’s rhythmic, it’s movement, it’s tone color. Everybody thinks they know what it is, but I like to leave it
the condition of having extraneous elements
New methods could scrub
impurities from recycled steel to make products for the aerospace and car industries, he said.
reject as false; refuse to accept
The allegations were later
discredited and convictions overturned, but the actions damaged morale and fueled resentment.
something difficult to endure
But after the
hardships they endured early in life, this challenge isn’t that scary.
petty or reluctant in giving or spending
While change is coming, it is
grudging and slow.
cause to become imperfect
Pacific Coast Highway remained open Wednesday, but its signature views were
marred by a dark haze.
a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
The strange horseman drew an enormous, curved sword from a
scabbard mounted on his saddle.
express criticism towards
upbraid us, some update and some amuse.
sing or play with trills
And maybe doing just a little bit of wistful
warbling, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down . . . “
infinitely or immeasurably small
Corkin knew Henry intimately, spending decades gathering the most
minute details of his strengths and his deficits.
a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
International monitors have recently raised the alarm about both sides violating peace
accords by using heavy weaponry that was supposed to have been withdrawn.
clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
“It is not their presence which is troubling but the danger, which is now more
evident than before,” he said.
marked by distress
But the conductor generates a sense of calm that permeates the room, no matter how
fraught he might be feeling.
have in mind as a purpose
“Because of its
intended use, fenders will get damaged and sometimes do fall off the walls and subsequently are replaced.”
an artistic device or effect
conceit visually articulates a metaphor: Despite conviction and courage, the play’s characters are foundering for lack of empathy.
"What happens is, I'm pretty
equable and pretty much the same most of the time," he says with a shrug.
devoted to raising sheep or cattle
Increased construction of wind turbines and solar panels and transmission lines will turn
pastoral areas into an extended substation.
pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
disapprobation against being rude and demeaning completely enrages them.
omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
ellipsis indicates that something has been omitted.
lacking in courage, strength, and resolution
The “cowardly man” meaning is derived from another source entirely, the Latin
a free man who cultivates his own land
"His name was Clement," and foreseeing the next question, "he was a
yeoman at Easthope."
a doctrine that is taught
precept she learned as a girl on her family’s estate in Venezuela.
the means of connection between things linked in series
nexus of things like big data, social networks and mobility, and the next big thing, which is artificial intelligence.”
appropriations designed to ingratiate constituents
pork barrel money to finance projects for their constituencies, aiding their re-election.
She often seemed at ease, he said, only when she and her husband were
ensconced in safe surroundings.
at the proper time
punctually for a job, day in and day out, demonstrates an ability to manage your time well.
a variation in circumstances or fortune
As a result, they have little protection against both life's
vicissitudes and volatile home prices.
hanging loosely or bending downward
Some eggplants are long, lean and
pendulous, like smooth-skinned cucumbers.
someone who loves and usually collects books
With a Kindle, the
bibliophile in your life will be able to easily carry around their entire library wherever they go.
a subtle difference in meaning, opinion, or attitude
A good-hearted curmudgeon, he had no social
niceties and told it like it was much to my grandmother's embarrassment.
a state of extreme poverty
privation is a result of artificially holding down prices, which creates shortages.
old; no longer valid or fashionable
This artfully staged show brings a fresh vibe to a genre that has come to seem prematurely
take exception to
My evaluation process would be a lot simpler and less anxiety-ridden if I knew I would never be
gainsaid by any student.
curse or declare to be evil or anathema
He was found out, and
execrated by all--for he had been false to all--he fled for his life.
having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
“She’s not stuck up or
conceited or look down on us. I love her. She has a heart of gold.”
a closed political meeting
caucuses — which were informal meetings of congressmen — had picked the three previous presidents: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.
very loud or booming
He had a deep sonority on the baritone, softening the instrument’s
stentorian brawn with a smooth, almost velvety tone.
intended or appropriate for deterring aggression or attack
Most of the public discussion has been about
defensive measures, such as how to protect networks of the government and the private sector from attack.
