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Чтение текстов помогает в изучении английского языка, позволяет расширить словарный запас.
При щелчке на любом слове текста будет показана соответствующая словарная статья, которая поможет в переводе слова.
Кроме этого словарь позволяет прослушать произношение слова и посмотреть его транскрипцию.
Сейчас представлены тексты на тему «Сказки»(Fairy tales), например такие известные как
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Онлайн словарь предоставляет широкие возможности поиска слов с применением шаблонов и знаков подстановки. Кроме основного словаря поиск слов ведется в англо-русском словаре фразеологических и идиоматических выражений, словаре фразовых глаголов. Дается толкование слова по английскому толковому словарю и синонимические ряды из ‘The Oxford Thesaurus An A-Z Dictionary of Synonyms ‘. Приводятся примеры общеупотребительных слов английского языка, полезные для пополнения словарного запаса.


В словарях представлена словарная форма слова
(Существительные представлены в единственном числе
(без артикля для английских слов). Глаголы в форме инфинитива без частицы "to")

Поиск слов,начинающихся,заканчивающихся или содержащих
заданную букву(буквы)
.Для поиска таких слов воспользуйтесь символами
*- заменяет любое количество любых символов и ! - заменяет один любой символ.
Например: x* - все слова начинающиеся на 'x';*al - слова заканчивающиеся на 'al';
x*m - слова начинающиеся на 'x' и заканчивающиеся на 'm'; !!! - все слова из трех букв;
ho*me - слова начинающиеся на 'ho' и заканчиваюшиеся на 'me';
!o!e- слова из четырех букв вторая 'o' , заканчиваются на 'e';
e*u - слова начинающиеся на 'e' и заканчивающиеся на 'u' и т.д.
При нажатии на Например:открываются примеры употребления слова


Написание прописью цифр на английском языке
(с транскрипцией и произношением)

Транскрипция текста.Английские слова русскими буквами


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Основной словарный запас изучающих английский язык:
Список слов, входящих в топ 1000,2000,3000, наиболее употребляемых слов,
согласно Longman Communication 3000 ?,
в разговорном английском: 1-я тыс., 2-я тыс., 3-я тыс., полный список;
в письменном английском: 1-я тыс., 2-я тыс., 3-я тыс., полный список;

Список наиболее употребляемых слов в академических текстах
на английском языке "The Academic Word List"
? (1451 слово)

Список наиболее употребляемых слов в разговорном и письменном
английском языке согласно "New General Service List"
?
(2818 общеупотребительных слов)

The Oxford 3000 words list.?

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200 Words of Intermediate TOEFL iBT Vocabulary 1500 Words of Advanced TOEFL iBT Vocabulary


Michael Buckhoff’s TOEFL iBT Exam Vocabulary List.

1500 Words of Advanced TOEFL iBT Vocabulary

Формат статьи
Word, Part of Speech (слово, часть речи)
Word Definition (определение слова)
Sample Sentence (примеры употребления)
A B [C] D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

Cabaret

adjective

describing a restaurant serving liquor and providing entertainment as by singers or dancers

Gregg Marx, a direct descendant of the Marx Brothers, performs his cabaret act, "Wet Night...Dry Martini," 8:30p.m. at Feinstein ‘s at the Cine Grill.

Clairvoyance

noun

the supposed ability to perceive things that are not in sight or that cannot be seen

Cervantes ‘s work, a keen critique of the literature of his time, presented the clash between reality and the ideals which Don Quixote sought to revive, and at the same time originated the theme of the clairvoyance of insanity.

Conjure up

verb

imagine or contrive

A family is the basic unit in society having as its nucleus two or more adults living together and cooperating in the care and rearing of their own or adopted children. Despite this all -inclusive definition, a lesbian or gay couple with or without children are not the image conjured up when most people create a picture of a family.

Criterion

noun

a standard of comparison

In order for doctors to know whether or not a baby is normal, there are certain criteria or standards of judgment, but individual babies will vary somewhat from these standards.

