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Glossary of terms

  • AAA -  an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
  • Abalone -  any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
  • ABB -  an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s
  • Absinthe -  strong green liqueur flavored with wormwood and anise; aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe
  • Acid -  having the characteristics of an acid; harsh or corrosive in tone; being sour to the taste;  street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • Acid rain -  rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
  • Acorn -  fruit of the oak tree: a smooth thin-walled nut in a woody cup-shaped base
  • Act -  something that people do or cause to happen; a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body; a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet; a manifestation of insincerity; verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; discharge one's duties; play a role or part; perform on a stage or theater; perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure; be suitable for theatrical performance; behave unnaturally or affectedly; have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected
  • Ada -  an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
  • Add -  a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders; verb make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; make an addition by combining numbers; state or say further; constitute an addition; determine the sum of; bestow a quality on
  • Adobo -  a dish of marinated vegetables and meat or fish; served with rice
  • Advertising -  the business of drawing public attention to goods and services; a public promotion of some product or service
  • Advocacy -  active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
  • afforestation -  the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)
  • 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
  • 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-agar -  a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
  • Aged -  (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is proced as one syllable); of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' proced as one syllable); advanced in years; (`aged' is proced as two syllables); having attained a specific age; (`aged' is proced as one syllable); at an advanced stage of erosion (proced as one syllable);  people who are old collectively
  • Agent Orange -  a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
  • 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
  • Al Capone -  United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
  • Al dente -  of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
  • Alanine -  a crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins
  • 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
  • Alexander -  king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC); European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
  • Algerian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Algeria or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Algeria
  • Alligator -  either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts; leather made from alligator's hide; verb crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
  • Allium -  large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
  • allometry -  the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole
  • 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
  • Alpaca -  domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco; a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the Lama pacos, or made of a rayon or cotton imitation of that wool; wool of the alpaca
  • Amaranth -  any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food; seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America
  • Amazon -  mainly green tropical American parrots; a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles); (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively); a large strong and aggressive woman
  • Ambrosia -  (classical mythology) the food and drink of the gods; mortals who ate it became immortal; fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut; any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma; a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
  • 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
  • American beech -  North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts
  • American bison -  large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
  • Amora -  one of a group of rabbis (active AD 250-500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia where they explained and applied earlier teachings and whose discussions are recorded in the Talmud; they emphasized the study of Torah and the importance of personal action and the fulfillment of the commandments
  • Ananas -  a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples); large sweet fleshy tropical fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated
  • Ananas comosus -  a tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics
  • Anchor -  a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving; a central cohesive source of support and stability; a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute; verb secure a vessel with an anchor; fix firmly and stably
  • 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
  • Anchovy paste -  paste made primarily of anchovies; used in sauces and spreads
  • Anderson -  United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991); United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993); United States dramatist (1888-1959); United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-); United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
  • Angel cake -  a light sponge cake made without egg yolks
  • 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
  • Angus -  black hornless breed from Scotland; Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women
  • Anna -  a former copper coin of Pakistan
  • Antarctic -  of or relating to Antarctica; at or near the south pole;  the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
  • 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
  • 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
  • Apple pie -  pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar
  • Apple sauce -  puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced
  • Aquatic -  operating or living or growing in water; relating to or consisting of or being in water;  a plant that lives in or on water
  • 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
  • Araucaria -  any of several tall South American or Australian trees with large cones and edible seeds
  • Arbor Day -  a day designated for planting trees
  • Arboriculture -  the cultivation of tree for the production of timber
  • Arborist -  a specialist in treating damaged trees
  • Arctic -  extremely cold; of or relating to the Arctic; at or near the north pole;  a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow; the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole
  • Argentine -  of or relating to or characteristic of Argentina or its people;  any of various small silver-scaled salmon-like marine fishes
  • Arginine -  a bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa
  • Argos -  an ancient city in southeastern Greece; dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century BC
  • Arkansas -  a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War; a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
  • 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
  • Arroz con pollo -  rice and chicken cooked together Spanish style; highly seasoned especially with saffron
  • Arundo -  any of several coarse tall perennial grasses of most warm areas: reeds
  • Ashkenazi -  a Jew of eastern European or German descent
  • Asia -  the nations of the Asian continent collectively; the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  • 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
  • Asparagine -  a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)
  • Aspartic acid -  a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane
  • Asphalt -  a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons; mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing; verb cover with tar or asphalt
  • 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
  • Assyrian -  an extinct language of the Assyrians regarded as a dialect of Akkadian; an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
  • Astronomy -  the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
  • Atlanta -  a siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864; state capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War
  • Atmosphere -  the mass of air surrounding the Earth; the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body; the weather or climate at some place; a particular environment or surrounding influence; a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
  • Atole -  eaten as mush or as a thin gruel
  • 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
  • Autolysis -  lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process
  • 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
  • Babassu oil -  fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil
  • Babka -  a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds
  • Baby -  a project of personal concern to someone; a very young mammal; (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women; the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; an immature childish person; verb treat with excessive indulgence
  • background -  (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear; a person's social heritage: previous experience or training; information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; scenery hung at back of stage; the state of the environment in which a situation exists; verb understate the importance or quality of
  • 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)
  • Bagasse -  the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants
  • Bahraini -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bahrain or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
  • Baked Alaska -  cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
  • 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
  • Baldwin -  an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin; English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947); United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)
  • Balinese -  the Indonesian language of the people of Bali
  • Balochi -  an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf
  • 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
  • Banana peel -  the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)
  • Banana split -  a banana split lengthwise and topped with scoops of ice cream and sauces and nuts and whipped cream
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Barbecue sauce -  spicy sweet and sour sauce usually based on catsup or chili sauce
  • Barley -  a grain of barley; cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
  • Barm -  a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
  • Bartender -  an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
  • based -  having a base of operations (often used as a combining form); having a base; having a basis; often used as combining terms; being derived from (often followed by `on' or `upon')
  • 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
  • Bass -  having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range;  nontechnical name for any of numerous edible marine and freshwater spiny-finned fishes; the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments; the lowest part of the musical range; the lowest adult male singing voice; the lowest part in polyphonic music; an adult male singer with the lowest voice; any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus); the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
  • Bat -  (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit; nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate; a club used for hitting a ball in various games; the club used in playing cricket; a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash; verb wink briefly; strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; use a bat; have a turn at bat; beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
  • Bathtub gin -  homemade gin especially that made illegally
  • Batik -  a dyed fabric; a removable wax is used where the dye is not wanted; verb dye with wax
  • Battered -  exhibiting symptoms resulting from repeated physical and emotional injury; damaged by blows or hard usage; damaged especially by hard usage
  • Beacon -  a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships; a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance; a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes; verb guide with a beacon; shine like a beacon
  • Beanfeast -  an annual dinner party given by an employer for the employees
  • Bear -  massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price; verb move while holding up or supporting; bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; have; have on one's person; cause_to_be_born; be pregnant with; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; support or hold in a certain manner; bring in; behave in a certain manner; contain or hold; have within
  • Bear claw -  claw of a bear; often used in jewelry; an incised design resembling the claw of a bear; used in Native American pottery; almond-flavored yeast-raised pastry shaped in an irregular semicircle resembling a bear's claw
  • Beech -  any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions; wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
  • Beef -  cattle that are reared for their meat; meat from an adult domestic bovine; informal terms for objecting; verb complain
  • Beef Stroganoff -  sauteed strips of beef and mushrooms in sour cream sauce served with noodles
  • Beef Wellington -  rare-roasted beef tenderloin coated with mushroom paste in puff pastry
  • Beefalo -  hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds
  • Beefsteak -  a slice of beef usually cooked by broiling
  • Beer -  a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops
  • Beignet -  a square, very rich drop friedcake dusted with confectioners' sugar
  • 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
  • Bellflower -  any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
  • Beluga -  valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas; small northern whale that is white when adult
  • 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)
  • Beninese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Benin or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Benin
  • 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
  • Bergamot orange -  small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
  • Betel nut -  seed of betel palm; chewed with leaves of the betel pepper and lime as a digestive stimulant and narcotic in southeastern Asia
  • Beurre noisette -  clarified butter browned slowly and seasoned with vinegar or lemon juice and capers
  • Bhutanese -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Bhutan or its people or culture or language;  a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
  • Bible -  a book regarded as authoritative in its field; the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  • Big -  in an advanced stage of pregnancy; conspicuous in position or importance; given or giving freely; generous and understanding and tolerant; marked by intense physical force; significant; loud and firm; feeling self-importance; prodigious; above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; (of animals) fully developed; very intense; exhibiting self-importance; adv. in a major way; on a grand scale; extremely well; in a boastful manner
  • Bihari -  the Indic language spoken in Bihar (and by some people in Pakistan and Bangladesh)
  • Bijou -  a small and delicately worked piece
  • billion -  denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States; denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain;  the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros; the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen; a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
  • Biltong -  meat that is salted and cut into strips and dried in the sun
  • Biogeographic -  of or relating to or involved with biogeography
  • biomass -  the total mass of living matter in a given unit area; plant materials and animal waste used as fuel
  • Birch beer -  carbonated drink containing an extract from bark of birch trees
  • 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)
  • Bismarck -  capital of the state of North Dakota; located in south central North Dakota overlooking the Missouri river; German statesman under whose leadership Germany was united (1815-1898)
  • Bison -  any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
  • Bitter orange -  highly acidic orange used especially in marmalade; any of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
  • Bitters -  alcoholic liquor flavored with bitter herbs and roots
  • Bittersweet -  tinged with sadness; having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness;  twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds; poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
  • Black pudding -  a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients
  • Black spot -  any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the plant
  • Black walnut -  American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell; North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut
  • Blancmange -  sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded
  • Blender -  an electrically powered mixer with whirling blades that mix or chop or liquefy foods
  • Blini -  Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
  • Bliss -  a state of extreme happiness
  • Blood sausage -  a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients
  • Bloodroot -  perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
  • Blooming -  (used of persons) informal intensifiers;  the organic process of bearing flowers
  • BLT -  sandwich filled with slices of bacon and tomato with lettuce
  • 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
  • Blue cheese dressing -  vinaigrette containing crumbled Roquefort or blue cheese; creamy dressing containing crumbled blue cheese
  • Blue Whale -  largest mammal ever known; bluish-grey migratory whalebone whale mostly of southern hemisphere
  • Bolivian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bolivia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
  • 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
  • Bombay -  a city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India
  • Bond -  held in slavery;  British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming; United States civil rights leader who was elected to the legislature in Georgia but was barred from taking his seat because he opposed the Vietnam War (born 1940); a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal; a superior quality of strong durable white writing paper; originally made for printing documents; a connection that fastens things together; a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner); the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; an electrical force linking atoms; (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial; a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; verb bring together in a common cause or emotion; issue bonds on; stick to firmly; create social or emotional ties
  • 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
  • Boom -  any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring; a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set; a deep prolonged loud noise; a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); a state of economic prosperity; verb grow stronger; make a deep hollow sound; make a resonant sound, like artillery; hit hard; be the case that thunder is being heard
  • Boon -  very close and convivial;  a desirable state
  • Bordeaux -  any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them; a port city in southwestern France; a major center of the wine trade
  • Borneo -  3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago
  • Botswana -  a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
  • Bottled water -  drinking water (often spring water) that is put into bottles and offered for sale
  • Bouncer -  a person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting
