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a naval commissioned officer of the highest rank; the commander of a fleet or squadron.

They are making the ship ready for the admiral's inspection.
We received our orders from the admiral this morning.
He was disappointed that he was never reached the rank of admiral.

a small, cozy house; cottage.

We lived in an inexpensive bungalow when we were first married.
They rented a bungalow on the lake last summer.

1. someone who is regarded as being outside a given religious orthodoxy, esp. one not converted to Christianity, Judaism, or Islam; unconverted person.
2. such persons referred to collectively.

Under religious law, the heathen are unclean.

3. someone who is considered uncivilized and lacking in acceptably enlightened values; barbarian.

serious or grave in appearance, sound, or mood.

He wore such a solemn expression that I feared what he had to say.
We were all in a solemn mood after we heard the news of the tragedy.
Our minister always speaks in solemn tones.
A funeral is a solemn occasion.

given to questioning and inquiring; desirous of learning.

She was an inquisitive child whose favorite pastime was searching through encyclopedias.

appropriate for a particular person or to a purpose or situation; fitting.

A husband suitable for a princess.

A dress suitable for the occasion.

scattered fragments, as after an act of destruction; ruins; rubble.

The streets were filled with debris after the hurricane.

1. upright in posture or position.

The teacher told the students to sit erect in their seats.

2. rigidly directed upward or outward; not limp.

The dog held his ears erect at the sound.

3. not spreading or inclined; vertical.

Most trees grow erect even if the ground slopes.
transitive verb

1. to scatter (a liquid) in small bits, drops, or splashes.

The artist spattered the paint on the canvas.

1. the right, power, or ability to give orders, make decisions, or demand or compel obedience.

As the principal, she has the greatest amount of authority in this school.
A judge has the authority to perform marriages.
The army overthrew the government and seized all authority.

2. (usu. pl.) those who have this right or power by law.

The criminal evaded the authorities.

3. a source of expert information or opinion.

Ask your uncle; he's an authority on European history. She thinks she's an authority on everything!
bear-transitive verb
1. to carry.

Donkeys were used to bear the provisions.
Several strong men bore the sedan chair in which the prince rode.

2. to support or hold up.

These beams bear the weight of tons of stone.

3. to endure; put up with.
Those who could not bear the cold did not survive.
Living with her critical and demanding in-laws was hard for her to bear.

4. to give birth to.

She bore seven children, but only four survived.

5. to produce by growth.

The trees will bear leaves early in the spring.

6. to take upon oneself or accept as a duty or obligation.

Who bears the responsibility for this?

1. showing or inclined to show an exaggerated air of dignity or importance.

The pompous butler looked down his nose at the casually-dressed visitor.
His mother is quite unassuming and down-to-earth, but his father is rather pompous.

1. an outing or journey taken for a specific purpose, or the organized group, with its equipment and conveyances, undertaking such a trip.

We'll go on a shopping expedition when we get to Paris.
He led an expedition to the North Pole.

a white or light-colored wash containing zinc oxide, used to cover walls and ceilings.
transitive verb

1. to feel sorrow or remorse for.

He regretted the mistakes he made as a parent.
It did not appear that the prisoner regretted his crime.
As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I regretting saying them.
She always regretted not finishing high school.