Calamity

noun

a state of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss; an extraordinarily grave event marked by great loss and lasting distress and affliction

British economist Thomas Malthus in 1798 proposed the unsettling theory that population growth would outrun the ability to produce food. This, he said, would lead to war, famine, disease, and other calamities.

Clarity

noun

the condition of being clean and free of contaminants

The value of a diamond is determined by its exact quality as defined by the 4C ‘s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight.

Consciousness

noun

the condition of being aware

The Sun Dance was a type of self torture which included a loss of consciousness.

Critique

noun

evaluative and critical discourse

William Faulkner was a keen critique of the literature of his time.

Callisthenic

adjective

fitness exercises

After doing some boxing style punch drills and after flicking your wrists, you can also do some callisthenic exercises such as sit ups, crunches, and push ups.

Clash

verb

to fail to be in agreement with

Larry clashed with his professor over the grade he had received on his research paper.

Consecutive

adjective

following one after another in an orderly pattern

An anorexic girl weighs at least 15 percent less than her ideal weight, has an extreme fear of gaining weight, and has missed at least three consecutive menstrual periods.

Crucial

adjective

so serious as to be at the point of crisis

The sociological perspective is crucial for working in today ‘s multiethnic and multinational business environment.

Camouflage

noun

to change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of

The color pattern of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is due to its environment, as it helps to camouflage the snake in the sand or rocks.

Claw

noun

pointed horny nail on an animal's foot

With its razor sharp claws and powerfuljaw, the bear is one of the most dangerous predators in a forest.

Consequence

noun

something brought about by a cause

Deviance is seen as a consequence of society ‘s decision to apply that term to a person, and deviant behavior is behavior that society labels as deviant.

Crude

adjective

in a natural state and still not prepared for use

Crude oil needs to be refined before it can be used for automobile consumption.

Campaign

noun

an organized effort to accomplish a purpose

Miguel Cervantes worked to get Barrack Obama elected in the political campaign.

Clearing

noun

the act of removing the wood and brush from a tract of land

Unaware of the dangers of deforestation, early settlers made clearings, after which they could plant crops and build settlements.

Conservatism

noun

a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions and preferring gradual development to abrupt change

Although he never wavered in his devotion to colonial rights and early committed himself to independence as an unwelcome last resort, Adams ‘s innate conservatism made him determined in 1770 that the British soldiers accused of the Boston Massacre receive a fair hearing.

Crumple

verb

to make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting; to be unable to hold up

The front and rear ends of an automobile are designed to crumple during a collision.

Canal

noun

man-made waterway for inland navigation or irrigation

Many slow moving rivers feed many canals that irrigate farmlands.

Clump

verb

to move heavily; to be of an irregular shape or of an indefinite size>

We can imagine a cloud of weakly interacting massive particles clumped around our galaxy, with the solar system sweeping through this cloud as we orbit the center of the Milky Way.

Conserve

verb

to protect an asset from loss or destruction

Now that we know what is involved in obtaining water and how quickly it is being used, everyone must do his/her part to conserve water.

Crushing

verb

pressing forcefully so as to break up into pulpy mass

The core thus begins to fuse helium into carbon to make enough energy to maintain its balance with the crushing force of gravity.

Candor

noun

unreserved, honest, or sincere expression

Her look of candor depicts a sense or realness to her characters, which is why she is a talented actress.

Clumsiness

noun

the act of lacking skillfulness in the use of the hands and the body and grace in physical movement

Despite the slowness and clumsiness of porcupines on the ground, they are good climbers because they have long, curving claws on all four paws.

Consistently

adverb

without variation or change

Long time Death Valley residents say that daily temperatures at Bad water are consistently higher than those at Furnace Creek.

Crustal

adjective

relating to the outer exterior of the earth consisting of rock

Tectonic earthquakes are a particular kind of earthquake that are associated with the earth ‘s crustal deformation; when these earthquakes occur beneath the sea, the water above the deformed area is displaced from its equilibrium position.

