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The term Encyclopedia comes from the Greek words εγκύκλιος παιδεία, enkyklios paideia ("in a circle of instruction"). From εγκύκλιος, circuit shaped from κύκλος circuit and παιδεία, meaning instruction. See the Note on spelling below.

Encyclopedias can be general, containing articles on topics in many different fields - the English language Encyclopædia Britannica and German Brockhaus are well-known examples, or they can specialize in a particular field (such as an encyclopedia of medicine or philosophy). There are also encyclopedias that cover a wide variety of topics from a particular cultural or national perspective, such as the Great Soviet Encyclopedia.

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  • ABC -  the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
  • about -  on the move; adv. in the area or vicinity; all around or on all sides; in or to a reversed position or direction; to or among many different places or in no particular direction; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; in rotation or succession; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • above -  appearing earlier in the same text; adv. at an earlier place; in or to a place that is higher;  an earlier section of a written text
  • Abstinence -  act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite; the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
  • Acadian -  an early French settler in the Maritimes
  • ada -  an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
  • Adams -  a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high); 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826); 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848); American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
  • Adana -  a city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River
  • Adobo -  a dish of marinated vegetables and meat or fish; served with rice
  • Adventist -  a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
  • Adzuki bean -  bushy annual widely grown in China and Japan for the flour made from its seeds
  • Afghan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people;  a blanket knitted or crocheted in strips or squares; sometimes used as a shawl; a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan; tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East; a coat made of sheepskin; an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
  • Afghani -  of or relating to or characteristic of Afghanistan or its people;  the basic unit of money in Afghanistan; an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan -  a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
  • Africa -  the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
  • African -  of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples;  a native or inhabitant of Africa
  • Agar -  a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods; any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
  • Agar-agar -  a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
  • Agave -  tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
  • Agenda -  a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to; a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting)
  • Agriculture -  the class of people engaged in growing food; the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock; a large-scale farming enterprise; the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
  • Agua -  largest known toad species; native to Central America; valuable destroyer of insect pests
  • Ahimsa -  a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence
  • Airline -  a commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers; a hose that carries air under pressure
  • Al dente -  of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
  • Alb -  a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves; worn by priests
  • Albanian -  of or relating to Albania or its people or language or culture;  the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania; a native or inhabitant of Albania
  • Alca -  type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill
  • Alcohol -  a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
  • Alcoholic -  addicted to alcohol; characteristic of or containing alcohol;  a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
  • Alcott -  United States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888)
  • ale -  a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume
  • Aleppo -  a city in northwestern Syria
  • Algeria -  a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
  • Algerian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Algeria or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Algeria
  • ali -  the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects; United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
  • all -  completely given to or absorbed by; quantifier; used with either mass or count s to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class; adv. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
  • Allegro -  (of tempo) fast; adv. in a quick and lively tempo;  a musical composition or passage performed quickly in a brisk lively manner; a brisk and lively tempo
  • Allen -  a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789); United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-); United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
  • Allentown -  a city in eastern Pennsylvania; an industrial and commercial center
  • Almond -  oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree; small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
  • Alphabet -  a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language; the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
  • also - adv. in addition
  • Amber -  of a medium to dark brownish yellow color;  a deep yellow color; a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin; used for jewelry
  • America -  North America and South America and Central America; North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
  • American -  of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture;  a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country; a native or inhabitant of the United States; the English language as used in the United States
  • Americana -  any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
  • Amigo -  a friend or comrade
  • Anal -  a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.; of or related to the anus
  • analogue -  of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input;  something having the property of being analogous to something else
  • anchovy -  small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide; tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces
  • Ancient -  very old; belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire;  a person who lived in ancient times; a very old person
  • Andrew -  (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
  • Ang -  a civilian reserve component of the United States Air Force that provides prompt mobilization during war and assistance during national emergencies
  • Anglo-Indian -  relating to British India or the English in India;  a person of English citizenship born or living in India
  • Angola -  a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
  • Angolan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Angola or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Angola
  • Anguilla -  type genus of the Anguillidae: eels; a British colony in the West Indies
  • Ani -  black tropical American cuckoo
  • Animal -  of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from an animal or animals; marked by the appetites and passions of the body;  a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  • Anise -  liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles; native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
  • Aniseed -  liquorice-flavored seeds or oil used in cookies or cakes or pickles
  • annual -  completing its life cycle within a year; occurring or payable every year;  a reference book that is published regularly once every year; a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  • Ans -  the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
  • Ant -  social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
  • Antebellum -  belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
  • Antigua -  the largest of the islands comprising Antigua and Barbuda
  • Antipasto -  a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
  • Apache -  the language of the Apache; a Parisian gangster; any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma
  • Ape -  any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all; person who resembles a nonhuman primate; someone who copies the words or behavior of another; verb imitate uncritically and in every aspect; represent in or produce a caricature of
  • Appalachia -  an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
  • Apple -  fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh; native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • Apricot -  downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach; Asian tree having clusters of usually white blossoms and edible fruit resembling the peach; a shade of pink tinged with yellow
  • Aquarius -  the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18; a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
  • Arab -  a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa; a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
  • Arabian -  of or relating to Arabian horses; relating to or associated with Arabia or its people;  a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia; a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
  • Arabic -  relating to or characteristic of Arabs;  the Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects
  • Arak -  any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
  • Ararat -  the mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded
  • Arb -  someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential)
  • are -  a unit of surface area equal to 100 square meters
  • Argentina -  type genus of the Argentinidae: argentines; a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
  • Argentine -  of or relating to or characteristic of Argentina or its people;  any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes
  • Armenian -  of or pertaining to Armenia or the people or culture of Armenia;  a writing system having an alphabet of 38 letters in which the Armenian language is written; the Indo-European language spoken predominantly in Armenia; an ethnic group speaking Armenian and living in Armenia and Azerbaijan; a native or inhabitant of Armenia
  • Arrack -  any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
  • Arrowroot -  white-flowered West Indian plant whose root yields arrowroot starch; a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant; canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained
  • Arroz con pollo -  rice and chicken cooked together Spanish style; highly seasoned especially with saffron
  • Artichoke -  a thistlelike flower head with edible fleshy leaves and heart; Mediterranean thistlelike plant widely cultivated for its large edible flower head
  • article -  one of a class of artifacts; nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication; (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a phrase; a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will); verb bind by a contract; especially for a training period
  • arts -  studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
  • Aruba -  a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
  • Ash -  any of various deciduous pinnate-leaved ornamental or timber trees of the genus Fraxinus; strong elastic wood of any of various ash trees; used for furniture and tool handles and sporting goods such as baseball bats; the residue that remains when something is burned; verb convert into ashes
  • Ashkenazi -  a Jew of eastern European or German descent
  • Asian -  denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java; of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Asia
  • asin -  the seventh month of the Hindu calendar
  • Assam -  state in northeastern India
  • Assamese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Assam or its people or culture;  the Magadhan language spoken by the Assamese people; closely related to Bengali; native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern India
  • Association -  the act of consorting with or joining with others; the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species; a formal organization of people or groups of people; (chemistry) any process of combination (especially in solution) that depends on relatively weak chemical bonding; a relation resulting from interaction or dependence; the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; a social or business relationship
  • Assyrian -  an extinct language of the Assyrians regarded as a dialect of Akkadian; an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
  • Atlantic -  relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean;  the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
  • Atlantic cod -  one of the world's most important commercial fishes
  • Atlas -  a figure of a man used as a supporting column; the 1st cervical vertebra; a collection of maps in book form; (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
  • Aubergine -  egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow; hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
  • auspicious -  auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
  • Australia -  a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony; the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
  • Australian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants;  the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines; a native or inhabitant of Australia
  • Austrian -  of or relating to Austria or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Austria
  • Avocado -  of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado;  a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed; tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
  • Awareness -  having knowledge of; state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
  • Axon -  long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
  • Azerbaijan -  a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
  • Azerbaijani -  of or pertaining to Azerbaijan or the people or culture of Azerbaijan;  the Turkic language spoken by the Azerbaijani; a native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan
  • Aztec -  a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519
  • Baba -  a small cake leavened with yeast
  • Babka -  a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds
  • bacon -  back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried; English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626); English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
  • bagel -  (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
  • Bahamas -  island country in the Atlantic east of Florida and Cuba; a popular winter resort
  • Bahraini -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bahrain or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
  • Baked -  (bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven); hardened by subjecting to intense heat; dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Baked goods -  foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
  • bakery -  a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
  • Baking -  as hot as if in an oven;  cooking by dry heat in an oven; making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • Baklava -  rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey
  • bali -  an island in Indonesia east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts
  • Balinese -  the Indonesian language of the people of Bali
  • Balkan -  of or denoting or relating to the Balkan countries or their inhabitants or the Balkan peninsula or the Balkan Mountains;  an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula
  • ball -  a pitch that is not in the strike zone; the game of baseball; round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; a spherical object used as a plaything; a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; a lavish dance requiring formal attire; a compact mass; the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989); an object with a spherical shape; a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; verb form into a ball by winding or rolling
  • Balochi -  an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf
  • Baltimore -  the largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center
  • Bamboo -  woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture; the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles
  • Ban -  an official prohibition or edict against something; 100 bani equal 1 leu in Romania; 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova; a decree that prohibits something; a bachelor's degree in nursing; verb prohibit especially by legal means or social pressure; forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper); expel from a community or group; ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
  • Banana -  elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh; any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
  • Banderilla -  a decorated dart that is implanted in the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
  • Bandung -  a city in Indonesia; located on western Java (southeast of Jakarta); a resort known for its climate
  • Bangladesh -  a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
  • Bangladeshi -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bangladesh or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
  • Banks -  English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
  • Bannock -  a flat bread made of oat or barley flour; common in New England and Scotland
  • Banquet -  a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; a ceremonial dinner party for many people; verb partake in a feast or banquet; provide a feast or banquet for
  • Bap -  a small loaf or roll of soft bread
  • bar -  a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; a counter where you can obtain food or drink; (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; a heating element in an electric fire; a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises; a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter; the act of preventing; a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War; a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; verb prevent from entering; keep out; secure with, or as if with, bars; render unsuitable for passage; expel, as if by official decree
  • Barbadian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Barbados or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Barbados
  • Barbados -  easternmost of the West Indies about 300 miles north of Venezuela; a parliamentary democracy on the island of Barbados; former British colony; a popular resort area
  • Barbecue -  a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors; a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit; meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce; verb cook outdoors on a barbecue grill
  • Barbeque -  a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors; a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit; meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce; verb cook outdoors on a barbecue grill
  • Barberry -  any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
  • Barbuda -  an island in Antigua and Barbuda
  • barf -  the matter ejected in vomiting; verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • Barilla -  Algerian plant formerly burned to obtain calcium carbonate; bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
  • Barley -  a grain of barley; cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
  • Barley-sugar -  a brittle transparent candy made by melting and cooling cane sugar
  • Barth -  United States novelist (born in 1930); Swiss Protestant theologian (1886-1968)
  • Bash -  an uproarious party; a vigorous blow; verb hit hard
  • Basil -  leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried; (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379); any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  • Basque -  the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language; a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
  • Bast -  cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun; strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants; (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
  • bath -  you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it); a town in southwestern England on the River Avon; famous for its hot springs and Roman remains; an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons; a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet; a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body; verb clean one's body by immersion into water
  • Batik -  a dyed fabric; a removable wax is used where the dye is not wanted; verb dye with wax
  • bauhaus -  a German style of architecture begun by Walter Gropius in 1918
  • Bavaria -  a state in southern Germany famous for its beer; site of an automobile factory
  • Bay -  (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color;  a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color; a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; the sound of a hound on the scent; an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf; a small recess opening off a larger room; small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors; verb bark with prolonged noises, of dogs; utter in deep prolonged tones
  • Bay leaf -  dried leaf of the bay laurel
  • Baya -  common Indian weaverbird
  • Beach -  an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake; verb land on a beach
  • Bean -  any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food; any of various leguminous plants grown for their edible seeds and pods; any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans; informal terms for a human head; verb hit on the head, especially with a pitched baseball
  • Beauty -  the qualities that give pleasure to the senses; an outstanding example of its kind; a very attractive or seductive looking woman
  • Bee -  any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species; a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
  • Beef -  cattle that are reared for their meat; meat from an adult domestic bovine; informal terms for objecting; verb complain
  • Beer -  a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
  • Beet -  round red root vegetable; biennial Eurasian plant usually having a swollen edible root; widely cultivated as a food crop
  • Behind -  having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; adv. in or to or toward the rear; remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from; in debt; in or into an inferior position; of timepieces;  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • Beijing -  capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
  • being -  the state or fact of existing; a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
  • Bel -  Babylonian god of the earth; one of the supreme triad including Anu and Ea; earlier identified with En-lil; a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels
  • Belarusian -  of or pertaining to Belarus or to the people or culture of Belarus;  the Slavic language spoken in Belarus
  • Belgian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgian people;  a native or inhabitant of Belgium
  • Belize -  a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
  • Bell -  a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck; the flared opening of a tubular device; the sound of a bell being struck; United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922); English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961); a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905); the shape of a bell; (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.; a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument; a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed; verb attach a bell to
  • Bell pepper -  large bell-shaped sweet pepper in green or red or yellow or orange or black varieties; plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • belly -  the underpart of the body of certain vertebrates such as snakes or fish; a protruding abdomen; the hollow inside of something; a part that bulges deeply; the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis; verb swell out or bulge out
  • belt -  a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist); endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys; an elongated region where a specific condition is found; the act of hitting vigorously; a vigorous blow; a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing); verb fasten with a belt; deliver a blow to; sing loudly and forcefully
  • Bengali -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bengal or its people;  a Magadhan language spoken by the Bengali people; the official language of Bangladesh and Bengal; an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India; (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
  • Benin -  a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
  • Beninese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Benin or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Benin
  • Benne -  East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • Berber -  a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt; now spoken mostly in Morocco; an ethnic minority descended from Berbers and Arabs and living in northern Africa; a member of a Caucasian Muslim people of northern Africa
  • Berlin -  a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats; capital of Germany located in eastern Germany; United States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)
  • Bermuda -  a group of islands in the Atlantic off the Carolina coast; British colony; a popular resort
  • Bermudian -  a native or inhabitant of Bermuda
  • berry -  any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves; United States rock singer (born in 1931); a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry); verb pick or gather berries
  • Best -  (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; adv. it would be sensible; in a most excellent way or manner; from a position of superiority or authority;  the supreme effort one can make; the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978); verb get the better of
  • beverage -  any liquid suitable for drinking
  • Bhang -  a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
  • Bhutanese -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Bhutan or its people or culture or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
  • Bihari -  the Indic language spoken in Bihar (and by some people in Pakistan and Bangladesh)
  • Bin -  a container; usually has a lid; the quantity contained in a bin; an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself; verb store in bins
  • Biryani -  an Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat or fish or vegetables
  • Biscuit -  small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda; any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
  • bitch -  female of any member of the dog family; an unpleasant difficulty; informal terms for objecting; a woman who is thoroughly disliked; verb say mean things
  • bite -  a portion removed from the whole; the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws; (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; a light informal meal; a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person; a strong odor or taste property; wit having a sharp and caustic quality; a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin; verb penetrate or cut, as with a knife; to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; deliver a sting to
  • Black -  marked by anger or resentment or hostility; of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; extremely dark; being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; soiled with dirt or soot; dressed in black; (of coffee) without cream or sugar; (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; offering little or no hope; (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; harshly ironic or sinister; distributed or sold illicitly;  black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); (board games) the darker pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white); a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa); popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928); British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799); total absence of light; verb make or become black
  • Black pepper -  pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on; climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
  • Black pudding -  a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients
  • Black Rat -  common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide
  • Blackberry -  large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus; bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle; verb pick or gather blackberries
  • Blaeberry -  erect European blueberry having solitary flowers and blue-black berries
  • Blessed -  highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace); having good fortune bestowed or conferred upon; sometimes used as in combination; characterized by happiness and good fortune; enjoying the bliss of heaven; worthy of worship; expletives used informally as intensifiers; Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
  • blood -  temperament or disposition; the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart; people viewed as members of a group; the descendants of one individual; a dissolute man in fashionable society; verb smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  • Bloodless -  destitute of blood or apparently so; free from blood or bloodshed; devoid of human emotion or feeling; without vigor or zest or energy; anemic looking from illness or emotion
  • blossom -  reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts; the period of greatest prosperity or productivity; verb develop or come to a promising stage; produce or yield flowers
  • Blue -  causing dejection; of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; low in spirits; morally rigorous and strict; used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); suggestive of sexual impropriety; characterized by profanity or cursing; belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy;  any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae; blue clothing; blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic; the sky as viewed during daylight; used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge; verb turn blue
  • Blueberry -  sweet edible dark-blue berries of either low-growing or high-growing blueberry plants; any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
  • Boar -  an uncastrated male hog; Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
  • Bob -  a short abrupt inclination (as of the head); a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line; a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string; a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around; a short or shortened tail of certain animals; a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism; a former monetary unit in Great Britain; verb cut hair in the style of a bob; move up and down repeatedly; make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect; remove or shorten the tail of an animal; ride a bobsled
  • boeuf -  meat from an adult domestic bovine
  • boil -  a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus; the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; verb cook in boiling liquid; bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; be in an agitated emotional state; be agitated
  • boiled -  cooked in hot water
  • Boiling - adv. extremely;  cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil; the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
  • Bola -  a rope with weights attached to the ends; is thrown to entangle the legs of an animal; of South American origin; a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
  • Bolivian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bolivia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
  • Bolo -  long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin; a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
  • Bologna -  large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork; the capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy east of the Apennines
  • Bonaire -  a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
  • bong -  a dull resonant sound as of a bell; verb ring loudly and deeply
  • bonito -  any of various scombroid fishes intermediate in size and characteristics between mackerels and tunas; fish whose flesh is dried and flaked for Japanese cookery; may be same species as skipjack tuna; flesh of mostly Pacific food fishes of the genus Sarda of the family Scombridae; related to but smaller than tuna
  • Boodle -  informal terms for money; a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
  • Book -  physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; a major division of a long written composition; a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game; the sacred writings of the Christian religions; the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance; a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; verb engage for a performance; record a charge in a police register; register in a hotel booker; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • Boss -  exceptionally good;  a person responsible for hiring workers; a person who exercises control and makes decisions; a circular rounded projection or protuberance; a person who exercises control over workers; a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; verb raise in a relief
  • Boston -  state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
  • Botswana -  a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
  • Bouillabaisse -  highly seasoned Mediterranean soup or stew made of several kinds of fish and shellfish with tomatoes and onions or leeks and seasoned with saffron and garlic and herbs
  • bowl -  a dish that is round and open at the top for serving foods; a round vessel that is open at the top; used for holding fruit or liquids or for serving food; a small round container that is open at the top for holding tobacco; a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling; the quantity contained in a bowl; a concave shape with an open top; a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling; a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments; verb engage in the sport of bowling; roll (a ball)
  • box -  a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; the driver's seat on a coach; any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned; evergreen shrubs or small trees; the quantity contained in a box; a rectangular drawing; a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; verb engage in a boxing match; hit with the fist; put into a box
  • Bra -  an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
  • Brag -  exceptionally good;  an instance of boastful talk; verb show off
  • brain -  that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord; mental ability; the brain of certain animals used as meat; that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; verb kill by smashing someone's skull; hit on the head
  • braised -  cooked by browning in fat and then simmering in a closed container
  • Bramble -  any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
  • Brandenburg -  the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701
  • brandy -  distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
  • Brazil -  the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter; three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell
  • Brazilian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Brazil or the people of Brazil;  a native or inhabitant of Brazil
  • Bread -  food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked; informal terms for money; verb cover with bread crumbs
  • Breadfruit -  a large round seedless or seeded fruit with a texture like bread; eaten boiled or baked or roasted or ground into flour; the roasted seeds resemble chestnuts; native to Pacific islands and having edible fruit with a texture like bread
  • Breadstick -  a crisp stick-shaped roll; often served with soup
  • break -  an escape from jail; a sudden dash; an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving; the opening shot that scatters the balls in billiards or pool; an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); an unexpected piece of good luck; the occurrence of breaking; any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare; the act of breaking something; a pause from doing something (as work); a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; breaking of hard tissue such as bone; a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something; verb weaken or destroy in spirit or body; diminish or discontinue abruptly; fall sharply; be broken in; crack; of the male voice in puberty; render inoperable or ineffective; become separated into pieces or fragments; destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; happen; prevent completion; change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; come into being; find the solution or key to; find a flaw in; undergo breaking; interrupt the flow of current in; be released or become known; of news; pierce or penetrate; become punctured or penetrated; break a piece from a whole; go to pieces; ruin completely; separate from a clinch, in boxing; make the opening shot that scatters the balls; destroy the completeness of a set of related items; exchange for smaller units of money; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; emerge from the surface of a body of water; scatter or part; make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; move away or escape suddenly; change directions suddenly; invalidate by judicial action; interrupt a continued activity; cause the failure or ruin of; happen or take place; come forth or begin from a state of latency; give up; cause to give up a habit; vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; come to an end; fracture a bone of; make submissive, obedient, or useful; become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; terminate; lessen in force or effect; stop operating or functioning; cease an action temporarily; make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; surpass in excellence; do a break dance; break down, literally or metaphorically; reduce to bankruptcy; assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; enter someone's property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
  • Breakfast -  the first meal of the day (usually in the morning); verb eat an early morning meal; provide breakfast for
  • Breeze -  a slight wind (usually refreshing); any undertaking that is easy to do; verb to proceed quickly and easily; blow gently and lightly
  • Bremen -  a city of northwestern Germany linked by the Weser River to the port of Bremerhaven and the North Sea; in the Middle Ages it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League
  • brioche -  a light roll rich with eggs and butter and somewhat sweet
  • British -  of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture;  the people of Great Britain
  • British Virgin Islands -  more than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited); a dependent territory of the United Kingdom
  • Brittle -  having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured; lacking warmth and generosity of spirit;  caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
  • broth -  a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock; liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
  • Brown -  (of skin) deeply suntanned; of a color similar to that of wood or earth;  an orange of low brightness and saturation; abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858); Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858); a university in Rhode Island; verb fry in a pan until it changes color
  • Brown bread -  dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water; bread made with whole wheat flour
  • Bruce -  King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329); Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
  • Brunch -  combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning; verb eat a meal in the late morning
  • Bruneian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Brunei or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Brunei
  • Bubble -  a dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; an impracticable and illusory idea; a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide); a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control; verb form, produce, or emit bubbles; expel gas from the stomach; flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
  • bud -  a partially opened flower; a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals; verb start to grow or develop; develop buds
  • Buddha -  founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC); one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
  • Buddhism -  the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth; a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  • Buddhist -  of or relating to or supporting Buddhism;  one who follows the teachings of Buddha
  • Buffalo -  meat from an American bison; a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls); any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo; large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains; verb intimidate or overawe
  • Buffet -  a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers; a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves; usually inexpensive bar; verb strike, beat repeatedly; strike against forcefully
  • Bulbul -  nightingale spoken of in Persian poetry
  • Bulgaria -  a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
  • Bulgarian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bulgaria or its people;  a Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria; a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
  • Bulgur -  parched crushed wheat
  • bun -  small rounded bread either plain or sweet
  • buns -  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • Bur -  small bit used in dentistry or surgery; seed vessel having hooks or prickles; verb remove the burrs from
  • Burdock -  any of several erect biennial herbs of temperate Eurasia having stout taproots and producing burs
  • burger -  United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995); a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
  • Burkina Faso -  a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
  • Burma -  a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
  • Burmese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Myanmar or its people;  the official language of Burma; a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
  • Burrito -  a flour tortilla folded around a filling
  • burt -  English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)
  • Burundi -  of or relating to or characteristic of Burundi or its people;  a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
  • Burundian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Burundi or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Burundi
  • Butter -  an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use; a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head; verb spread butter on
  • Buttermilk -  residue from making butter from sour raw milk; or pasteurized milk curdled by adding a culture
  • Buttery -  resembling or containing or spread with butter; unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech;  a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals; a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
  • Byzantine -  characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; highly complex or intricate; of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium; of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it;  a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
  • Cabbage -  any of various types of cabbage; any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers; informal terms for money; verb make off with belongings of others
  • Caesar -  conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC); United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
  • Caesar salad -  typically having fried croutons and dressing made with a raw egg
  • Cafe -  a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  • Caff -  informal British term for a cafe
  • Cajun -  a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian')
  • Cake -  a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs; small flat mass of chopped food; verb form a coat over
  • Caldwell -  United States author remembered for novels about poverty and degeneration (1903-1987)
  • California -  a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • caltrop -  tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed; Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America; a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
  • Camachile -  common thorny tropical American tree having terminal racemes of yellow flowers followed by sickle-shaped or circinate edible pods and yielding good timber and a yellow dye and mucilaginous gum
  • Cambodian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cambodia or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
  • Cameroon -  a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960; an inactive volcano in western Cameroon; highest peak on the West African coast
  • Cameroonian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cameroon or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
  • Campbell -  United States mythologist (1904-1987)
  • can -  airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.; a buoy with a round bottom and conical top; the quantity contained in a can; a room or building equipped with one or more toilets; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; verb preserve in a can or tin; terminate the employment of
  • Canada -  a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • Canadian -  of or relating to Canada or its people;  a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma; a native or inhabitant of Canada
  • Candy -  a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts; verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
  • Cane -  a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment; a stick that people can lean on to help them walk; a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane; verb beat with a cane
  • Canned -  sealed in a can or jar; recorded for broadcast
  • Cannelloni -  tubular pasta filled with meat or cheese
  • canton -  a small administrative division of a country; a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port; verb divide into cantons, of a country; provide housing for (military personnel)
  • Cantonese -  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