  • Bourbon -  whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels; a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily; a member of the European royal family that ruled France; a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)
  • 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
  • Brand name -  a name given to a product or service
  • Brandy -  distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
  • Brass Monkey -  a metal stand that formerly held cannon balls on sailing ships
  • 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
  • Brazil nut -  three-sided tropical American nut with white oily meat and hard brown shell; tall South American tree bearing brazil nuts
  • 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
  • Breakfast -  the first meal of the day (usually in the morning); verb eat an early morning meal; provide breakfast for
  • breeding -  producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring;  the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization; helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression; the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring; the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
  • Brest -  a port city in northwestern France (in Brittany); the chief naval station of France
  • Brewery -  a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation
  • Brisket -  a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef
  • British -  of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture;  the people of Great Britain
  • Bronx -  a borough of New York City
  • Brooks -  United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)
  • Brown Betty -  baked pudding of apples and breadcrumbs
  • 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
  • Brown rice -  unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
  • Brown sauce -  bouillon or beef stock thickened with butter and flour roux and variously seasoned with herbs or Worcestershire etc.; a sauce based on soy sauce
  • 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 gum -  a kind of chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles
  • Buckwheat -  grain ground into flour; a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
  • 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
  • Building -  a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; the occupants of a building; the act of constructing something; the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones
  • Bulb -  a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end); a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ; a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure; electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity; lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
  • Bulgarian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Bulgaria or its people;  a Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria; a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
  • Buns -  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • 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
  • Burmese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Myanmar or its people;  the official language of Burma; a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
  • Burundian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Burundi or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Burundi
  • Butcher -  a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market; a brutal indiscriminate murderer; a retailer of meat; someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence; verb kill (animals) usually for food consumption
  • 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
  • Butter churn -  a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
  • Butter knife -  a small knife with a dull blade; for cutting or spreading butter
  • Butterfat -  the fatty substance of milk from which butter is made
  • Butternut -  oily egg-shaped nut of an American tree of the walnut family; North American walnut tree having light-brown wood and edible nuts; source of a light-brown dye
  • 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
  • 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
  • Caff -  informal British term for a cafe
  • Caffeine -  a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
  • caffer -  an offensive term for any Black African
  • 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
  • Calamari -  (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
  • Calcium -  a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • Calender -  a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers; verb press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets
  • California -  a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • Calvados -  dry apple brandy made in Normandy
  • Cambodia -  a nation in southeastern Asia; was part of Indochina under French rule until 1946
  • Cambodian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cambodia or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
  • Cambridge -  a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University; a city in Massachusetts just north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a university in England
  • Camel -  cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
  • Camelina -  annual and biennial herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia
  • Camelina sativa -  annual European false flax having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America
  • Cameo -  engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
  • Cameroonian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Cameroon or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
  • Campanile -  a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
  • Canada -  a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • 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
  • Canary -  having the color of a canary; of a light to moderate yellow;  any of several small Old World finches; a female singer; a moderate yellow with a greenish tinge; someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  • Candlenut -  seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes; large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
  • 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
  • Candy apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • Canker -  an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth); a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark; a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of; verb infect with a canker; become infected with a canker
  • Cannelloni -  tubular pasta filled with meat or cheese
  • Cannibalism -  the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind
  • Cantaloupe -  a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh; the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
  • Cantonese -  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
  • Cape Cod -  a Massachusetts peninsula south of Boston extending into the Atlantic; a popular resort area
  • Cappuccino -  equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream
  • Carabao -  water buffalo of the Philippines
  • Caramel apple -  an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • Cardboard -  without substance;  a stiff moderately thick paper
  • Caribbean -  region including the Caribbean islands; an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream
  • Carp -  any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae; the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised; verb raise trivial objections
  • 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
  • Cartridge -  ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun; an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable; a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment; a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
  • Cashew -  kidney-shaped nut edible only when roasted; tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
  • Cask -  the quantity a cask will hold; a cylindrical container that holds liquids
  • 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
  • Cassowary -  large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest
  • Castile soap -  a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
  • Cat -  feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats; a spiteful woman gossip; a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis; any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild; a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work; a whip with nine knotted cords; the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; an informal term for a youth or man; verb beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • 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
  • Catfish -  any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth; flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed; large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
  • 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
  • Cavendish -  British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
  • Caviar -  salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre
  • Celery -  stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning; widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
  • cellulosic -  a plastic made from cellulose (or a derivative of cellulose)
  • Celosia -  annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa
  • center -  equally distant from the extremes; of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually;  a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game; the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play; the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game; a building dedicated to a particular activity; a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; the object upon which interest and attention focuses; the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering; politically moderate persons; centrists; the middle of a military or naval formation; 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; (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback; (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team; (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team; the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; verb move into the center; direct one's attention on something; center upon
  • 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 -  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 America -  the nations of Central America collectively; the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
  • CEO -  the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)
  • Cerberus -  (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon
  • Chadian -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Republic of Chad or its people or language;  a native or inhabitant of Chad
  • Chairman -  the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; verb act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
  • Champagne -  a white sparkling wine either produced in Champagne or resembling that produced there; a region of northeastern France
  • Champion -  holding first place in a contest;  someone who fights for a cause; someone who has won first place in a competition; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field; a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; verb protect or fight for as a champion
  • Chapati -  flat pancake-like bread cooked on a griddle
  • charcoal -  of a very dark grey;  a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material; a very dark grey color; a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air; verb draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
  • Charcuterie -  a delicatessen that specializes in meats
  • chard -  long succulent whitish stalks with large green leaves; beet lacking swollen root; grown as a vegetable for its edible leaves and stalks
  • Charity -  an activity or gift that benefits the public at large; a kindly and lenient attitude toward people; an institution set up to provide help to the needy; a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals); pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers
  • Charlotte -  a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard; the largest city in North Carolina; located in south central North Carolina
  • Chateaubriand -  a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin; French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chewing gum -  a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing; a gum prepared for chewing; sweetened and flavored
  • Chicha -  an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
  • 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
  • Chicken salad -  salad composed primarily of chopped chicken meat
  • Chicory -  crisp spiky leaves with somewhat bitter taste; root of the chicory plant roasted and ground to substitute for or adulterate coffee; perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads; the dried root of the chicory plant: used as a coffee substitute
  • Chilean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Chile or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Chile
  • Chili sauce -  tomatoes and onions and peppers (sweet or hot) simmered with vinegar and sugar and various seasonings
  • 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
  • China clay -  a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
  • 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
  • Chipotle -  a ripe jalapeno that has been dried for use in cooking
  • Chives -  cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning; perennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning
  • Chlorine -  a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
  • 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
  • Chocolate liquor -  the liquid or paste that is produced when cocoa beans are roasted and ground; the basis of all chocolate
  • Chocolate pudding -  sweet chocolate flavored custard-like pudding usually thickened with flour rather than eggs
  • Chocolate syrup -  sauce made with unsweetened chocolate or cocoa and sugar and water
  • Cholera -  an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • 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
  • Chorizo -  a spicy Spanish pork sausage
  • Chow mein -  chop suey served with fried noodles
  • 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
  • Christmas cake -  a rich fruitcake (usually covered with icing and marzipan) and eaten at Christmas
  • Chromium -  a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • Churchill -  a Canadian town in northern Manitoba on Hudson Bay; important port for shipping grain; British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965); English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
  • Churning -  (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence; moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation
  • Chutney -  chopped fruits or green tomatoes cooked in vinegar and sugar with ginger and spices
  • Cicada -  stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
  • 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
  • Cinnamon roll -  rolled dough spread with cinnamon and sugar (and raisins) then sliced before baking
  • 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
  • Circulation -  the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area; the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines); free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant); movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels; number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold; (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
  • Citrange -  more aromatic and acid tasting than oranges; used in beverages and marmalade; more aromatic and acidic than oranges
  • Citric acid -  a weak water-soluble acid found in many fruits (especially citrus fruits); used as a flavoring agent
  • Citron -  large lemonlike fruit with thick aromatic rind; usually preserved; thorny evergreen small tree or shrub of India widely cultivated for its large lemonlike fruits that have thick warty rind
  • Citrullus -  a dicot genus of the family Cucurbitaceae including watermelons
  • Citrus -  any of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions; any of numerous tropical usually thorny evergreen trees of the genus Citrus having leathery evergreen leaves and widely cultivated for their juicy edible fruits having leathery aromatic rinds
  • clarified butter -  butter made clear by heating and removing the sediment of milk solids
  • class -  elegance in dress or behavior; people having the same social or economic status; a collection of things sharing a common attribute; (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders; a body of students who are taught together; a body of students who graduate together; a league ranked by quality; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings; verb arrange or order by classes or categories
  • 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
  • Clementine -  a mandarin orange of a deep reddish orange color and few seeds; a variety of mandarin orange that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa
  • Climate -  the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time; the prevailing psychological state
  • 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
  • Cob -  adult male swan; stocky short-legged harness horse; white gull having a black back and wings; nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
  • Cobalt -  a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
  • 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
  • Coca Cola -  Coca Cola is a trademarked cola
  • Cochineal -  a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects; Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye
  • Cockscomb -  a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red; garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers; the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds; a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
  • Cocktail -  an appetizer served as a first course at a meal; a short mixed drink
  • Cocoa bean -  seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
  • Cocoa butter -  the vegetable fat from the cacao that is extracted from chocolate liquor; the basis for white chocolate; a yellow-white fat from cocoa beans
  • 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 cake -  cake containing shredded coconut in batter and frosting
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 bean -  a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • Coffee break -  a snack taken during a break in the work day
  • Coffee cake -  a cake or sweet bread usually served with coffee
  • Coffeehouse -  a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
  • Coir -  stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut
  • 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
  • Colombia -  a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
  • Colombian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Colombia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Colombia
  • Colonization -  the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  • 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
  • Columbus -  a city in western Georgia on the Chattahoochee River; industrial center; a town in eastern Mississippi near the border with Alabama; the state capital of Ohio; located in the center of the state; site of Ohio State University; Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
  • comfort food -  food that is simply prepared and gives a sense of wellbeing; typically food with a high sugar or carbohydrate content that is associated with childhood or with home cooking
  • Commerce -  transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services); social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.; 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Composition -  something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole; an essay (especially one written as an assignment); a mixture of ingredients; the act of creating written works; musical creation; the way in which someone or something is composed; art and technique of printing with movable type; a musical work that has been created
  • Compound -  of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes; consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;  an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient); a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts; (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight; verb put or add together; combine so as to form a whole; mix; create by mixing or combining; calculate principal and interest; make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • Condiment -  a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
