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foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly. This is going to sound completely _____, but it's my honest answer.
a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few. Until 1916 the country was ruled by an _____ of landowners who operated a parliament on a restricted suffrage.
the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equatorSeptember 21 was the ' official ' date of the autumnal _____.
the basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization. The need to rebuild a media _____ from the bottom up is clearly evident.
any technology on the scale of nanometers. Nature has developed biological _____ for billions of years of evolution.
without interest or significance; dull; insipid; juvenile; immature; childishThe man had very_____ behavior in handling the situation.
to certify a document, contract, etc.Airlines are now refusing to board lone parents and children and children traveling unaccompanied without this _____(ed) letter of consent.
a farmer who cultivates his own landClearly no ill-fed foot soldier but an English _____ whose Godly ways have been rewarded with earthly riches.
total rejection of established laws and institutions. Perhaps some of the French dandies of the ancien regime could be said to express a certain _____ in the way they lived.
any of several threadlike bodies, consisting of chromatin, that carry the genes in a linear orderParental _____ abnormalities may be found in about 6 % of couples with three miscarriages or more.
tumultuous; turbulentAmazing June has required more effort each succeeding year of our often _____ marriage.
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken. for indeed I have felt the _____(ing) effects upon the mind of reading in succession several works of the lighter class.
vanishing; fading away; fleeting.It is asked how any wisdom can be so _____.
ineffective; incompetent; futileUnfortunately, for many it is that well-known stereotype, the ' _____ teenage mother ' .
pertaining to motion. The turbine absorbs the excess _____ energy of the air current, cooling the air which then descends.
a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of somethingBut how does Huck reach this _____ and who did Twain base his character on?
the usual method of cell divisionHere the cell is about to start entering _____
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression. She may be a prominent figure in the community and she may be wealthy, but she's not very well-liked because of her _____ attitude toward everyone she meets.
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorableSeptember is an ________ time to go apple picking.
composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kindThroughout the twentieth century, the titled nobility of the United Kingdom became less _____.
before or existing before the war, esp. the American Civil War. While vacationing in Georgia, we took a tour of stately ____ houses.
to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness. Whoever says such things must have read a very heavily _____(ed) version of the Old Testament.
to renounce, repudiate, or retract, esp. with formal solemnityGalileo was forced to _____ the theory that the earth turns around the sun.
given or felt by each toward the other; mutualIn fact, many sites make _____ linking a requirement before they will accept a link from your own site.
needless repetition of an idea, esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearnessDavis argues that the specific_____ implicatures which actually arise in English are not ones that audiences could work out
admit to citizenship, esp. to the right of voting.The ten pound suffrage introduced by the Reform Bill had only _____(ed) the middle classes.
a set or system of names or terms, as those used in a particular science or art, by an individual or communityMore controversial, and not likely to be fully acceptable, was the hope that maybe we could standardize _____ as well.
to go or maneuver aroundHe was the first known European to _____ the continent.
trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistryHe resorted to the worst flattery and ____ to win the job.
to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office. This was highly significant as attempts to _____ the president had already began.
to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable. Because of the offensive words in the story, the editor had to ____ it.
usual or customary; everydayThere seems an almost religious awe in the face of _____ reality.
An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women. She turned out to be one of the best known of the militant _____(s), Miss Emily Wilding Davison.
A person legally appointed and authorized to hold assets in trust for another person.The concept of _____ responsibility must be broadened to include ' external costs ' .
DefinitionWordIn a Sentence
the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other pThey, I am afraid, looked like a clear attempt to _____ the boundaries to try to help the Conservatives.
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulousHe sipped it with relish and soon became somewhat _____.
to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference. The only minority they don't _____ to is country folk.
the art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage; correct spelling. There are historical reasons for the extra-ordinary difficulties of the English _____.
one of over a thousand known extragalactic objects, starlike in appearance and having spectra with characteristically large redshifts, that are thought to be the most distant and mAn example of this can be seen in the spectrum of the most distant _____ currently known.
not meant to be taken seriously or literallySorry if that sounds _____, but it is a valid point.
of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. Their _____ regime held much of Europe captive behind an iron curtain.
the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and serves to convey oxygen to the tissuesIron content was measured with XRF to provide a basis for relative _____ content.
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal rightHenry IV, son of John of Gaunt _____(s) the throne with the support of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland.
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious. Some nations are traditionally ______ and are constantly at war with their neighbors.
a rapid rotatory movement of cosmic matter about a centerAt the blade tip, a similar leakage induces a _____ about the blade tip.
sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.Despite his _____ personal habits, he was endlessly generous to his students.
the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will ofBush also faces the prospect of a democratic _____ in the Senate to block his latest nomination to the Supreme Court, Samuel Alito.
a compound of high molecular weight derived either by the addition of many smaller molecules,or by the condensation of many smaller molecules with the elimination of waterIt can be adapted to simulate impact loading on different _____ composites components.
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaningFor in a cruel _____, the bombing raids had saved the day.