  • Cap -  a tight-fitting headdress; a top (as for a bottle); something serving as a cover or protection; a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom; the upper part of a column that supports the entablature; dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth; a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive; an upper limit on what is allowed; verb restrict the number or amount of; lie at the top of
  • Cape -  a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter; a strip of land projecting into a body of water
  • Cape Verde -  an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal
  • Caper -  a playful leap or hop; a crime (especially a robbery); pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces; any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis; a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; verb jump about playfully
  • Capital -  uppercase; of primary important; first-rate;  the upper part of a column that supports the entablature; one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; the federal government of the United States; a seat of government; a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product; wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value; assets available for use in the production of further assets; a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
  • Cappuccino -  equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream
  • Caramel -  having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow-brown;  burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food; firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk; a medium to dark tan color
  • Carbonara -  sauce for pasta; contains eggs and bacon or ham and grated cheese
  • Cardamom -  aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces; rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
  • Caribbean -  region including the Caribbean islands; an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
  • Caribou -  arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
  • Carnage -  the savage and excessive killing of many people
  • Carol -  a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ); joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ; verb sing carols
  • Carolina -  the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Carrageen -  dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
  • Carrot -  promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"; orange root; important source of carotene; perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions; deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
  • Cart -  a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal; wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; verb transport something in a cart; draw slowly or heavily
  • carte -  a list of dishes available at a restaurant
  • Carton -  a box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top; the quantity contained in a carton
  • carving -  removing parts to create a desired shape; a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape; creating figures or designs in three dimensions
  • Cassava -  any of several plants of the genus Manihot having fleshy roots yielding a nutritious starch; cassava root eaten as a staple food after drying and leaching; source of tapioca; a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics
  • Cassia -  Chinese tree with aromatic bark; yields a less desirable cinnamon than Ceylon cinnamon; any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods; some genus Cassia species often classified as members of the genus Senna or genus Chamaecrista
  • Casual -  hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; marked by blithe unconcern; not showing effort or strain; suited for everyday use; without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand; occuring from time to time; natural and unstudied; characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
  • Catalan -  relating to or characteristic of the Catalan language; relating to or denoting or characteristic of Catalonia or its inhabitants;  the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain (related to Spanish and Occitan); a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
  • Category -  a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme; a collection of things sharing a common attribute
  • Catering -  providing food and services
  • Catholic -  free from provincial prejudices or attachments; of or relating to or supporting Catholicism;  a member of a Catholic church
  • Caucasian -  of or relating to Caucasian people; of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia;  a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that have no known affiliations to languages spoken elsewhere; a member of the Caucasoid race
  • cauliflower -  compact head of white undeveloped flowers; a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
  • Cayenne -  a long and often twisted hot red pepper; ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum; plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • Cayenne pepper -  a long and often twisted hot red pepper; ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum; plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • Cayman -  an alligator-like reptile of Central America and South America having a more heavily armored belly
  • Cayman Islands -  a British colony in the Caribbean northwest of Jamaica; an international banking center
  • Cebu -  one of the Visayan islands of the central Philippines; important for its fine harbor; an important seaport on the island of Cebu in the Philippines
  • cemetery -  a tract of land used for burials
  • Central -  in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; centrally located and easy to reach; used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place; serving as an essential component;  a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • Central African Republic -  a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
  • centre -  a low-lying region in central France; a building dedicated to a particular activity; a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering; a place where some particular activity is concentrated; a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure; an area that is approximately central within some larger region; verb direct one's attention on something; move into the center
  • Cereal -  made of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it;  a breakfast food prepared from grain; grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet; foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • Chad -  a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa; a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960; a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape; a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
  • Chadian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Republic of Chad or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Chad
  • chains -  metal shackles; for hands or legs
  • Challah -  (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking
  • Champ -  someone who has won first place in a competition; verb chafe at the bit, like horses; chew noisily
  • Championship -  a competition at which a champion is chosen; the status of being a champion; the act of providing approval and support
  • Chang -  the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai
  • Chapati -  flat pancake-like bread cooked on a griddle
  • Char -  any of several small troutlike fish of the genus Salvelinus; a charred substance; a human female who does housework; verb burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; burn to charcoal
  • charcuterie -  a delicatessen that specializes in meats
  • Charles -  a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston; French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823); the eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948); son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649); King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685); as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877); King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461); King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574); king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)
  • Chechen -  of or relating to Chechnya or its people or culture;  a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen; a native or inhabitant of Chechnya
  • Cheddar -  hard smooth-textured cheese; originally made in Cheddar in southwestern England; a village in southwestern England where cheddar cheese was first made
  • cheese -  a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk; erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States; verb wind onto a cheese; used in the imperative (get away, or stop it)
  • cheesecake -  a photograph of an attractive woman in minimal attire; made with sweetened cream cheese and eggs and cream baked in a crumb crust
  • Chef -  a professional cook
  • Cherry -  of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  a red fruit with a single hard stone; any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood; wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry; a red the color of ripe cherries
  • Cherry tomato -  small red to yellow tomatoes; plant bearing small red to yellow fruit
  • Chester -  a city of southeastern Pennsylvania on the Delaware river (an industrial suburb of Philadelphia)
  • Chestnut -  (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color;  a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse; a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg; edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea; any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow-brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur; wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  • Chi -  the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet; the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
  • Chicago -  largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan; a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
  • Chichi -  affectedly trendy and fashionable;  someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way; elegance by virtue of being fashionable
  • Chicken -  easily frightened;  a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl; a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops; the flesh of a chicken used for food; a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • Chickpea -  large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried; Asiatic herb cultivated for its short pods with one or two edible seeds; the seed of the chickpea plant
  • Chile -  a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast; very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
  • Chilean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Chile or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Chile
  • Chili -  very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency; ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans
  • Chili pepper -  very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency; plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • Chilli -  very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
  • Chin -  the protruding part of the lower jaw; Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India; verb raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
  • China -  high quality porcelain originally made only in China; a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world; dishware made of high quality porcelain; a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
  • Chinese -  of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language;  any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system; a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
  • chip -  the act of chipping something; a low running approach shot; electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit; a small disk-shaped counter used to represent money when gambling; a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line; a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat; a piece of dried bovine dung; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something; a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; verb break a small piece off from; break off (a piece from a whole); form by chipping; play a chip shot; cut a nick into
  • Chipotle -  a ripe jalapeno that has been dried for use in cooking
  • Chittagong -  a port city and industrial center in southeastern Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal
  • chocolate -  a medium brown to dark-brown color; a food made from roasted ground cacao beans; a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • Chongqing -  a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang; a commercial center for western China
  • chop -  a grounder that bounces high in the air; a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball; a jaw; a small cut of meat including part of a rib; the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide); verb hit sharply; cut with a hacking tool; cut into pieces; strike sharply, as in some sports; move suddenly
  • chord -  a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together; a straight line connecting two points on a curve; verb play chords on (a string instrument); bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing
  • Chorizo -  a spicy Spanish pork sausage
  • chow -  breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China; informal terms for a meal; the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
  • Christian -  following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ; relating to or characteristic of Christianity;  a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • Christianity -  a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior; the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
  • Christmas -  a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland; period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6; verb spend Christmas
  • chrysanthemum -  any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated; the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
  • chum -  bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish; a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish; a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
  • Chunga -  Argentinian Cariama
  • Church -  a place for public (especially Christian) worship; one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship; the body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church; a service conducted in a house of worship; verb perform a special church rite or service for
  • Chutney -  chopped fruits or green tomatoes cooked in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices
  • Cider -  a beverage made from juice pressed from apples
  • Cilantro -  parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish; Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
  • Cincinnati -  a city in southern Ohio on the Ohio river
  • Cinnamon -  spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground; tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon; aromatic bark used as a spice
  • Circassian -  a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian; a member of a Caucasian people living in the Caucasus but not speaking an Indo-European language
  • City -  people living in a large densely populated municipality; a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts; an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
  • clack -  a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated; a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction; verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly; make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens; make a rattling sound
  • clam -  burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness; flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams; a piece of paper money worth one dollar; verb gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean
  • clams -  informal terms for money
  • Classic -  characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions; adhering to established standards and principles;  a creation of the highest excellence; an artist who has created classic works
  • claw -  a bird's foot; sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles; a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods; a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something; verb attack as if with claws; clutch as if in panic; scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails; move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
  • climbing -  an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
  • Cloudberry -  creeping raspberry of north temperate regions with yellow or orange berries
  • Club -  stout stick that is larger at one end; a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it; a formal association of people with similar interests; a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; a building that is occupied by a social club; golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball; a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; verb strike with a club or a bludgeon; gather and spend time together; unite with a common purpose
  • Coast -  the area within view; a slope down which sleds may coast; the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; the shore of a sea or ocean; verb move effortlessly; by force of gravity
  • Coca -  dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their simulating effect; United States comedienne who starred in early television shows with Sid Caesar (1908-2001); a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine
  • cock -  adult male bird; adult male chicken; obscene terms for penis; the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled; faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid; verb set the trigger of a firearm back for firing; tilt or slant to one side; to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
  • cockle -  common edible European bivalve mollusk having a rounded shell with radiating ribs; common edible European bivalve; verb to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  • Cocktail -  an appetizer served as a first course at a meal; a short mixed drink
  • coco -  tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
  • Coconut -  large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk; the edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries; tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
  • coconut cream -  white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
  • coconut milk -  clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut; white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
  • Coconut water -  clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
  • cod -  payable by the recipient on delivery; adv. collecting the charges upon delivery;  major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters; lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached; the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves); verb harass with persistent criticism or carping; fool or hoax
  • Coda -  the closing section of a musical composition
  • Coddle - verb cook in nearly boiling water; treat with excessive indulgence
  • Coffee -  a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans; a medium brown to dark-brown color; a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • Coffee break -  a snack taken during a break in the work day
  • Coffeehouse -  a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  • Coffin -  box in which a corpse is buried or cremated; verb place into a coffin
  • Cognac -  high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of France
  • Col -  a pass between mountain peaks
  • Cola -  carbonated drink flavored with extract from Kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States); large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts
  • Cold -  lacking the warmth of life; of a seeker; far from the object sought; unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; feeling or showing no enthusiasm; having lost freshness through passage of time; used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; without compunction or human feeling; sexually unresponsive; so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; no longer new; uninteresting; marked by errorless familiarity; (color) giving no sensation of warmth;  the sensation produced by low temperatures; a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); the absence of heat
  • Colocasia -  small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
  • Colombian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Colombia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Colombia
  • Color -  having or capable of producing colors;  the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation; a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; the timbre of a musical sound; interest and variety and intensity; (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors; a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks); an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; any material used for its color; verb add color to; gloss or excuse; decorate with colors; modify or bias; change color, often in an undesired manner; affect as in thought or feeling
  • Columbia -  a university town in central Missouri; capital and largest city in South Carolina; located in central South Carolina; a town in west central Tennessee; a North American river; rises in southwestern Canada and flows southward across Washington to form the border between Washington and Oregon before emptying into the Pacific; known for its salmon runs in the spring; a university in New York City
  • Comal -  of certain seeds (such as cotton) having a tuft or tufts of hair
  • Combination -  the act of combining things to form a new whole; the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order; a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities; an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes); a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose; a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock; a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  • Committee -  a special group delegated to consider some matter; a self-constituted organization to promote something
  • Common -  having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public; commonly encountered; being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; of or associated with the great masses of people; to be expected; standard; common to or shared by two or more parties; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; of low or inferior quality or value;  a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • Commons -  a pasture subject to common use; class composed of persons lacking noble or knightly or gentle rank; a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • Communal -  for or by a group rather than individuals; relating to a small administrative district or community
  • Comoros -  a country on the Comoro Islands
  • Company -  an institution created to conduct business; a unit of firefighters including their equipment; a social gathering of guests or companions; organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); small military unit; usually two or three platoons; the state of being with someone; crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship; a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; a social or business visitor; verb be a companion to somebody
  • Compassionate -  showing or having compassion; showing merciful compassion; verb share the suffering of
  • con - adv. on the negative side;  an argument opposed to a proposal; a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property; a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison; verb commit to memory; learn by heart; deprive of by deceit
  • Concha -  (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
  • Congee -  a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast; verb perform a ceremonious bow; depart after obtaining formal permission
  • Congo -  a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960; a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic; black tea grown in China
  • Congolese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Congo region or its people;  a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
  • Contemporary -  belonging to the present time; characteristic of the present; occurring in the same period of time;  a person of nearly the same age as another
  • content -  satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;  the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned; everything that is included in a collection; the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.; something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation; what a communication that is about something is about; the amount that can be contained; the state of being contented with your situation in life; verb satisfy in a limited way; make content
  • Convenience -  the quality of being useful and convenient; the state of being suitable or opportune; a device or control that is very useful for a particular job; a toilet that is available to the public
  • Convenience food -  any packaged dish or food that can be prepared quickly and easily as by thawing or heating
  • Conveyor -  a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory); a person who conveys (carries or transmits)
  • Cook -  someone who cooks food; English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779); verb transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; transform by heating; prepare for eating by applying heat; prepare a hot meal; fake or falsify
  • Cookbook -  a book of recipes and cooking directions
  • cooked -  having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
  • cooker -  a utensil for cooking
  • Cookery -  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • Cookie -  a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site; any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term); the cook on a ranch or at a camp
  • cooking -  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • Copenhagen -  the capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand
  • Coral -  of a strong pink to yellowish-pink color;  marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs; a variable color averaging a deep pink; unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces; the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
  • CORE -  a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil; the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place; a small group of indispensable persons or things; the center of an object; the central part of the Earth; a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work; an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality; verb remove the core or center from
  • Coriander -  parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish; dried coriander seeds used whole or ground; Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
  • Corn -  something sentimental or trite; ears of corn grown for human food; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times; (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in England or oats in Scotland and Ireland); the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal; a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes; whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn; verb preserve with salt; feed (cattle) with corn
  • Cornelian -  a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
  • Cornelian cherry -  deciduous European shrub or small tree having bright red fruit
  • Cornish -  of or related to Cornwall or its people or the Cornish language;  English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters; a Celtic language spoken in Cornwall
  • Corsica -  a region of France on the island of Corsica; birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte; an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France
  • Corsican -  of or relating to or characteristic of Corsica or its people
  • Costa -  a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing); any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
  • Costa Rica -  a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
  • Cottage -  a small house with a single story
  • Cottage cheese -  mild white cheese made from curds of soured skim milk
  • Counter -  indicating opposition or resistance; adv. in the opposite direction;  table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted; a calculator that keeps a record of the number of times something happens; a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot; game equipment used in various card or board games; (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers); a person who counts things; a return punch (especially by a boxer); a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers; a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); verb speak in response; act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • country -  the territory occupied by a nation; an area outside of cities and towns; the people who live in a nation or country; a politically organized body of people under a single government; a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
  • County -  a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; the largest administrative district within a state
  • course - adv. as might be expected;  a mode of action; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport; (construction) a layer of masonry; part of a meal served at one time; a connected series of events or actions or developments; general line of orientation; a line or route along which something travels or moves; verb hunt with hounds; move swiftly through or over; move along, of liquids
  • court -  respectful deference; an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played; a room in which a lawcourt sits; the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state; the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince; an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business; Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947); a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area; verb engage in social activities leading to marriage; make amorous advances towards; seek someone's favor
  • Couscous -  a pasta made in northern Africa of crushed and steamed semolina; a spicy dish that originated in northern Africa; consists of pasta steamed with a meat and vegetable stew
  • Cow -  mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'; female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"; a large unpleasant woman; verb subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
  • Cowpea -  sprawling Old World annual cultivated especially in southern United States for food and forage and green manure; fruit or seed of the cowpea plant; eaten fresh as shell beans or dried
  • Cows -  domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
  • crab -  a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers; the edible flesh of any of various crabs; a quarrelsome grouch; infests the pubic region of the human body; the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer; verb fish for crab; scurry sideways like a crab; direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind; complain
  • cracker -  a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends; a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet; a programmer who `cracks' (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things; firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing; a poor white person in the southern United States
  • Crackers -  informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • Crawfish -  large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters; small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster; tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly; verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
  • Cream -  toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin; the part of milk containing the butterfat; the best people or things in a group; verb add cream to one's coffee, for example; put on cream, as on one's face or body; beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; make creamy by beating; remove from the surface
  • Cream cheese -  soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream
  • Creole -  of or relating to or characteristic of native-born persons of French descent in Louisiana; of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both;  a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages; a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana); a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
  • Cretan -  a native or inhabitant of Crete
  • Crete -  the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
  • croaker -  any of several fishes that make a croaking noise; the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.
  • Croatian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Croatia or its people or language;  a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
  • Cruelty -  a cruel act; a deliberate infliction of pain and suffering; the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance; feelings of extreme heartlessness
  • crumpet -  raised muffin cooked on a griddle
  • Crust -  the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties; the outer layer of the Earth; a hard outer layer that covers something; verb form a crust or form into a crust
  • Cuba -  the largest island in the West Indies; a communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba
  • Cuban -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cuba or the people of Cuba;  a native or inhabitant of Cuba
  • Cubit -  an ancient unit of length based on the length of the forearm
  • Cucumber -  cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons; a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
  • cue -  sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards; an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech; a stimulus that provides information about what to do; evidence that helps to solve a problem; verb assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  • Cuisine -  the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
  • Culinary -  of or relating to or used in cooking
  • cultural -  denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people; relating to the raising of plants or animals; of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society; of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
  • Culture -  the raising of plants or animals; (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group; the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; a particular society at a particular time and place; all the knowledge and values shared by a society; a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  • Cumin -  aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family; dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds
  • curd -  coagulated milk; used to made cheese; a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd
  • currant -  any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams; small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking; any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants
  • current -  occurring in or belonging to the present time;  a steady flow (usually from natural causes); a flow of electricity through a conductor; dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
  • Curry -  (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice; verb treat by incorporating fat; season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking; give a neat appearance to
  • Curtain -  hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window); any barrier to communication or vision; verb provide with drapery
  • Customs -  money collected under a tariff
  • cut -  with parts removed; separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; fashioned or shaped by cutting; mixed with water; (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; wounded by cutting deeply; (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; made neat and tidy by trimming;  an unexcused absence from class; the act of reducing the amount or number; the act of shortening something by choping off the ends; the act of cutting something into parts; the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; the division of a deck of cards before dealing; (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation; a canal made by erosion or excavation; the style in which a garment is cut; a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass; a share of the profits; a wound made by cutting; a step on some scale; in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; a refusal to recognize someone you know; the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; a remark capable of wounding mentally; verb grow through the gums; have grow through the gums; cease, stop; have a reducing effect; dissolve by breaking down the fat of; weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; penetrate injuriously; fell by sawing; hew; reap or harvest; hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; separate with or as if with an instrument; divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; make an incision or separation; allow incision or separation; function as a cutting instrument; style and tailor in a certain fashion; perform or carry out; form or shape by cutting or incising; form by probing, penetrating, or digging; create by duplicating data; record a performance on (a medium); make a recording of; stop filming; make an abrupt change of image or sound; pass through or across; pass directly and often in haste; move (one's fist); give the appearance or impression of; discharge from a group; intentionally fail to attend; cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); cut and assemble the components of; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; cut down on; make a reduction in; refuse to acknowledge; make out and issue; cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; turn sharply; change direction abruptly; be able to manage or manage successfully
  • cutter -  a cutting implement; a tool for cutting; a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop; someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments); someone who carves the meat; a boat for communication between ship and shore; someone who cuts or carves stone
  • cuttlefish -  ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell
  • Cypriot -  of or relating to Cyprus or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
  • Cyprus -  an island in the eastern Mediterranean; a country on the island of Cyprus; 80% of the people are of Greek origin and 20% or Turkish origin
  • Czech -  of or relating to Czechoslovakia or its people or their language;  the Slavic language of Czechs; a native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic; a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia
  • Daikon -  radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
  • Dairy -  a farm where dairy products are produced
  • Dakota -  the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota; the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota; a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
  • Dal -  a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
  • Dali -  surrealist Spanish painter (1904-1989)
  • Dame -  informal terms for a (young) woman; a woman of refinement
  • dane -  a native or inhabitant of Denmark
  • Daniel -  an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar; a wise and upright judge; (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)
  • Danish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Denmark or the Danes;  a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark; light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
  • Darjeeling -  a fine variety of black tea grown in northern India
  • Date -  sweet edible fruit of the date palm with a single long woody seed; a meeting arranged in advance; a participant in a date; the present; the specified day of the month; a particular day specified as the time something happens; the particular day, month, or year (usually according to the Gregorian calendar) that an event occurred; a particular but unspecified point in time; verb assign a date to; determine the (probable) date of; provide with a dateline; mark with a date; stamp with a date; go on a date with; date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  • David -  (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC); French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825); patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
  • Day -  United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935); a period of opportunity; some point or period in time; the recurring hours when you are not sleeping (especially those when you are working); time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; the period of time taken by a particular planet (e.g. Mars) to make a complete rotation on its axis; an era of existence or influence; the time for one complete rotation of the earth relative to a particular star, about 4 minutes shorter than a mean solar day
  • days -  the time during which someone's life continues
  • Dead -  total; devoid of activity; physically inactive; no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; lacking animation or excitement or activity; drained of electric charge; discharged; sudden and complete; no longer having force or relevance; no longer in force or use; inactive; lacking resilience or bounce; not surviving in active use; out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; not circulating or flowing; unerringly accurate; not yielding a return; lacking acoustic resonance; devoid of physical sensation; numb; (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; not endowed with life; very tired; adv. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; quickly and without warning;  people who are no longer living; a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
  • Dean -  an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college; (Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals; a man who is the senior member of a group; United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
  • Deep -  exhibiting great cunning usually with secrecy; strong; intense; very distant in time or space; having great spatial extension or penetration downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or laterally or outward from a center; sometimes used in combination; relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; with head or back bent low; large in quantity or size; extreme; marked by depth of thinking; relatively thick from top to bottom; extending relatively far inward; difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; of an obscure nature; having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range; (of darkness) very intense; adv. to far into space; to an advanced time; to a great depth;  literary term for an ocean; the central and most intense or profound part; a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
  • Degustation -  taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
  • Delicatessen -  a shop selling ready-to-eat food products; ready-to-eat food products
  • delight -  a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; verb take delight in; give pleasure to or be pleasing to; hold spellbound
  • delivery -  the act of delivering a child; the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another; the event of giving birth; recovery or preservation from loss or danger; (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  • Democratic -  representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large; characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
  • des -  synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy; a potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry
  • Deserts -  an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
  • Dessert -  a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Deutschland -  a republic in central Europe; split into East German and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
  • Dhaka -  the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
  • diaspora -  the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture); the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time; the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
  • diet -  the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods); the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal); a prescribed selection of foods; a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan); verb eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight; follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons
  • Digestive -  relating to or having the power to cause or promote digestion;  any substance that promotes digestion
  • Dill -  aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning; aromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning
  • Dim -  lacking in light; not bright or harsh; lacking clarity or distinctness; made dim or less bright; slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; offering little or no hope; verb make dim or lusterless; become dim or lusterless; switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam; become vague or indistinct; make dim by comparison or conceal; become or make darker
  • Dim sum -  traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
  • Dining -  the act of eating dinner
  • Dinner -  the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday; a party of people assembled to have dinner together
  • Dinosaur -  any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
  • Dirty -  unpleasantly stormy; soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; unethical or dishonest; expressing or revealing hostility or dislike; obtained illegally or by improper means; (of a manuscript) defaced with changes; vile; despicable; (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; violating accepted standards or rules; contaminated with infecting organisms; verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
  • Dish -  a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation; a particular item of prepared food; the quantity that a dish will hold; an activity that you like or at which you are superior; a very attractive or seductive looking woman; verb make concave; shape like a dish; provide (usually but not necessarily food)
  • Djibouti -  a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997; port city on the Gulf of Aden; the capital and largest city of Djibouti
  • Djiboutian -  of or relating to Djibouti or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
  • DOC -  the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913; a licensed medical practitioner
  • dog -  a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; informal term for a man; metal supports for logs in a fireplace; a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward; a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll; someone who is morally reprehensible; a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; verb go after with the intent to catch
  • Doge -  formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
  • Doi -  the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
  • dolmas -  well-seasoned rice (with nuts or currants of minced lamb) simmered or braised in stock
  • Dominica -  a volcanic island in the Windward Islands that was once a stronghold of the Carib Indians; a country on the island of Dominica