Canine

noun

dog

From dawn until dusk, there are dozens of things for humans and canines to do together: sports, games, lectures, contests, and crafts.

Cluster

noun

a number of entities making up or considered a unit

Amphibians lay clusters of eggs in bushes in close proximity to ponds.

Consort

noun

a husband or wife

Prince Albert was Queen Elizabeth ‘s consort and her first cousin and the nephew of the king of the Belgians, Leopold I.

Crystallized

adjective

formed with a clear colorless rock

Diamond is the name given to the crystallized form of the element Carbon.

Canister

noun

an often cylindrical container for holding a usually specified object or substance

Mayor Mehmet Ozhaseki said a gas canister had likely exploded in the kitchen, causing the building ‘s collapse.

Clutch

noun

a nest of eggs or a brood of chicks

The mother, who has been housed in a tank with a female brown banded bamboo shark for the last six years, laid a clutch of eggs in April.

Conspire

verb

to work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

Martin ‘s Luther King ‘s house was bombed, and he was convicted along with other boycott leaders on charges of conspiring to interfere with the bus company ‘s operations.

Cull

noun

something rejected especially as being inferior or worthless

Animal activists are angry about the kangaroo cull.

Canvas

noun

a firm closely woven cloth usually of linen, hemp, or cotton used for clothing, sails, etc.

Before the invention of nylon and other synthetic fabrics, tents were made of canvas.

Cocoon

noun

a shell-like container

We ‘d all be a lot kinder and gentler if the driver ‘s seat were lashed to the front bumper instead of encased in a padded steel cocoon.

Constituent

adjective

one of the individual entities contributing to a whole

If water rich asteroids added water to the lunar surface, most of the water would be split by sunlight into its constituent atoms of hydrogen and oxygen and lost into space, but some would migrate by literally hopping along to places where it is very cold.

Cultivate

verb

to prepare or prepare and use for something

The proposal focused on a laboratory procedure designed to create embryos to cultivate their stem cells, which are master cells that can potentially grow into any type of human tissue.

Cap

noun

an upper limit as on expenditures

The allowances will have a monetary value because companies that reduce their emissions will be able to sell excess credits to other firms that can not reach their CO2 caps.

Cognition

noun

the process of knowing in the broadest sense

Welcome to today ‘s seminar about the Cognition and Perception Program offered through the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Constitute

verb

to put in force by legal authority

The death penalty is constituted by most state judicial courts as a legal force of punishment for criminals who have committed premeditated murder.

Cumulative

adjective

increasing, as in force, by successive additions

Scientific knowledge is not absolute, but cumulative in that new facts are constantly being added while old facts are discarded.

Capability

noun

physical, mental, financial, or legal power to perform

The evidence seems to overwhelmingly state that there is indeed a critical period by which learning must commence in order to afford the learner the chance to achieve native -like capabilities.

Coherent

adjective

logically connected, consistent

The planning stage of writing requires one to put his ideas into a coherent, purposeful order appropriate to his readers.

Constrain

verb

to control, or restrict

Still others are enjoying a higher level of economic prosperity than the average American and don ‘t feel constrained in any way by a lack of marriage rights.

Curio

adjective

something such as a decorative object considered novel, rare, or bizarre

A further one million are fished for the curio trade because seahorses retain their shape and color when dried.

Capacity

noun

maximum amount of work that can be produced or contained

There is a natural decline of physical working capacity with age, but regular exercise can reduce this rate of decline.

Cold-shoulder

verb

to give intentionally cold or unsympathetic treatment

Asked if he would repeat his anti -Bush message in person, Mandela replied: "You assume that he is going to meet me. I wouldn ‘t make that assumption. I have said what I wanted to say and I don ‘t have to repeat it." It was unclear who would cold-shoulder whom.

Consul

noun

an official appointed by a government to reside in a country to represent the commercial interests of citizens of the appointing country

Bret Harte served as a consul in Germany and Scotland, after which he settled in England, where he remained until he died in 1902.