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved mannerHe has a _____ baritone voice that renders his wonderful lyrics as wistful or deadpan hilarious as appropriate.
limit or boundary; guidelinePersonally, I'd declare one that specified the exact _____(s) required.
zealous; ardent; impassionedWhatever the reason for this _____ denial of any search or signal, there is no doubt that no message has been received.
any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc. The butterfly kit allows a child to see the complete _____ from larvae to butterfly, both an exciting and wonderful learning experience.
a person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc. After the September 11th terrorist attacks there are a lot more _____(s) in America
to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize. Let us _____ the history of the bill and see the part contributed to its career by each wheel in the machine
to show to be false; contradictHer calm exterior ____(ed) her inner turmoil.
to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another's work)Students are constanly told not to _____ or they will recieve a 0.
lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy. Language can still be a tricky area and can make people feel _____ in their work.
characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor; having an oily or soapy feel, as certain mineralsThe tendons in the beef had melted right down to give a gratifyingly _____ texture.
to subject to some process of separating or distinguishing; analyze critically; sift_____(ing) down the packet stream as soon as possible greatly abets monitoring at high speeds without losing packets.
almighty or infinite in power, as God. We're not _____ creators who've made intelligent life!
a mature sexual reproductive cell, as a sperm or egg, that unites with another cell to form a new organism. _____ fusion and fertilization in animals, double fertilization in plants.
an indefinite portion, part, or share. Market recorded in 1292, when Hugh de Curtenay held a _____ of the issues
the set of points in a plane that are equidistant from a fixed line and a fixed point in the same plane or in a parallel plane.The student had trouble graphing the _____ on the test.
keen insight; shrewdnessTeens in AP classes tend to have _____.
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master. Such a society needs to _____ others, to establish some visible superiority.
an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers presentWe experience the relativities of ' truth ' in the last _____ of Othello.
boorish; rudeIt would seem _____ to deny the free offer.
DefinitionWordIn a Sentence
the making of amends for wrong or injury doneAlso they demanded _____ for attacks by Norman pirates on Scots traders.
esp. with the meaning “western European,” particularly in reference to the European financial market or the European Economic CommunityThe British public continues to oppose the _____ overwhelmingly.
inventory or record; the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc. The _____ of a language consists of many kinds of signs other than simply nouns.
to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly This would _____ the habit of an ordinary working day.
leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.Indirect Rule was a cost-effective means of imposing British _____ over the Bamenda region.
to convert (an element) into an oxide; combine with oxygen. This protects the product so it does not _____.
to insert, estimate, or find an intermediate term inYou can _____ to find the peak of the correlation, but this is only one sample from a distribution.
without contents; emptyRestricted definitions of this kind are essential in qualitative arms control, however, without which the whole enterprise would become _____.
inhalation and exhalation of air; breathing.anaerobic _____ is not the best way to convert glucose into energy.
the science concerned with the relations between heat and mechanical energy or work, and the conversion of one into the otherWe develop a novel model using the _____ of the processes involved.
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea. It was a modest _____ used to avoid the use of ' I ' which might have seemed arrogant.
shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs. These are generally _____ trees such as crab apple, lime and willow.
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawningIn industries where obsequious service is expected, one generally leaves a tip.
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactlessIn hindsight I think this was a _____ attempt by a girl in a single-sex school to attract male attention.
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repealIn the United States we have chosen to _____ slavery.
elaborated; embellished; produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles. Nobody wants to turn on their TV on a daily basis and see havoc _____ by terrorists.
of or pertaining to building or construction; constructive; architectural. The _____ plates of the global economy are shifting.
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance. There is no such _____ now, only a fear that the unthinkable, the unimaginable has happened.
confidently optimistic and cheerful; a blood-red colorOf course, if your bosses are still fairly_____ about such cards, it is possible to hasten the process.
(esp. in plants) the synthesis of complex organic materialsThe algae part of the lichen provides food to the fungus using _____.
the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements; a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electronsAny increase in _____ glucose consequently increases glucose availability within the cells.
a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, esp. the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme; an overall concept accepted by most people in an inteAt stage three, the prevailing _____ of what it means to use a computer in school is challenged.
of or pertaining to moneySuch attempts at exclusion do not always directly arise through _____ motives.
not open to question or disputeThe health risks posed by homelessness are _____.
having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, esp. to avoid notice or formal attentions. The future is not therefore something to be discovered, like an existing terra _____.
the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.The student was asked to use the pythagorean theorem to determine the length of the _____.
A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories. He built temples, canals, defensive fortifications, the gateway of Ishtar, the great _____and the sacred processional way in Babylon.
the science or technique of classification. The _____of Cuban birds is still in a state of flux!
extremely or impassably steepBefore her lay a _____ descent of some twenty feet or more.
not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination. The _____ man was simply unsure of his true beliefs.
An economic theory from the 18th century that is strongly opposed to any government intervention in business affairs.His _____ attitude cost the team a win when he refused to play fairly.
injurious to healthHigh rise living is known to have _____ consequences for children.

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