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abstract
1. difficult to understand; 2. apart from concrete, real things
How can we ever understand something as abstract as love?
cinema
1. movies or motion pictures; 2. a movie theater
Larry goes to the cinema at least once a month.
colossal
enormous in size, huge, vast
When it first came out, Star Wars was a colossal success.
critical
tending to find fault or judge harshly
Mr. Lee's book received a very critical review in the newpaper.
feign
1. to pretend; 2. to give a false appearance of
Possums often feign death when threatened by a predator.
imaginative
having the power to invent or call to mind new images, pictures, or ideas
We'll have to use our best imaginative powers to think of a solution.
incapable
without ability
Mark seems incapable of saying a kind word about anyone.
inspiration
a person, place, or thing that provokes thought or emotion or that aids in creation
When I get stuck on a homework assignment, I go to the woods for inspiration.
jeer
1. to speak or shout mockingly; 2. to tease or laugh at
The group of girls began to jeer at the boys who walked past.
lyrical
1. expressing feelings in strong, emotional words; 2. poetic
On Valentine's Day, she wrote a lyrical note expressing her love.
modest
1. having a moderate vision of one's own value; humble; 2. not extreme
My brother is always very modest about his accomplishments.
option
choice or the right to choice
If you don't like it, you always have the option to leave.
preferable
more desirable
I'd find it preferable to meet at five o'clock instead of six.
proposal
1. a suggested plan or scheme; 2. the act of suggesting something
You can present your proposal to the team.
racket
1. a piece of sports equipment with a handle and a round or oval frame with tightly laced strings, used to hit a ball; 2. a loud noise; 3. an illegal business
Try to hit the ball with the sweet spot of the racket.
reassure
to return someone to confidence
I reassure you - no one wants to take your property.
revoke
1. to withdraw; 2. to cancel
If you cause a bad accident, the state may revoke your license.
severe
1. stern, harsh, or strict; 2. of an extreme, sharp, or violent nature
Our teacher gave us a severe lecture about pulling fire alarms.
shrine
1. a place or container for sacred relics; 2. a place dedicated to honor someone who has died
The people had built a shrine to the former emperor.
suspense
1. the state of being anxious as a result of uncertainty; 2. the state of mental uncertainty, indecision
As we waited for her decision, the suspense was unbearable.
suspense
1. the state of being anxious as a result of uncertainty; 2. the state of mental uncertainty, indecision
As we waited for her decision, the suspense was unbearable.
shrine
1. a place or container for sacred relics; 2. a place dedicated to honor someone who has died
The people had built a shrine to the former emperor.
severe
1. stern, harsh, or strict; 2. of an extreme, sharp, or violent nature
Our teacher gave us a severe lecture about pulling fire alarms.
severe
1. stern, harsh, or strict; 2. of an extreme, sharp, or violent nature
Our teacher gave us a severe lecture about pulling fire alarms.
revoke
1. to withdraw; 2. to cancel
If you cause a bad accident, the state may revoke your license.
reassure
to return someone to confidence
I reassure you - no one wants to take your property.
racket
1. a piece of sports equipment with a handle and a round or oval frame with tightly laced strings, used to hit a ball; 2. a loud noise; 3. an illegal business
Try to hit the ball with the sweet spot of the racket.
proposal
1. a suggested plan or scheme; 2. the act of suggesting something
You can present your proposal to the team.
preferable
more desirable
I'd find it preferable to meet at five o'clock instead of six.
option
choice or the right to choice
If you don't like it, you always have the option to leave.
modest
1. having a moderate vision of one's own value; humble; 2. not extreme
My brother is always very modest about his accomplishments.
lyrical
1. expressing feelings in strong, emotional words; 2. poetic
On Valentine's Day, she wrote a lyrical note expressing her love.
jeer
1. to speak or shout mockingly; 2. to tease or laugh at
The group of girls began to jeer at the boys who walked past.
inspiration
a person, place, or thing that provokes thought or emotion or that aids in creation
When I get stuck on a homework assignment, I go to the woods for inspiration.