Current

noun

occurring in or belonging to the present time

Although the three currents discussed so far in 20th century painting may also be found in sculpture, the parallelism should not be overstressed.

Caption

noun

title or brief explanation appended or joined to an illustration

Before you read, survey the chapter, the title, headings, and subheadings, captions under pictures, charts, graphs or maps.

Collaborate

verb

to work together toward a common end

Quincy Jones’ first major success as a pop music producer came in the early 1960's when he collaborated with Lesley Gore to create a dozen pop hits including It ‘s My Party and Judy ‘s Turn to Cry.

Consultant

noun

one who advises another, especially officially or professionally

Business consultants often advise their clients to make long term investments.

Curve

verb

having bends, curves, or angles; deviating from a straight line

Unstable areas may sometimes be identified by trees or telephone poles tilted at odd angles, or by curved tree trunks.

Captive

adjective

person or animal that has been taken prisoner or confined

On his way back to Spain in 1575, the galley El Sol was attacked by Turkish ships, and Cervantes was taken captive to Algeria.

Collapse

noun

an abrupt, disastrous failure

The balance of fusion reactions versus gravitational collapse which occurred in this little cloud is fondly referred to as a star, and this story is about the birth and life of the closest star to Earth, the Sun.

Consummate

adjective

supremely excellent in quality or nature

Mozart was commissioned to compose a new opera for Munich, Idomeneo (1781), which proved that he was a consummate master of opera series.

Cyclical

adjective

of, relating to, or being an interval of time during which a sequence of a recurring succession of events or phenomena is completed

The one thing we don ‘t know is whether it will be cyclical, whether it will occur seasonally.

Carat

noun

unit of weight for precious stones

The weight of a diamond is expressed in carats.

Collectively

adverb

the manner of gathering something into a whole; characteristic of a group acting together

Collectively, these frozen archives give scientists unprecedented views of global climate over the eons.

Containment

noun

the state of holding back or within fixed limits; to restrain

The government is increasingly drawn into discussions about healthcare reform, particularly when it relates to cost containment.

Cylinder

adjective

the surface traced by a straight line moving parallel to a fixed straight line and intersecting a fixed curve.

The long cylinders of ancient ice that they retrieve provide a dazzlingly detailed record of what was happening in the world over the past several ice ages.

Caravan

noun

a group of vehicles traveling in a single file

Larger, slower camels are employed in caravans, whereas the faster, lighter camels serve as mounts for couriers and soldiers.

Collide

verb

to come together or come up against with force

Particles within the cloud ‘s center (core) became so densely packed that they often collided and stuck (fused) together.

Contemporary

adjective

modern, in existence now

In 1989, the musician came back with "Back On the Block," another grand tour of contemporary Rhythm and Blues (R&B) with a guest list that read like a Who ‘s Who of R&B.

 

Carbohydrate

noun

energy producing organic compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

There are three main food categories: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Colonize

verb

to found or establish an area which is subject to rule by an outside power

Portugal, France, Holland, and England colonizing the continents now called the Americas decided to stay and the rest is history.

Contentious

adjective

inclined to act in a hostile way; given to arguing

A contentious argument erupted during the classroom debate.

 

Cardiac

adjective

of, near, or affecting the heart

Cardiac rehabilitation professionals find themselves increasingly drawn into discussions about healthcare reform, particularly when it relates to cost containment.

Colossal

adjective

vast, enormous, gigantic, mammoth

A colossal earthquake registering 8.4 on the Richter scale occurred in Alaska in the 1960's.

Continental

adjective

of the mainland; any of the main large land areas of the earth

Around the margins of the Pacific Ocean, for example, denser oceanic plates slip under continental plates in a process known as seduction.

 

Cardiovascular

adjective

of the heart and the blood vessels as a unified body system

About one of every two Americans dies of cardiovascular disease.