Still, Mann is known as a
tenacious sort, one who doesn't back down even in the face of long odds.
contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
Surely he wasn’t
complacent enough to put aside his teacher’s instinct just because of a test score.
accuracy with which a system reproduces its input signal
This promised to be a lot better than my cheapo earplugs, with a bonus of better
fidelity to the actual sounds I’d hear.
briefly giving the gist of something
I promised to be
succinct, so let's not belabor this further.
regard with feelings of respect and reverence
It is one of the most
venerated names in high-end sports cars, having drawn the affection of car aficionados for decades.
being of crucial importance
He said the role would be "
pivotal" and the chair would play an important part in deciding who else would be on the board.
characterized by friendship and good will
The exchange came to an
amicable end, as each party leader wished the other an enjoyable holiday.
give a false appearance of
I could no longer
feign being outdoorsy, so I made the only contribution I could: I became an Amazonian homemaker.
rule or have supreme power
Here she is with Gabby Douglas, the
reigning all-around champion from 2012.
a sudden and decisive change of government by force
“We have such a strong economy that we overcome this
coup with small scratches,” Mr. Yildirim said.
become less in amount or intensity
If the wind didn’t
abate—and soon—the summit would be out of the question for all of us.
having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
“He’s kind of
vain . . . he thinks he’s this dashing, romantic, swashbuckling adventurer . . . but he’s flawed.”
the income or profit arising from a transaction
The U.S. stock market has remained largely resilient as investors have favored equities in the face of low
yields from other investments.
force somebody to do something
With those simple words, her brother was gone — and she felt
compelled to take control in the ensuing chaos.
a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea
That cumbersome process has drawn criticism from healthy food
advocates who want ingredients derived from biotech crops flagged as explicitly as possible.
declared but not proved
The police are already looking into "
alleged financial irregularities" surrounding the loan, because the cash has gone missing.
relinquish possession or control over
Self-driving cars can be ranked on how much control they
cede to the vehicle.
cause physical pain or suffering in
I have a message for all of you: The crime and violence that today
afflicts our nation will soon come to an end.
obvious to the eye or mind
You want to be visible, but you don’t want to be
a member of an irregular force that fights a stronger force
Party stalwarts insisted that the
insurgents won’t win their fight.
With its granite and cream tiles and bare walls, the room exuded an
scold or reprimand; take to task
The Hippocratic Oath
admonishes doctors to keep secret what they “see or hear” from patients.
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
Most clerics kept quiet out of
deference to the king.
"We have been
neglected and ignored by all the powers in the region."
suggest in an indirect or covert way; give to understand
insinuates that you must remain cheerful and uncomplaining in the face of unimaginable pain and fatigue.
make plain and comprehensible
Then, there's the tone of exposition, of a story
explicated rather than told.
propriety in manners and conduct
He allowed that he had been taken aback by how disrespectfully they had greeted him, and by the lack of “
decorum” and “civilized debate.”
feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
We are duly mortified,
chagrined and abashed and apologize to our readers.
disposed to venture or take risks
An exploded bubble could very well mean that those “totally
audacious” bets will go unfunded entirely.
invulnerable to fear or intimidation
Despite such warnings, one
intrepid fan who did make the journey was impressed.
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
But with the ubiquity of camera phones,
surreptitious photography is harder to spot, Ms. Worth said.
necessary by rule
The students are
required to wear jackets and ties to school.
Without the involvement of these
stalwarts, the spirit of party unity was hard to manifest.
rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner
“He was passionate, opinionated, and sometimes
brusque and rude,” she writes.
lower in rank or importance
Executive service appointees, on the other hand, are agency heads who are
subordinate to the mayor and serve at her pleasure.
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
He didn’t know what to expect from the job and felt a bit
The alleged offences include murder, directing terrorism, membership of a
proscribed organisation and robbery.
incapable of failure or error
Furthermore, journal peer review is not
infallible: poor science routinely slips through the net.
marked by precise accordance with details
She is a
meticulous thinker who almost never leaps before looking.
showing courteous regard for people's feelings
Throughout the season, Porzingis has been unfailingly
deferential to Anthony — an approach that Anthony clearly appreciates.
act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
On its website, Niantic says users must
comply with age restrictions and applicable laws to play its games.
use or distribute systematically or strategically
deployed in the field, the new tool could help medical professionals detect infected patients more quickly.
revealing lack of perceptiveness or judgment or finesse
The defense lawyer was either
inept or trying, actively, to throw the case.
characterized by extreme care and great effort
“It’s almost a lost art. He’s very
conscientious about his work. He’ll stick with it until it’s done right.”
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
Some speculate on the arrival of
malevolent robots that through conscious volition harm the human race.
dangerously unstable and unpredictable
During the most
treacherous part of Juno’s journey to Jupiter, orbit insertion, the camera and all of the craft’s instruments were turned off.
feeling or showing extreme anger
Irate students circulated petitions, wrote editorials and posted social-media tirades.
a preceding occurrence or cause or event
Chomsky has dismissed efforts to teach apes like Koko how to sign as revealing nothing about the
antecedents of human language.
freedom from obscurity of expression; comprehensibility
But at several moments, he produces lines of epigrammatic clarity that echo the
lucidity of his photographs.
having material or physical form or substance
Maybe it’s unfair to compare a
corporeal creature with a cartoon caricature, but today, that’s what I'm doing.