  • Condom -  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • Confectionery -  the occupation and skills of a confectioner; a confectioner's shop; candy and other sweets considered collectively
  • Congee -  a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast; verb perform a ceremonious bow; depart after obtaining formal permission
  • Congolese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Congo region or its people;  a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
  • Constitution -  the act of forming something; United States 44-gun frigate that was one of the first three naval ships built by the United States; it won brilliant victories over British frigates during the War of 1812 and is without doubt the most famous ship in the history of the United States Navy; it has been rebuilt and is anchored in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston; the way in which someone or something is composed; law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  • Construction -  drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; the act of constructing something; the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones; the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought; a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; an interpretation of a text or action; a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  • Cookbook -  a book of recipes and cooking directions
  • 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
  • Cooking oil -  any of numerous vegetable oils used in cooking
  • Copper -  any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings; a reddish-brown color resembling the color of polished copper; a copper penny; a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; verb coat with a layer of copper
  • Copra -  the dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted
  • Copy -  a secondary representation of an original; matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials; material suitable for a journalistic account; a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record); verb make a replica of; copy down as is; reproduce or make an exact copy of; reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  • Cordon bleu -  a chef famous for his great skill; an honor or award gained for excellence
  • Corkscrew -  a bottle opener that pulls corks; verb move in a spiral or zigzag course
  • 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
  • Cornbread -  bread made primarily of cornmeal
  • Corned -  (used especially of meat) cured in brine
  • 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
  • Cornwall -  a hilly county in southwestern England
  • 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
  • Cortland -  large apple with a red skin
  • Costa Rica -  a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
  • Cotton -  fabric woven from cotton fibers; thread made of cotton fibers; erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers; soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state; verb take a liking to
  • Count -  the act of counting; a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl; the total number counted; verb include as if by counting; have faith or confidence in; name or recite the numbers; determine the number or amount of; have weight; have import, carry weight; put into a group; take account of; show consideration for; take into account
  • Couverture -  chocolate that contains at least 32 percent cocoa butter
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Cranberry -  very tart red berry used for sauce or juice; any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
  • Crane -  large long-necked wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts of the world; lifts and moves heavy objects; lifting tackle is suspended from a pivoted boom that rotates around a vertical axis; United States poet (1899-1932); United States writer (1871-1900); a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Phoenix; verb stretch (the neck) so as to see better
  • Crappie -  small sunfishes of central United States rivers; small sunfishes of the genus Pomoxis of central United States rivers
  • Crayfish -  small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster; tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly; large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters; warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
  • 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
  • Cricket -  a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs; leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together; verb play cricket
  • Crisp -  brief and to the point; effectively cut short; (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; of hair in small tight curls; pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; pleasantly cold and invigorating; tender and brittle;  a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat; verb make brown and crisp by heating; make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
  • Criticism -  a serious examination and judgment of something; a written evaluation of a work of literature; disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
  • Croatian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Croatia or its people or language;  a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
  • Crocodile -  large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
  • Croissant -  very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
  • Crosse -  a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
  • Crouton -  a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
  • crown -  the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head; an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty; a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory; the center of a cambered road; the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel; the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy; the upper branches and leaves of a tree; an English coin worth 5 shillings; the top of the head; the award given to the champion; the top point of a mountain or hill; verb be the culminating event; put an enamel cover on; invest with regal power; enthrone; form the topmost part of
  • Cruet-stand -  a stand for cruets containing various condiments
  • Cruller -  small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer than doughnuts
  • 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
  • cs -  a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
  • 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
  • Cudbear -  a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens
  • Cuisine -  the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
  • 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
  • Cumberland -  a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky; English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
  • Cupcake -  small cake baked in a muffin tin
  • Cured -  (used of hay e.g.) allowed to dry; (used of concrete or mortar) kept moist to assist the hardening; (used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity); freed from illness or injury; (used of tobacco) aging as a preservative process (`aged' is proced as one syllable); (used especially of meat) cured in brine
  • Custard -  sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen
  • Cutch -  tannin extract derived from any of several mangrove barks of Pacific areas
  • Cutlet -  thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
  • Cycad -  any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves
  • 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
  • Cysteine -  an amino acid containing sulfur that is found in most proteins; oxidizes on exposure to air to form cystine
  • 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
  • Dallas -  a large commercial and industrial city in northeastern Texas located in the heart of the northern Texas oil fields
  • 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
  • Danish pastry -  light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruits or cheese
  • Dark -  not giving performances; closed; brunet (used of hair or skin or eyes); devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; (used of color) having a dark hue; marked by difficulty of style or expression; showing a brooding ill humor; secret; having skin rich in melanin pigments; causing dejection; lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture; stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable;  an unenlightened state; absence of light or illumination; an unilluminated area; absence of moral or spiritual values; the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
  • DASH -  a quick run; the act of moving with great haste; distinctive and stylish elegance; the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; a footrace run at top speed; a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text; verb add an enlivening or altering element to; destroy or break; break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; hurl or thrust violently; cause to lose courage; run or move very quickly or hastily
  • Davis -  United States film actress (1908-1989); United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945); American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889); United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991); United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964); English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
  • Decoration -  the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive); something used to beautify; an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  • Deforestation -  the removal of trees; the state of being clear of trees
  • Defunct -  having ceased to exist or live; no longer in force or use; inactive
  • Deimos -  the outer of two small satellites of Mars
  • Delta -  the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet; a low triangular area where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • Demitasse -  small coffee cup; for serving black coffee; small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
  • Density -  the amount per unit size; the spatial property of being crowded together
  • Dent -  an impression in a surface (as made by a blow); an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); a depression scratched or carved into a surface; verb make a depression into
  • Denver -  the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
  • Dessert -  a dish served as the last course of a meal
  • Diabetic diet -  a diet designed to help control the symptoms of diabetes
  • Diatomaceous earth -  a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
  • Dichotomy -  being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
  • 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
  • Dieting -  the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
  • Dietitian -  a specialist in the study of nutrition
  • Dinner -  the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday; a party of people assembled to have dinner together
  • Dip -  a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms; a brief swim in water; a candle that is made by repeated dipping in a pool of wax or tallow; a brief immersion; tasty mixture or liquid into which bite-sized foods are dipped; (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon; a depression in an otherwise level surface; a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places; verb stain an object by immersing it in a liquid; go down momentarily; scoop up by plunging one's hand or a ladle below the surface; immerse in a disinfectant solution; place (candle wicks) into hot, liquid wax; dip into a liquid; slope downwards; appear to move downward; lower briefly; dip into a liquid while eating; immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
  • Discovery -  the act of discovering something; a productive insight; something that is discovered; (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
  • discussion -  an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; an exchange of views on some topic
  • 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)
  • Disperse - verb move away from each other; to cause to separate and go in different directions; cause to separate; cause to become widely known; distribute loosely
  • Display -  something shown to the public; a visual representation of something; an electronic device that represents information in visual form; something intended to communicate a particular impression; exhibiting openly in public view; behavior that makes your feelings public; verb attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals; to show, make visible or apparent; make clear and visible
  • Djiboutian -  of or relating to Djibouti or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
  • dle -  a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • 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
  • documentary -  relating to or consisting of or derived from documents; emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation;  a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  • Documentation -  documentary validation; confirmation that some fact or statement is true; program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
  • 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
  • Dolphin -  any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises; large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
  • Domestic sheep -  any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
  • Domestication -  accommodation to domestic life; adaptation to intimate association with human beings; the attribute of having been domesticated
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dot -  the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; street name for lysergic acid diethylamide; the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966; a very small circular shape; verb mark with a dot; make a dot or dots; scatter or intersperse like dots or studs; distribute loosely
  • 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
  • Doubles -  tennis played with two players on each side; badminton played with two players on each side
  • 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
  • Dredge -  a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed; verb remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water; search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost; cover before cooking
  • 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
  • Drinking straw -  a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dry Cleaning -  the act of cleaning (fabrics) with a solvent other than water
  • Dryness -  the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water); objectivity and detachment; moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
  • 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
  • Duck sauce -  a thick sweet and pungent Chinese condiment
  • Duckweed -  any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds
  • Dumplings -  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
  • Durum -  wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America
  • Dutch -  of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture;  the West Germanic language of the Netherlands; the people of the Netherlands
  • Dyeing -  the use of dye to change the color of something permanently
  • Earth -  the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell); the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage); the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; the solid part of the earth's surface; verb connect to the earth; hide in the earth like a hunted animal
  • East Malaysia -  the part of Malaysia that is on the island of Borneo
  • 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
  • Eating -  the act of consuming food
  • Eccles cake -  a flat round cake of sweetened pastry filled with dried fruit
  • Ecologist -  a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment
  • Ecology -  the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment; the environment as it relates to living organisms
  • Economics -  the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
  • Ecuadorian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ecuador or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Ecuador
  • Edible -  suitable for use as food;  any substance that can be used as food
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Eel -  voracious snakelike marine or freshwater fishes with smooth slimy usually scaleless skin and having a continuous vertical fin but no ventral fins; the fatty flesh of eel; an elongate fish found in fresh water in Europe and America; large eels are usually smoked or pickled
  • 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
  • egg yolk -  the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
  • 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
  • Elephant -  five-toed pachyderm; the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
  • Emerald -  the green color of an emerald; a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem; a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
  • Emmer -  hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germany; in United States as stock feed
  • 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
  • Emu -  large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller; any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
  • 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
  • English walnut -  nut with a wrinkled two-lobed seed and hard but relatively thin shell; widely used in cooking; Eurasian walnut valued for its large edible nut and its hard richly figured wood; widely cultivated
  • Enkephalin -  an endorphin having opiate qualities that occurs in the brain and spinal cord and elsewhere
  • Enterprise -  a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); readiness to embark on bold new ventures; an organization created for business ventures
  • Environmental -  concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment; of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
  • Envy -  spite and resentment at seeing the success of another (personified as one of the deadly sins); a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another; verb be envious of; set one's heart on; feel envious towards; admire enviously
  • Equipment -  an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
  • Eritrean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Eritrea or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Eritrea
  • Escargot -  edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
  • Espresso -  strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
  • Est -  standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
  • 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
  • Ethanol -  the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
  • 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
  • Eurasian -  relating to, or coming from, Europe and Asia;  a person of mixed European and Asian descent
  • Eureka -  a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean; an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire
  • Europe -  the nations of the European continent collectively; the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles; an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
  • European -  of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe;  a native or inhabitant of Europe
  • European beech -  large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America
  • exchanger -  one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
  • Exploration -  to travel for the purpose of discovery; a careful systematic search; a systematic consideration
  • Export -  commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country; verb cause to spread in another part of the world; sell or transfer abroad
  • extraction -  the act of pulling out (as a tooth); the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means; properties attributable to your ancestry
  • falafel -  small croquette of mashed chick peas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds
  • Farfalle -  pasta shaped with scalloped edges and pinched in the middle, suggestive of a bow tie
  • Faroese -  a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
  • 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
  • Fatback -  salt pork from the back of a hog carcass
  • Feather -  turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls; the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds; verb turn the oar, while rowing; turn the paddle; in canoeing; cover or fit with feathers; join tongue and groove, in carpentry; grow feathers