Combat

verb

to strive in opposition with force

Once all of the hydrogen is turned into helium, lose its ability to combat gravity. a star will stop fusing hydrogen and will

Contour

adjective

following contour lines or forming furrows or ridges along them

Contour plowing diminishes water -polluting runoff.

 

Cargo

noun

something carried physically

Cargo-carrying ships docking at the Port of Los Angeles are unloaded each day, and the goods from those ships contain merchandise which is shipped to businesses all over the United States.

Comeback

noun

a return to a former position or condition as of success or prosperity

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has changed the wolfs status from "endangered" to "threatened" in the lower 48 states. This lack of federal protection is allowing many western states to wage a war on wolves -- just as they were beginning to make a comeback.

Contraception

noun

deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation

It is widely known as the "morning -after pill," but new research confirms that emergency contraception reliably prevents pregnancy even when taken as long as five days after having sex.

 

Carnivore

noun

any of an order of typically flesh-eating mammals that includes dogs, foxes, bears, raccoons

All spiders are carnivores, so they eat a variety of insects and will inject enzymes into their food either before or while they are breaking it up.

Commemorate

verb

to mark by some ceremony or observation

Jones said Tuesday at a forum commemorating the 40th anniversary of the event that Wallace later apologized to her for blocking the doors of Foster Auditorium on June 11, 1963.

Contract

verb

to reduce in size by or as by drawing together

A partner will stretch your muscle group to a comfortable level. Then you contract as tight as you can and hold for about 6 to 10 seconds. You then relax and your partner stretches you further, repeating the process.

 

Cascade

noun

small waterfall, especially one in a series

The cascades and rapids on the Kern River are some of the most difficult in California for kayakers.

Commentary

noun

critical explanation or analysis

Hits like "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" introduced a darker edge to the music to complement the serious commentary in the lyrics.

Contrive

verb

to form a strategy for

Chimpanzees require massive regimented teaching sequences contrived by humans to acquire quite rudimentary abilities.

 

Cataclysmic

adjective

broadly : an event that brings great changes; a momentous and violent event marked by overwhelming upheaval and demolition

But as such cataclysmic collisions occur on average only once in a million years or so, are they really worth worrying about?

Commerce

noun

commercial, industrial, or professional activity in general

In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce, travel, and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods.

Conversely

adverb

the manner of being the opposite of

Lack of physical activity causes an increase in body fat. Conversely, regular exercise leads to a loss of body fat.

 

Catastrophic

adjective

a violent and sudden change in a feature of the earth

Deforestation may have catastrophic global effects as well. Trees are natural consumers of carbon dioxide - one of the greenhouse gases whose buildup in the atmosphere contributes to global warming.

Comparable

adjective

possessing the same or almost the same characteristics

Body composition is the comparable amounts of fat and lean body tissue found in the body.

Convert

verb

to alter or change the physical or chemical properties of something

Our gut converts the protein from our dinner lamb chop into smaller amino acids.

 

Causative

adjective

producing an effect

Possible causative agents for brain cancer in firefighters include vinyl chloride, acrylonitrile and formaldehyde.

Comparatively

adverb

characterized by the systematic comparison of phenomenon and especially of likenesses and dissimilarities

The number of words in the English language that have been directly borrowed from German is comparatively small, most of them having been borrowed in recent years.

Convey

verb

to make known; to put into words

The best philosophy to be conveyed about how to avoid problems is the principle of the three red flags, which states that most accidents or avalanches are not the result of an unavoidable "karmic cannonball," but rather are the predictable outcome of a series of related events.

 

Cavalry

noun

combat troops mounted originally on horses but most often in motorized armored vehicles

If a member of your party is buried by an avalanche, his only real chance of survival is if you rescue them; don ‘t go for help unless you ‘re sure they ‘re dead, because they will be by the time you get back with the cavalry.

Compatible

adjective

capable of existing together in harmony

The scientific community should take on the responsibility to investigate all objects that could potentially impact Earth down to the size compatible with available technology and with the public perception of acceptable risk.