  • Dominican -  of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order; of or relating to or characteristic of the Dominican Republic or its people;  a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
  • Dominican Republic -  a republic in the West Indies; located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola
  • Dominion -  one of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth; dominance or power through legal authority; a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  • don -  a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename; a European river in southwestern Russia; flows into the Sea of Azov; Celtic goddess; mother of Gwydion and Arianrhod; corresponds to Irish Danu; a Spanish gentleman or nobleman; the head of an organized crime family; teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford); verb put clothing on one's body
  • dong -  the basic unit of money in Vietnam; verb go `ding dong', like a bell
  • dose -  a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time; the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time; street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact; verb treat with an agent; add (an agent) to; administer a drug to
  • Dote - verb shower with love; show excessive affection for; be foolish or senile due to old age
  • Double -  having two meanings with intent to deceive; large enough for two; twice as great or many; consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs; having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements; used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis; adv. two together; downward and forward; to double the degree;  a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; a quantity that is twice as great as another; someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; verb increase twofold; hit a two-base hit; do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit); make or do or perform again; bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
  • dough -  a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll; informal terms for money
  • doughnut -  a small ring-shaped friedcake; a toroidal shape
  • Drag -  the act of dragging (pulling with force); clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man); something tedious and boring; something that slows or delays progress; the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid; a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); verb proceed for an extended period of time; persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; pull, as against a resistance; to lag or linger behind; move slowly and as if with great effort; use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu; suck in or take (air); search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost; draw slowly or heavily; walk without lifting the feet; force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  • Dragon -  any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body; a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings; a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman; a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
  • Drambuie -  a sweet Scotch whisky liqueur
  • dreg -  a small amount of residue
  • Dried -  preserved by removing natural moisture; not still wet
  • drink -  the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; a single serving of a beverage; any large deep body of water; the act of swallowing; any liquid suitable for drinking; verb take in liquids; consume alcohol; drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to; propose a toast to
  • drop -  the act of dropping something; a central depository where things can be left or picked up; a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property); a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); a shape that is spherical and small; a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery; a steep high face of rock; verb give birth; used for animals; stop pursuing or acting; go down in value; change from one level to another; utter casually; lose (a game); leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo; to fall vertically; let fall to the ground; terminate an association with; grow worse; lower the pitch of (musical notes); leave undone or leave out; cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; get rid of; let or cause to fall in drops; fall or drop to a lower place or level; pay out; stop associating with; hang freely
  • Drunken -  given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
  • Dry -  practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; lacking warmth or emotional involvement; having a large proportion of strong liquor; without a mucous or watery discharge; humorously sarcastic or mocking; (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; having no adornment or coloration; unproductive especially of the expected results; used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; not shedding tears; free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; not producing milk; opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; lacking moisture or volatile components;  a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages; verb remove the moisture from and make dry; become dry or drier
  • Dublin -  capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Free State
  • duck -  small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs; a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing and tents; flesh of a duck (domestic or wild); (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman; verb to move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away; submerge or plunge suddenly; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); dip into a liquid
  • duff -  a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron
  • Dulse -  coarse edible red seaweed
  • dumpling -  dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry; small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough
  • Duncan -  United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
  • Durian -  huge fruit native to southeastern Asia `smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'; seeds are roasted and eaten like nuts; tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
  • Dutch -  of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture;  the West Germanic language of the Netherlands; the people of the Netherlands
  • Duty -  work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons; the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; a government tax on imports or exports
  • ear -  the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium; good hearing; attention to what is said; fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn; the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
  • Early -  at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; being or occurring at an early stage of development; of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; very young; belonging to the distant past; expected in the near future; adv. before the usual time or the time expected; in good time; during an early stage
  • East -  situated in or facing or moving toward the east; adv. to, toward, or in the east;  the countries of Asia; the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River; the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  • East India -  a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
  • Eastern -  lying toward or situated in the east; relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world; of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States; from the east; used especially of winds; lying in or toward the east
  • Easy -  obtained with little effort or sacrifice, often obtained illegally; less in demand and therefore readily obtainable; casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; affording comfort; not strict; posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; free from worry or anxiety; marked by moderate steepness; having little impact; not hurried or forced; affording pleasure; readily exploited or tricked; in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich; adv. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; with ease (`easy' is sometimes used informally for `easily'); without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
  • Eat - verb eat a meal; take a meal; take in solid food; worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; use up (resources or materials); take in food; used of animals only
  • Eating -  the act of consuming food
  • Ebro -  a river in northeastern Spain; flows into the Mediterranean
  • ecology -  the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment; the environment as it relates to living organisms
  • Economic -  using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; financially rewarding; concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money); of or relating to the science of economics; of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
  • Economy -  an act of economizing; reduction in cost; frugality in the expenditure of money or resources; the efficient use of resources; the system of production and distribution and consumption
  • Ecuadorian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ecuador or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Ecuador
  • Edinburgh -  the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth
  • edit - verb prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; cut or eliminate; cut and assemble the components of; supervise the publication of
  • edo -  a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria; the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
  • Edward -  son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376); third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964); King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307); King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327); son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377); King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483); King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483); King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553); King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910); King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
  • Egg -  animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds; oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; verb coat with beaten egg; throw eggs at
  • Eggplant -  egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow; hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
  • eggs -  oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
  • Egypt -  a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC; an ancient empire west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
  • Egyptian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Egypt or its people or their language;  the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC; a native or inhabitant of Egypt
  • Eight -  being one more than seven;  the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one; a group of United States painters founded in 1907 and noted for their realistic depictions of sordid aspects of city life
  • eira -  a genus of Mustelidae
  • El Salvador -  a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
  • Elisa -  an assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria)
  • Elizabeth -  Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603); daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in 1952 on the death of her father (1926-)
  • Empire -  an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple; a group of countries under a single authority; a monarchy with an emperor as head of state; the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised; a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
  • Empowerment -  the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
  • Enchilada -  tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili
  • End -  a position on the line of scrimmage; the part you are expected to play; a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold; a final part or section; the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; a boundary marking the extremities of something; either extremity of something that has length; the surface at either extremity of a three-dimensional object; one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; a final state; the point in time at which something ends; the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; the last section of a communication; verb bring to an end or halt; put an end to; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
  • England -  a division of the United Kingdom
  • English -  of or relating to or characteristic of England or its culture or people; of or relating to the English language;  the discipline that studies the English language and literature; an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries; (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist; the people of England
  • Environmental -  concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment; of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
  • Equatorial -  of or existing at or near the geographic equator; of or relating to conditions at the geographical equator; of or relating to or at an equator;  a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it
  • Equatorial Guinea -  a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
  • Equipment -  an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  • Eritrea -  an African country north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
  • Eritrean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Eritrea or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Eritrea
  • Esp -  apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  • Espresso -  strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
  • Essay -  a tentative attempt; an analytic or interpretive literary composition; verb make an effort or attempt; put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
  • Estonian -  of or pertaining to Estonia or the people or culture of Estonia;  the official language of Estonia; belongs to the Baltic-Finnic family of languages
  • Ethics -  the philosophical study of moral values and rules; motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
  • Ethiopia -  Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
  • Ethiopian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ethiopia or its people or languages;  a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
  • Ethnic -  not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam; denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people;  a person who is a member of an ethnic group
  • ethnic group -  people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
  • ethnicity -  an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties
  • Etiquette -  rules governing socially acceptable behavior
  • Eurasian -  relating to, or coming from, Europe and Asia;  a person of mixed European and Asian descent
  • European -  of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe;  a native or inhabitant of Europe
  • Everlasting -  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; continuing forever or indefinitely;  any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
  • Exit -  the act of going out; an opening that permits escape or release; euphemistic expressions for death; verb lose the lead; move out of or depart from; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  • Express -  not tacit or implied; without unnecessary stops; adv. by express;  rapid transport of goods; public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops; mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system; verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; give expression to; send by rapid transport or special messenger service; indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.; manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait); serve as a means for expressing something; obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
  • fail - verb get worse; stop operating or functioning; prove insufficient; disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; fall short in what is expected; fail to get a passing grade; judge unacceptable; be unsuccessful; fail to do something; leave something undone; be unable
  • Falafel -  small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
  • Falkland Islands -  a group of over 100 islands in the southern Atlantic off the coast of Argentina; a British crown colony
  • fan -  a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces; an ardent follower and admirer; an enthusiastic devotee of sports; verb make (an emotion) fiercer; strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher); agitate the air; separate the chaff from by using air currents
  • far -  at a great distance in time or space or degree; being of a considerable distance or length; beyond a norm in opinion or actions; being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle; adv. at or to or from a great distance in space; remote in time; to a considerable degree; very much; at or to a certain point or degree; to an advanced stage or point;  a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
  • Fardel -  a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
  • Farfalle -  pasta shaped with scalloped edges and pinched in the middle, suggestive of a bow tie
  • Farm -  workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; verb collect fees or profits; be a farmer; work as a farmer; cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  • Farming -  relating to rural matters;  agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
  • Faroese -  a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
  • Fast -  acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; at a rapid tempo; (used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; securely fixed in place; resistant to destruction or fading; (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds; unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; hurried and brief; unrestrained by convention or morality; firmly fastened or secured against opening; adv. quickly or rapidly (often used as a combining form); firmly or tightly;  abstaining from food; verb abstain from eating; abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
  • Fast food -  inexpensive food (hamburgers or chicken or milkshakes) prepared and served quickly
  • Fat -  a chubby body; having much flesh (especially fat); marked by great fruitfulness; lucrative; having a relatively large diameter; containing or composed of fat;  a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); excess bodily weight; a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; verb make fat or plump
  • Fatty -  containing or composed of fat;  a rotund individual
  • Feast -  something experienced with great delight; an elaborate party (often outdoors); a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed; a ceremonial dinner party for many people; verb partake in a feast or banquet; provide a feast or banquet for; gratify
  • Federal -  national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units; characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities; of or relating to the central government of a federation; being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War;  any federal law-enforcement officer; a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Feel -  manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure; an intuitive awareness; a property perceived by touch; the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; verb seem with respect to a given sensation given; have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; examine by touch; pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; undergo an emotional sensation; perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"; grope or feel in search of something; produce a certain impression; find by testing or cautious exploration; be felt or perceived in a certain way; come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; examine (a body part) by palpation
  • fen -  100 fen equal 1 yuan in China; low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
  • fern -  any of numerous flowerless and seedless vascular plants having true roots from a rhizome and fronds that uncurl upward; reproduce by spores
  • Festival -  an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); a day or period of time set aside for feasting and celebration
  • Fetish -  excessive or irrational devotion to some activity; a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body; a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
  • Fettuccine -  pasta in flat strips wider than linguine
  • Fiddlehead -  New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible; tall fern of northern temperate regions having graceful arched fronds and sporophylls resembling ostrich plumes
  • Fiddlehead fern -  New World fern having woolly cinnamon-colored spore-bearing fronds in early spring later surrounded by green fronds; the early uncurling fronds are edible
  • Field -  a particular kind of commercial enterprise; the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument); all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event; all of the horses in a particular horse race; (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information; a region in which active military operations are in progress; somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected; a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it; a place where planes take off and land; a branch of knowledge; a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; a piece of land prepared for playing a game; extensive tract of level open land; a particular environment or walk of life; verb select (a team or individual player) for a game; answer adequately or successfully; play as a fielder; catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
  • Fig -  fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried; Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit; a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
  • fight -  a boxing or wrestling match; the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; an intense verbal dispute; a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; an aggressive willingness to compete; verb fight against or resist strongly; make a strenuous or labored effort; be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
  • Fijian -  of or relating to Fiji or its people or language or culture;  the Oceanic language spoken on Fiji; a native or inhabitant of Fiji
  • file -  a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal; office furniture consisting of a container for keeping papers in order; a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together; a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other; verb place in a container for keeping records; record in a public office or in a court of law; smooth with a file; proceed in line; file a formal charge against
  • Filipino -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Philippines or its people or customs;  a native or inhabitant of the Philippines; official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages
  • Filter -  device that removes something from whatever passes through it; an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it; verb remove by passing through a filter; pass through; run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream
  • fin -  organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals; a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish; a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater); one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain; one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile; verb show the fins above the water while swimming; propel oneself through the water in a finning motion; equip (a car) with fins
  • Finger -  one of the parts of a glove that provides covering for a finger or thumb; any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure; verb indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments; feel or handle with the fingers; search for on the computer; examine by touch
  • Finnan -  haddock usually baked but sometimes broiled with lots of butter
  • Finnan haddie -  haddock usually baked but sometimes broiled with lots of butter
  • Finnish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Finland or the people of Finland;  the official language of Finland; belongs to the Baltic Finnic family of languages
  • Fish -  any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; the flesh of fish used as food; the twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces; verb catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; seek indirectly
  • Fish ball -  a fried ball or patty of flaked fish and mashed potatoes; well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock
  • Fish slice -  a food turner with a broad blade used for turning or serving fish or other food that is cooked in a frying pan
  • Fit -  physically and mentally sound or healthy; meeting adequate standards for a purpose; (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed;  the manner in which something fits; a display of bad temper; a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); a sudden uncontrollable attack; verb insert or adjust several objects or people; make fit; be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; conform to some shape or size; make correspond or harmonize; provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; satisfy a condition or restriction; be agreeable or acceptable to
  • Five -  being one more than four;  the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one; a team that plays basketball
  • Five spice powder -  Chinese seasoning made by grinding star anise and fennel and pepper and cloves and cinnamon
  • flag -  a conspicuously marked or shaped tail; emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design; stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones; a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device; flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green; a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.; plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals; verb provide with a flag; communicate or signal with a flag; decorate with flags; become less intense; droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  • Flame -  the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; verb criticize harshly, on the e-mail; be in flames or aflame; shine with a sudden light
  • Flan -  open pastry filled with fruit or custard
  • Flapjack -  a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
  • Flapper -  a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
  • Flatbread -  any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
  • flip -  marked by casual disrespect;  a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water; the act of flipping a coin; hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg; (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team; an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return; verb go mad, go crazy; turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; move with a flick or light motion; throw or toss with a light motion; lightly throw to see which side comes up; cause to move with a flick; toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air; reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action); cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; look through a book or other written material
  • float -  something that remains on the surface of a liquid; a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco; an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade; the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public; the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment; a drink with ice cream floating in it; verb convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; allow (currencies) to fluctuate; make the surface of level or smooth; put into the water; move lightly, as if suspended; set afloat; be in motion due to some air or water current; be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink; circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
  • Floating -  borne up by or suspended in a liquid; not definitely committed to a party or policy; (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position; inclined to move or be moved about; continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another;  the act of someone who floats on the water
  • Flour -  fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain; verb convert grain into flour; cover with flour
  • flower -  reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts; a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms; the period of greatest prosperity or productivity; verb produce or yield flowers
  • fly -  (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked;  (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air; two-winged insects characterized by active flight; an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth; fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect; flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent; verb change quickly from one emotional state to another; hit a fly; transport by aeroplane; be dispersed or disseminated; travel in an airplane; move quickly or suddenly; travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; cause to fly or float; travel through the air; be airborne; fly a plane; pass away rapidly; display in the air or cause to float; decrease rapidly and disappear; run away quickly
  • flying -  done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line; hurried and brief; of or relating to passage through the air (especially aviation); designed for swift movement or action; capable of or engaged in flight; moving swiftly; streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air;  an instance of traveling by air
  • Fondue -  hot cheese or chocolate melted to the consistency of a sauce into which bread or fruits are dipped; cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil and then dipped in any of various sauces
  • food -  any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue; anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking; any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
  • Former -  referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several); (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; belonging to the distant past; belonging to some prior time;  the first of two or the first mentioned of two
  • forte -  used chiefly as a direction or description in music; adv. used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly;  the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible; (music) with great loudness; an asset of special worth or utility
  • Fortnight -  a period of fourteen consecutive days
  • Forum -  a public facility to meet for open discussion; a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
  • Forward -  moving toward a position ahead; at or near or directed toward the front; of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; moving forward; adv. at or to or toward the front; in a forward direction; toward the future; forward in time; forward in time or order or degree; near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;  a position on a basketball team; the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team; verb send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
  • Fossa -  largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets; monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets; a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • Foundation -  lowest support of a structure; education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge; an institution supported by an endowment; the basis on which something is grounded; the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body; the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
  • Four -  being one more than three;  the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
  • Fourteen -  being one more than thirteen;  the cardinal number that is the sum of thirteen and one
  • Fox -  alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs; the Algonquian language of the Fox; a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River; English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691); English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806); the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox; a shifty deceptive person; verb become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots; be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; deceive somebody
  • France -  a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe; French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
  • Free -  not literal; unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion; able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; not held in servitude; not occupied or in use; not fixed in position; not taken up by scheduled activities; costing nothing; adv. without restraint;  people who are free; verb free or remove obstruction from; grant freedom to; free from confinement; free from obligations or duties; make (information) available publication; make (assets) available; let off the hook; remove or force out from a position; part with a possession or right; relieve from; grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
  • Free lunch -  something acquired without effort or payment or obligation
  • French -  of or pertaining to France or the people of France;  the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France; the people of France; United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931); verb snap (bean) lengthwise in preparation for cooking
  • Frequent -  frequently encountered; coming at short intervals or habitually; verb be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
  • fresco -  a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster; a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster; verb paint onto wet plaster on a wall
  • Freshly - adv. very recently; in an impudent or impertinent manner
  • Friday -  the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day
  • Fried -  cooked by frying in fat
  • Frittata -  Italian omelet with diced vegetables and meats; cooked until bottom is set then inverted into another pan to cook the top
  • Frog -  any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species; a decorative loop of braid or cord; a person of French descent; verb hunt frogs for food
  • Frog legs -  hind legs of frogs used as food; resemble chicken and cooked as chicken
  • Frozen -  not convertible to cash; turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold; not thawed; absolutely still; incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"; (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value; devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
  • Fruit -  the consequence of some effort or action; the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant; an amount of a product; verb bear fruit; cause to bear fruit
  • fry -  English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907); English painter and art critic (1866-1934); a young person of either sex; verb cook on a hot surface using fat; be excessively hot; kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair
  • Frying -  cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
  • Fudge -  soft creamy candy; verb fake or falsify; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • Fugu -  a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
  • Ful -  a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad; the best known of the West African languages
  • Full -  having the normally expected amount; complete in extent or degree and in every particular; containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; (of sound) having marked depth and body; filled to satisfaction with food or drink; having ample fabric; constituting the full quantity or extent; complete; being at a peak or culminating point; adv. to the greatest degree or extent; completely or entirely; (`full' in this sense is used as a combining form);  the time when the moon is fully illuminated; verb make (a garment) fuller by pleating or gathering; beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening; increase in phase
  • fun -  providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining;  activities that are enjoyable or amusing; violent and excited activity; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
  • Fusion -  the act of fusing (or melting) together; correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization; the combining of images from the two eyes to form a single visual percept; an occurrence that involves the production of a union; a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy; the merging of adjacent sounds or syllables or words; the state of being combined into one body
  • Gabon -  a republic on the west coast of Africa
  • Gabonese -  of or relating to Gabon or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Gabon
  • galega -  small genus of Eurasian herbs: goat's rue
  • Galicia -  a region (and former kingdom) in northwestern Spain on the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay
  • Galician -  a language spoken in Galicia in northwestern Spain; it is between Portuguese and Spanish but closer to Portuguese; sometimes considered a Portuguese or Spanish dialect
  • Galliano -  golden Italian liqueur flavored with herbs
  • Gambia -  a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
  • Gambian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Gambia or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Gambia
  • Game -  willing to face danger; disabled in the feet or legs;  an amusement or pastime; a contest with rules to determine a winner; a single play of a sport or other contest; frivolous or trifling behavior; your occupation or line of work; animal hunted for food or sport; the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game; the flesh of wild animals that is used for food; (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win; a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); verb place a bet on
  • Gansu -  a province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia
  • gao -  an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
  • Garbanzo -  large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried; the seed of the chickpea plant
  • Gari -  cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca
  • Garland -  a city in northeastern Texas (suburb of Dallas); United States singer and film actress (1922-1969); flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes; an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.; verb adorn with bands of flowers or leaves
  • Garlic -  aromatic bulb used as seasoning; bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
  • Garnish -  any decoration added as a trimming or adornment; something (such as parsley) added to a dish for flavor or decoration; verb decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods; take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
  • Gary -  a city in northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan; steel production
  • gastronomy -  the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food; a particular style of cookery (as of a region)
  • Gat -  a gangster's pistol
  • Gazpacho -  a soup made with chopped tomatoes and onions and cucumbers and peppers and herbs; served cold
  • Genovese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Genoa or its inhabitants
  • George -  Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727); King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760); King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820); King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the crown (1762-1830); King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936); King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952); Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
  • Georgia -  a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991; a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • Georgian -  of or relating to the Hanoverian kings of England; of or relating to or characteristic of the American state of Georgia or its inhabitants; of or relating to or characteristic of the Asian republic of Georgia or its people or language; of or relating to the former British colony of Georgia;  a southern Caucasian language with 3 million speakers and a long literary tradition; a native or inhabitant of Georgia in Asia; a native or resident of the American state of Georgia
  • German -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Germany or its people or language; of a more or less German nature; somewhat German;  the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic; a person of German nationality
  • Germany -  a republic in central Europe; split into East German and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
  • Ghana -  a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
  • Ghanaian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ghana or its people or language
  • Gia -  a terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state
  • Gibraltarian -  of or relating to Gibraltar or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
  • Ginger -  (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color;  pungent rhizome of the common ginger plant; used fresh as a seasoning especially in Oriental cookery; dried ground gingerroot; perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems; liveliness and energy; verb add ginger to in order to add flavor
  • Ginger beer -  carbonated slightly alcoholic drink flavored with fermented ginger
  • Girdle -  a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers; an encircling or ringlike structure; a woman's close-fitting foundation garment; verb put a girdle on or around; cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
  • Glasswort -  fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass; bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
  • Global -  involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • Glossa -  a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
  • Glutinous -  having the sticky properties of an adhesive
  • Gnocchi -  (Italian) a small dumpling made of potato or flour or semolina that is boiled or baked and is usually served with a sauce or with grated cheese
  • goat -  any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns; the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn; a victim of ridicule or pranks
  • gobi -  a desert in central China
  • God -  the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions; a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; a material effigy that is worshipped; any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  • Golden -  favoring or bringing good luck; suggestive of gold; marked by peace and prosperity; having the deep slightly brownish color of gold; supremely favored or fortunate; made from or covered with gold
  • Good -  thorough; generally admired; resulting favorably; not left to spoil; not forged; having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; morally admirable; in excellent physical condition; appealing to the mind; agreeable or pleasing; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; capable of pleasing; of moral excellence; promoting or enhancing well-being; having the normally expected amount; with or in a close or intimate relationship; exerting force or influence; tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; deserving of esteem and respect; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; financially sound; adv. (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly');  moral excellence or admirableness; that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; benefit; articles of commerce
  • Goody -  something considered choice to eat
  • goose -  web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks; flesh of a goose (domestic or wild); a man who is a stupid incompetent fool; verb give a spurt of fuel to; prod into action; pinch in the buttocks
  • Gourmet -  a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
  • Gran -  the mother of your father or mother
  • Grandma -  the mother of your father or mother
  • Grape -  any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters; any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
  • Grappa -  Italian brandy made from residue of grapes after pressing
  • Grass -  German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927); narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay; street names for marijuana; animal food for browsing or grazing; verb shoot down, of birds; feed with grass; cover with grass; spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach; cover with grass; give away information about somebody
  • gravy -  basically the juices that drip from cooking meats; a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
  • Grazing -  the act of brushing against while passing; the act of grazing
  • Great -  of major significance or importance; relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; in an advanced stage of pregnancy; marked by active interest and enthusiasm; very good; uppercase;  a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
  • Greco -  Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614)
  • Greece -  a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
  • Greek -  of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks;  the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages; a native or inhabitant of Greece
  • Green -  of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass; not fully developed or mature; not ripe; looking pale and unhealthy; concerned with or supporting or in conformity with the political principles of the Green Party; naive and easily deceived or tricked;  green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass; an area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course; a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River; an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party; United States labor leader who was president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952 and who led the struggle with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1873-1952); street names for ketamine; any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables; a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; verb turn or become green
  • Green bean -  immature bean pod eaten as a vegetable; a common bean plant cultivated for its slender green edible pods
  • Green onion -  young onion before the bulb has enlarged
  • Greenland -  the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark
  • Grenada -  an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British Commonwealth
  • grill -  a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate; a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill; verb cook over a grill
  • Grilled -  cooked over an outdoor grill; cooked by radiant heat (as over a grill)
  • Grilling -  cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
  • Group -  any number of entities (members) considered as a unit; a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse; (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule; verb arrange into a group or groups; form a group or group together
  • Guacamole -  a dip made of mashed avocado mixed with chopped onions and other seasonings
  • Guadeloupe -  an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