  • feature -  an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles; the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; a prominent aspect of something; a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine; the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; verb have as a feature; wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
  • Feller -  a boy or man; a person who fells trees
  • female -  being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; for or pertaining to or composed of women or girls; characteristic of or peculiar to a woman;  an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa); a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  • Ferrara -  a city in northern Italy
  • Fertile Crescent -  a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
  • Fettuccine -  pasta in flat strips wider than linguine
  • Fiction -  a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact; a deliberately false or improbable account
  • 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
  • Fields -  United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
  • Fiesta -  an elaborate party (often outdoors)
  • 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
  • Filbert -  nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus; small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
  • Filet mignon -  small steak cut from the thick end of a beef tenderloin
  • 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
  • Fillet -  fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members; a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish; a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef; a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband; a bundle of sensory nerve fibers going to the thalamus; verb cut into filets; decorate with a lace of geometric designs
  • film -  a thin coating or layer; photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies; a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things; a medium that disseminates moving pictures; a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; verb make a film or photograph of something; record in film
  • Financier -  a person skilled in large scale financial transactions; verb conduct financial operations, often in an unethical manner
  • Finland -  republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
  • 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
  • Fire -  the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; intense adverse criticism; the event of something burning (often destructive); a severe trial; the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles); feelings of great warmth and intensity; verb bake in a kiln so as to harden; cause to go off; go off or discharge; drive out or away by or as if by fire; terminate the employment of; destroy by fire; start firing a weapon; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); provide with fuel
  • Firefighter -  a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
  • Fischer -  United States chess master; world champion from 1972 to 1975 (born in 1943); German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919); German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
  • 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 finger -  a long fillet of fish breaded and fried
  • Fish House Punch -  a punch made of rum and brandy and water or tea sweetened with sugar syrup
  • Flamenco -  a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet; guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
  • Flank steak -  a cut of beef from the flank of the animal
  • Flatbread -  any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
  • Flint -  a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing; a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River; a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
  • Flounder -  any of various European and non-European marine flatfish; flesh of any of various American and European flatfish; verb behave awkwardly; have difficulties; walk with great difficulty
  • Flour -  fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain; verb convert grain into flour; cover with flour
  • Flummery -  a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal; meaningless ceremonies and flattery
  • 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
  • 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
  • Food pyramid -  (ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below
  • Food stamp -  government-issued stamps used in exchange for food
  • Ford -  the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse; a shallow area in a stream that can be forded; United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947); 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-); English writer and editor (1873-1939); son of Henry Ford (1893-1943); grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987); United States film maker (1896-1973); verb cross a river where it's shallow
  • Forest -  the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area; land that is covered with trees and shrubs; verb establish a forest on previously unforested land
  • Forester -  someone trained in forestry; English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
  • Forestry -  the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber
  • 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
  • founder -  a person who founds or establishes some institution; a worker who makes metal castings; inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse; verb stumble and nearly fall; sink below the surface; break down, literally or metaphorically; fail utterly; collapse
  • Framboise -  the common European raspberry; fruit red or orange
  • France -  a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe; French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
  • 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
  • French bread -  a crusty sourdough bread often baked in long slender tapered loaves or baguettes
  • French toast -  bread slice dipped in egg and milk and fried; topped with sugar or fruit or syrup
  • 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
  • Frond -  compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
  • 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
  • Fruit juice -  drink produced by squeezing or crushing fruit
  • Fruity -  tasting or smelling richly of or as of fruit; informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • Frumenty -  sweet spiced porridge made from hulled wheat
  • Fudge -  soft creamy candy; verb fake or falsify; avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • fuel -  a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; verb stimulate; take in fuel, as of a ship; provide with a combustible substance that provides energy; provide with fuel
  • Fuji -  an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages; shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms
  • Fuji -  an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages; shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms
  • 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
  • Fungi -  (pun) the one who buys the drinks; the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants
  • Furan -  a colorless toxic flammable liquid used in the synthesis of nylon
  • 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
  • Future -  coming at a subsequent time or stage; (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; yet to be or coming; effective in or looking toward the future; a verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened;  bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date; a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future; the time yet to come
  • Gabonese -  of or relating to Gabon or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Gabon
  • Gal -  alliterative term for girl (or woman); a unit of gravitational acceleration equal to one centimeter per second per second (named after Galileo); United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters
  • Gala -  a gay festivity
  • 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
  • Gambian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Gambia or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Gambia
  • Gamboge -  a strong yellow color; a gum resin used as a yellow pigment and a purgative
  • 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
  • Gammon -  hind portion of a side of bacon; meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
  • Garlic -  aromatic bulb used as seasoning; bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves
  • Garlic bread -  French or Italian bread sliced and spread with garlic butter then crisped in the oven
  • Gary -  a city in northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan; steel production
  • General -  prevailing among and common to the general public; not specialized or limited to one class of things; applying to all or most members of a category or group; of national scope; affecting the entire body; somewhat indefinite; of worldwide scope or applicability;  a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); a general officer of the highest rank; the head of a religious order or congregation; verb command as a general
  • Genetic engineering -  the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
  • Geography -  study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
  • Geology -  a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
  • 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
  • Ghanaian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ghana or its people or language
  • ghee -  clarified butter used in Indian cookery
  • Gibson -  United States tennis player who was the first Black woman player to win all the major world singles titles (1927-2003); Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956); United States illustrator remembered for his creation of the `Gibson girl' (1867-1944)
  • Gimlet -  a cocktail made of gin or vodka and lime juice; hand tool for boring holes
  • Gin -  a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points; strong liquor flavored with juniper berries; a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers; a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose; verb trap with a snare; separate the seeds from (cotton) with a cotton gin
  • girth -  the distance around a person's body; stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place; verb encircle or bind; tie a cinch around
  • Glenn -  made the first orbital rocket-powered flight by a United States astronaut in 1962; later in United States Senate (1921-)
  • Global -  involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • Global -  involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; having the shape of a sphere or ball
  • Glutamic acid -  an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants; used in monosodium glutamate to enhance the flavor of meats
  • Glutamine -  a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism
  • Glycine -  genus of Asiatic erect or sprawling herbs: soya bean; the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane
  • Glycine max -  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
  • 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
  • golf -  a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes; verb play golf
  • Gondi -  a Dravidian language spoken by the Gond in south central India
  • Goober -  pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms
  • 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
  • governance -  the act of governing; exercising authority; the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
  • Graham -  United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991); United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918); flour made by grinding the entire wheat berry including the bran; (`whole meal flour' is British usage)
  • Granny Smith -  apple with a green skin and hard tart flesh
  • 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
  • Grapefruit -  large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half; citrus tree bearing large round edible fruit having a thick yellow rind and juicy somewhat acid pulp
  • Graph -  a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes; verb represent by means of a graph; plot upon a graph
  • Gravel -  unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound;  rock fragments and pebbles; verb cover with gravel; be a mystery or bewildering to; cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • Gravity -  a solemn and dignified feeling; (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; a manner that is serious and solemn
  • Gravy -  basically the juices that drip from cooking meats; a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
  • Gravy Train -  income obtained with a minimum of effort
  • Grazing -  the act of brushing against while passing; the act of grazing
  • 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 olive -  olives picked green and pickled in brine; infrequently stuffed with e.g. pimento
  • Green Revolution -  the introduction of pesticides and high-yield grains and better management during the 1960s and 1970s which greatly increased agricultural productivity
  • Greenberg -  United States linguist who studied the historical relations among 5,000 languages (1916-2001)
  • Greening -  turning green; leafing out;  the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
  • Grenadier -  deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering tail; an infantryman equipped with grenades
  • Grenadine -  thin syrup made from pomegranate juice; used in mixed drinks
  • Greyhound -  a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
  • Gridiron -  the playing field on which football is played; a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
  • Grilling -  cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
  • Grits -  coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States
  • Grocery -  (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer; a marketplace where groceries are sold
  • Grog -  rum cut with water
  • Ground -  (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting; a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage); a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused; a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle); the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface; the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; a rational motive for a belief or action; the solid part of the earth's surface; material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); a relation that provides the foundation for something; the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; verb instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject; connect to a ground; hit onto the ground; hit a groundball; throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage; place or put on the ground; confine or restrict to the ground; hit or reach the ground; bring to the ground; use as a basis for; found on; fix firmly and stably; cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • Grouper -  usually solitary bottom sea basses of warm seas; flesh of a saltwater fish similar to sea bass
  • Grouse -  popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet; flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil; verb hunt grouse; complain
  • Guacamole -  a dip made of mashed avocado mixed with chopped onions and other seasonings
  • Guatemalan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Guatemala or its residents;  a native or inhabitant of Guatemala
  • Guinea pig -  stout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy; often kept as a pet and widely used in research; a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gunfire -  the act of shooting a gun
  • 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
  • Habitat -  the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
  • Haddock -  important food fish on both sides of the Atlantic; related to cod but usually smaller; lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried
  • Haggis -  made of sheep's or calf's viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal's stomach
  • 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
  • Halibut -  marine food fish of the northern Atlantic or northern Pacific; the largest flatfish and one of the largest teleost fishes; lean flesh of very large flatfish of Atlantic or Pacific
  • 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
  • Ham sandwich -  a sandwich made with a filling of sliced ham
  • Hamburger -  a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients; beef that has been ground
  • Hanky Panky -  verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  • 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
  • Hardware -  (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system; major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile); instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
  • Hardy -  able to survive under unfavorable conditions; having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; resolute and without fear;  English novelist and poet (1840-1928); United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
  • 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
  • Hasty pudding -  cornmeal mush served with sweetening (maple syrup or brown sugar); sweetened porridge made of tapioca or flour or oatmeal cooked quickly in milk or water
  • 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
  • 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
  • Health -  the general condition of body and mind; a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
  • Heart -  a playing card in the major suit that has one or more red hearts on it; an inclination or tendency of a certain kind; the courage to carry on; the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body; the locus of feelings and intuitions; a firm rather dry variety meat (usually beef or veal); a plane figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top and intersecting at the bottom; conventionally used on playing cards and valentines; the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a positive feeling of liking; an area that is approximately central within some larger region
  • Heat -  the trait of being intensely emotional; the sensation caused by heat energy; a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race; a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature; utility to warm a building; the presence of heat; applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity; verb make hot or hotter; gain heat or get hot; provide with heat; arouse or excite feelings and passions
  • height -  the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top; (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot; elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  • Heinz -  United States industrialist who manufactured and sold processed foods (1844-1919)
  • Heirloom -  something that has been in a family for generations; (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance
  • Hello -  an expression of greeting
  • Hemp -  a plant fiber; a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging; any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
  • Henna -  a reddish brown dye used especially on hair; verb apply henna to one's hair
  • Herring -  commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific; valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
  • Hershey -  an industrial town east of Harrisburg; United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)
  • Hershey bar -  a bar of milk chocolate made by the Hershey company
  • Hesperian -  denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere
  • Hi-fi -  characterized by minimal distortion in sound reproduction;  equipment for the reproduction of sound with high fidelity; the reproduction of sound with little or no distortion
  • Hibachi -  a portable brazier that burns charcoal and has a grill for cooking; verb cook over a hibachi grill
  • Hickory -  American hardwood tree bearing edible nuts; valuable tough heavy hardwood from various hickory trees
  • 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
  • Highball -  a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
  • Hindu -  of or relating to or supporting Hinduism;  a person who adheres to Hinduism; a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
  • Histidine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins that is important for the growth and repair of tissue
  • 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
  • Hominy -  hulled corn with the bran and germ removed
  • Honduran -  of or relating to or characteristic of Honduras or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Honduras
  • Honeydew -  the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
  • 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