Conveyor

noun

a mechanical apparatus which carries packages or bulk material from one place to another

Muscular contractions cause a ripple like movement that carries the contents down the small intestine somewhat like a conveyor belt.

 

Cavern

noun

a hallow in the side of a cliff, a hill, or beneath the earth's surface

Sabah, Malaysia is home to the largest cavern in the world.

Compensate

verb

to make up for the defects of

Saville and Dewey aptly call their formula reading The Barnum Effect, which goes, 'You have a strong need for other people to like you and for them to admire you. You have a tendency to be critical of yourself. You have a great deal of unused energy which you have not turned to your advantage. While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally able to compensate for them."

Convoy

verb

to accompany, especially to escort for protection

So Marin County parents started "walking school buses," where they convoy groups of kids to school. It ‘s a concept used in Chicago city schools where gang crime is the biggest threat to children.

 

Cavity

noun

a space in an otherwise solid mass

Our larynxes are low in our throats, and our vocal tracts have a sharp right angle bend that creates two independently modifiable resonant cavities (the mouth and the pharynx or throat) that defines a large two dimensional range of vowel sounds.

Competence

noun

physical, mental, financial, or legal power to perform

The activities and requirements of the cognition and perception program are designed primarily to develop the student ‘s competence as a researcher.

Cooing

verb

making a low soft cry

Usually ranging from approximately 0 to six months, cooing is the first stage of linguistic development in children.

 

Cease-fire

noun

a military order to cease firing; a suspension of active hostilities

If those assurances are given, Palestinian officials said, the Palestinian Authority will accept the cease-fire proposal from the three radical groups and an announcement will be made in Cairo where the Egyptian government has been instrumental in getting the radical groups to consider halting their attacks.

Complement

verb

to fill in what is lacking and make perfect

Hits like "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" introduced a darker edge to the music to complement the serious commentary in the lyrics.

Cooperating

verb

to work together toward a common end

A family is the basic unit in society having as its nucleus two or more adults living together and cooperating in the care and rearing of their own or adopted children.

 

Cease

verb

to bring or come to a natural or proper conclusion, to come to a termination

The lake disappears soon after the rains cease in the spring.

Complex

adjective

difficult to understand due to its intricacy

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life.

Coordinator

noun

one who brings something into accord; one who combines and adapts in order to attain a particular effect.

Maya Angelou became the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

 

Cell

noun

a small compartment, cavity, or bounded space

In the country ‘s Muslim south, the police arrested three men they said were members of a terrorist cell that was planning to attack embassies and entertainment spots.

Complication

noun

something that causes difficulty, trouble, or lack of ease

If left untreated, an anorexic person could starve to death or die from complications of malnutrition.

Cordially

adverb

manner relating to kindness, warmth, and unaffected courtesy

In 1762 the Mozart children played at court in Vienna; the Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Emperor Francis I, received them cordially.

 

Cellulose

noun

the chief substance composing the cell walls or fibers of all plant tissue

Starch and cellulose are complex carbohydrates.

Compose of

verb

to be the constituents parts of

Comets are composed of dust and frozen gases that scientists believe are little changed since the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.

Core

noun the most central and material part; a point of origin from which ideas, influences, etc., emanate

Earth ‘s density is due in part to gravitational compression; if not for this, Mercury would

be denser than Earth, indicating that Mercury ‘s dense iron core is relatively larger than Earth ‘s, probably comprising the majority of the planet.

 

Cement

verb

to join or unite or as with cement

It began in the early 1970s, when lesbian and gay couples applied for marriage licenses, asked courts to allow one partner to adopt the other, and took other steps to legally cement their relationship.

Composite

adjective

combining the typical or essential characteristics of individuals making up a group

Disclosing the list ''would give terrorist organizations a composite picture of the government investigation,'' Sentelle wrote.

Corporate

adjective

being a commercial organization

Corporate interviewers are looking for applicants who display purpose and commitment to their future occupation.