  • Guatemala -  a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
  • Guatemalan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Guatemala or its residents;  a native or inhabitant of Guatemala
  • Gui -  a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text; uses a mouse as well as a keyboard as an input device
  • Guide -  someone who shows the way by leading or advising; a model or standard for making comparisons; something that offers basic information or instruction; someone who can find paths through unexplored territory; someone employed to conduct others; verb guide or pass over something; use as a guide; be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; direct the course; determine the direction of travelling; take somebody somewhere
  • Guinea -  a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958; a former British gold coin worth 21 shillings; a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world; offensive terms for a person of Italian descent
  • Guinea-Bissau -  a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
  • Guinean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Guinea or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Guinea
  • Gujarati -  the Indic language spoken by the people of India who live in Gujarat in western India; a member of the people of Gujarat
  • Gula -  the Babylonian goddess of healing and consort of Ninurta; eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  • Gumbo -  a soup or stew thickened with okra pods; long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews; any of various fine-grained silty soils that become waxy and very sticky mud when saturated with water; tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
  • Gur -  a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana
  • Gyro -  a Greek sandwich: sliced roast lamb with onion and tomato stuffed into pita bread; rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
  • Haggis -  made of sheep's or calf's viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal's stomach
  • Hairy -  hazardous and frightening; having or covered with hair
  • Haiti -  a republic in the West Indies on the western part of the island of Hispaniola; achieved independence from France in 1804; the poorest and most illiterate nation in the western hemisphere; an island in the West Indies
  • Haitian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the republic of Haiti or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Haiti
  • Haji -  an Arabic term of respect for someone who has made the pilgrimage to Mecca
  • Hakka -  of or relating to the Hakka people or their language;  a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka; a member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century
  • Halab -  a city in northwestern Syria
  • Half-moon -  the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail; the time at which the moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated
  • Hall -  a large building for meetings or entertainment; a large room for gatherings or entertainment; a large building used by a college or university for teaching or research; United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907); United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871); United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914); United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924); English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943); a large entrance or reception room or area; a college or university building containing living quarters for students; an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; the large room of a manor or castle; a large and imposing house
  • halo -  a circle of light around the sun or moon; an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint; a toroidal shape
  • ham -  meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked); an unskilled actor who overacts; a licensed amateur radio operator; (Old Testament) son of Noah; verb exaggerate one's acting
  • Hamburg -  a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League
  • Han -  imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy
  • Hand -  physical assistance; terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos); a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; ability; one of two sides of an issue; a round of applause to signify approval; the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; a position given by its location to the side of an object; a member of the crew of a ship; a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; something written by hand; a card player in a game of bridge; a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; verb guide or conduct or usher somewhere; place into the hands or custody of
  • hang -  a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms; the way a garment hangs; a special way of doing something; verb suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; cause to be hanging or suspended; place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; be placed in position as by a hinge; be suspended or poised; be suspended or hanging; fall or flow in a certain way; decorate or furnish with something suspended; let drop or droop; kill by hanging; prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury; be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; be exhibited; hold on tightly or tenaciously; give heed (to)
  • Hangzhou -  a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world
  • Happy -  well expressed and to the point; enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune; marked by good fortune; eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
  • Happy hour -  the time of day when a bar sells alcoholic drinks at a reduced price
  • Hard -  dried out; unfortunate or hard to bear; resisting weight or pressure; dispassionate; (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum; (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source; being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; very strong or vigorous; not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; produced without vibration of the vocal cords; adv. with effort or force or vigor; to the full extent possible; all the way; slowly and with difficulty; causing great damage or hardship; with firmness; earnestly or intently; with pain or distress or bitterness; very near or close in space or time; into a solid condition; indulging excessively
  • Hare -  swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes; flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food; verb run quickly, like a hare
  • Harp -  a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers; a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade; a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole; verb come back to; play the harp
  • Harp seal -  common arctic seal; the young are all white
  • Harper -  someone who plays the harp
  • Harry - verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes; annoy continually or chronically
  • Harvey -  English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
  • Hash -  chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned; purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen; verb chop up
  • Hatted -  wearing a hat or a hat of a particular kind
  • Haw -  the nictitating membrane of a horse; a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus; verb utter `haw'
  • Hawaii -  a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands; the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
  • Hawaiian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the state or island of Hawaii or to the people or culture or language;  the Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii; a native or resident of Hawaii
  • Hawker -  a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry; someone who travels about selling his wares (as on the streets or at carnivals)
  • Hazelnut -  nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus; any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Corylus bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk
  • Head -  a single domestic animal; a projection out from one end; (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship; the striking part of a tool; (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head; that part of a skeletal muscle that is away from the bone that it moves; the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; the rounded end of a bone that bits into a rounded cavity in another bone to form a joint; (grammar) the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent; the front of a military formation or procession; the top of something; the foam or froth that accumulates at the top when you pour an effervescent liquid into a container; a rounded compact mass; a user of (usually soft) drugs; a person who is in charge; an individual person; the pressure exerted by a fluid; the length or height based on the size of a human or animal head; the tip of an abscess (where the pus accumulates); oral stimulation of the genitals; a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum; (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk; that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; the subject matter at issue; a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; forward movement; a difficult juncture; the source of water from which a stream arises; the part in the front or nearest the viewer; a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea); the educator who has executive authority for a school; a dense clusters of flowers or foliage; verb remove the head of; to go or travel towards; be in charge of; form a head or come or grow to a head; be in the front of or on top of; be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel; take its rise; direct the course; determine the direction of travelling; travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • Health -  the general condition of body and mind; a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
  • Heather -  common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere; interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color
  • heel -  the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation; (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft; the lower end of a ship's mast; the back part of the human foot; one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread; someone who is morally reprehensible; verb put a new heel on; strike with the heel of the club; perform with the heels; follow at the heels of a person; tilt to one side
  • Helena -  capital of the state of Montana; located in western Montana
  • help -  the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; a means of serving; a resource; a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; verb improve the condition of; improve; change for the better; give help or assistance; be of service; contribute to the furtherance of; be of use; help to some food; help with food or drink; take or use; abstain from doing; always used with a negative
  • Hen -  female of certain aquatic animals e.g. octopus or lobster; adult female bird; adult female chicken; flesh of an older chicken suitable for stewing
  • Henry -  United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878); a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799); English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836); a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
  • herb -  aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities; a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  • Hesse -  Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in eastern spiritual values (1877-1962)
  • het -  made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
  • Hibiscus -  any plant of the genus Hibiscus
  • hide -  body covering of a living animal; the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal); verb prevent from being seen or discovered; be or go into hiding; keep out of sight, as for protection and safety; make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; cover as if with a shroud
  • High -  happy and excited and energetic; slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana); (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency; (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted; standing above others in quality or position; adv. at a great altitude; far up toward the source; in or to a high position, amount, or degree; in a rich manner;  a lofty level or position or degree; a high place; a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; a state of sustained elation; an air mass of higher than normal pressure; a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed; a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • Hill -  a local and well-defined elevation of the land; risque English comedian (1925-1992); United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916); structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands; verb form into a hill
  • hin -  ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure = 1.5 gallons
  • hindi -  of or relating to or supporting Hinduism;  the most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it is the official language of India; usually written in Devanagari script
  • Hindu -  of or relating to or supporting Hinduism;  a person who adheres to Hinduism; a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
  • Hinduism -  a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils; the predominant religion of India; characterized by a caste system and belief in reincarnation
  • Historical -  having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary; of or relating to the study of history; belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past; used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
  • History -  the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge; a record or narrative description of past events; the aggregate of past events; the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
  • Hmong -  of or related to the Hmong people or their language or their culture;  a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong; a people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States
  • Hoe -  a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle; verb dig with a hoe
  • Holy -  belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power;  a sacred place of pilgrimage
  • Holy trinity -  the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
  • Home -  inside the country; used of your own ground; relating to or being where one lives or where one's roots are; adv. at or to or in the direction of one's home or family; to the fullest extent; to the heart; on or to the point aimed at;  an institution where people are cared for; the country or state or city where you live; where you live at a particular time; place where something began and flourished; an environment offering affection and security; housing that someone is living in; (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; a social unit living together; the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end; verb return home accurately from a long distance; provide with, or send to, a home
  • Honduran -  of or relating to or characteristic of Honduras or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Honduras
  • Honduras -  a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
  • Honey -  of something having the color of honey;  a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees; a beloved person; used as terms of endearment; verb sweeten with honey
  • Hong Kong -  formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers
  • Horn -  one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates; any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn; an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound; a high pommel of a Western saddle (usually metal covered with leather); a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it; a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning; the material (mostly keratin) that covers the horns of ungulates and forms hooves and claws and nails; a device on an automobile for making a warning noise; a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves; a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves; verb stab or pierce with a horn or tusk
  • Horn of Africa -  a peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia
  • Hors d'oeuvre -  a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
  • Horseradish -  grated horseradish root; coarse Eurasian plant cultivated for its thick white pungent root; the root of the horseradish plant; it is grated or ground and used for seasoning
  • Horta -  Belgian architect and leader in art nouveau architecture (1861-1947)
  • Hot -  marked by excited activity; charged or energized with electricity; having or dealing with dangerously high levels of radioactivity; of a seeker; very near to the object sought; having or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm; newly made; very good; often used in the negative; used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; extended meanings; especially of psychological heat; marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm; recently stolen or smuggled; having or bringing unusually good luck; newest or most recent; very unpleasant or even dangerous; very popular or successful; sexually excited or exciting; performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy; being very spicy; characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense; wanted by the police; (color) bold and intense; very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
  • Hot chocolate -  a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • Hot-dog - verb perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
  • Hot pot -  a stew of meat and potatoes cooked in a tightly covered pot
  • Hotel -  a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
  • hour -  distance measured by the time taken to cover it; a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; clock time; a special and memorable period
  • House -  play in which children take the roles of father or mother or children and pretend to interact like adults; a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; a building in which something is sheltered or located; aristocratic family line; an official assembly having legislative powers; the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema; the members of a religious community living together; the management of a gambling house or casino; a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; a social unit living together; (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided; verb provide housing for; contain or cover
  • Howard -  Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542); English actor of stage and screen (1893-1943)
  • hua -  an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
  • Huarache -  a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
  • Hummus -  a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
  • Humus -  partially decomposed organic matter; the organic component of soil; a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
  • Hunan -  a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources
  • Hung -  (usually followed by `with' or used in a combining form) having items suspended on or from a support
  • Hungarian -  relating to or characteristic of Hungary;  the official language of Hungary (also spoken in Rumania); belongs to the Ugric family of languages; a native or inhabitant of Hungary
  • Hunt -  the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport; the work of finding and killing or capturing animals for food or pelts; an instance of searching for something; an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport; British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859); United States architect (1827-1895); Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910); the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone; verb pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); search (an area) for prey; seek, search for; oscillate about a desired speed, position, or state to an undesirable extent; yaw back and forth about a flight path; chase away, with as with force; pursue or chase relentlessly
  • hurling -  rushing and whirling;  a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each
  • Hut -  temporary military shelter; small crude shelter used as a dwelling
  • Ice -  a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk); the frozen part of a body of water; diamonds; water frozen in the solid state; a rink with a floor of ice for ice hockey or ice skating; a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine; an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant; a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes; verb put ice on or put on ice; decorate with frosting
  • iceberg -  a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier; lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head
  • Icelandic -  of or relating to Iceland or its people or culture and language;  a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Iceland
  • Iga -  one of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts
  • Imam -  (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
  • Imperial -  belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress; relating to or associated with an empire;  a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach; a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III
  • inactive -  not active physically or mentally; not engaged in full-time work; lacking activity; lying idle or unused; not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly; not exerting influence or change; not in physical motion; not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; lacking in energy or will; of e.g. volcanos; not erupting and not extinct; not involved in military operations
  • Inc -  a heterogeneous collection of groups united in their opposition to Saddam Hussein's government of Iraq; formed in 1992 it is comprised of Sunni and Shiite Arabs and Kurds who hope to build a new government
  • Inca -  a member of the small group of Quechuan people living in the Cuzco valley in Peru who established hegemony over their neighbors to create the great Inca empire that lasted from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s; a ruler of the Incas (or a member of his family)
  • Index -  the finger next to the thumb; an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed; a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time; a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number; a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself; verb adjust through indexation; provide with an index; list in an index
  • India -  a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
  • Indian -  of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages; of or relating to or characteristic of India or the East Indies or their peoples or languages or cultures;  a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived; a native or inhabitant of India; any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  • Indian Ocean -  the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the East and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
  • Individual -  being or characteristic of a single thing or person; separate and distinct from others of the same kind; concerning one person exclusively; characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;  a single organism; a human being
  • Indonesia -  a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
  • Indonesian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Indonesia or its people or languages;  the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia; a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
  • Inn -  a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
  • Insomnia -  an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
  • Instant -  in or of the present month; demanding attention; occurring with no delay;  a particular point in time; a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)
  • Institute -  an association organized to promote art or science or education; verb advance or set forth in court; set up or lay the groundwork for
  • International -  concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; from or between other countries;  any of several international socialist organizations
  • inti -  the basic unit of money in Peru
  • Inuit -  a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
  • Ionian -  a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
  • Iran -  a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
  • Irani -  a native or inhabitant of Iran
  • Iranian -  of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture;  the modern Persian language spoken in Iran; a native or inhabitant of Iran
  • Iraqi -  of or relating to Iraq or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Iraq
  • Ireland -  an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
  • Irish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people;  the Celtic language of Ireland; whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley; people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
  • Irish stew -  meat (especially mutton) stewed with potatoes and onions
  • Iron -  extremely robust;  home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth; a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head; implement used to brand live stock; a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood; verb press and smooth with a heated iron
  • Isaac -  (Old Testament) the second patriarch; son of Abraham and Sarah who was offered by Abraham as a sacrifice to God; father of Jacob and Esau
  • Isfahan -  city in central Iran; former capital of Persia
  • Islamic -  of or relating to or supporting Islamism
  • Island -  a zone or area resembling an island; a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
  • Isle -  a small island
  • Israel -  an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC; Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  • Israeli -  of or relating to or characteristic of Israel or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Israel
  • Israelite -  a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel; a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
  • Italian -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language;  the Romance language spoken in Italy; a native or inhabitant of Italy
  • Italy -  a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
  • Ivory -  a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses; a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  • Ivory Coast -  a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
  • Jack -  male donkey; any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas; tool for exerting pressure or lifting; one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince; small flag indicating a ship's nationality; game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks; an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug; a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling; a small worthless amount; immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted; someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor; a man who serves as a sailor; verb lift with a special device; hunt with a jacklight
  • Jackfruit -  immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted; East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds
  • Jain -  relating to or characteristic of Jainism
  • Jainism -  religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being; sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
  • Jam -  preserve of crushed fruit; deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems; a dense crowd of people; informal terms for a difficult situation; verb interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; crush or bruise; crowd or pack to capacity; get stuck and immobilized; push down forcibly; block passage through; press tightly together or cram
  • Jamaica -  an island in the West Indies south of Cuba and west of Haiti; a country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
  • Jamaican -  of or relating to Jamaica (the island or the country) or to its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Jamaica
  • Jambalaya -  spicy Creole dish of rice and ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and celery
  • James -  a river that rises in North Dakota and flows southward across South Dakota to the Missouri; a river in Virginia that flows east into Chesapeake Bay at Hampton Roads; (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament; writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916); United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910); United States outlaw who fought as a Confederate soldier and later led a band of outlaws that robbed trains and banks in the West until he was murdered by a member of his own gang (1847-1882); the first Stuart to be king of England and Ireland from 1603 to 1625 and king of Scotland from 1567 to 1625; he was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and he succeeded Elizabeth I; he alienated the British Parliament by claiming the divine right of kings (1566-1625); the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701); a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513); a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
  • Jan -  the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
  • Japan -  lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient; lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer; a string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean; a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building; verb coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
  • Japanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language;  the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese; a native or inhabitant of Japan
  • Jasmine -  any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia
  • Java -  a simple platform-independent object-oriented programming language used for writing applets that are downloaded from the World Wide Web by a client and run on the client's machine; an island in Indonesia south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions; a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
  • Javanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants;  the Indonesian language spoken on Java; a native or inhabitant of Java
  • jelly -  a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit; a substance having the consistency of semisolid foods; an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods; verb make into jelly
  • Jerky -  having or revealing stupidity; marked by abrupt transitions; not having a steady rhythm;  meat (especially beef) cut in strips and dried in the sun
  • Jersey -  a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey; a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric; a close-fitting pullover shirt; the largest of the Channel Islands; a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
  • Jerusalem -  capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
  • Jewish -  of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion
  • Joel -  an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies; a Hebrew minor prophet
  • Joffre -  French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France during World War II (1852-1931)
  • John -  the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament; (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation; youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216); a room or building equipped with one or more toilets; a prostitute's customer
  • Jones -  English phonetician (1881-1967); one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652); American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792); United States golfer (1902-1971); United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900); United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
  • Jordan -  an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea; a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
  • Jordanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Jordan or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Jordan
  • Josh - verb be silly or tease one another
  • Joy -  something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness; the emotion of great happiness; verb make glad or happy; feel happiness or joy
  • Judaism -  the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud; Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
  • juice -  any of several liquids of the body; the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue; electric current; energetic vitality
  • jujube -  chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat); dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees; spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
  • Jumbo -  of great mass; huge and bulky
  • Kadai -  a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
  • Kail -  coarse curly-leafed cabbage; a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
  • kaki -  blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt; small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit
  • Kale -  coarse curly-leafed cabbage; a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head; informal terms for money
  • Kamasutra -  (Hinduism) an ancient Sanskrit text giving rules for sensuous and sensual pleasure and love and marriage in accordance with Hindu law
  • Kansas -  a state in midwestern United States; a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River; the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa; a member of the Siouan people of the Kansas river valley in Kansas
  • Kansas City -  a city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri; a city in western Missouri situated at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River; adjacent to Kansas City, Kansas
  • Kaoliang -  sorghums of China and Manchuria having small white or brown grains (used for food) and dry pithy stalks (used for fodder, fuel and thatching)
  • Karachi -  the largest city in Pakistan; located in southeastern Pakistan; an industrial center and seaport on the Arabian Sea; former capital of Pakistan
  • Karnataka -  state in southern India; formerly Mysore
  • Kashmiri -  of or relating to or characteristic of Kashmir or its people or culture;  the official state language of Kashmir; a member of the people of Kashmir
  • Kat -  the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
  • Kazakh -  the Turkic language spoken by the Kazak; a landlocked republic south of Russia and northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991; a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)
  • Kazan -  an industrial city in the European part of Russia; United States stage and screen director (born in Turkey) and believer in method acting (1909-2003)
  • Kebab -  cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
  • Kedgeree -  a dish of rice and hard-boiled eggs and cooked flaked fish
  • Kellogg -  United States food manufacturer who (with his brother) developed a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes of rolled and toasted wheat and corn; he established a company to manufacture the cereal (1860-1951)
  • Kentucky -  a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
  • Kenya -  a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
  • Kenyan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Kenya or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Kenya
  • ketchup -  thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
  • khi -  the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • Khmer -  the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Cambodia; a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
  • king -  (chess) the weakest but the most important piece; one of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king; a checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward; a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom; a competitor who holds a preeminent position; United States charismatic civil rights leader and Baptist minister who campaigned against the segregation of Blacks (1929-1968); United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925); United States woman tennis player (born in 1943); preeminence in a particular category or group or field; a very wealthy or powerful businessman
  • Kingdom -  a basic group of natural objects; the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia; a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state; the domain ruled by a king or queen; a country with a king as head of state; a domain in which something is dominant
  • Kipper -  salted and smoked herring
  • kit -  young of any of various fur-bearing animals; gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose; a case for containing a set of articles; verb supply with a set of articles or tools
  • Kitchen -  a room equipped for preparing meals
  • knuckles -  a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
  • Kola -  tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract; a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  • Komi -  the Finnic language spoken by the Komi; a member of a Finnish people living in the northwestern Urals in Russia
  • Korea -  an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
  • Korean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Korea or its people or language;  the Altaic language spoken by Koreans; a native or inhabitant of Korea who speaks the Korean language
  • Kosher -  conforming to dietary laws; proper or legitimate;  food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
  • Krishna -  8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a handsome young man playing a flute
  • Kumis -  an alcoholic beverage made from fermented mare's milk; made originally by nomads of central Asia
  • Kumquat -  small oval citrus fruit with thin sweet rind and very acid pulp; any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Fortunella bearing small orange-colored edible fruits with thick sweet-flavored skin and sour pulp
  • Kurdish -  of or relating to Kurdistan or the Kurds or their language and culture;  an Iranian language spoken in Turkey and Iran and Iraq and Syria and Russia
  • Kuru -  100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey; a progressive disease of the central nervous system marked by increasing lack of coordination and advancing to paralysis and death within a year of the appearance of symptoms; thought to have been transmitted by cannibalistic consumption of diseased brain tissue since the disease virtually disappeared when cannibalism was abandoned
  • Kuwaiti -  of or relating to the capital of Kuwait or its residents; of or relating to the kingdom of Kuwait or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Kuwait
  • Lab -  a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
  • Laban -  Hungarian choreographer who developed Labanotation (1879-1958)
  • Lac -  resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
  • Lactobacillus -  Gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria that produce lactic acid especially in milk
  • Lam -  a rapid escape (as by criminals); verb give a thrashing to; beat hard; flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  • Lamb -  young sheep; the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food; a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child); a person easily deceived or cheated (especially in financial matters); English essayist (1775-1834); verb give birth to a lamb
  • Lao -  of or relating to a member of the Buddhist people inhabiting the Mekong river in Laos and Thailand;  the Tai language of a Buddhist people living in the area of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos; a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais
  • Lard -  soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog; verb prepare or cook with lard; add details to
  • large -  having broad power and range and scope; above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; fairly large or important in effect; influential; in an advanced stage of pregnancy; conspicuous in position or importance; generous and understanding and tolerant; ostentatiously lofty in style; adv. with the wind abaft the beam; at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark); in a boastful manner;  a garment size for a large person
  • Lasagne -  very wide flat strips of pasta; baked dish of layers of lasagna pasta with sauce and cheese and meat or vegetables
  • Last -  occurring at the time of death; lowest in rank or importance; coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining; highest in extent or degree; most unlikely or unsuitable; immediately past; not to be altered or undone; occurring at or forming an end or termination; conclusive in a process or progression; adv. more recently than any other time; the item at the end;  a person's dying act; the final thing a person can do; holding device shaped like a human foot that is used to fashion or repair shoes; a unit of capacity for grain equal to 80 bushels; a unit of weight equal to 4,000 pounds; the last or lowest in an ordering or series; the concluding parts of an event or occurrence; the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; the temporal end; the concluding time; verb persist for a specified period of time; continue to live; endure or last
  • Lat -  a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
  • Latin -  having or resembling the psychology or temper characteristic of people of Latin America; of or relating to the ancient Latins or the Latin language; of or relating to the ancient region of Latium; relating to people or countries speaking Romance languages; relating to languages derived from Latin;  any dialect of the language of ancient Rome; a person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin; an inhabitant of ancient Latium
  • Latin America -  the parts of North America and South America south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
  • Latin-American -  of or relating to the countries of Latin America or their people
  • Latke -  made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
  • Latte -  strong espresso coffee with a topping of frothed steamed milk
  • Latvian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Latvia or its people or language;  the official language of Latvia; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European; a native or inhabitant of Latvia
  • Lava -  rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface
  • Lavender -  of a pale purple color;  any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
  • layer -  thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells; a hen that lays eggs; single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another; an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; verb make or form a layer
  • Lazio -  an ancient region of west central Italy (southeast of Rome) on the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Lead -  the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil; thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing; an advantage held by a competitor in a race; evidence pointing to a possible solution; the introductory section of a story; a news story of major importance; (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning; the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile); a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey; a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal; the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine; an indication of potential opportunity; an actor who plays a principal role; verb cause to undertake a certain action; travel in front of; go in advance of others; take somebody somewhere; tend to or result in; be ahead of others; be the first; pass or spend; preside over; lead, as in the performance of a composition; move ahead (of others) in time or space; be in charge of; be conducive to; have as a result or residue; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; lead, extend, or afford access; cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • leaf -  hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door); a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book); the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants; verb produce leaves, of plants; turn over pages; look through a book or other written material
  • Lebanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Lebanon or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Lebanon
  • Lebanon -  an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
  • Lee -  towards the side away from the wind;  the side of something that is sheltered from the wind; American general who led the Confederate armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870); soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818); leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies (1732-1794); United States physicist (born in China) who collaborated with Yang Chen Ning in disproving the principle of conservation of parity (born in 1926); United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973); United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970); United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of Black culture in America (born in 1957)
  • Leek -  related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves; plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
  • legs -  staying power
  • Lei -  flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  • Lemon -  an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory; a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons; yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh; a small evergreen tree that originated in Asia but is widely cultivated for its fruit; a strong yellow color
  • lemonade -  sweetened beverage of diluted lemon juice
  • Lemongrass -  an aromatic oil that smells like lemon and is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumes and medicines
  • Lentil -  round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food; widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder; the fruit or seed of a lentil plant
  • Lentil soup -  made of stock and lentils with onions carrots and celery
  • Leo -  the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22; a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
  • Leone -  the basic unit of money in Sierra Leone; equal to 100 cents
  • Lesbian -  of female homosexuality;  a resident of Lesbos; a female homosexual
  • Lesotho -  a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
  • let -  a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again; the most brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India; verb leave unchanged; actively cause something to happen; make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; consent to, give permission; grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
  • Leu -  the basic unit of money in Romania; the basic unit of money in Moldova
  • Levant -  the former name for the geographical area of the eastern Mediterranean that is now occupied by Lebanon and Syria and Israel; a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding; verb run off without paying a debt
  • Levantine -  of or relating to the Levant or its inhabitants;  (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant
  • Lewis -  English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963); United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951); United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969); United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809); United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961); United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