  • Honor -  a woman's virtue or chastity; the quality of being honorable and having a good name; the state of being honored; a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; verb accept as pay; bestow honor or rewards upon; show respect towards
  • Hopefully - adv. it is hoped; with hope; in a hopeful manner
  • Hops -  twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
  • 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
  • horned -  having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind
  • Hors d'oeuvre -  a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
  • Horse -  solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times; a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs; a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa); a framework for holding wood that is being sawed; troops trained to fight on horseback; verb provide with a horse or horses
  • 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
  • Horseshoe -  U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof; game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes; verb equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes
  • Hot chocolate -  a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • Hot-dog - verb perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
  • Hot pepper -  any of various pungent capsicum fruits; plant bearing very hot medium-sized oblong red peppers; grown principally in the Gulf Coast states for production of hot sauce
  • hotshot -  someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • 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
  • Houston -  the largest city in Texas; located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico; site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hunger -  strong desire for something (not food or drink); a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation; verb feel the need to eat; be hungry; go without food; have a craving, appetite, or great desire for
  • Hurricane -  a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale)
  • Hydroponics -  a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
  • Ice cream -  frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring
  • Ice cube -  a small cube of artificial ice; used for cooling drinks
  • Iced coffee -  strong sweetened coffee served over ice with cream
  • Iceland -  a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle; an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Incorporated -  introduced into as a part of the whole; organized and maintained as a legal corporation; formed or united into a whole
  • 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
  • Indigo -  having a color between blue and violet;  a blue-violet color; deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye; a blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
  • 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
  • Industry -  the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; persevering determination to perform a task
  • informatics -  the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information
  • Ingres -  French classical painter (1780-1867)
  • Inka -  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
  • 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)
  • International -  concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; from or between other countries;  any of several international socialist organizations
  • Intertidal -  of or relating to the littoral area above the low-tide mark
  • 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')
  • inventory -  making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand; a detailed list of all the items in stock; (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods; the merchandise that a shop has on hand; a collection of resources; verb make or include in an itemized record or report
  • Iodine -  a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks); a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
  • 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
  • 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 coffee -  sweetened coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream
  • 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
  • Irvingia gabonensis -  African tree with edible yellow fruit resembling mangos; valued for its oil-rich seed and hardy green wood that resists termites
  • 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
  • Islam -  the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
  • Islamic -  of or relating to or supporting Islamism
  • Isoleucine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins; isomeric with leucine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Italian bread -  unsweetened yeast-raised bread made without shortening and baked in long thick loaves with tapered ends
  • Italian dressing -  a vinaigrette with garlic and herbs: oregano and basil and dill
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jain -  relating to or characteristic of Jainism
  • Jakarta -  capital and largest city of Indonesia; located on the island of Java; founded by the Dutch in 17th century
  • 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
  • Jamaican -  of or relating to Jamaica (the island or the country) or to its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Jamaica
  • 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
  • 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
  • Javanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants;  the Indonesian language spoken on Java; a native or inhabitant of Java
  • Jazz -  a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands; a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles; empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; verb play something in the style of jazz; have sexual intercourse with
  • 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
  • Jewelry -  an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
  • Jewish -  of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion
  • Jigger -  larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation; any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl; a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
  • Job's tears -  hard pearly seeds of an Asiatic grass; often used as beads
  • Johnny Appleseed -  United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
  • Johnnycake -  cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
  • Johnson -  17th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875); 36th President of the United States; was elected vice president and succeeded Kennedy when Kennedy was assassinated (1908-1973); English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
  • Joker -  a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester; an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent; a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes; a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
  • Jolly -  full of or showing high-spirited merriment; adv. used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in Britain);  a happy party; a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work; verb be silly or tease one another
  • Jolt -  a sudden impact; an abrupt spasmodic movement; verb disturb (someone's) composure; move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
  • Jonathan -  red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw
  • 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
  • Jubilee -  a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)
  • Juice -  any of several liquids of the body; the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue; electric current; energetic vitality
  • Juicer -  a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit; a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
  • Junk food -  food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value
  • Junket -  a trip taken by an official at public expense; dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet; a journey taken for pleasure; verb partake in a feast or banquet; provide a feast or banquet for; go on a pleasure trip
  • Jupiter -  the largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky; (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
  • Kalimantan -  3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago; the part of Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Borneo
  • Kangaroo -  any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
  • 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
  • Karat -  the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • keg -  small cask or barrel; the quantity contained in a keg
  • Kent -  a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans; United States painter noted for his woodcuts (1882-1971)
  • 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
  • Kernel -  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; a single whole grain of a cereal; the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
  • Key lime -  small yellow-green limes of southern Florida
  • Kingfish -  large game fish of Australia and New Zealand; any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast; the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States; small silvery marine food fish found off California; large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters
  • Kingfisher -  nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
  • Kitty -  informal terms referring to a domestic cat; young domestic cat; the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker); the combined stakes of the betters
  • Knackwurst -  short thick highly seasoned sausage
  • Knish -  (Yiddish) baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack
  • Kola nut -  bitter brown seed containing caffein; source of cola extract; tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract
  • Kolam -  a member of a formerly tribal people now living in south central India
  • Komi -  the Finnic language spoken by the Komi; a member of a Finnish people living in the northwestern Urals in Russia
  • 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
  • Kraft -  strong wrapping paper made from pulp processed with a sulfur solution
  • 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
  • Kurrajong -  widely distributed tree of eastern Australia yielding a tough durable fiber and soft light attractively grained wood; foliage is an important emergency food for cattle
  • 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
  • Lac -  resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
  • Laid -  set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
  • Lame -  disabled in the feet or legs; pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness;  a fabric interwoven with threads of metal; someone who doesn't understand what is going on; verb deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
  • Lamiaceae -  the mints: aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including thyme; sage; rosemary
  • Landing -  the act of coming to land after a voyage; the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods; an intermediate platform in a staircase
  • 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
  • Laos -  a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
  • Lasagne -  very wide flat strips of pasta; baked dish of layers of lasagna pasta with sauce and cheese and meat or vegetables
  • Lat -  a broad flat muscle on either side of the back
  • 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
  • Latte -  strong espresso coffee with a topping of frothed steamed milk
  • Lattice -  framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal; an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions; small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
  • 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
  • law -  the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system; a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society; a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; the collection of rules imposed by authority; the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do; the force of policemen and officers
  • Leaf mold -  soil composed mainly of decaying leaves
  • Leavening -  an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something; a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
  • Lebanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Lebanon or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Lebanon
  • lectin -  any of several plant glycoproteins that act like specific antibodies but are not antibodies in that they are not evoked by an antigenic stimulus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lemon drop -  a hard candy with lemon flavor and a yellow color and (usually) the shape of a lemon
  • Lemonade -  sweetened beverage of diluted lemon juice
  • Lent -  a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
  • Lesotho -  a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
  • Less -  (comparative of `little' usually used with mass s) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree; (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer; (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality; adv. used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; comparative of little
  • Lettuce -  leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa; any of various plants of the genus Lactuca; informal terms for money
  • Leucine -  a white crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins that is essential for nutrition; obtained by the hydrolysis of most dietary proteins
  • Levantine -  of or relating to the Levant or its inhabitants;  (formerly) a native or inhabitant of the Levant
  • Liberian -  of or relating to Liberia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Liberia
  • Liberty -  freedom of choice; personal freedom from servitude or confinement or oppression; an act of undue intimacy; immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence; leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
  • Libyan -  of or relating to Libya or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Libya
  • Licorice -  a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant; deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
  • Liechtensteiner -  of or relating to Liechtenstein or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Liechtenstein
  • Lifestyle -  a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
  • Lift -  the act of raising something; a ride in a car; the act of giving temporary assistance; one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot; a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg; a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground; transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable); plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building; a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill; the event of something being raised upward; the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity; verb remove from a surface; take off or away by decreasing; remove from a seedbed or from a nursery; remove (hair) by scalping; put an end to; rise upward, as from pressure or moisture; raise in rank or condition; call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs; make audible; take (root crops) out of the ground; take hold of something and move it to a different location; move upwards; pay off (a mortgage); perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face; invigorate or heighten; annul by recalling or rescinding; fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means; raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help; move upward; raise from a lower to a higher position; make off with belongings of others; take illegally; take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property; rise up
  • Like -  resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; equal in amount or value; having the same or similar characteristics; conforming in every respect;  a kind of person; a similar kind; verb feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; be fond of; find enjoyable or agreeable; want to have; prefer or wish to do something
  • Limburger -  a soft white cheese with a very strong pungent odor and flavor
  • 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
  • Limeade -  sweetened beverage of lime juice and water
  • Limonene -  a liquid terpene with a lemon odor; found in lemons and oranges and other essential oils
  • Lincolnshire -  an agricultural county of eastern England on the North Sea
  • Linguine -  pasta in long slender flat strips
  • Link Up - verb make a logical or causal connection; connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; be or become joined or united or linked
  • Liquor -  the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked; an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented; a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process
  • 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
  • Livestock -  not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit
  • Livonian -  the Finnic language spoken by the people of Livonia in Estonia and Latvia; a member of the Livonian-speaking people of Latvia
  • Llama -  wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
  • Lobster -  any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae; flesh of a lobster
  • Local option -  freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
  • Locally - adv. by a particular locality; to a restricted area of the body
  • Locust -  migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae; hardwood from any of various locust trees; any of various hardwood trees of the family Leguminosae
  • Logging -  the work of cutting down trees for timber
  • Logwood -  spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye; very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
  • Lollipop -  hard candy on a stick; ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick
  • Lombard -  a member of a Germanic people who invaded northern Italy in the 6th century
  • London -  the capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center; United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)
  • 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
  • Lorraine -  an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
  • Louis -  United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight campion for 12 years (1914-1981)
  • Louisville -  the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
  • lumber -  the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material; an implement used in baseball by the batter; verb move heavily or clumsily; cut lumber, as in woods and forests
  • Lumberjack -  a short warm outer jacket; a person who fells trees
  • Lunch -  a midday meal; verb take the midday meal; provide a midday meal for
  • Lunch meat -  any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
  • Luncheon meat -  any of various sausages or molded loaf meats sliced and served cold
  • 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
  • Lysine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins; occurs especially in gelatin and casein
  • Macadamia -  any tree of the genus Macadamia
  • Macadamia nut -  nutlike seed with sweet and crisp white meat; small Australian tree with racemes of pink flowers; widely cultivated (especially in Hawaii) for its sweet edible nuts
  • Macaroni -  pasta in the form of slender tubes; a British dandy in the 18th century who affected Continental mannerisms
  • 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
  • Mackerel -  any of various fishes of the family Scombridae; flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
  • Macoun -  similar to McIntosh; juicy and late-ripening
  • 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
  • Madder -  Eurasian herb having small yellow flowers and red roots formerly an important source of the dye alizarin; verb color a moderate to strong red
  • Madeira cake -  a rich sponge cake with close texture; intended to be eaten with a glass of Madeira wine
  • Magnesium -  a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
  • mahogany -  any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish; wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
  • Main course -  a square mainsail; the principal dish of a meal
  • Maize -  a strong yellow color; 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
  • Maize -  a strong yellow color; 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
  • Major -  greater in number or size or amount; greater in scope or effect; of full legal age; of a scale or mode; of the field of academic study in which one concentrates or specializes; of greater importance or stature or rank; of greater seriousness or danger;  the principal field of study of a student at a university; a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain; a university student who is studying a particular field as the principal subject; British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943); verb have as one's principal field of study