 

Cemetery

noun

a place for the burial of the dead; a graveyard

Many of the soldiers killed while fighting in Vietnam have been buried in a cemetery in Washington D.C.

Compound

noun

consisting of two or more interconnected parts

A molecule is a compound or group of atoms.

Corpse

noun

the physical frame of a dead person or animal

Zurbaran attempted to capture the fact that it is a corpse by painting a somewhat frightening face.

 

Centrist

adjective

moderate, not extreme

The Senate bill was centrist enough for Republican Leader Frist and Democratic Leader Tom Daschle to support it.

Compress

verb

to reduce in size by or as if by drawing together

Less than 5 billion years ago, in a distant spiral arm of our galaxy, called the Milky Way, a small cloud of gas and dust began to compress under its own weight.

Correlate

verb

to come or bring together in one's mind or imagination

One of his students found that scores on these tests did not correlate with class standing among undergraduates at Columbia University. Corrode (verb) to eat away by degrees as if by gnawing; especially : to wear away gradually usually by chemical action; to weaken or destroy gradually : to undermine CO2 might corrode concrete plugs meant to seal wells.

 

Certified

adjective

to confirm formally as true, accurate, or genuine

A laboratory certified clarity rating of SI2 represents the point at which inclusions in a diamond are technically not apparent to the average naked eye.

Comprise of

verb

to have as integral parts

On the east side of the valley is the Armargosa Range, comprised of three separate units.

Costume

noun

clothes or other personal effects, such as make-up, worn to conceal one's identity

To celebrate Halloween, children dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for candy.

 

Chameleon

noun

any of the various American lizards capable of changing their color

Usually, the green anole lizard is sold in pet shops as a chameleon, but actually the true chameleon and the green anole are different animals.

Compulsion

noun

an irresistible, repeated, irrational, impulse to perform some act

People with Multiple Personality Disorder may experience any of the following: depression, mood swings, suicidal tendencies, sleep disorders, panic attacks and phobias, alcohol and drug abuse, and compulsions.

Counterpart

noun

something possessing the same or almost the same characteristics as something else

In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce, travel, and thievery, the Roman counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods.

 

Championing

noun

to aid the cause by approving or favoring

His speeches and writings (especially a newspaper series signed "Novanglus" in 1775) articulating the colonial cause and his brilliant championing of American rights in Congress caused Thomas Jefferson to call him the "Colossus of Independence."

Computational

adjective

describing the process of determining a number or amount through calculation and through the use of a computer.

Cognitive Psychology is an empirical science and depends on careful experimental procedures and paradigms to test theories about these mental processes. This program is especially geared towards the application of formal and computational modeling and neuroscience methods to these basic questions.

Countless

adjective

too great to be calculated

Indeed, fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident has turned up in ice cores, as has dust from violent desert storms countless millennia ago.

 

Charm

noun

the power or quality or attracting

And whereas a lot of eastern and San Francisco investors lost money, this has become one of the enduring charms of Death Valley, adding a human dimension to the natural mystique.

Con-man

noun

one who tells falsehoods in order to get financial gain

"Dante ‘s View" and the "Devil ‘s Corn Field" are names coined by the hustlers and con-men who sought to attract visitors and investors to this burgeoning mining area.

Coupe

noun

a 2-door automobile often seating only two persons; also : one with a tightly spaced rear seat

The Corvette Coupe, from the United States, is a popular sports car.

 

Cherish

verb

the recognize the value of; to have the highest regard for

Americans cherish the freedom of owning a car.

Conceivable

adjective

capable of being anticipated, considered, or imagined

The community consists of an enormous number of people of every conceivable age, race, religion, lifestyle, income and opinion.

Covet

verb

characterized as having an inordinate desire for what belongs to another

He is the only art critic to have twice won America ‘s most coveted award for art criticism, the Frank Jewett Mather Award, given by the College Art Association.

 

Chivalry

noun

respectful attention, especially toward women

Cervantes ‘s book was read as a parody of novels of chivalry until the Romantics revealed its true importance as a novel.