  • liberation -  the act of liberating someone or something; the attempt to achieve equal rights or status; the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  • Liberia -  a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
  • Liberian -  of or relating to Liberia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Liberia
  • Libya -  a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
  • Libyan -  of or relating to Libya or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Libya
  • Liechtensteiner -  of or relating to Liechtenstein or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Liechtenstein
  • Life -  living things collectively; the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; a motive for living; a living person; the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones; the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living; a characteristic state or mode of living; the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); the period between birth and the present time; the period from the present until death; animation and energy in action or expression; an account of the series of events making up a person's life; the condition of living or the state of being alive; a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
  • Limb -  the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper; (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet; any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree; any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
  • Lime -  the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees; any of various related trees bearing limes; any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber; a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds; a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide; a caustic substance produced by heating limestone; verb cover with lime so as to induce growth; spread birdlime on branches to catch birds
  • Limerick -  a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba; port city in southwestern Ireland
  • Limited -  including only a part; not unlimited; having a specific function or scope; small in range or scope; not excessive; mediocre; subject to limits or subjected to limits;  public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
  • lin -  United States sculptor and architect whose public works include the memorial to veterans of the Vietnam War in Washington (born in 1959)
  • ling -  American hakes; elongated marine food fish of Greenland and northern Europe; often salted and dried; water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs; elongate freshwater cod of northern Europe and Asia and North America having barbels around its mouth; common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
  • Lingua -  a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
  • Linguine -  pasta in long slender flat strips
  • Link -  a fastener that serves to join or connect; an interconnecting circuit between two or more locations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving data; (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list; a unit of length equal to 1/100 of a chain; the means of connection between things linked in series; a two-way radio communication system (usually microwave); part of a more extensive telecommunication network; a channel for communication between groups; a connecting shape; the state of being connected; verb make a logical or causal connection; connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; link with or as with a yoke; be or become joined or united or linked
  • list -  a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics); the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; verb give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; tilt to one side; cause to lean to the side; include in a list; enumerate
  • lit -  provided with artificial light; set afire or burning;  the humanistic study of a body of literature
  • Lithuanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Lithuania or its people or language;  the official language of Lithuania; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European; a native or inhabitant of Lithuania
  • Little -  small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context); (of a voice) faint; lowercase; (quantifier used with mass s) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; (of children and animals) young, immature; (informal) small and of little importance; limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; of short duration or distance; adv. not much;  a small amount or duration
  • Live -  exerting force or containing energy; of current relevance; in current use or ready for use; abounding with life and energy; actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing; charged with an explosive; highly reverberant; capable of erupting; possessing life; charged or energized with electricity; elastic; rebounds readily; adv. not recorded; verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; pursue a positive and satisfying existence; have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; have life, be alive; support oneself; continue to live; endure or last; inhabit or live in
  • liver -  having a reddish-brown color;  large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes; liver of an animal used as meat; someone who lives in a place; a person who has a special life style
  • Living -  (informal) absolute; (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; still in active use; true to life; lifelike; pertaining to living persons; dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; still in existence;  people who are still living; the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; the financial means whereby one lives; the condition of living or the state of being alive
  • Livonian -  the Finnic language spoken by the people of Livonia in Estonia and Latvia; a member of the Livonian-speaking people of Latvia
  • loaf -  a shaped mass of baked bread; verb be about; be lazy or idle
  • Loch -  Scottish word for a lake; a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)
  • Lombard -  a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century
  • Lombardy -  a region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland
  • lone -  being the only one; single and isolated from others; characterized by or preferring solitude; lacking companions or companionship
  • long -  having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; involving substantial risk; of relatively great height; planning prudently for the future; good at remembering; adv. for an extended time or at a distant time; for an extended distance; verb desire strongly or persistently
  • longer - adv. for more time;  a person with a strong desire for something
  • Lookout -  the act of looking out; a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings; an elevated post affording a wide view; a person employed to watch for something to happen
  • lot -  a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; (Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction; anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; any collection in its entirety; an unofficial association of people or groups; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); verb divide into lots, as of land, for example; administer or bestow, as in small portions
  • Louis -  United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight campion for 12 years (1914-1981)
  • Louisiana -  a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  • Love -  any object of warm affection or devotion; a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; a score of zero in tennis or squash; sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; a beloved person; used as terms of endearment; verb have a great affection or liking for; be enamored or in love with; get pleasure from; have sexual intercourse with
  • Lower -  the lower of two berths; verb set lower; cause to drop or sink; move something or somebody to a lower position; look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval; make lower or quieter
  • Lucky -  blessed with good fortune; having or bringing good fortune; favoring or bringing good luck
  • Lumper -  a taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis of major characteristics; a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
  • Lunch -  a midday meal; verb take the midday meal; provide a midday meal for
  • Lung -  either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
  • Luo -  a Nilotic language
  • Luther -  German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546)
  • Luxembourg -  a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center; the capital and largest city of Luxembourg
  • Lychee -  Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
  • Macao -  a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999
  • Macaroni -  pasta in the form of slender tubes; a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms
  • Macaroon -  chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
  • Macedonia -  landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991; the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
  • Macedonian -  of or relating to Macedonia or its inhabitants;  the Slavic language of modern Macedonia; a native or inhabitant of Macedon
  • machine -  any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks; a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point; a group that controls the activities of a political party; an intricate organization that accomplishes its goals efficiently; an efficient person; a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; verb make by machinery; turn, shape, mold, or otherwise finish by machinery
  • Macon -  fine Burgundy wine usually white and dry; a city in central Georgia southeast of Atlanta
  • Macrobiotic -  of or relating to the theory or practice of macrobiotics
  • Madagascar -  an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world; a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
  • Madrasa -  Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan
  • Magic -  possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers;  any art that invokes supernatural powers; an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
  • Maguey -  Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine; Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
  • Main -  of force; of the greatest possible intensity; (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence; most important element;  a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage; any very large body of (salt) water
  • Main course -  a square mainsail; the principal dish of a meal
  • Maja -  type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
  • mak -  a terrorist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in the 1980s to provide money and recruit fighters around the world; enlisted and transported thousands of men to Afghanistan to fights the Russians; a split in the group led bin Laden and the extremist faction of MAK to form al-Qaeda
  • makin -  battles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943); United States Marines took the islands from the Japanese after bitter fighting
  • Malawi -  a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
  • Malawian -  relating to or characteristic of Malawi or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Malawi
  • Malay -  of or relating to or characteristic of the people or language of Malaysia and the northern Malay Peninsula and parts of the western Malay Archipelago;  a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages; a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
  • Malaysia -  a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
  • Malaysian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Malaysia;  the Malay language spoken in Malaysia; a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
  • Maldivian -  a native or inhabitant of Maldives
  • Mali -  a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
  • Malian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Mali or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Mali
  • Malik -  the leader of a town or community in some parts of Asia Minor and the Indian subcontinent
  • Mallow -  any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
  • malt -  a cereal grain that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling; a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer; a milkshake made with malt powder; verb convert into malt; convert grain into malt; turn into malt, become malt; treat with malt or malt extract
  • Maltese -  of or relating to the island or republic of Malta or its inhabitants;  breed of toy dogs having a long straight silky white coat
  • Mam -  a Mayan language spoken by the Mam; a member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala
  • Man -  game equipment consisting of an object used in playing certain board games; one of the British Isles in the Irish Sea; an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); a male person who plays a significant role (husband or lover or boyfriend) in the life of a particular woman; an adult male person who has a manly character (virile and courageous competent); the generic use of the word to refer to any human being; a male subordinate; any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage; all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; verb provide with men; take charge of a certain job; occupy a certain work place
  • Manchu -  the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu; a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century; the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
  • Mango -  large oval tropical fruit having smooth skin, juicy aromatic pulp, and a large hairy seed; large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval fruit
  • manis -  type genus of the Manidae
  • Manor -  the mansion of a lord or wealthy person; the landed estate of a lord (including the house on it)
  • Mantis -  predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
  • Mantis shrimp -  tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
  • MAO -  Chinese communist leader (1893-1976); an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)
  • Maple -  any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone; wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
  • Maple syrup -  made by concentrating sap from sugar maples
  • Maraschino -  cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur; distilled from fermented juice of bitter wild marasca cherries
  • Marathi -  an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India; written in the Devanagari script
  • Margarita -  a cocktail made of tequila and triple sec with lime and lemon juice
  • mari -  the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis; a member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia
  • Maria -  valuable timber tree of Panama; a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
  • marina -  a fancy dock for small yachts and cabin cruisers
  • Marinara -  sauce for pasta; contains tomatoes and garlic and herbs
  • Maritimes -  the collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
  • mark -  the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember; a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament; a symbol of disgrace or infamy; a visible indication made on a surface; a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel; formerly the basic unit of money in Germany; something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; a marking that consists of lines that cross each other; an indication of damage; a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); a reference point to shoot at; a distinguishing symbol; a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of; verb make or leave a mark on; designate as if by a mark; insert punctuation marks into; mark by some ceremony or observation; be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; put a check mark on or near or next to; remove from a list; make underscoring marks; establish as the highest level or best performance; make small marks into the surface of; mark with a scar; attach a tag or label to; notice or perceive; to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
  • marmalade -  a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits
  • Marrow -  the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones; large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins; very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones; any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
  • Mars -  a small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye; minerals rich in iron cover its surface and are responsible for its characteristic color; (Roman mythology) Roman god of war and agriculture; father of Romulus and Remus; counterpart of Greek Ares
  • Martin -  any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas; United States singer (1917-1995); United States actress (1913-1990); United States actor and comedian (born in 1945); French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
  • Martinique -  an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France
  • Marzipan -  almond paste and egg whites
  • Masa -  an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages
  • Mashriq -  Arabic name for the Middle East
  • Masonry -  the craft of a mason; structure built of stone or brick by a mason; Freemasons collectively
  • Mastic -  an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin; a pasty cement used as an adhesive or filler; an aromatic exudate from the mastic tree; used chiefly in varnishes
  • Mate -  South American tea-like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate; the officer below the master on a commercial ship; informal term for a friend of the same sex; the partner of an animal (especially a sexual partner); South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea; a chess move constituting an inescapable and indefensible attack on the opponent's king; an exact duplicate; a person's partner in marriage; a fellow member of a team; verb place an opponent's king under an attack from which it cannot escape and thus ending the game; bring two objects, ideas, or people together; make love
  • Matzah -  brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
  • Mauritania -  a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
  • Mauritanian -  of or related to the island or country of Mauritius or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Mauritania
  • Mauritian -  of or related to the island or country of Mauritius or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Mauritius
  • Mauritius -  an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean; a parliamentary state on the island of Mauritius
  • Maw -  informal terms for the mouth
  • maya -  a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya; an ethnic minority speaking Mayan languages and living in Yucatan and adjacent areas; a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
  • Mayan -  a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
  • maze -  complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost; something jumbled or confused
  • Meal -  coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse; the food served and eaten at one time; any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times
  • Meat -  the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
  • meatball -  ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth
  • Med -  a master's degree in education
  • Medicine -  the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease; the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques; punishment for one's actions; verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
  • Medieval -  as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages; characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages
  • Mediterranean -  of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea;  the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
  • Meet -  being precisely fitting and right;  a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held; verb contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; fill or meet a want or need; meet by design; be present at the arrival of; come together; collect in one place; get together socially or for a specific purpose; satisfy or fulfill; get to know; get acquainted with; satisfy a condition or restriction; experience as a reaction; be in direct physical contact with; make contact; undergo or suffer; be adjacent or come together
  • mei -  Japanese ornamental tree with fragrant white or pink blossoms and small yellow fruits
  • melon -  any of numerous fruits of the gourd family having a hard rind and sweet juicy flesh; any of various fruit of cucurbitaceous vines including: muskmelons; watermelons; cantaloupes; cucumbers
  • Memphis -  an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo); largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River
  • men -  the force of workers available
  • Mennonite -  a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life
  • menu -  an agenda of things to do; a list of dishes available at a restaurant; (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user; the dishes making up a meal
  • Mexican -  of or relating to Mexico or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Mexico
  • Mexican-American -  a Mexican (or person of Mexican descent) living in the United States
  • Mexico -  a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
  • Mezzo -  the female singing voice between contralto and soprano; a soprano with a voice between soprano and contralto
  • Michael -  (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews
  • Mid-Atlantic -  of a region of the United States generally including Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; and usually New York; Pennsylvania; New Jersey
  • Middle -  between an earlier and a later period of time; of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; equally distant from the extremes; being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series;  the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); an intermediate part or section; time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; an area that is approximately central within some larger region; verb put in the middle
  • Midsummer -  June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point
  • Midwestern -  of a region of the United States generally including Ohio; Indiana; Illinois; Iowa; Missouri; Kansas; Nebraska; and sometimes Michigan; Wisconsin; Minnesota
  • milanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Milan or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Milan
  • Milano -  the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages
  • Military -  associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians; characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare;  the military forces of a nation
  • milk -  produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young; a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings; any of several nutritive milklike liquids; a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River; verb take milk from female mammals; add milk to; exploit as much as possible
  • Miller -  machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it; someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill); United States playwright (born 1915); United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980); United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944); any of various moths that have powdery wings
  • Milo -  small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grains
  • Mineral -  of or containing or derived from minerals; composed of matter other than plant or animal; relating to minerals;  solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • Mineral water -  water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gasses; often effervescent; often used therapeutically
  • Minestrone -  soup made with a variety of vegetables
  • Mini -  used of women's clothing; very short with hemline above the knee;  a very short skirt
  • Mint -  as if new;  a plant where money is coined by authority of the government; a candy that is flavored with a mint oil; the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied; any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; verb form by stamping, punching, or printing
  • Mint sauce -  sweetened diluted vinegar with chopped mint leaves
  • Miscellaneous -  constituting a grab-bag category; consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)
  • Mister -  a form of address for a man
  • mixed -  consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity); involving or composed of different races; caused to combine or unite
  • Mock -  constituting a copy or imitation of something;  the act of mocking or ridiculing; verb treat with contempt; imitate with mockery and derision
  • modern -  characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture; used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; relating to a recently developed fashion or style; ahead of the times;  a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes; a contemporary person
  • Mojarra -  small silvery schooling fishes with protrusible mouths found in warm coastal waters
  • Moke -  British informal
  • Moldovan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Moldova or its people or culture
  • Mole -  small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet; a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin; spicy sauce often containing chocolate; a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away; a spy who works against enemy espionage; the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • Molecular -  relating to simple or elementary organization; relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
  • Mon -  the Mon-Khmer language spoken by the Mon; a member of a Buddhist people living in Myanmar and adjacent parts of Thailand; the second day of the week; the first working day
  • Mona -  an island northwest of Wales
  • Monday -  the second day of the week; the first working day
  • Mongolian -  of or relating to the modern Mongolian People's Republic; of or relating to the region of Mongolia or its people or their languages or cultures;  a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia; a member of the nomadic peoples of Mongolia
  • mono -  designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel;  an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
  • Monorail -  a railway having a single track
  • Monte -  a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of the will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
  • Month -  a time unit of approximately 30 days; one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
  • Montreal -  a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world
  • Montserrat -  a volcanic island in the Caribbean; in the West Indies
  • moo -  the sound made by a cow or bull; verb make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
  • Moon -  any natural satellite of a planet; the natural satellite of the Earth; any object resembling a moon; United States religious leader (born in Korea) who founded the Unification Church in 1954; was found guilty of conspiracy to evade taxes (born in 1920); the light of the moon; the period between successive new moons (29.531 days); verb expose one's buttocks to; be idle in a listless or dreamy way; have dreamlike musings or fantasies while awake
  • Moor -  open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss; one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century; verb secure with cables or ropes; come into or dock at a wharf; secure in or as if in a berth or dock
  • Moore -  British sculptor whose works are monumental organic forms (1898-1986); United States poet noted for irony and wit (1887-1872); Irish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852); English philosopher (1873-1958); English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935); United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
  • Moosewood -  maple of eastern North America with striped bard and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn; deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers
  • Moral -  concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect; arising from the sense of right and wrong; relating to principles of right and wrong; i.e. to morals or ethics; adhering to ethical and moral principles;  the significance of a story or event
  • Morning -  the time period between dawn and noon; a conventional expression of greeting or farewell; the earliest period; the first light of day
  • Moroccan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Morocco or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Morocco
  • Morocco -  a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956; a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.
  • moss -  tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
  • Mote -  (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
  • Mountain -  a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill; a large number or amount
  • Mountain tea -  creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
  • Moussaka -  casserole of eggplant and ground lamb with onion and tomatoes bound with white sauce and beaten eggs
  • Movement -  the act of changing the location of something; the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something; a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; the act of changing location from one place to another; a change of position that does not entail a change of location; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; a general tendency to change (as of opinion); an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; a euphemism for defecation
  • Mozambican -  of or relating to the people of Mozambique; of or relating to or located in Mozambique;  a native or inhabitant of Mozambique
  • Mozambique -  a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
  • MSG -  white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance flavor; often used in Chinese cooking
  • Mulberry -  sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus; any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry
  • Mull -  an island in western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides; a term used in Scottish names of promontories; verb heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink; reflect deeply on a subject
  • Multiple -  having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual;  the product of a quantity by an integer
  • Museum -  a depository for collecting and displaying objects having scientific or historical or artistic value
  • Mushroom -  fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi; a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb); any of various fleshy fungi of the subdivision Basidiomycota consisting of a cap at the end of a stem arising from an underground mycelium; common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool); verb grow and spread fast; pick or gather mushrooms
  • Mustard -  leaves eaten as cooked greens; pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds; any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
  • Mustard sauce -  prepared mustard thinned with vinegar and getable oil with sugar and seasonings
  • Mut -  the square of a body of any size of type
  • Mutter -  a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech; a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone; verb make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
  • Mutton -  meat from a mature domestic sheep; the square of a body of any size of type
  • Mysore -  a city in southern India southwest of Bangalore; state in southern India; formerly Mysore
  • n-Th -  last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
  • Naga -  Kamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma
  • Nagoya -  an industrial city in southern Honshu
  • Naked -  lacking any cover; devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; having no protecting or concealing cover; (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument; completely unclothed
  • Namibia -  a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia form part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
  • Namibian -  of or relating to Namibia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Namibia
  • Nan -  leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop; a river of western Thailand flowing southward to join the Ping River to form the Chao Phraya; your grandmother
  • Natal -  relating to or accompanying birth; of or relating to the buttocks;  a port city in northeastern Brazil; a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean
  • National -  concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; owned or maintained for the public by the national government; of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country; of or relating to nationality; characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; inside the country;  a person who owes allegiance to that nation
  • Native -  belonging to one by birth; characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning; as found in nature in the elemental form;  a person who was born in a particular place; an indigenous person
  • Native American -  of or pertaining to American Indians or their culture or languages;  any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
  • Natural -  being talented through inherited qualities; related by blood; not adopted; in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature; existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; (of a key) containing no sharps or flats; (of a note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone; functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies; (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes; unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct; free from artificiality;  (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake; a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat; someone regarded as certain to succeed
  • Nauruan -  of or relating to the island republic of Nauru or its residents;  a native or inhabitant of Nauru
  • Neapolitan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Naples or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Naples
  • Nearly - adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; in a close manner
  • nectar -  fruit juice especially when undiluted; a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators; (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal
  • Nectarine -  a variety or mutation of the peach that has a smooth skin; variety or mutation of the peach bearing fruit with smooth skin and (usually) yellow flesh
  • Nederland -  a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
  • negro -  relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair;  a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  • Nepalese -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Nepal
  • Nepali -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture;  the official state language of Nepal; a native or inhabitant of Nepal
  • Nero -  Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68)
  • nest -  a kind of gun emplacement; furniture pieces made to fit close together; a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality; a cosy or secluded retreat; a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young; verb gather nests; fit together or fit inside; inhabit a nest, usually after building; move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
  • Nettle -  any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae); verb sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation; cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • Nevis -  one of the islands of Saint Christopher-Nevis
  • New -  unfamiliar; having no previous example or precedent or parallel; (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; in use after medieval times; not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; other than the former one(s); different; unaffected by use or exposure; used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; lacking training or experience; original and of a kind not seen before; (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new; adv. very recently
  • New England -  a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut
  • New Jersey -  a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • New Mexico -  a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
  • New Orleans -  a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
  • New Year -  the calendar year just begun
  • New York City -  the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
  • New Zealand -  North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific; an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
  • Newfoundland -  a breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat; highly intelligent and vigorous swimmers; developed in Newfoundland; an island in the north Atlantic
  • Newman -  English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890); United States film actor (born in 1925)
  • Nga -  a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security
  • Ngo -  an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
  • Nicaragua -  a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
  • Niger -  a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert; an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
  • Nigeria -  a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
  • Nigerian -  of or relating to the people of Nigeria; of or relating to Nigeria;  a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
  • Night -  darkness; the dark part of the diurnal cycle considered a time unit; the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside; the time between sunset and midnight; the period spent sleeping; a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom; a shortening of nightfall; Roman goddess of night; daughter of Erebus; counterpart of Greek Nyx
  • Nile -  the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
  • Nine -  denoting a quantity consisting of one more than eight and one less than ten;  the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one; a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
  • Nipa -  made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm; monotypic genus of palms of Australasia
  • Nonviolence -  peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
  • Noodle -  a ribbonlike strip of pasta; informal terms for a human head
  • Noon -  the middle of the day
  • nopal -  any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears; cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits
  • Norma -  a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Lupus and Ara in the Milky Way
  • Norris -  United States writer (1870-1902)
  • North -  situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north; adv. in a northern direction;  any region lying in or toward the north; the region of the United States lying north of the Mason-Dixon line; British statesman under George III whose policies led to rebellion in the American colonies (1732-1792); the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees; the direction in which a compass needle points; the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
  • North Carolina -  a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • North Dakota -  a state of north central United States bordering on Canada
  • North Korean -  of or relating to or characteristic of North Korea or its people or their culture;  a Korean from North Korea
  • Northeast -  situated in or oriented toward the northeast; coming from the northeast; adv. to, toward, or in the northeast;  the northeastern region of the United States; the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
  • Northeastern -  of a region of the United States generally including the New England states; New York; and sometimes New Jersey and Pennsylvania; situated in or oriented toward the northeast
  • Northern -  situated in or coming from regions of the north; in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; coming from the north; used especially of wind; situated in or oriented toward the north;  a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
  • Northwest -  situated in or oriented toward the northwest; coming from the northwest; adv. to, toward, or in the northwest;  the northwestern region of the United States; the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
  • Norwegian -  of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language;  a Scandinavian language that is spoken in Norway; a native or inhabitant of Norway
  • not - adv. negation of a word or group of words
  • Notable -  widely known and esteemed; worthy of notice;  a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
  • Note -  a characteristic emotional quality; a brief written record; a short personal letter; a comment or instruction (usually added); a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling; a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time; a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); high status importance owing to marked superiority; verb make mention of; make a written note of; observe with care or pay close attention to; notice or perceive
  • Nougat -  nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
  • number -  an item of merchandise offered for sale; a clothing measurement; the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; the grammatical category for the forms of s and pros and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural); a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; a select company of people; a concept of quantity derived from zero and units; the number is used in calling a particular telephone; one of a series published periodically; a symbol used to represent a number; a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; verb place a limit on the number of; enumerate; give numbers to; determine the number or amount of; add up in number or quantity; put into a group
  • nung -  a branch of the Tai languages
  • Nut -  a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt; Egyptian goddess of the sky; usually large hard-shelled seed; one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; a whimsically eccentric person; half the width of an em; verb gather nuts
  • Nutmeg -  hard aromatic seed of the nutmeg tree used as spice when grated or ground; East Indian tree widely cultivated in the tropics for its aromatic seed; source of two spices: nutmeg and mace
  • Nutrition -  the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans); (physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance; a source of materials to nourish the body
  • Nutritional -  of or relating to or providing nutrition
  • Oatcake -  thin flat unleavened cake of baked oatmeal
  • Occitan -  the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
  • Ocean -  a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere; anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
  • Oceanic -  constituting or living in the open sea; resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree; relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean;  an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • Octopus -  bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles; tentacles of octopus prepared as food
  • Oil -  oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist; a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water; any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants; verb cover with oil, as if by rubbing; administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
  • Okinawa -  a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans; the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
  • Okra -  tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus; long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant; long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
  • Oktoberfest -  an autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer; a strong lager made originally in Germany for the Oktoberfest celebration; sweet and copper-colored
  • Oldfield -  United States race driver who was the first to drive faster than a mile a minute (1878-1946)
  • Olive -  of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive;  a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation; one-seeded fruit of the European olive tree usually pickled and used as a relish; hard yellow often variegated wood of an olive tree; used in cabinetwork; evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits; small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  • Olivier -  English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
  • olla -  leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
  • Omaha -  thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935; the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Omaha; largest city in Nebraska; located in eastern Nebraska on the Missouri river; a major transportation center of the Midwest; a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in northeastern Nebraska
  • Omani -  of or relating to Oman or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Oman
  • omelette -  beaten eggs or an egg mixture cooked until just set; may be folded around e.g. ham or cheese or jelly
  • One -  indefinite in time or position; being a single entity made by combining separate components; used informally as an intensifier; of the same kind or quality; used of a single unit or thing; not two or more; having the indivisible character of a unit; eminent beyond or above comparison;  a single person or thing; the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
  • Onion -  an aromatic flavorful bulb; bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb; edible bulb of an onion plant
  • only -  exclusive of anyone or anything else; being the only one; single and isolated from others; adv. with nevertheless the final result; in the final outcome; as recently as; except that; never except when; and nothing more; without any others being included or involved
  • Ontario -  a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada; the smallest of the Great Lakes
  • Orange -  of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange;  orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow; round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees; a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean; any citrus tree bearing oranges; any pigment producing the orange color
  • Order -  the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans; a degree in a continuum of size or quantity; a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities; a body of rules followed by an assembly; (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed; a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.); (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families; a group of person living under a religious rule; established customary state (especially of society); a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); a formal association of people with similar interests; logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements; (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; a condition of regular or proper arrangement; verb place in a certain order; bring order to or into; make a request for something; give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; issue commands or orders for; assign a rank or rating to; arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; appoint to a clerical posts; bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