  • 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
  • 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
  • male -  being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; for or pertaining to or composed of men or boys; characteristic of a man;  an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova); the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands; a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  • Malian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Mali or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Mali
  • 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
  • Malus -  apple trees; found throughout temperate zones of the northern hemisphere
  • Malus pumila -  native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
  • Mam -  a Mayan language spoken by the Mam; a member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala
  • Mama -  a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped; informal terms for a mother
  • 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
  • management -  the act of managing something; those in charge of running a business
  • Mandarin -  the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China; a somewhat flat reddish-orange loose skinned citrus of China; a high public official of imperial China; any high government official or bureaucrat; a member of an elite intellectual or cultural group; shrub or small tree having flattened globose fruit with very sweet aromatic pulp and thin yellow-orange to flame-orange rind that is loose and easily removed; native to southeastern Asia
  • Manganese -  a hard brittle grey polyvalent metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic; used in making steel; occurs in many minerals
  • 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
  • Mangrove -  a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building
  • Manila -  the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon; a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp
  • Mannequin -  a life-size dummy used to display clothes; a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
  • Manufacture -  the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; the act of making something (a product) from raw materials; verb put together out of components or parts; make up something artificial or untrue
  • Maraschino cherry -  cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur; Dalmatian bitter wild cherry tree bearing fruit whose juice is made into maraschino liqueur
  • Marble cake -  made of light and dark batter very lightly blended
  • Marbled -  patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble
  • Marine -  native to or inhabiting the sea; of or relating to the sea; of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps); relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen;  a member of the United States Marine Corps; a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • Marlin -  large long-jawed oceanic sport fishes; related to sailfishes and spearfishes; not completely cold-blooded i.e. able to warm their brains and eyes
  • 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
  • Martian -  of or relating to the planet Mars (or its fictional inhabitants);  imaginary people who live on the planet Mars
  • 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
  • Matador -  the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bull
  • Matzah ball -  a Jewish dumpling made of matzo meal; usually served in soup
  • Matzo -  brittle flat bread eaten at Passover
  • 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
  • Max -  street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
  • 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
  • McIntosh -  early-ripening apple popular in the northeastern United States; primarily eaten raw but suitable for applesauce
  • 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
  • Mealworm -  the larva of beetles of the family Tenebrionidae
  • 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
  • Meat pie -  pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
  • Meat pie -  pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
  • Meatball -  ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth
  • Meatloaf -  a baked loaf of ground meat
  • Mecca -  a place that attracts many visitors; joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam
  • 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
  • Melba -  Australian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
  • 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
  • Melt -  the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; verb become less intense and fade away gradually; lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; become or cause to become soft or liquid
  • 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
  • Mercury -  temperature measured by a mercury thermometer; the smallest planet and the nearest to the sun; (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes; a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
  • meringue -  sweet topping especially for pies made of beaten egg whites and sugar
  • Merry-go-round -  a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose); large mechanical apparatus with seats for children to ride on
  • message -  a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; what a communication that is about something is about; verb send a message; send as a message; send a message to
  • metabolite -  any substance involved in metabolism (either as a product of metabolism or as necessary for metabolism)
  • Methane -  a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
  • Methanol -  a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
  • Methionine -  a crystalline amino acid containing sulfur; found in most proteins and essential for nutrition
  • Mexican -  of or relating to Mexico or its inhabitants;  a native or inhabitant of Mexico
  • Mexico -  a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
  • 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; a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region; the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders
  • 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
  • Middle East -  the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century
  • 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
  • mill -  machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing; English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873); Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836); the act of grinding to a powder or dust; a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing; verb grind with a mill; roll out (metal) with a rolling machine; produce a ridge around the edge of; move about in a confused manner
  • Millstone -  one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain; any load that is difficult to carry; (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
  • MIND -  that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; knowledge and intellectual ability; attention; recall or remembrance; your intention; what you intend to do; an opinion formed by judging something; an important intellectual; verb keep in mind; be concerned with or about something or somebody; be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by; be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to; be in charge of or deal with; pay close attention to; give heed to
  • Mineral wool -  a light fibrous material used as an insulator
  • Miscellaneous -  constituting a grab-bag category; consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)
  • Mission -  the organized work of a religious missionary; a special assignment that is given to a person or group; an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work; a group of representatives or delegates
  • Mitre -  a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions; the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made; joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
  • mocha -  superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia; flavoring made from mixed coffee and chocolate; soft suede glove leather from goatskin
  • Mockernut hickory -  smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut
  • Modeling -  a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied; the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale); sculpture produced by molding
  • Moldovan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Moldova or its people or culture
  • Molokai -  an island of central Hawaii (between Maui and Oahu)
  • Molybdenum -  a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Monkey -  any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians); one who is playfully mischievous; verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
  • Monolith -  a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)
  • montane -  of or inhabiting mountainous regions
  • 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
  • Moonshine -  whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash; the light of the moon; verb distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine
  • Moose -  large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
  • Mordant -  of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; harshly ironic or sinister;  a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
  • Moroccan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Morocco or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Morocco
  • Morris -  United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816); leader of the American Revolution who signed the Declaration of Independence and raised money for the Continental Army (1734-1806); English poet and craftsman (1834-1896); United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
  • Moses -  (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai; United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
  • Mountain -  a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill; a large number or amount
  • Mozambican -  of or relating to the people of Mozambique; of or relating to or located in Mozambique;  a native or inhabitant of Mozambique
  • Mrs -  a form of address for a married woman
  • Muffin -  a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
  • Mulch -  a protective covering of rotting vegetable matter spread to reduce evaporation and soil erosion; verb cover with mulch
  • munch -  a large bite; Norwegian painter (1863-1944); verb chew noisily
  • Musa -  type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
  • Musa acuminata -  low-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
  • Mush -  a journey by dogsled; cornmeal boiled in water; an expression that is excessively sweet and sentimental; any soft or soggy mass; verb drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled); travel with a dogsled
  • muskmelon -  the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers; any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
  • Mussel -  marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.; black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine
  • Mustard oil -  oil obtained from mustard seeds and used in making soap
  • Myanmar -  a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
  • Mythology -  the study of myths; myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
  • n-th -  last or greatest in an indefinitely large series
  • Naga -  Kamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma
  • name -  by the sanction or authority of; a language unit by which a person or thing is known; a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; family based on male descent; a well-known or notable person; a person's reputation; verb mention and identify by name; give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; charge with a function; charge to be; determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis; identify as in botany or biology, for example; give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; make reference to; create and charge with a task or function
  • 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
  • Nashville -  capital of the state of Tennessee; located in the north central part of the state on the Cumberland River; known for country music
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nepal -  a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
  • Nepalese -  of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Nepal
  • Neritic zone -  the ocean waters from the low tide mark to a depth of about 100 fathoms
  • Net income -  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  • Netherlands -  a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
  • 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
  • Newsprint -  cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers
  • Nickel -  a United States coin worth one twentieth of a dollar; five dollars worth of a drug; a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion; used in alloys; occurs in pentlandite and smaltite and garnierite and millerite; verb plate with nickel
  • 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
  • Nixon -  vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
  • Noachian -  of or relating to Noah or his time
  • noise -  incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks; the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; a loud outcry of protest or complaint; sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication; the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan; verb emit a noise
  • non - adv. negation of a word or group of words
  • 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 America -  the nations of the North American continent collectively; a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
  • 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 Korean -  of or relating to or characteristic of North Korea or its people or their culture;  a Korean from North Korea
  • Northern Spy -  large late-ripening apple with skin striped with yellow and red
  • 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
  • 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
  • NSW -  the agency that provides units to conduct unconventional and counter-guerilla warfare
  • 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
  • Nuts -  informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  • Oat -  seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats'); annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
  • Oatcake -  thin flat unleavened cake of baked oatmeal
  • Oatmeal -  meal made from rolled or ground oats; porridge made of rolled oats
  • Obesity -  more than average fatness
  • Occitan -  the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
  • Oceania -  a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)
  • 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
  • Oct -  the month following September and preceding November
  • Octopus -  bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles; tentacles of octopus prepared as food
  • Offal -  viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans
  • 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
  • old growth -  forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity
  • 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
  • Olympia -  a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games; capital of the state of Washington; located in western Washington on Puget Sound
  • 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
  • Omnivore -  an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances; a person who eats all kinds of foods
  • on Earth - adv. used with question words to convey surprise
  • On land - adv. towards the shore from the water
  • Onion -  an aromatic flavorful bulb; bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb; edible bulb of an onion plant
  • Onionskin -  a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
  • Opal -  a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones
  • Open -  ready for business; not having been filled; without undue constriction as from e.g. tenseness or inhibition; affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed; affording free passage or access; used of mouth or eyes; having no protecting cover or enclosure; (set theory) of an interval that contains neither of its endpoints; open to or in view of all; accessible to all; not sealed or having been unsealed; not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; not requiring union membership; openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; affording free passage or view; open and observable; not secret or hidden; with no protection or shield; ready or willing to receive favorably; (of textures) full of small openings or gaps; possibly accepting or permitting; not defended or capable of being defended;  information that has become public; a tournament in which both professionals and amateurs may play; a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water; where the air is unconfined; verb make available; become available; make the opening move; cause to open or to become open; become open; display the contents of a file or start an application as on a computer; begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; have an opening or passage or outlet; spread out or open from a closed or folded state; afford access to
  • 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
  • Orange juice -  bottled or freshly squeezed juice of oranges
  • Orangery -  a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas
  • Orbit -  the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom; an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball; a particular environment or walk of life; verb move in an orbit
  • Orbiter -  man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
  • 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
  • Orgasm -  the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
  • 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)
  • Origami -  the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects (e.g., flowers or birds)
  • Orzo -  pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine
  • Ostrich -  fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird; a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Overview -  a general summary of a subject
  • 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
  • Oyster bar -  a bar (as in a restaurant) that specializes in oysters prepared in different ways
  • Oysters Rockefeller -  oysters spread with butter and spinach and seasonings and baked on the half shell
  • Pacific -  promoting peace; disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean;  the largest ocean in the world
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Palm oil -  oil from nuts of oil palms especially the African oil palm
  • Palmer -  United States golfer (born in 1929)
  • 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
  • Pangolin -  toothless mammal of southern Africa and Asia having a body covered with horny scales and a long snout for feeding on ants and termites
  • Panini -  Indian grammarian whose grammatical rules for Sanskrit are the first known example of descriptive linguistics (circa 400 BC)
  • Papa -  an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
  • 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
  • Paperboard -  a cardboard suitable for making posters
  • Papua New Guinea -  a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea
  • Papyrus -  a document written on papyrus; tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times; paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
  • Paradise -  (Christianity) the abode of righteous souls after death; any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
  • parameter -  a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves; a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data; any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Partridge -  small Old World gallinaceous game birds; flesh of either quail or grouse; valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada; a popular North American game bird; named for its call; heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds
  • Parts -  the local environment
  • 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
  • passive -  lacking in energy or will; expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; peacefully resistant in response to injustice;  the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
  • Pasta -  shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg; a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient
  • Pasta salad -  a salad having any of various pastas as the base
  • 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
  • Pastrami -  highly seasoned cut of smoked beef
  • Pastry -  any of various baked foods made of dough or batter; a dough of flour and water and shortening
  • Pasty -  resembling paste in color; pallid; having the sticky properties of an adhesive;  (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers; small meat pie or turnover
  • Pathology -  the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases; any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
  • Patty -  round flat candy; small pie or pasty; small flat mass of chopped food
  • 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)
  • Pavlova -  Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
  • PayDay -  the day on which you receive pay for your work
  • 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"
  • 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
  • Pearl -  a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel; a shade of white the color of bleached bones; a shape that is spherical and small; verb gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
  • Pearmain -  any of several varieties of apples with red skins
  • Peasant -  a country person; a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement; one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
  • Pease pudding -  a pudding made with strained split peas mixed with egg
  • 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
  • Pecan pie -  pie made of pecans and sugar and corn syrup and butter and eggs
  • Pectin -  any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams
  • 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
  • Peg -  a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface; a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing; regulator that can be turned to regulate the pitch of the strings of a stringed instrument; a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg; small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.; informal terms of the leg; verb stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations; fasten or secure with a wooden pin; pierce with a wooden pin or knock or thrust a wooden pin into; succeed in obtaining a position
  • 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
  • Pepperoni -  a pork and beef sausage (or a thin slice of this sausage)
  • Pepsi -  Pepsi Cola is a trademarked cola
  • Perch -  any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes; spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes; support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird); any of numerous fishes of America and Europe; an elevated place serving as a seat; a square rod of land; a linear measure of 16.5 feet; verb sit, as on a branch; cause to perch or sit; to come to rest, settle
  • Percolator -  a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans
  • Perry -  a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider; United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819); United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858); United States philosopher (1876-1957)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peter Pan -  the main character in a play by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up; a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
  • Petit four -  small (individual) frosted and ornamented cake
  • Pheasant -  large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere; flesh of a pheasant; usually braised
  • Phenylalanine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins and needed for growth of children and for protein metabolism in children and adults; abundant in milk and eggs; it is normally converted to tyrosine in the human body
  • 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
  • Phobos -  the larger of the two satellites of Mars
  • Phosphorus -  a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms; a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
  • Physical -  having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; concerned with material things; characterized by energetic bodily activity; according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter); involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics; impelled by physical force especially against resistance
  • Phytophthora -  destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants
  • Pica -  magpies; eating earth or clay or chalk; occurs in some primitive tribes or sometimes in cases of nutritional deficiency; a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
  • Piccalilli -  relish of chopped pickled cucumbers and green peppers and onion
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pigeon -  wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
  • Pike -  any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere; medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet; a sharp point (as on the end of a spear); highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh; a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
  • Pilaf -  rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes
  • Pine Bluff -  a town in southeast central Arkansas on the Arkansas River
  • Pine nut -  edible seed of any of several nut pines especially some pinons of southwestern North America
  • 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
  • Pink Lady -  a cocktail made of gin and brandy with lemon juice and grenadine shaken with an egg white and ice
  • Pirozhki -  small fruit or meat turnover baked or fried
  • Pistachio -  nut of Mediterranean trees having an edible green kernel; small tree of southern Europe and Asia Minor bearing small hard-shelled nuts
  • Pita -  usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
  • Pizza -  Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
  • pizza pie -  Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
  • Planetary -  of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; having no fixed course; of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets
  • Planking -  the work of covering an area with planks; (nautical) a covering or flooring constructed of planks (as on a ship); planks collectively; a quantity of planks
  • 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
  • play -  the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully; activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules; gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; a preset plan of action in team sports; utilization or exercise; a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; a theatrical performance of a drama; a state in which action is feasible; the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; an attempt to get something; movement or space for movement; verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); a weak and tremulous light; the removal of constraints; (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; verb engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously; exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; participate in games or sport; employ in a game or in a specific position; use or move; shoot or hit in a particular manner; bet or wager (money); put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; make bets; use to one's advantage; discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream; perform on a certain location; be performed; cause to emit recorded sounds; emit recorded sound; pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity; replay (as a melody); play on an instrument; perform music on (a musical instrument); move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space; act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; behave in a certain way; be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way; pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; consider not very seriously; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; stake on the outcome of an issue; manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; play a role or part; perform on a stage or theater; behave carelessly or indifferently
  • Plenty - adv. as much as necessary;  a full supply; (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • plywood -  a laminate made of thin layers of wood
  • Pocket -  a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles; an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck; a small isolated group of people; a supply of money; (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left; (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican); a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly; a hollow concave shape made by removing something; an enclosed space; verb put in one's pocket; take unlawfully
  • Poke -  tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous; (boxing) a blow with the fist; a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases; someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind; verb make a hole by poking; stir by poking; poke or thrust abruptly; hit hard with the hand, fist, or some heavy instrument; search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • Poland -  a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
  • Polar -  having a pair of equal and opposite charges; of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; located at or near or coming from the earth's poles; being of crucial importance; extremely cold; characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
  • 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
  • Pollination -  transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a 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
  • Polygonaceae -  a family of plants of order Polygonales chiefly of the north temperate zone; includes the buckwheats
  • Pome -  a fleshy fruit (apple or pear or related fruits) having seed chambers and an outer fleshy part
  • 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
  • Poncirus -  one species: trifoliate orange
  • Pond -  a small lake
  • Popcorn -  small kernels of corn exploded by heat; corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
  • 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
  • Pork pie -  small pie filled with minced seasoned pork
  • 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
  • Postum -  trade mark for a coffee substitute invented by C. W. Post and made with chicory and roasted grains
  • 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
  • Pot roast -  cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot
  • Potassium -  a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
  • 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
  • Potato salad -  any of various salads having chopped potatoes as the base
  • 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
  • Pound cake -  rich loaf cake made of a pound each of butter and sugar and flour
  • 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
  • Precooked -  cooked partially or completely beforehand
  • Premium -  having or reflecting superior quality or value;  payment for insurance; the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value; payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military; a fee charged for exchanging currencies
  • 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
  • Preservation -  the activity of protecting something from loss or danger; a process that saves organic substances from decay; the condition of being (well or ill) preserved; an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
  • President -  the chief executive of a republic; an executive officer of a firm or corporation; the head administrative officer of a college or university; the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; the office of the United States head of state; the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
  • Pretzel -  glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot
  • Prima -  indicating the most important performer or role;  used primarily as eating apples
  • Pristine -  immaculately clean and unused; completely free from dirt or contamination
  • Processed -  subjected to a special process or treatment; prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; freed from impurities by processing
  • Processing -  preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
  • Production -  (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law; the act or process of producing something; the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services; (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television; a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated; an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
  • Prohibition -  the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof); a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages; a decree that prohibits something; refusal to approve or assent to; the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
  • Prohibition Party -  a political party in the United States; formed in 1869 to oppose the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
  • Prohibition Party -  a political party in the United States; formed in 1869 to oppose the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
  • 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
  • Proline -  an amino acid that is found in many proteins (especially collagen)
  • protection -  payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence; the activity of protecting someone or something; the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition; the condition of being protected; kindly endorsement and guidance; a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; defense against financial failure; financial independence
  • Prune -  dried plum; verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
  • pub -  tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
  • Public relations -  a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution
  • Pumice -  a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive; verb rub with pumice, in order to clean or to smoothen
  • Pumpkin pie -  pie made of mashed pumpkin and milk and eggs and sugar
  • punctum -  (anatomy) a point or small area
  • Punjabi -  the Indic language spoken by most people in Punjab in northwestern India; a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India
  • purge -  an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements; the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge; verb excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body); rid of impurities; clear of a charge; oust politically; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid; make pure or free from sin or guilt
  • Pushup -  an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms
  • Pyrus -  fruit trees native to the Old World: pears
  • Pyrus -  fruit trees native to the Old World: pears
  • Qatari -  of or concerning Qatar;  a native or inhabitant of Qatar
  • Qibla -  a small terrorist group of Muslims in South Africa formed in the 1980s; was inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini to create an Islamic state in South Africa; the direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers
  • Quail -  small gallinaceous game birds; flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised; verb draw back, as with fear or pain
  • 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)
  • Quiche -  the Mayan language spoken by the Quiche; a tart filled with rich unsweetened custard; often contains other ingredients (as cheese or ham or seafood or vegetables); a member of the Mayan people of south central Guatemala
  • Quick -  easily aroused or excited; accomplished rapidly and without delay; apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity; moving quickly and lightly; performed with little or no delay; hurried and brief; adv. with little or no delay;  any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • Rabbit -  any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food; flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food; the fur of a rabbit; verb hunt rabbits
  • 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
  • Rally -  the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort; (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; an automobile race run over public roads; a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm; a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness; verb return to a former condition; harass with persistent criticism or carping; call to arms; of military personnel; gather or bring together; gather
  • Rana -  type genus of the Ranidae
  • Ranger -  a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids; an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest; a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
  • Rangpur -  hybrid between mandarin orange and lemon having very acid fruit with orange peel
  • Rapeseed -  seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil
  • 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
  • Ray -  cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins; any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish; a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence; (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point; the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization; a column of light (as from a beacon); a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation; verb emit as rays; expose to radiation; extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
  • rayon -  a synthetic silklike fabric
  • Reactive -  participating readily in reactions; tending to react to a stimulus
  • Real -  capable of being treated as fact; being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; being value measured in terms of purchasing power; not to be taken lightly; (of property) fixed or immovable; having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; coinciding with reality; being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;  an old small silver Spanish coin; any rational or irrational number
  • 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 Delicious -  a sweet eating apple with bright red skin; most widely grown apple worldwide
  • Red-eye - verb travel on an overnight flight
  • Red meat -  meat that is dark in color before cooking (as beef, venison, lamb, mutton)
  • Reference -  the act of referring or consulting; the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to; a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability; a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; a remark that calls attention to something or someone; an indicator that orients you generally; verb refer to
  • reforestation -  the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting
  • Regional -  related or limited to a particular region; characteristic of a region
  • Reindeer -  arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
  • 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
  • Relish -  the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth; spicy or savory condiment; vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment; verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
  • Resist - verb withstand the force of something; stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something; refuse to comply; resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; express opposition through action or words; elude, especially in a baffling way
  • restoration -  the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state; the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660; a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.; some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed; the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685; getting something back again; the state of being restored to its former good condition
  • 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
  • Rhea -  larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia; smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan; fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor
  • Rhubarb pie -  pie containing diced rhubarb and much sugar
  • 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
  • rico -  law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  • Rigatoni -  tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces
  • ringer -  (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg; a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses; a person who is almost identical to another; a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
  • Riparian -  of or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream
  • Risotto -  rice cooked with broth and sprinkled with grated cheese
  • Rissole -  minced cooked meat or fish coated in egg and breadcrumbs and fried in deep fat