Concord

noun

the state of individuals who are in complete agreement

Initially, when settlers migrated west to settle on their own farmlands, there was no concord with the Native American population.

Cowhand

noun

a cowboy; one who tends cows

In the 1800's, some worked as cowhands on ranches in Montana, during which they experienced devastating snowstorms and temperatures as cold as -40 F.

 

Chlorophyll

noun

green pigment found in plant cells

Many types of seaweed and other plants that do not appear to be green also have chlorophyll and therefore can convert the sun ‘s energy into food.

Concrete

adjective

having actual reality

There is no concrete proof for the existence of a supreme being, which is why some people are atheists.

Crack

noun

to undergo partial breaking

A small pebble caused a crack in the windshield.

 

Chronicle

verb

a recounting of past events

The Titanic, though largely a fictional romance movie, is believed to chronicle some historical events of the doomed ship.

Conditioning

noun

to make familiar through constant practice or use

Researchers have continued to use the techniques of classical conditioning for both learning and unlearning certain behaviors or fears.

Cradle

noun

a place in which a thing begins or is nurtured in its infancy

Ancient Greece, once the cradle of Western culture, is responsible for many of the moral and scientific concepts that exist today.

 

Cipher

noun

a totally insignificant person

Dead due to the extreme cold, a cipher's body was found in the snow just outside of town.

Condolence

noun

sympathy with another in sorrow; an expression of sympathy

We would like to express to her majesty and the people of the United Kingdom our sincere condolences for the loss of the British soldiers.

Cramp

verb

to be retrained or confined

The Scots fought from a better position and the English were too cramped for space to use their superior numbers.

 

Circle

noun

a group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement

An electronic funds transfer system called E.F.T. in banking circles is replacing the paperwork in banking processes.

Conducive

adjective

tending to promote or assist

Our intense winter storms, high rainfall amounts, and steep terrain area all conductive to land sliding.

Cranium

noun

skull; the part of the head that encloses the brain

It was believed in the nineteenth that bumps on a person ‘s cranium revealed his or her personality.

 

Circuit

noun

a course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself

The radio talk show host is going a public speaking circuit for the next months.

Confluence

noun

the act or fact of coming together

A confluence of researchers brought about the invention of the atomic bomb.

Cratered

verb

to exhibit bowl-shaped depressions caused by the impact of a meteorite

Mercury is in many ways similar to the Moon: its surface is heavily cratered and very old.

 

Circulated

adjective

something which is passed out

The New York Times is one of the most widely circulated US newspapers.

Conformity

noun

an act of willingly carrying out the wishes of others

The control theory ‘s explanation of criminal behavior focuses on the control mechanisms, techniques, and strategies for regulating human behavior, leading to conformity or obedience to society ‘s rules.

Creaking

verb

a prolonged grating or squeaking sound

Yards creaking and making groaning sounds can be early warnings of slope failure.

 

Civilian

noun

one not on active duty in a military, police, or fire fighting force; outsider

Scientists and privacy experts who already have seen the use of face recognition technologies at a Super Bowl and monitoring cameras in London are concerned about the potential impact of the emerging technologies if they are applied to civilians by commercial or government agencies outside the Pentagon.

Confound

verb

to throw a person into confusion or perplexity

Earlier this week, Fed policy setters elected to trim the fed funds rate to 1.00 percent from 1.25 percent, confounding some market expectations for a reduction of half a percentage point.

Cremate

verb

to reduce a dead body to ashes by burning

His last wish before he died was to be cremated and have his ashes spread over the Pacific Ocean.

 

Clad

adjective

being covered or clothed with

The park, with its glacier-clad mountains and rich growth of trees and flowers, is often called America ‘s "last frontier."

Conical

adjective

resembling a cone in shape

The conical shaped space rocket was launched into space.

Crevice

noun

a narrow opening resulting from a split or crack

Found in waters all over the earth, octopuses like to hide in rocks and crevices and can squeeze into tiny holes, as they have no bones.