  • Oregano -  aromatic Eurasian perennial; pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
  • organ -  wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard; a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function; a periodical that is published by a special interest group; a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; (music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ; a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
  • organic -  involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; simple and healthful and close to nature; relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis; being or relating to or derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms; of or relating to foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones; of or relating to or derived from living organisms; constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup);  a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
  • Oriel -  a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall
  • oriental -  denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java;  a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
  • Original -  not derived or copied or translated from something else; preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed; being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of; (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary;  an original model on which something is patterned; an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
  • Oriya -  a Magadhan language that is spoken by the Oriya and is the official language of the Indian state of Orissa; a member of a people in India living in Orissa and neighboring areas
  • Orleans -  a long siege by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429; a city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429)
  • Orzo -  pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine
  • Oscar -  an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
  • Other -  very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected; recently past; not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; belonging to the distant past
  • Ottoman -  of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture;  thick cushion used as a seat; the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I; a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I); a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
  • Outback -  inaccessible and sparsely populated;  the bush country of the interior of Australia
  • Outlaw -  disobedient to or defiant of law; contrary to or forbidden by law;  someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime; verb declare illegal; outlaw
  • Outline -  a schematic or preliminary plan; a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory; the line that appears to bound an object; verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; trace the shape of; draw up an outline or sketch for something
  • Ouzo -  a Greek liquor flavored with anise
  • oven -  kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting
  • Over -  having come or been brought to a conclusion; adv. throughout a period of time; at or to a point across intervening space etc.; throughout an area; beyond the top or upper surface or edge; forward from an upright position; over the entire area;  (cricket) the period during which a given number of balls (6 in England but 8 in Australia) are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • Overseas -  in a foreign country; being or passing over or across the sea; adv. in a place across an ocean; beyond or across the sea
  • Own -  belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive; verb have ownership or possession of
  • oyster -  marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell; found on the sea bed mostly in coastal waters; a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl; edible body of any of numerous oysters; verb gather oysters, dig oysters
  • Pacha -  a civil or military authority in Turkey or Egypt
  • Pacific -  promoting peace; disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean;  the largest ocean in the world
  • Pacific Northwest -  a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
  • Packed -  pressed together or compressed; filled to capacity
  • Packet -  a small package or bundle; (computer science) a message or message fragment; a boat for carrying mail; a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
  • Pad -  the foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal; a usually thin flat mass of padding; a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp; the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily); a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge; temporary living quarters; a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched; verb add padding to; line or stuff with soft material; add details to; walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  • paddy -  rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field; an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown; (slur) a person of Irish descent
  • Paella -  saffron-flavored dish made of rice with shellfish and chicken
  • Pain -  a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; a bothersome annoying person; a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; verb cause emotional anguish or make miserable; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
  • paisa -  a fractional monetary unit in Bangladesh and India and Nepal and Pakistan
  • Pakistan -  a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
  • Pakistani -  of or relating to Pakistan or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Pakistan
  • Palatinate -  a territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine; a territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine
  • pale -  abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; very light colored; highly diluted with white; not full or rich; (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;  a wooden strip forming part of a fence; verb turn pale, as if in fear
  • Palestine -  an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism; a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
  • Palestinian -  of or relating to the area of Palestine and its inhabitants;  an ethnic group of Arabs formerly living in Palestine; a descendant of the Arabs who inhabited Palestine
  • Pallone -  an Italian game similar to tennis
  • Palm -  the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers; any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves; a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand; an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event; verb touch, lift, or hold with the hands
  • Pan -  chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids; shallow container made of metal; cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel; (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus; verb express a totally negative opinion of; wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals; make a sweeping movement
  • Panama -  a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903; a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
  • Panamanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Panama or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Panama
  • pancake -  a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
  • Pane -  sheet glass cut in shapes for windows or doors; street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; a panel or section of panels in a wall or door
  • Papaya -  large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh; tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit
  • Paper -  medium for written communication; a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses; a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses; the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher; a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; an essay (especially one written as an assignment); a business firm that publishes newspapers; verb cover with paper; cover with wallpaper
  • Paprika -  a mild powdered seasoning made from dried pimientos; plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits; the principal salad peppers
  • Papuan -  of or relating to Papua or its people or language;  any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • paradox -  (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
  • Paraguayan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Paraguay or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Paraguay
  • Paris -  the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce; a town in northeastern Texas; (Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War; sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
  • Park -  a gear position that acts as a parking brake; a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property; a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806); a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games); a lot where cars are parked; verb place temporarily; maneuver a vehicle into a parking space
  • Parsi -  a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India
  • Parsley -  aromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food; annual or perennial herb with aromatic leaves
  • Part - adv. in part; in some degree; not wholly;  something less than the whole of a human artifact; a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions; in so far as the actor specified is concerned; one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; a portion of a natural object; something determined in relation to something that includes it; the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; the extended spatial location of something; assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; verb force, take, or pull apart; come apart; leave; go one's own way; move apart; discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
  • party -  an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; a group of people gathered together for pleasure; an organization to gain political power; a band of people associated temporarily in some activity; a person involved in legal proceedings; verb have or participate in a party
  • pas -  (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
  • Pashtun -  an ethnic minority speaking Pashto and living in northwestern Pakistan and southeastern Afghanistan; a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
  • Past -  of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; earlier than the present time; no longer current; a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time; adv. so as to pass a given point;  a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past; the time that has elapsed; a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
  • Pasta -  shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg; a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
  • paste -  an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard; any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency; a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers; verb cover the surface of; hit with the fists; join or attach with or as if with glue
  • Pastel -  delicate and pale in color; lacking in body or vigor;  any of various pale or light colors
  • Pastil -  a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
  • pastor -  only the rose-colored starlings; in some classifications considered a separate genus; a person authorized to conduct religious worship
  • pastry -  any of various baked foods made of dough or batter; a dough of flour and water and shortening
  • Pat -  exactly suited to the occasion; having only superficial plausibility; adv. completely or perfectly;  the sound made by a gentle blow; a light touch or stroke; verb hit lightly; pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  • Patagonia -  region in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic
  • Patriotic -  inspired by love for your country
  • Paul -  (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle; United States feminist (1885-1977)
  • Pavo -  peafowl; a small constellation near the South Pole between Tucana and Ara
  • Paw -  a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped; the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; verb touch clumsily; scrape with the paws
  • Pea -  seed of a pea plant used for food; a leguminous plant of the genus Pisum with small white flowers and long green pods containing edible green seeds; the fruit or seed of a pea plant
  • Peaceable -  inclined or disposed to peace; disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature
  • Peach -  downy juicy fruit with sweet yellowish or whitish flesh; cultivated in temperate regions; a shade of pink tinged with yellow; a very attractive or seductive looking woman; verb divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
  • Peak -  of a period of maximal use or demand or activity;  the top point of a mountain or hill; a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; the highest point (of something); the most extreme possible amount or value; a V shape; the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; the period of greatest prosperity or productivity; verb to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
  • Peanut -  of little importance or influence or power; of minor status;  pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms; a young child who is small for his age; widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground; underground pod of the peanut vine
  • pear -  sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties; Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • Peasant -  a country person; a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement; one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
  • Pecan -  smooth brown oval nut of south central United States; tree of southern United States and Mexico cultivated for its nuts; wood of a pecan tree
  • Peel -  the rind of a fruit or vegetable; British politician (1788-1850); the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit); verb get undressed; come off in flakes or thin small pieces; strip the skin off
  • Peking -  capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
  • Penne -  pasta in short tubes with diagonally cut ends
  • Pennsylvania -  a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the British colonies that formed the United States; a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Dutch -  a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
  • People -  (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; members of a family line; the body of citizens of a state or country; the common people generally; verb fill with people or supply with inhabitants; furnish with people
  • Pepper -  sweet and hot varieties of fruits of plants of the genus Capsicum; pungent seasoning from the berry of the common pepper plant of East India; use whole or ground; climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam; any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers; verb attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; add pepper to
  • Peppermint -  a candy flavored with peppermint oil; herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring; red gum tree of Tasmania
  • peri -  (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done; a beautiful and graceful girl
  • Perilla -  small genus of Asiatic herbs
  • Persian -  of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture;  the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms; a native or inhabitant of Iran
  • Persimmon -  orange fruit resembling a plum; edible when fully ripe; any of several tropical trees of the genus Diospyros
  • Peruvian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Peru
  • Pesto -  a sauce typically served with pasta; contains crushed basil leaves and garlic and pine nuts and Parmesan cheese in olive oil
  • pet -  preferred above all others and treated with partiality;  a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement; a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight); using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain); a special loved one; verb stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking; stroke or caress gently
  • Peter -  disciple of Jesus and leader of the apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope; obscene terms for penis
  • Philadelphia -  the largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philippine -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Philippines or its people or customs;  official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages
  • Philippines -  an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands; a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
  • Phoenicia -  an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean
  • phoenix -  the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation; a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Tucana and Sculptor; a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years; a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
  • Phyllo -  tissue thin sheets of pastry used especially in Greek dishes
  • Pic -  a picture of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material; a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  • pickle -  vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar; informal terms for a difficult situation; verb preserve in a pickling liquid
  • Pickled -  (used of foods) preserved in a pickling liquid
  • Picnic -  any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion; any undertaking that is easy to do; a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering; verb eat alfresco, in the open air
  • pie -  dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top; a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
  • Pied -  having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly
  • Piedmont -  the region of northwestern Italy; includes the Po valley; the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama
  • Pierre -  capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
  • pig -  a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace; domestic swine; mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; a person regarded as greedy and pig-like; a coarse obnoxious person; verb live like a pig, in squalor; give birth; eat greedily
  • Pilaf -  rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes
  • Pilar -  of or relating to a hair
  • Pin -  a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things; a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment; flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green; cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown; informal terms of the leg; a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target; a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing; axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns; a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts; small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.; when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat; verb immobilize a piece; attach or fasten with pins; pierce with a pin; to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • Pineapple -  large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated; a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
  • ping -  a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal); a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya; verb send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active; contact, usually in order to remind of something; hit with a pinging noise; make a short high-pitched sound; sound like a car engine that is firing too early
  • Pistachio -  nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel; small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
  • Pistil -  the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
  • Pit -  a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; a trap in the form of a concealed hole; a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression); a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it; lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers; (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; verb remove the pits from; set into opposition or rivalry; mark with a scar
  • Pita -  usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
  • Pittsburgh -  a city in southwestern Pennsylvania where the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River forms the Ohio River; long an important urban industrial area; site of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh
  • Pizza -  Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
  • Plain -  lacking embellishment or ornamentation; free from any effort to soften to disguise; lacking patterns especially in color; not elaborate or elaborated; simple; not mixed with extraneous elements; lacking in physical beauty or proportion; clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly');  extensive tract of level open land; a basic knitting stitch; verb express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  • Planet -  (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction; any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star; a person who follows or serves another
  • Plant -  a living organism lacking the power of locomotion; buildings for carrying on industrial labor; something planted secretly for discovery by another; an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience; verb put firmly in the mind; place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; place into a river; fix or set securely or deeply; set up or lay the groundwork for
  • Plate -  dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten; a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners); a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic; a shallow receptacle for collection in church; structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage; a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper); a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded; the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube; any flat platelike body structure or part; a main course served on a plate; the thin under portion of the forequarter; a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly; the quantity contained in a plate; a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth; (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; verb coat with a layer of metal
  • Platter -  a large shallow dish used for serving food; sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
  • please - adv. used in polite request; verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to; give satisfaction; be the will of or have the will (to)
  • Plum - adv. completely; used as intensifiers; exactly;  a highly desirable position or assignment; any of numerous varieties of small to medium-sized round or oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single pit; any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone
  • Pod -  a detachable container of fuel on an airplane; a group of aquatic mammals; a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant; the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves); verb produce pods, of plants; take something out of its shell or pod
  • Poland -  a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
  • Polenta -  a thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
  • Polish -  of or relating to Poland or its people or culture;  the property of being smooth and shiny; the Slavic language of Poland; a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; a preparation used in polishing; verb bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; make (a surface) shine
  • Politics -  the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs; the study of government of states and other political units; the opinion you hold with respect to political questions; social relations involving authority or power
  • Pollen -  the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
  • pollock -  United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956); important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod; lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
  • Polo -  a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball; Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
  • Pomegranate -  large globular fruit having many seeds with juicy red pulp in a tough brownish-red rind; shrub or small tree native to southwestern Asia having large red many-seeded fruit
  • pomelo -  large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp; southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits
  • Pone -  cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)
  • Poon -  any of several East Indian trees of the genus Calophyllum having shiny leathery leaves and lightweight hard wood; wood of any poon tree; used for masts and spars
  • pop -  (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people); adv. like a pop or with a pop;  a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork; a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love; an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk; verb burst open with a sharp, explosive sound; cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound; fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise; take drugs, especially orally; hit or strike; hit a pop-fly; release suddenly; put or thrust suddenly and forcefully; make a sharp explosive noise; cause to make a sharp explosive sound; drink down entirely; bulge outward; appear suddenly or unexpectedly
  • Poppy -  annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers
  • Poppy seed -  small grey seed of a poppy flower; used whole or ground in baked items
  • Pork -  meat from a domestic hog or pig; a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
  • Porridge -  soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick
  • Port -  located on the left side of a ship or aircraft;  an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through; sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal; a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country; (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals); the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose; verb drink port; carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons; carry, bear, convey, or bring; turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship; land at or reach a port; bring to port; put or turn on the left side, of a ship; transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports
  • portal -  a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); a short vein that carries blood into the liver; a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
  • Portuguese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal;  the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil; a native or inhabitant of Portugal
  • pot -  metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid; street names for marijuana; a container in which plants are cultivated; slang for a paunch; the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker); the quantity contained in a pot; a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets; a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; verb plant in a pot
  • Potato -  an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland; annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
  • Potluck -  whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all
  • potted -  (British informal) summarized or abridged; preserved in a pot or can or jar; of plants; planted or grown in a pot
  • Poultry -  flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food; a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
  • powder -  any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder; a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized; a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks; verb apply powder to; make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
  • praline -  cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
  • Prawn -  shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible; any of various edible decapod crustaceans; verb fish for prawns
  • Preparation -  the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord; the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home); activity leading to skilled behavior; the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); a substance prepared according to a formula
  • prepared -  equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources; made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; having made preparations
  • Present -  temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place;  a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking; something presented as a gift; the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; verb bring forward and present to the mind; formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.; hand over formally; introduce; recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position; cause to come to know personally; deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally; perform (a play), especially on a stage; show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; give as a present; make a gift of; give, especially as an honor or reward
  • Presentation -  a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward); (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; the act of presenting a proposal; formally making a person known to another or to the public; a visual representation of something
  • Preserved -  kept intact or in a particular condition; prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use
  • previous -  just preceding something else in time or order; too soon or too hasty; (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
  • Pride -  unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins); the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards; a feeling of self-respect and personal worth; satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements; a group of lions; verb be proud of
  • Prince -  a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
  • Private -  concerning things deeply private and personal; confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; not expressed; concerning one person exclusively;  an enlisted man of the lowest rank
  • processing -  preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
  • Project -  a planned undertaking; any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; verb present for consideration; regard as objective; communicate vividly; transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another; throw, send, or cast forward; put or send forth; draw a projection of; project on a screen; cause to be heard; imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; make or work out a plan for; devise; extend out or project in space
  • Proper -  appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; having all the qualities typical of the thing specified
  • protein -  any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
  • Provencal -  the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
  • pudding -  any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed; (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally); any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes
  • Pueblo -  a communal village built by Indians in the southwestern United States; a city in Colorado south of Colorado Springs; a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called pueblos by the Spanish because they live in villages built of adobe and rock
  • Puerto Rico -  the smallest and easternmost of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean; a self-governing commonwealth associated with the United States occupying the island of Puerto Rico
  • puff -  gathered for protruding fullness;  a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes); a light inflated pastry or puff shell; a short light gust of air; forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; thick cushion used as a seat; a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin; bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together; verb blow hard and loudly; to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; speak in a blustering or scornful manner; praise extravagantly; smoke and exhale strongly; suck in or take (air); make proud or conceited; breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
  • Pul -  100 puls equal 1 afghani in Afghanistan
  • Pule - verb cry weakly or softly
  • Pumpkin -  usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn; a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  • Pun -  a humorous play on words; verb make a play on words
  • Punjabi -  the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India; a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India
  • Pus -  a fluid product of inflammation; the tenth month of the Hindu calendar
  • Put -  the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; verb attribute or give; cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation; put into a certain place or abstract location; adapt; cause (someone) to undergo something; estimate; arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events; formulate in a particular style or language; make an investment
  • Pyramid -  a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt; (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases; a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex; verb increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base; arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid; use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal; enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
  • qadi -  an Islamic judge
  • Qatar -  a peninsula extending northward from the Arabian mainland into the Persian Gulf; an Arab country on the peninsula of Qatar; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; the economy is dominated by oil
  • Qatari -  of or concerning Qatar;  a native or inhabitant of Qatar
  • Quad -  a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings; (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words; a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg; one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
  • Quark -  (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3; fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet
  • Quebec -  the largest province of Canada; a French colony from 1663 to 1759 when it was lost to the British; the French-speaking capital of the province of Quebec; situated on the Saint Lawrence River
  • Quebecois -  of or relating to Quebec (especially to the French speaking inhabitants or their culture);  a native or inhabitant of Quebec (especially one who speaks French)
  • Quince -  aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves; small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit; widely cultivated
  • Radish -  pungent fleshy edible root; Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw; pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants; radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked; a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
  • Rag -  a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students); a small piece of cloth or paper; a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities; newspaper with half-size pages; music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano); verb break into lumps before sorting; play in ragtime; censure severely or angrily; harass with persistent criticism or carping; cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; treat cruelly
  • Rainbow -  an illusory hope; an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
  • Raita -  an Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices
  • Ramadan -  (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan; the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith
  • Rana -  type genus of the Ranidae
  • Rapeseed -  seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil
  • Ras -  the network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function
  • Raspberry -  red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries; woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries; a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  • Rastafari -  a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; Rastafarians regard Ras Tafari as divine; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
  • Rat -  any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse; a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure; one who reveals confidential information in return for money; a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike; verb catch rats, especially with dogs; give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat; employ scabs or strike breakers in; desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage; give away information about somebody; take the place of work of someone on strike
  • Ravioli -  small circular or square cases of dough with savory fillings
  • Raw -  not treated with heat to prepare it for eating; lacking training or experience; brutally unfair or harsh; used of wood and furniture; having the surface exposed and painful; untempered and unrefined; not processed or refined; not processed or subjected to analysis; (used informally) completely unclothed; unpleasantly cold and damp; devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; hurting; (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes;  informal terms for nakedness
  • rebus -  a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
  • recipe -  directions for making something
  • Red -  red with or characterized by blood; of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies; characterized by violence or bloodshed; (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;  red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood; a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana; emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries; the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
  • Red cabbage -  compact head of purplish-red leaves; cabbage plant with a compact head of reddish purple leaves
  • Red onion -  flat mild onion having purplish tunics; used as garnish on hamburgers and salads
  • Red pepper -  very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small; ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum
  • Reed -  a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902); United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920); tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites; a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
  • refill -  a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents; a prescription drug that is provided again; verb fill something that had previously been emptied
  • Refried beans -  dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings
  • refrigerator -  white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
  • region -  the extended spatial location of something; a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of'); a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
  • Regional -  related or limited to a particular region; characteristic of a region
  • Related -  connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage; being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics; having close kinship and appropriateness; similar or related in quality or character
  • religious -  having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; extremely scrupulous and conscientious;  a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • replacement -  the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another; an event in which one thing is substituted for another; a person who follows next in order; someone who takes the place of another person; filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • Republic -  a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  • res -  a widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells
  • resh -  the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  • Responsible -  being the agent or cause; worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable; having an acceptable credit rating
  • Retsina -  Greek wine flavored with resin
  • Reuben -  a hot sandwich with corned beef and Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread; (Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel
  • revision -  the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); the act of rewriting something; something that has been written again
  • Revolution -  the overthrow of a government by those who are governed; a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
  • reyes -  Chilean poet (1904-1973)
  • Rhenish -  of or relating to the Rhine River and the lands adjacent to it;  any of several white wines from the Rhine River valley in Germany (`hock' is British usage)
  • Rhineland -  a picturesque region of Germany around the Rhine river
  • Rib -  support resembling the rib of an animal; a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural; a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant; any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates); a teasing remark; cut of meat including one or more ribs; verb form vertical ribs by knitting; subject to laughter or ridicule
  • Rice -  grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished; United States playwright (1892-1967); English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944); annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper; verb sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
  • rice paper -  a thin delicate material resembling paper; made from the rice-paper tree
  • Richelieu -  French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
  • rico -  law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  • Ricotta -  soft Italian cheese like cottage cheese
  • Rigatoni -  tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces
  • Risotto -  rice cooked with broth and sprinkled with grated cheese
  • rival -  the contestant you hope to defeat; verb be the rival of, be in competition with; be equal to in quality or ability
  • River -  a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
  • rna -  (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell
  • Roadkill -  the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle
  • Roast -  (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven;  a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion; negative criticism; verb cook with dry heat, usually in an oven; subject to laughter or ridicule
  • Roasted -  (meat) cooked by dry heat in an oven
  • Roasting -  cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
  • Rock -  pitching dangerously to one side; a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable; United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984); material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western; hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint); verb move back and forth or sideways; cause to move back and forth
  • Rocky -  full of hardship or trials; abounding in rocks or stones; liable to rock; causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • Rocky Mountain -  of or relating to or located on the Rocky Mountains
  • roe -  the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish; the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster; eggs of female fish; fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
  • roll -  the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling); a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude; walking with a swaying gait; anything rolled up in cylindrical form; photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light; a list of names; the act of throwing dice; a document that can be rolled up (as for storage); a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore; the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously; a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells); rotary motion of an object around its own axis; small rounded bread either plain or sweet; a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.); a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals); verb execute a roll, in tumbling; show certain properties when being rolled; take the shape of a roll or cylinder; shape by rolling; proce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"; begin operating or running; move by turning over or rotating; cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; move, rock, or sway from side to side; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound; occur in soft rounded shapes; boil vigorously; flatten or spread with a roller; wrap or coil around; move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • Rollmops -  a pickled herring filet that has been rolled or wrapped around a pickle
  • Rollo -  Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)
  • Roman -  of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome); relating to or characteristic of people of Rome; of or relating to or supporting Romanism; characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions;  a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions; a resident of modern Rome; an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
  • Romania -  a Balkan republic in southeastern Europe
  • Romanian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the country of Romania or its people or languages;  an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania; a native or inhabitant of Romania
  • ron -  a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
  • room -  an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; the people who are present in a room; space for movement; opportunity for; verb live and take one's meals at or in
  • Rooms -  apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
  • Rosa -  large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
  • Rose -  of something having a dusty purplish pink color;  a dusty pink color; any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses; pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
  • Rosemary -  extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats; widely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery
  • Roux -  a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
  • Rowan -  Eurasian tree with orange-red berrylike fruits
  • royal -  invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown; being of the rank of a monarch; of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch; established or chartered or authorized by royalty; belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler;  stag with antlers of 12 or more branches; a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • Rugelach -  pastry made with a cream cheese dough and different fillings (as raisins and walnuts and cinnamon or chocolate and walnut and apricot preserves)
  • Rum -  beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;  liquor distilled from fermented molasses; a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
  • Run -  a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; a regular trip; a short trip; (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; an unbroken chronological sequence; a row of unravelled stitches; the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); unrestricted freedom to use; the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation; the act of testing something; the pouring forth of a fluid; a race run on foot; a race between candidates for elective office; an unbroken series of events; a small stream; verb become undone; cause to perform; change from one state to another; be operating, running or functioning; carry out; cover by running; run a certain distance; move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; run with the ball; in such sports as football; keep company; sail before the wind; be diffused; move along, of liquids; cause an animal to move fast; move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor; set animals loose to graze; make without a miss; carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; occur persistently; extend or continue for a certain period of time; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; be affected by; be subjected to; have a particular form; come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; progress by being changed; compete in a race; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); guide or pass over something; perform as expected when applied; cause to emit recorded sounds; include as the content; broadcast or publicize; travel a route regularly; flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; continue to exist; have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; change or be different within limits
  • Ruse -  a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
  • Russell -  English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970); Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935); United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957); United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922); United States basketball center (born in 1934); English film director (born in 1927); United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
  • Russian -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language;  the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia; a native or inhabitant of Russia
  • Rwanda -  a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
  • Rwandan -  of or pertaining to Rwanda;  a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
  • Rye -  whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt; hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement; the seed of the cereal grass
  • Rye bread -  any of various breads made entirely or partly with rye flour
  • Saba -  a island in the Netherlands Antilles that is the top of an extinct volcano
  • Sabah -  a region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo
  • Sabahan -  of or pertaining to Sabah or its people;  a Malaysian from Sabah
  • Sabra -  a native-born Israeli
  • Sac -  a structure resembling a bag in an animal; a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green Bay; a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule; an enclosed space
  • Sacred -  (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person; concerned with religion or religious purposes; worthy of respect or dedication; made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use; worthy of religious veneration
  • Saffron -  dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus; Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food; a shade of yellow tinged with orange
  • Sago -  powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener
  • Sahara -  the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
  • Saharan -  of or relating to or located in the Sahara Desert;  a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of Chad
  • Saint -  person of exceptional holiness; a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization; model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal; verb declare (a dead person) to be a saint; hold sacred
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis -  a country on several of the Leeward Islands; located east southeast of Puerto Rico; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1983
  • Saint Lucia -  a volcanic island in the Windward Isles south of Martinique; a country on the island of Saint Lucia; gained independence from Great Britain in 1979
  • Saint Martin -  an island in the western Leeward Islands; administered jointly by France and the Netherlands
  • Sake -  a reason for wanting something done; the purpose of achieving or obtaining; Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
  • Salad -  food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens
  • Salami -  highly seasoned fatty sausage of pork and beef usually dried
  • Salat -  the second pillar of Islam is prayer; a prescribed liturgy performed five times a day (preferably in a mosque) and oriented toward Mecca
  • salmon -  of orange tinged with pink;  any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn; flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae; a tributary of the Snake River in Idaho
  • Salsa -  spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods
  • Salt -  (of speech) painful or bitter; one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water;  the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth; white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food; a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal); negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons; verb preserve with salt; add zest or liveliness to; sprinkle as if with salt; add salt to
  • Salvador -  a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
  • Salvadoran -  of or relating to or characteristic of El Salvador or its people;  a native or inhabitant of El Salvador
  • Sambar -  a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines
  • Sambuca -  an Italian liqueur made with elderberries and flavored with licorice
  • Sami -  the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula; a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • Samosa -  small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot
  • Samovar -  a metal urn with a spigot at the base; used in Russia to boil water for tea
  • sandwich -  two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them; verb insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects; make into a sandwich
  • sane -  mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; marked by sound judgment
  • Sang -  North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
  • Sangria -  sweetened red wine and orange or lemon juice with soda water
  • Santa -  the legendary patron saint of children
  • Santiago -  a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the United States fleet bottled up the Spanish ships in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba and destroyed them when they tried to escape; the capital and largest city of Chile; located in central Chile; one of the largest cities in South America; port city in southeastern Cuba; industrial center; city in the northern Dominican Republic
  • Sarawak -  a region of Malaysia on northwestern Borneo
  • Sarawakian -  of or relating to Sarawak or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sarawak
  • Sardinia -  an island in the Mediterranean west of Italy; the Italian region on the island of Sardinia; the kingdom of Sardinia was the nucleus for uniting Italy during the 19th century
  • Sardinian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Sardinia or its people;  the Italian dialect spoken in Sardinia; sometimes considered a separate language with many loan words from Spanish; a native or inhabitant of Sardinia
  • Sashimi -  very thinly sliced raw fish
  • Saskatoon -  edible purple or red berries; a city in central Saskatchewan; the largest city in the province
  • Sat -  the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians
  • Sate - verb fill to satisfaction
  • Sauce -  flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food; verb add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; dress (food) with a relish; behave saucy or impudently towards
  • Saudi -  of or relating to Saudi Arabia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia
  • Sauerkraut -  shredded cabbage fermented in brine
  • Sausage -  highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings; a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
  • saver -  someone who saves (especially money); someone who saves something from danger or violence
  • Savory -  morally respectable or inoffensive; pleasing to the sense of taste; having an agreeably pungent taste;  an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre; either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family; dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions; any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
  • Savoury -  pleasing to the sense of taste; morally respectable or inoffensive; having an agreeably pungent taste;  an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre; either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
  • Saxony -  an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons
  • Scallion -  young onion before the bulb has enlarged; plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
  • schnitzel -  deep-fried breaded veal cutlets
  • School -  a building where young people receive education; the process of being formally educated at a school; a large group of fish; a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; an educational institution; an educational institution's faculty and students; the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session; verb swim in or form a large group of fish; educate in or as if in a school; train to be discriminative in taste or judgment
  • Scone -  small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle
  • Scorched -  damaged or discolored by superficial burning:"the scorched blouse tore easily"; having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy; dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Scotch -  avoiding waste; of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language;  whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still; a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally); verb make a small cut or score into; hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  • Scotch broth -  a thick soup made from beef or mutton with vegetables and pearl barley
  • Scotch whisky -  whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
  • Scotland -  one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
  • Scottish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language;  the dialect of English used in Scotland
  • scramble -  an unceremonious and disorganized struggle; rushing about hastily in an undignified way; verb make unintelligible; bring into random order; to move hurriedly; stir vigorously; climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • Screech -  a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; sharp piercing cry; verb utter a harsh abrupt scream; make a high-pitched, screeching noise
  • Sea -  relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships;  a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land; turbulent water with swells of considerable size; anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
  • Sea cucumber -  echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders
  • Seafood -  edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  • seal -  any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions; a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents; fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure; a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture; a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it); the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal; fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters; an indication of approved or superior status; a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare; verb decide irrevocably; hunt seals; close with or as if with a seal; make tight; secure against leakage; affix a seal to; cover with varnish
  • seasoning -  the act of adding a seasoning to food; something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
  • Seattle -  a major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington
  • Sec -  (of champagne) moderately dry;  an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors; ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle; 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • Second -  having the second highest gear ratio; coming next after first; a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude; adv. in the second place;  a speech seconding a motion; the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match; a 60th part of a minute of arc; following the first in an ordering or series; 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield; merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name; the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; a particular point in time; an indefinitely short time; verb transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; give support or one's approval to
  • Secular -  concerning those not members of the clergy;  someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
  • See -  the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located; verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; deem to be; deliberate or decide; match or meet; receive as a specified guest; accompany or escort; perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; see and understand, have a good eye; observe as if with an eye; go to see for professional or business reasons; go to see for a social visit; perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; make sense of; assign a meaning to; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; come together; go or live through; perceive or be contemporaneous with; observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; see or watch; date regularly; have a steady relationship with; visit a place, as for entertainment; take charge of or deal with
  • seed -  a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa; a small hard fruit; the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract; anything that provides inspiration for later work; one of the outstanding players in a tournament; verb remove the seeds from; inoculate with microorganisms; sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain; distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds; go to seed; shed seeds; bear seeds; help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money; place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
  • Selkirk -  Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
  • semarang -  a port city is southern Indonesia; located in northern Java
  • Semolina -  milled product of durum wheat (or other hard wheat) used in pasta
  • sen -  a fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia; equal to one hundredth of a yen or rupiah or riel
  • Senegal -  a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
  • Senegalese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Senegal or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Senegal
  • Sephardi -  a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
  • September -  the month following August and preceding October
  • Serbia -  a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries
  • Serbian -  of or relating to the people or language or culture of the region of Serbia;  a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries
  • series -  (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions; a periodical that appears at scheduled times; (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; similar things placed in order or happening one after another; a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection; (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other; a serialized set of programs
  • Serra -  Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)
  • service -  the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; work done by one person or group that benefits another; (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him; employment in or work for another; the act of public worship following prescribed rules; an act of help or assistance; tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table; a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation; Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958); periodic maintenance on a car or machine; (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; the act of mating by male animals; a means of serving; a force that is a branch of the armed forces; verb make fit for use; be used by; as of a utility; mate with
  • Serving -  the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone; an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
  • Sesame -  East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • setting -  the context and environment in which something is set; the physical position of something; the state of the environment in which a situation exists; arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted; a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; a table service for one person
  • Seven -  being one more than six;  the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
  • Sexual -  having or involving sex; of or relating to or characterized by sexuality; involved in a sexual relationship
  • Seychelles -  a group of about 90 islands in the western Indian Ocean north of Madagascar; a republic on the Seychelles islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1976
  • Seychellois -  of the Seychelles or their people;  a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
  • Shadow -  refuge from danger or observation; a premonition of something adverse; an inseparable companion; a dominating and pervasive presence; shade within clear boundaries; something existing in perception only; an indication that something has been present; an unilluminated area; a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements; verb follow, usually without the person's knowledge; make appear small by comparison; cast a shadow over
  • shallot -  small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning; type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning; aggregated bulb of the multiplier onion
  • Sham -  adopted in order to deceive;  something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be; a person who makes deceitful pretenses; verb make believe with the intent to deceive; make a pretence of
  • Shan -  a branch of the Tai languages
  • Shanghai -  the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world; verb take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
  • Shared -  have in common; held or experienced in common; distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
  • Shark -  any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales; a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways; a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest; verb hunt shark; play the shark; act with trickery
  • Sheer -  complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; not mixed with extraneous elements; so thin as to transmit light; adv. directly; straight up or down without a break; verb cause to sheer; turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  • Shepherd's pie -  pie of hash covered with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven
  • Sherry -  dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif
  • Shiitake -  edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe
  • Shish kebab -  cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
  • Shogun -  a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
  • shoot -  the act of shooting at targets; a new branch; verb produce buds, branches, or germinate; measure the altitude of by using a sextant; utter fast and forcefully; score; fire a shot; hit with a missile from a weapon; throw dice, as in a crap game; variegate by interweaving weft threads of different colors; throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly; cause a sharp and sudden pain in; kill by firing a missile; emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully; give an injection to; make a film or photograph of something; record on photographic film; spend frivolously and unwisely; force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing; move quickly and violently; run or move very quickly or hastily
  • show -  the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; something intended to communicate a particular impression; verb give evidence of, as of records; finish third or better in a horse or dog race; make visible or noticeable; be or become visible or noticeable; show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; give expression to; provide evidence for; show in, or as in, a picture; show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; make clear and visible
  • shrimp -  small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible; any of various edible decapod crustaceans; disparaging terms for small people; verb fish for shrimp
  • siam -  a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula
  • Sichuan -  a populous province of south central China
  • Sicilian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Sicily or the people of Sicily;  a resident of Sicily
  • Sick -  deeply affected by a strong feeling; shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; having a strong distaste from surfeit; affected with madness or insanity; (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble; affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit;  people who are sick; verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • side -  located on a side;  an extended outer surface of an object; either the left or right half of a body; an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect); an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food; a family line of descent; one of two or more contesting groups; a surface forming part of the outside of an object; a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure; a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location; (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist; an elevated geological formation; verb take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; take the side of; be on the side of
  • Side dish -  a dish that is served with but is subordinate to a main course
  • Sideritis -  genus of woolly aromatic herbs or subshrubs or shrubs of Mediterranean region
  • Sierra -  a Spanish mackerel of western North America; a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)
  • Sierra Leone -  a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
  • Sierra Leonean -  of or relating to Sierra Leone or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sierra Leone
  • Sikh -  of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs;  an adherent of Sikhism
  • Sikhism -  the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
  • Silesia -  a sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric; used for pockets and linings; a region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland
  • Silver -  having the white lustrous sheen of silver; made from or largely consisting of silver; expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; of lustrous grey; covered with or tinged with the color of silver;  coins made of silver; a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography; silverware eating utensils; a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition; a light shade of grey; verb turn silver; make silver in color; coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam
  • Similar -  marked by correspondence or resemblance; (of words) expressing closely related meanings; resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; having the same or similar characteristics; capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
  • Simon -  United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001); United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927); United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942); one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
  • Sindhi -  the Indic language of the Sindhi
  • Singapore -  an island south of the Malay Peninsula; a country in southeastern Asia on the island of Singapore; achieved independence from Malaysia in 1965; the capital of Singapore; one of the world's biggest ports
  • Singaporean -  of or relating to the city of Singapore; of or relating to the island nation of Singapore and its people;  an inhabitant of Singapore
  • Singer -  a person who sings; United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991); United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
  • Single -  not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or objective; having uniform application; existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; used of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals; being or characteristic of a single thing or person; not married or related to the unmarried state; characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;  a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base; verb hit a single
  • Sit - verb be seated; be in session; sit around, often unused; show to a seat; assign a seat for; sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; take a seat; assume a posture as for artistic purposes; work or act as a baby-sitter
  • Situation -  a condition or position in which you find yourself; the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; a job in an organization; physical position in relation to the surroundings
  • Sixteen -  being one more than fifteen;  the cardinal number that is the sum of fifteen and one
  • size -  (used in combination) sized;  the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); a large magnitude; the actual state of affairs; any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; verb make to a size; bring to a suitable size; sort according to size; cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
  • sketch -  preliminary drawing for later elaboration; short descriptive summary (of events); a brief literary description; a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine; verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; make a sketch of
  • skin -  an outer surface (usually thin); a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal; a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; a person's skin regarded as their life; the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit); body covering of a living animal; the rind of a fruit or vegetable; verb strip the skin off; bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; remove the bark of a tree; climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • skink -  alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions worldwide
  • Skinny -  of or relating to or resembling skin; being very thin; giving or spending with reluctance; fitting snugly;  confidential information about a topic or person
  • slice -  a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; a spatula for spreading paint or ink; a thin flat piece cut off of some object; a share of something; a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; a wound made by cutting; verb hit a ball so that it causes a backspin; cut into slices; hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction; make a clean cut through
  • Sliced -  used of meat; cut into pieces for serving; prepared by cutting
  • Sling -  bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck; a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released; a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice; a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel; a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones; verb hurl as if with a sling
  • Slovak -  the Slavic language spoken in Slovakia; a native or inhabitant of Slovakia
  • Slovenian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Slovenia or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Slovenia
  • Small -  limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope; have fine or very small constituent particles; made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); limited in size or scope; (of a voice) faint; lowercase; not large but sufficient in size or amount; (of children and animals) young, immature; low or inferior in station or quality; adv. on a small scale;  a garment size for a small person; the slender part of the back
  • Smoked -  (used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke
  • Smothering -  causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
  • Smyrna -  a port city in western Turkey
  • Snack -  a light informal meal; verb eat a snack; eat lightly
  • Snail -  freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell; edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic; verb gather snails
  • Snake -  limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous; something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake; a tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Wyoming and flows westward; discovered in 1805 by the Lewis and Clark Expedition; a deceitful or treacherous person; a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer; verb move along a winding path; move smoothly and sinuously, like a snake; form a snake-like pattern
  • Social -  marked by friendly companionship with others; living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability; relating to human society and its members; relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society;  a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
  • Society -  an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization; the fashionable elite; a formal association of people with similar interests; the state of being with someone
  • Sockeye -  small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning; fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
  • Sockeye salmon -  small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning; fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
  • Soda -  a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper
  • Soh -  the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  • sol -  the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization; (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios; a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
  • solo -  composed or performed by a single voice or instrument; adv. without anybody else;  a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied; any activity that is performed alone without assistance; a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment); verb perform a piece written for a single instrument; fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
  • Som -  the basic unit of money in Kyrgyzstan
  • Somali -  of or relating to the African republic of Somalia or its people or their language and culture;  the Cushitic language spoken by the Somali; a member of a tall dark (mostly Muslim) people inhabiting Somalia
  • Somalia -  a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
  • Song -  the act of singing; a short musical composition with words; a distinctive or characteristic sound; a very small sum; the characteristic sound produced by a bird; the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy
  • sop -  a concession given to mollify or placate; piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid; a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely; verb dip into liquid; be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid; give a conciliatory gift or bribe to; cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
  • Sorrel -  of a light brownish color;  a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color; large sour-tasting arrowhead-shaped leaves used in salads and sauces; East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber; any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine; any plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
  • Sot -  a chronic drinker
  • Sou -  a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
  • Soul -  the human embodiment of something; a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s; deep feeling or emotion; the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life; a human being
  • Soul food -  food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the South
  • Soup -  liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food; an unfortunate situation; any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup; verb dope (a racehorse)
  • sour -  smelling of fermentation or staleness; having a sharp biting taste; one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons; showing a brooding ill humor; inaccurate in pitch; in an unpalatable state;  the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth; a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar; the property of being acidic; verb go sour or spoil; make sour or more sour
  • Souse -  pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled; the act of making something completely wet; a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually; verb cook in a marinade; become drunk or drink excessively; cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
  • South -  situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south; adv. in a southern direction;  any region lying in or toward the south; the region of the United States lying south of the Mason-Dixon line; the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees; the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  • South Africa -  a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
  • South African -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of South Africa or its people;  a native or inhabitant of South Africa
  • Southern -  situated in or coming from regions of the south; in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; from the south; used especially of wind; situated in or oriented toward the south
  • Southwest -  situated in or oriented toward the southwest; coming from the southwest; adv. to, toward, or in the southwest;  the southwestern region of the United States; the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
  • Southwestern -  of a region of the United States generally including New Mexico; Arizona; Texas; California; and sometimes Nevada; Utah; Colorado; situated in or oriented toward the southwest;  a dialect of Middle English
  • Sovereign -  greatest in status or authority or power; (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces;  a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
  • Soviet -  of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people;  an elected governmental council in a Communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
  • Soy -  most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known; erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia; a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food; thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
  • Spaghetti -  pasta in the form of long strings; spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
  • Spanish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Spain or the people of Spain;  the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain; the people of Spain
  • Spare -  thin and fit; kept in reserve especially for emergency use; not taken up by scheduled activities; lacking embellishment or ornamentation; lacking in amplitude or quantity; more than is needed, desired, or required;  a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls; an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle; an extra component of a machine or other apparatus; verb use frugally or carefully; give up what is not strictly needed; refrain from harming; save or relieve from an experience or action
  • Spearmint -  common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring
  • special -  for a special service or occasion; adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose; surpassing what is common or usual or expected; having a specific function or scope; unique or specific to a person or thing or category; first and most important; added to a regular schedule;  a television production that features a particular person or work or topic; a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising; a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
  • spice -  any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food; aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative; the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored; verb make more interesting or flavorful; add herbs or spices to
  • Spider -  predatory arachnid that usually has silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey; a skillet made of cast iron; a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
  • Spinach -  dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads; southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves
  • spirits -  an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
  • Split -  (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; being divided or separated; having been divided; having the unity destroyed;  extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back); an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity; (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl; a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts; an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea; a lengthwise crack in wood; a promised or claimed share of loot or money; a bottle containing half the usual amount; division of a group into opposing factions; the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; verb break open or apart suddenly; separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; go one's own way; move apart; discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; separate into parts or portions
  • sponge -  primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies; a porous mass of interlacing fibers the forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used; a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage; someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; verb gather sponges, in the ocean; wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten; soak up with a sponge; erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard; ask for and get free; be a parasite
  • Sponge cake -  a light porous cake made with eggs and flour and sugar without shortening
  • Spoon -  a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food; formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face; as much as a spoon will hold; verb scoop up or take up with a spoon; snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others
  • Spring -  a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; a point at which water issues forth; a natural flow of ground water; the season of growth; a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards; the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length; verb develop suddenly; produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; spring back; spring away from an impact; move forward by leaps and bounds; develop into a distinctive entity
  • Spring roll -  minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
  • Spritz -  a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water); verb cover (a location) wholly or partially by squirting a liquid onto it; eject (a liquid) quickly
  • spruce -  marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners;  any coniferous tree of the genus Picea; light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork; verb dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; make neat, smart, or trim
  • Squash -  a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets; edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable; any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits; verb to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
  • squid -  widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins; (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
  • Sri Lankan -  of or relating to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
  • staff -  a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written; a rod carried as a symbol; the body of teachers and administrators at a school; personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task; building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration; verb provide with staff; serve on the staff of
  • stand -  a defensive effort; a stop made by a touring musical or theatrical group to give a performance; tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade); a small table for holding articles of various kinds; an interruption of normal activity; a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; the position where a thing or person stands; a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air; a support or foundation; a support for displaying various articles; a booth where articles are displayed for sale; a mental position from which things are viewed; verb have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; be available for stud services; be standing; be upright; put into an upright position; be in some specified state or condition; hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright; be tall; have a height of; copula; be in effect; be or remain in force; remain inactive or immobile; occupy a place or location, also metaphorically; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; withstand the force of something
  • Star -  indicating the most important performer or role;  (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior; any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night; an actor who plays a principal role; a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem; the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub; a star-shaped character * used in printing; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field; a performer who receives prominent billing; verb mark with an asterisk; be the star in a performance; feature as the star
  • starred -  marked with an asterisk
  • State -  the way something is with respect to its main attributes; a politically organized body of people under a single government; the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; a state of depression or agitation; the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies; the territory occupied by a nation; (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container); verb express in words; put before; indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  • Steak -  a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
  • Steakhouse -  a restaurant that specializes in steaks
  • Steam -  water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere; verb cook something by letting steam pass over it; clean by means of steaming; get very angry; rise as vapor; emit steam; travel by means of steam power
  • steamed -  cooked in steam; aroused to impatience or anger
  • Steaming -  filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; adv. (used of heat) extremely
  • Stella -  United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)
  • stew -  food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables; agitation resulting from active worry; verb cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings; be in a huff; be silent or sullen
  • stick -  threat of a penalty; an implement consisting of a length of wood; a long thin implement resembling a length of wood; a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane; a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball; a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine; a small thin branch of a tree; marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking; informal terms of the leg; verb saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; cause to protrude or as if to protrude; fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; fasten with or as with pins or nails; fasten with an adhesive material like glue; cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; endure; be or become fixed; be a mystery or bewildering to; come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; stick to firmly; fix, force, or implant; stay put (in a certain place); be loyal to; be a devoted follower or supporter
  • Sticky -  covered with an adhesive material; moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body; having the sticky properties of an adhesive; hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment; hot or warm and humid
  • Stinky -  having an unpleasant smell; very bad
  • Stir -  emotional agitation and excitement; a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; a rapid active commotion; verb mix or add by stirring; move very slightly; move an implement through with a circular motion; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic; stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; affect emotionally; to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"; stir feelings in
  • stone -  of any of various dull tannish or grey colors;  building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; a lack of feeling or expression or movement; United States architect (1902-1978); United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946); United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989); United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893); United States filmmaker (born in 1946); United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946); the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds; a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; verb kill by throwing stones at; remove the pits from
  • Store -  a supply of something available for future use; an electronic memory device; a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; a depository for goods; verb keep or lay aside for future use; find a place for and put away for storage
  • stove -  any heating apparatus; a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
  • Strained -  under great stress; struggling for effect; lacking spontaneity; not natural; lacking natural ease
  • Strawberry -  a soft red birthmark; sweet fleshy red fruit; any of various low perennial herbs with many runners and bearing white flowers followed by edible fruits having many small achenes scattered on the surface of an enlarged red pulpy berry
  • Street -  a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; people living or working on the same street; a situation offering opportunities; the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction
  • structure -  a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; a particular complex anatomical part; the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; verb give a structure to
  • Stuart -  the royal family that ruled Scotland from 1371-1714 and ruled England from 1603 to 1649 and again from 1660 to 1714; a member of the royal family that ruled Scotland and England; United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
  • stub -  the part of a check that is retained as a record; a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt; a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost; the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking); a small piece; verb strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object; clear of weeds by uprooting them; extinguish by crushing; pull up (weeds) by their roots
  • Study -  a room used for reading and writing and studying; a state of deep mental absorption; applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play); a detailed critical inspection; preliminary drawing for later elaboration; attentive consideration and meditation; a branch of knowledge; a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; verb learn by reading books; be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning; think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; give careful consideration to; be a student of a certain subject; consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • Stuffed -  filled with something; crammed with food
  • Stuffed peppers -  parboiled green peppers stuffed usually with rice and meat and baked briefly
  • style -  a slender bristlelike or tubular process; a particular kind (as to appearance); editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display; (botany) the narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma; a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving; distinctive and stylish elegance; how something is done or how it happens; the popular taste at a given time; a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; verb make consistent with certain rules of style; designate by an identifying term; make consistent with a certain fashion or style
  • subcontinent -  a large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent
  • Subway -  an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
  • Suckling -  feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast; a young mammal that has not been weaned; English poet and courtier (1609-1642); an infant considered in relation to its nurse
  • Sudan -  a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea; a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
  • Sudanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the African Republic of the Sudan or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sudan
  • Sue -  French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857); verb institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
  • Sugar -  a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative; informal terms for money; an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain; verb sweeten with sugar
  • Sugarcane -  tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar; juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice
  • Sukiyaki -  thin beef strips (or chicken or pork) cooked briefly at the table with onions and greens and soy sauce
  • sum -  the whole amount; a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers; the final aggregate; a quantity of money; the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; verb determine the sum of; be a summary of
  • Sumac -  a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus); wood of a sumac
  • Summer -  the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; verb spend the summer
  • sun -  a typical star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system; any star around which a planetary system evolves; a person considered as a source of warmth or energy or glory etc; the rays of the sun; first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians; verb expose one's body to the sun; expose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun
  • Sundanese -  the Indonesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands
  • Sunflower -  any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
  • Sunflower seed -  edible seed of sunflowers; used as food and poultry feed and as a source of oil
  • Sup -  a small amount of liquid food; verb take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon
  • Supper -  a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime; a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
  • Support -  a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; aiding the cause or policy or interests of; the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; any device that bears the weight of another thing; supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; the financial means whereby one lives; financial resources provided to make some project possible; documentary validation; a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts; verb play a subordinate role to (another performer); support materially or financially; give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; adopt as a belief; argue or speak in defense of; be a regular customer or client of; be the physical support of; carry the weight of; be behind; approve of; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
  • Supra - adv. at an earlier place
  • Sura -  one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; the muscular back part of the shank
  • Sus -  type genus of the Suidae
  • Sushi -  rice (with raw fish) wrapped in seaweed
  • Suspended -  (of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment; temporarily inactive
  • Swazi -  of or relating to or characteristic of Swaziland or its people or their language;  a Bantu language closely related to Zulu; a member of a southeast African people living in Swaziland and adjacent areas
  • Swaziland -  a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
  • Sweat -  condensation of moisture on a cold surface; use of physical or mental energy; hard work; salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; agitation resulting from active worry; verb excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
  • Swedish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Sweden or its people or culture or language;  a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland
  • Sweet -  pleasing to the senses; (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar; having a natural fragrance; not containing or composed of salt water; having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; pleasing to the ear; pleasing to the mind or feeling; with sweetening added; not soured or preserved; adv. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly');  the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth; a food rich in sugar; English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912); the property of tasting as if it contains sugar; a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Sweet potato -  the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato vine which is grown widely in warm regions of the United States; pantropical vine widely cultivated in several varieties for its large sweet tuberous root with orange flesh; egg-shaped terra cotta wind instrument with a mouthpiece and finger holes
  • Sweetheart -  privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically);  any well-liked individual; a person loved by another person; a very attractive or seductive looking woman
  • Swiss -  of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture;  the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
  • Swizzle -  any of various tall frothy mixed drinks made usually of rum and lime juice and sugar shaken with ice
  • symbolism -  the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning; a system of symbols and symbolic representations; an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images
  • Syria -  an Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world's most ancient centers of civilization
  • Syrian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Syria or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Syria
  • syrup -  a thick sweet sticky liquid
  • Tabasco -  very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small; very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers; a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche
  • Tabasco sauce -  very spicy sauce (trade name Tabasco) made from fully-aged red peppers
  • Tabbouleh -  a finely chopped salad with tomatoes and parsley and mint and scallions and bulgur wheat
  • Table -  a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; a piece of furniture with tableware for a meal laid out on it; a set of data arranged in rows and columns; a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; food or meals in general; flat tableland with steep edges; verb hold back to a later time
  • Table service -  tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table
  • Tablecloth -  a covering spread over a dining table
  • Tablet -  a small flat compressed cake of some substance; a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription; a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet; a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
  • Tableware -  articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
  • taboo -  forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands; excluded from use or mention;  an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion; a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature; verb declare as sacred and forbidden
  • Tabriz -  an ancient city in northwestern Iran; known for hot springs
  • Tabun -  the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
  • Taco -  a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling; offensive terms for a person of Mexican descent
  • taffy -  chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
  • Tahini -  a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds
  • Tai -  of or relating to Thailand; of or relating to the languages of the Thai people; of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people;  the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages; a native or inhabitant of Thailand
  • Tailgate -  a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading; verb follow at a dangerously close distance
  • Taiwan -  an island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea; a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the communists led by Mao Zedong
  • Taiwanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language;  a native or inhabitant of Taiwan; any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  • Tajik -  an ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China; a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China; the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi; spoken in Iran and Tajikistan; a landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia north of Afghanistan; formerly an Asian soviet
  • Take out - verb buy and consume food from a restaurant or establishment that sells prepared food; remove something from a container or an enclosed space; obtain by legal or official process; purchase prepared food to be eaten at home; cause to leave; take out or remove; prevent from being included or considered or accepted; take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy; remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; remove from its packing; take liquid out of a container or well; bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); make a date
  • talk -  the act of giving a talk to an audience; an exchange of ideas via conversation; discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of'); idle gossip or rumor; a speech that is open to the public; verb express in speech; exchange thoughts; talk with; deliver a lecture or talk; divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"; reveal information; use language
  • Tam -  a woolen cap of Scottish origin
  • Tamale -  corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed; a city in northern Ghana
  • Tamarind -  large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys; long-lived tropical evergreen tree with a spreading crown and feathery evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers yielding hard yellowish wood and long pods with edible chocolate-colored acidic pulp
  • Tamil -  of or relating to a speaker of the Tamil language or the language itself;  the Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil in southern India and Sri Lanka; a member of the mixed Dravidian and Caucasian people of southern India and Sri Lanka
  • tan -  of a light yellowish-brown color;  a light brown the color of topaz; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun; ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle; verb get a tan, from wind or sun; treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
  • Tandoor -  a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
  • Tang -  any of various coarse seaweeds; the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907; any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria; brown algae seaweed with serrated edges; a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure; a tart spicy quality; the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  • Tangerine -  of a strong reddish orange color;  a reddish to vivid orange color; any of various deep orange mandarins grown in the United States and southern Africa; a variety of mandarin orange
  • Tanzania -  a republic in eastern Africa
  • Tanzanian -  of or relating to the republic of Tanzania or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Tanzania
  • Taoist -  of or relating to the philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life; of or relating to the popular Chinese religious system based on the teachings of Lao-tzu but including a pantheon of gods along with divination and magic;  an adherent of any branch of Taoism
  • tapa -  a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark; the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
  • Tare -  counterweight consisting of an empty container that is used as a counterbalance to obtain net weight; any of several weedy vetches grown for forage; weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
  • Taro -  tropical starchy tuberous root; herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves; edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants
  • Tarragon -  fresh leaves (or leaves preserved in vinegar) used as seasoning; aromatic perennial of southeastern Russia
  • tart -  harsh; tasting sour like a lemon;  a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust; a small open pie with a fruit filling; a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
  • Tasso -  Italian poet who wrote an epic poem about the capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade (1544-1595)
  • Taste -  a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); a brief experience of something; a small amount eaten or drunk; a strong liking; verb experience briefly; perceive by the sense of taste; distinguish flavors; have flavor; taste of something; take a sample of; have a distinctive or characteristic taste
  • Tasting -  taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality; a small amount (especially of food or wine); a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
  • Tat -  a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture; tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar; verb make lacework by knotting or looping
  • Tatar -  the Turkic language spoken by the Tatar living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains; a member of the Turkic-speaking people living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains (the name has been attributed to many other groups); a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century
  • tau -  the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • Tay -  a branch of the Tai languages
  • Tea -  a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; a reception or party at which tea is served; a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
  • teacake -  any of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea; flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
  • Technology -  the practical application of science to commerce or industry; the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
  • Tee -  a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground; support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff; the starting place for each hole on a golf course; verb connect with a tee; place on a tee
  • Telugu -  a Dravidian language spoken by the Telugu in southeastern India; a member of the people in southeastern India (Andhra Pradesh) who speak the Telugu language
  • Template -  a model or standard for making comparisons
  • Tempura -  vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried
  • Ten -  being one more than nine;  the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
  • Tendon -  a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
  • Teriyaki -  beef or chicken or seafood marinated in spicy soy sauce and grilled or broiled
  • Texas -  the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Thai -  of or relating to Thailand; of or relating to the languages of the Thai people; of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people;  a branch of the Tai languages; a native or inhabitant of Thailand
  • Thailand -  a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula
  • Thanksgiving -  fourth Thursday in November in the United States; second Monday in October in Canada; commemorates a feast held in 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag; a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  • theorem -  an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth; a proposition deducible from basic postulates
  • Therefore - adv. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result; as a consequence
  • Thirteen -  being one more than twelve;  the cardinal number that is the sum of twelve and one
  • thistle -  any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
  • Thomas -  the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes; Welsh poet (1914-1953); a radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast (1892-1981); United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968); United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
  • thong -  a thin strip of leather; often used to lash things together; a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe; minimal clothing worn by stripteasers; a narrow strip of fabric that covers the pubic area, passes between the thighs, and is supported by a waistband; leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
  • three -  being one more than two;  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
  • Thuringia -  a historical region of southern Germany
  • Thyme -  leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables; any of various mints of the genus Thymus
  • Tianjin -  a major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea; 3rd largest city in China
  • Tibetan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Tibet or its people or their language;  Himalayish language spoken in Tibet; a native or inhabitant of Tibet
  • tiger -  large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered; a fierce or audacious person
  • Times -  a more or less definite period of time in history; an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed
  • Timorese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Timor or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Timor
  • Tipsy -  unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated; very drunk
  • Tiramisu -  an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate
  • Tire -  hoop that covers a wheel; verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; get tired of something or somebody; cause to be bored; deplete
  • tissue -  part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function; a soft thin (usually translucent) paper; verb create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric, such as wool or cotton
  • tit -  small insectivorous birds; either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman; the small projection of a mammary gland
  • Tlingit -  the Na-Dene language spoken by the Tlingit; a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
  • Toast -  slices of bread that have been toasted; a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention; a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event; a person in desperate straits; someone doomed; verb propose a toast to; make brown and crisp by heating
  • Tobago -  island in West Indies
  • Tobagonian -  of or relating to Tobago or its people;  a native or inhabitant of the island of Tobago in the West Indies
  • toffee -  caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
  • Tofu -  cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk
  • Togo -  a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
  • Togolese -  of or relating to the African country of Togo or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Togo
  • Tokyo -  the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
  • Tom -  male cat; contemptuous name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites; male turkey
  • Tomato -  mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable; native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • Tombstone -  a stone that is used to mark a grave
  • tongue -  the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot; a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity; a manner of speaking; the tongue of certain animals used as meat; any long thin projection that is transient; metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side; a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language; a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea; verb lick or explore with the tongue; articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  • Tonic -  used of syllables; relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale; employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words; of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue; imparting vitality and energy;  a medicine that strengthens and invigorates; (music) the first note of a diatonic scale; lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine; a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
  • Top -  situated at the top or highest position;  a garment (especially for women) that extends from the shoulders to the waist or hips; covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container); a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin; platform surrounding the head of a lower mast; the greatest possible intensity; the highest or uppermost side of anything; the upper part of anything; the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; the top point of a mountain or hill; the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; verb finish up or conclude; cut the top off; strike (the top part of a ball in golf, baseball, or pool) giving it a forward spin; reach or ascend the top of; provide with a top; be at the top of or constitute the top or highest point; be the culminating event; pass by, over, or under without making contact; go beyond; be ahead of others; be the first
  • Toronto -  the provincial capital and largest city in Ontario (and the largest city in Canada)
  • Tortilla -  thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
  • Tostada -  a crisp flat tortilla; a flat tortilla with various fillings piled on it
  • tow -  the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope; verb drag behind
  • Tree -  English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917); a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms; a figure that branches from a single root; verb stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree; chase an animal up a tree; plant with trees; force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
  • Trenton -  capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river
  • triangle -  a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle; any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles; a three-sided polygon; something approximating the shape of a triangle; a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries
  • Trinidad and Tobago -  an island republic in the West Indies off the northeastern coast of Venezuela; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
  • Trinidadian -  of or relating to the island of Trinidad;  inhabitant or native of Trinidad
  • trinity -  the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead; three people considered as a unit
  • Trip -  an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; a light or nimble tread; a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); an exciting or stimulating experience; a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs; a catch mechanism that acts as a switch; an accidental misstep threatening (or causing) a fall; verb get high, stoned, or drugged; put in motion or move to act; cause to stumble; make a trip for pleasure; miss a step and fall or nearly fall
  • Tripe -  lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food; nonsensical talk or writing
  • Tub -  a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids; the amount that a tub will hold; a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
  • Tum -  an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
  • Tuna -  New Zealand eel; any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters; important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks; tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica
  • Tuna salad -  salad composed primarily of chopped canned tuna fish
  • Tunisia -  a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956
  • Tunisian -  of or relating to Tunisia or its inhabitants; of or relating to the city of Tunis or its residents;  a native or inhabitant of Tunisia
  • Turkey -  large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food; an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; flesh of large domesticated fowl usually roasted; a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1923; a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
  • Turkish -  of or relating to or characteristic of Turkey or its people or language;  a Turkic language spoken by the Turks
  • Turkish coffee -  drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
  • Turnip -  root of any of several members of the mustard family; widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root
  • Turtle -  any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming; verb hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation; overturn accidentally
  • Turtle soup -  soup usually made of the flesh of green turtles
  • Tuscan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Tuscany or its people;  a dialect of Italian spoken in Tuscany (especially Florence); a resident of Tuscany
  • tut - verb utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
  • TV dinner -  a meal that is prepared in advance and frozen; can be heated and served
  • Twelve -  denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units;  the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven and one
  • Twice - adv. two times; to double the degree
  • two -  being one more than one;  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  • Type -  a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; all of the tokens of the same symbol; printed characters; (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon; a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); verb identify as belonging to a certain type; write by means of a keyboard with types
  • uda -  the major Protestant paramilitary group in Northern Ireland; responsible for bombing the homes of Catholics and for criminal racketeering and selling drugs
  • Udmurt -  the Finnic language spoken by the Votyak; a member of the Finno-Ugric-speaking people living in eastern European Russia
  • Uganda -  a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
  • Ugandan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Uganda or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Uganda
  • Ukrainian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ukraine or its people or culture;  the Slavic language spoken in the Ukraine
  • Ulster -  loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted; a historic division of Ireland located in the northeastern part of the island; six of Ulster's nine counties are in Northern Ireland
  • Union -  being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; of trade unions;  the act of making or becoming a single unit; a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner); the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones; the state of being joined or united or linked; the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
  • Unique -  highly unusual or rare but not the single instance; (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality; radically distinctive and without equal; the single one of its kind
  • United -  characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; of or relating to two people who are married to each other; involving the joint activity of two or more
  • United Arab Emirates -  a federation of seven Arab emirates on the eastern Arabian peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1971; rich in oil reserves
  • United States -  North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776; the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
  • Upper -  higher in place or position; superior in rank or accomplishment; the topmost one of two;  piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot; a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression; the higher of two berths
  • Upper Crust -  the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
  • Urd -  goddess of fate: a giantess who personified the past
  • Uruguayan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Uruguay or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Uruguay
  • used -  employed in accomplishing something; previously used or owned by another; of persons; taken advantage of
  • using -  an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
  • utensil -  an implement for practical use (especially in a household)
  • Uzbek -  the Turkic language spoken by the Uzbek; a member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas; a landlocked republic in west central Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
  • Valley -  a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
  • Value -  relative darkness or lightness of a color; the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed; an ideal accepted by some individual or group; the amount (of money or goods or services) that is considered to be a fair equivalent for something else; (music) the relative duration of a musical note; verb fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; estimate the value of; place a value on; judge the worth of something; regard highly; think much of; hold dear
  • Van -  a truck with an enclosed cargo space; a camper equipped with living quarters; the leading units moving at the head of an army; any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
  • Vanilla -  plain and without any extras or adornments; flavored with vanilla extract;  a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans; a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans); any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers
  • var -  a unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere
  • Various -  considered individually; of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity; distinctly dissimilar or unlike; having great diversity or variety
  • Veda -  (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
  • Vegan -  a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all
  • Vegetable -  of the nature of or characteristic of or derived from plants;  edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant; any of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
  • Vegetarian -  eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
  • Veggie -  edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
  • Venetian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people;  a resident of Venice
  • Veneto -  a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic
  • Venezuelan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Venezuela or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Venezuela
  • Veracruz -  a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz
  • Vermicelli -  pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
  • Vermouth -  any of several white wines flavored with aromatic herbs; used as aperitifs or in mixed drinks
  • Veronese -  Italian painter of the Venetian school (1528-1588)
  • version -  manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery); something a little different from others of the same type; an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint; a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something; a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form; a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
  • vicinity -  a surrounding or nearby region
  • Vietnamese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the people of Vietnam; of or relating to the Vietnamese language; of or relating to Vietnam;  the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam; a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
  • view -  the act of looking or seeing or observing; outward appearance; the visual percept of a region; purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'; the range of the eye; graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; verb look at carefully; study mentally; deem to be; see or watch
  • Vindication -  the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.; the justification for some act or belief
  • Vinegar -  sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative; dilute acetic acid
  • vino -  fermented juice (of grapes especially)
  • Virgin -  being used or worked for the first time; in a state of sexual virginity;  a person who has never had sex; the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
  • Viva -  an examination conducted by word of mouth
  • Vivace -  (of tempo) very fast and lively; adv. lively, in music
  • Vodka -  unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
  • wafer -  thin disk of unleavened bread used in a religious service (especially in the celebration of the Eucharist); a small thin crisp cake or cookie; a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • waffle -  pancake batter baked in a waffle iron; verb pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  • Waiting -  being and remaining ready and available for use;  the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
  • Wall -  an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); a layer of material that encloses space; (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; a vertical (or almost vertical) smooth rock face (as of a cave or mountain); a difficult or awkward situation; an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
  • Walnut -  nut of any of various walnut trees having a wrinkled two-lobed seed with a hard shell; any of various trees of the genus Juglans; hard dark-brown wood of any of various walnut trees; used especially for furniture and paneling
  • Wan -  lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness; abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress; (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;  a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network; verb become pale and sickly
  • Wasabi -  the thick green root of the wasabi plant that the Japanese use in cooking and that tastes like strong horseradish; in powder or paste form it is often eaten with raw fish; a Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root
  • Washington -  the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791; a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific; 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799); United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915); the federal government of the United States
  • water -  a fluid necessary for the life of most animals and plants; binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); a facility that provides a source of water; the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); liquid excretory product; verb secrete or form water, as tears or saliva; supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; fill with tears; provide with water
  • Watermelon -  large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp; an African melon
  • Wear -  the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment; impairment resulting from long use; a covering designed to be worn on a person's body; verb have or show an appearance of; have on one's person; put clothing on one's body; be dressed in; deteriorate through use or stress; last and be usable; have in one's aspect; wear an expression of one's attitude or personality; exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; go to pieces
  • welfare -  governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; something that aids or promotes well-being; a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
  • Welsh -  of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language;  a breed of dual-purpose cattle developed in Wales; a Celtic language of Wales; a native or resident of Wales; verb cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
  • West -  situated in or facing or moving toward the west; adv. to, toward, or in the west;  the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America; the region of the United States lying to the west of the Mississippi River; English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820); United States film actress (1892-1980); British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983); the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
  • West African -  of or relating to the countries or cultures or people of West Africa;  a group of languages spoken in the extreme western part of West Africa
  • Western -  lying toward or situated in the west; relating to or characteristic of regions of western parts of the world; of or characteristic of regions of the United States west of the Mississippi River; of wind; from the west; lying in or toward the west;  a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development; a sandwich made from a western omelet
  • Western Sahara -  an area in northwestern Africa with rich phosphate deposits; under Moroccan control since 1992
  • Wet -  consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; producing or secreting milk; supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages; containing moisture or volatile components; very drunk;  wetness caused by water; verb make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; cause to become wet
  • Wheat -  grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour; annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
  • whiskey -  a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
  • Whisky -  a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
  • White -  of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets; being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light; (of hair) having lost its color; (of coffee) having cream or milk added; benevolent; without malicious intent; glowing white with heat; restricted to whites only; marked by the presence of snow; free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied; anemic looking from illness or emotion; (of a surface) not written or printed on;  (board games) the lighter pieces; the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black); a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri; a member of the Caucasoid race; United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918); United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985); United States architect (1853-1906); United States political journalist (1915-1986); Australian writer (1912-1990); United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921); (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth; the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water; verb turn white
  • White-bread -  of or belonging to or representative of the white middle class
  • Why -  the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'
  • Wild -  deviating widely from an intended course; in a state of extreme emotion; in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; without civilizing influences; intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud; extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; involving risk or danger; talking or behaving irrationally; without a basis in reason or fact; adv. in a wild or undomesticated manner; in an uncontrolled and rampant manner;  a wild primitive state untouched by civilization; a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
  • will -  a fixed and persistent intent or purpose; a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die; the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention; verb determine by choice; have in mind; decree or ordain; leave or give by will after one's death
  • Williams -  United States playwright (1911-1983); English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683); United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002); United States poet (1883-1963); English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003); United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
  • Willis -  English physician who was a pioneer in the study of the brain (1621-1675)
  • Wilson -  a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high); 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924); United States literary critic (1895-1972); Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959); United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929); American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798); Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993); United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918); Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813); English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991); author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
  • Wine -  a red as dark as red wine; fermented juice (of grapes especially); verb treat to wine; drink wine
  • wing -  a movable organ for flying (one of a pair); one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane; a stage area out of sight of the audience; the wing of a fowl; a unit of military aircraft; a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side; an addition that extends a main building; a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; the side of military or naval formation; verb travel through the air; be airborne
  • Winnipeg -  the capital and largest city of Manitoba; located in southern Manitoba; known for severe winters; a lake in southern Canada in Manitoba
  • Winter -  the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox; verb spend the winter
  • Wisconsin -  a midwestern state in north central United States; a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin
  • Wonton -  a soup with won ton dumplings; a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup
  • World -  involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope;  all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you; people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; a part of the earth that can be considered separately; the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; people in general considered as a whole; the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; everything that exists anywhere
  • worm -  any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae; screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack; a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network; a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect; verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
  • wrap -  cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person; a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla; the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped; verb arrange or fold as a cover or protection; wrap or coil around; enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  • wrapped -  enclosed securely in a covering of paper or the like; giving or marked by complete attention to; covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
  • Wright -  someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination); United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852); influential United States architect (1869-1959); United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948); United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912); United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960); United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
  • Xian -  a city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC
  • Xinjiang -  an autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan; the largest province in the People's Republic of China and the homeland of the Uighur people
  • Xiphias -  type genus of the Xiphiidae
  • Yam -  edible tuberous root of various yam plants of the genus Dioscorea grown in the tropics world-wide for food; sweet potato with deep orange flesh that remains moist when baked; any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots; edible tuber of any of several yams
  • Yang -  the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
  • Yay -  a branch of the Tai languages
  • Year -  the period of time that it takes for a planet (as, e.g., Earth or Mars) to make a complete revolution around the sun; a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity; a body of students who graduate together
  • yeast -  any of various single-celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division; a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
  • yellow -  of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk; cowardly or treacherous; changed to a yellowish color by age; easily frightened; affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc; typical of tabloids;  yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons; verb turn yellow
  • Yemeni -  of or relating to or characteristic of Yemen or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Yemen
  • yen -  the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen; a yearning for something or to do something; verb have a desire for something or someone who is not present
  • Yin -  the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
  • yip -  a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog); verb bark in a high-pitched tone
  • Yogurt -  a custard-like food made from curdled milk
  • York -  the English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose
  • young -  being in its early stage; (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; not tried or tested by experience; suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh;  any immature animal; young people collectively; United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877); United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955); English poet (1683-1765); United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959); British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829); United States civil rights leader (1921-1971); United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
  • Yuan -  the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368; the basic unit of money in China
  • Yue -  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
  • Yukon -  a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s; a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
  • Yunnan -  a province of southern China
  • Zambia -  a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
  • Zambian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Zambia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Zambia
  • Zanzibar -  an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa; part of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Zealand -  the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
  • Zimbabwe -  a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
  • Zimbabwean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Zimbabwe or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe
  • Ziti -  medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces
  • zucchini -  small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow; typically dark green; marrow squash plant whose fruit are eaten when small

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