  • 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
  • Rob Roy -  a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey; Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
  • Robertson -  United States basketball guard (born in 1938)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rolling -  moving in surges and billows and rolls; uttered with a trill; characterized by reverberation;  the act of robbing a helpless person; propelling something on wheels; a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  • Rom -  (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
  • 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
  • Roman Empire -  an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
  • 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
  • Rome -  the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church; capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
  • Root rot -  disease characterized by root decay; caused by various fungi
  • Rosette -  an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor; a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground); circular window filled with tracery; rhizoctinia disease of potatoes
  • Round -  (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand; having a circular shape; (of sounds) full and rich; adv. from beginning to end; throughout;  the usual activities in your day; (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); a charge of ammunition for a single shot; an outburst of applause; a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time; a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg; a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); the course along which communications spread; the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; any circular or rotating mechanism; a crosspiece between the legs of a chair; a regular route for a sentry or policeman; (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive; an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; verb become round, plump, or shapely; make round; proce with rounded lips; wind around; move along a circular course; express as a round number; bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; attack in speech or writing; be around
  • Rover -  an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement; someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
  • rubber -  returned for lack of funds;  an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products; any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber; a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow; contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse; an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil; verb coat or impregnate with rubber
  • Rubens -  prolific Flemish baroque painter; knighted by the English king Charles I (1577-1640)
  • Ruby -  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 transparent piece of ruby that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem; a transparent deep red variety of corundum; used as a gemstone and in lasers; a deep and vivid red color
  • 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
  • Rump -  fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round; the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • Russia -  a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917; a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state; a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991; formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
  • Russia -  a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917; a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state; a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991; formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sabahan -  of or pertaining to Sabah or its people;  a Malaysian from Sabah
  • Sabine -  of or relating to or characteristic of the Sabines;  a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico; a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines north of Rome who were conquered and assimilated into the Roman state in 290 BC
  • Sachet -  a small soft bag containing perfumed powder; used to perfume items in a drawer or chest
  • Saddle -  posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl; a seat for the rider of a horse; a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe; cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins; a seat for the rider of a bicycle; a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle); verb load or burden; encumber; put a saddle on; impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  • 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
  • Saigon -  a city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina
  • Sailor -  any member of a ship's crew; a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown; a serviceman in the navy
  • 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
  • Salad bar -  a bar where diners can assemble a salad to their own taste
  • Salad bowl -  a large bowl for mixing and serving a salad; a plate or bowl for individual servings of salad
  • Salad cream -  a creamy salad dressing resembling mayonnaise
  • Salad dressing -  savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
  • 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
  • Salmagundi -  cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing; a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  • 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
  • Salt-cured -  (used especially of meats) preserved in salt
  • Salt pork -  fat from the back and sides and belly of a hog carcass cured with salt
  • Salvadoran -  of or relating to or characteristic of El Salvador or its people;  a native or inhabitant of El Salvador
  • Samba -  a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers; a lively ballroom dance from Brazil; music composed for dancing the samba; large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood; verb dance the samba
  • sambar -  a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines
  • 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
  • Sand -  French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876); a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral; fortitude and determination; verb rub with sandpaper
  • Sandbox -  plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in; mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal
  • 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
  • Sarawakian -  of or relating to Sarawak or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sarawak
  • Sardine -  any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned; small fatty fish usually canned; small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring; a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Saveloy -  a ready-cooked and highly seasoned pork sausage
  • 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
  • Sazerac -  a cocktail made with bourbon with bitters and Pernod and sugar served with lemon peel
  • 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
  • Scallop -  edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions; edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces; one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.); thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled; verb shape or cut in scallops; fish for scallops; form scallops in; bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top; decorate an edge with scallops
  • Schnecken -  rolled dough spread with sugar and nuts then sliced and baked in muffin tins with honey or sugar and butter in the bottom
  • 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
  • Scrapple -  scraps of meat (usually pork) boiled with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying
  • sculpture -  creating figures or designs in three dimensions; a three-dimensional work of plastic art; verb shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
  • Sea urchin -  shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells
  • Seafood -  edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  • secondary -  belonging to a lower class or rank; not of major importance; being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; inferior in rank or status;  the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen; coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
  • section -  one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); a segment of a citrus fruit; a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon; a small army unit usually having a special function; a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class; (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid; a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side; the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation); one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; a specialized division of a large organization; verb divide into segments
  • Security -  measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; a guarantee that an obligation will be met; freedom from anxiety or fear; a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers; defense against financial failure; financial independence; property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation; a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; the state of being free from danger or injury; an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
  • 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
  • Selenium -  a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
  • Semisweet -  having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
  • Senegalese -  of or relating to or characteristic of Senegal or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Senegal
  • Sensation -  an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest; a state of widespread public excitement and interest; the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • 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
  • Serine -  a sweetish crystalline amino acid involved in the synthesis by the body of cysteine
  • Services -  performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
  • Seychellois -  of the Seychelles or their people;  a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
  • Shagbark hickory -  North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts
  • 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
  • Shandy -  a drink made of beer and lemonade
  • Shank -  a poor golf stroke in which the heel of the club hits the ball; the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole; cylinder forming the part of a bit by which it is held in the drill; cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head; cylinder forming a long narrow part of something; the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle; a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg; lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals; verb hit (a golf ball) with the heel of a club, causing the ball to veer in the wrong direction
  • 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
  • Sharpie -  a long narrow shallow-draft boat with a flat bottom and a triangular sail; formerly used along the northern Atlantic coast of the United States; a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games; an alert and energetic person
  • Sheep -  woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat; a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon
  • Shellbark hickory -  North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts
  • Shepherd's pie -  pie of hash covered with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven
  • Shish kebab -  cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
  • Shoofly pie -  open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
  • Short ribs -  rib ends between the rib road and the plate
  • Shortcake -  very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream
  • 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
  • Sicilian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Sicily or the people of Sicily;  a resident of Sicily
  • Side dish -  a dish that is served with but is subordinate to a main course
  • 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
  • Silk -  a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae; fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting
  • Silkworm -  hairless white caterpillar of the Asian silkworm moth; source of most commercial silk; larva of a saturniid moth; spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon
  • Silviculture -  the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests
  • Sindhi -  the Indic language of the Sindhi
  • 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
  • Sirloin -  the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rump
  • ski -  narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow; verb move along on skis
  • Skim milk -  milk from which the cream has been skimmed
  • Skinner -  a person who prepares or deals in animal skins; United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990); United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979); United States actor (1858-1942); a worker who drives mules
  • Skipjack -  medium-sized tuna-like food fish of warm Atlantic and Pacific waters; less valued than tuna; oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito; able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound
  • Slaughter -  the killing of animals (as for food); the savage and excessive killing of many people; a sound defeat; verb kill a large number of people indiscriminately; kill (animals) usually for food consumption
  • Slider -  a fastball that curves slightly away from the side from which it was thrown; freshwater turtle of United States and South America; frequently raised commercially; some young sold as pets; someone who races the luge; a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
  • Sloppy joe -  ground beef (not a patty) cooked in a spicy sauce and served on a bun
  • 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
  • smaller -  small or little relative to something else
  • Smith -  someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable); someone who works at something specified; Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790); English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631); religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844); United States blues singer (1894-1937); United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886); United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986); United States sculptor (1906-1965); Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
  • Smith -  someone who works metal (especially by hammering it when it is hot and malleable); someone who works at something specified; Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790); English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631); religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844); United States blues singer (1894-1937); United States suffragist who refused to pay taxes until she could vote (1792-1886); United States singer noted for her rendition of patriotic songs (1909-1986); United States sculptor (1906-1965); Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
  • Smoked -  (used especially of meats and fish) dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke
  • Smoking -  emitting smoke in great volume;  the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
  • Smoothie -  a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk; someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
  • Snack -  a light informal meal; verb eat a snack; eat lightly
  • 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
  • Snakebite -  a bite inflicted by a (venomous) snake
  • Sodium -  a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
  • Soft diet -  a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders
  • Soft drink -  nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
  • Soil -  the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock; the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); the state of being covered with unclean things; verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
  • Sole -  not divided or shared with others; being the only one; single and isolated from others;  right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European; the underside of footwear or a golf club; the underside of the foot; lean flesh of any of several flatfish; verb put a new sole on
  • 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
  • Solvent -  capable of meeting financial obligations;  a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  • 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
  • Sommelier -  a waiter who manages wine service in a hotel or restaurant
  • Sorghum -  made from juice of sweet sorghum; economically important Old World tropical cereal grass; annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum
  • Sorghum bicolor -  important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves
  • Sou -  a former French coin of low denomination; often used of any small amount of money
  • 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)
  • Sourdough -  a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska); a leaven of dough in which fermentation is active; used by pioneers for making bread
  • 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
  • South Korea -  a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
  • Southeast Asia -  a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
  • 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)
  • Soviet Union -  a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
  • 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
  • Soy sauce -  thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
  • Soybean -  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
  • Spaghetti -  pasta in the form of long strings; spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
  • Spain -  a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
  • 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
  • Spartan -  resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity; of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people; practicing great self-denial; unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;  a resident of Sparta
  • Speakeasy -  (during prohibition) an illegal barroom
  • 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
  • species -  a specific kind of something; (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
  • Speck -  a very small spot; a slight but appreciable addition; (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything; verb produce specks in or on
  • Spelt -  hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed
  • Spiny -  having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.; having spines
  • Splendour -  the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; a quality that outshines the usual
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sprinkles -  bits of sweet chocolate used as a topping on e.g. ice cream
  • Sprite -  a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
  • 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 Lanka -  a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
  • Sri Lankan -  of or relating to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) or its people or culture;  a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
  • Starch -  a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles; verb stiffen with starch
  • 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.
  • Stayman -  apple grown chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley
  • Steak -  a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
  • Steak and kidney pie -  steak with sauteed kidneys and onions cooked in wine and stock then covered with pastry and baked
  • Steak au poivre -  steak covered with crushed peppercorns pan-broiled and served with brandy-and-butter sauce
  • Steaming -  filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; adv. (used of heat) extremely
  • Steel -  knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod; an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range; a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard; verb cover, plate, or edge with steel; get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • 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
  • Stewed -  cooked in hot water
  • Stock symbol -  the letters used to identify listed companies on the securities exchanges where they are traded
  • 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
  • Stone pine -  medium-sized two-needled pine of southern Europe having a spreading crown; widely cultivated for its sweet seeds that resemble almonds
  • stove -  any heating apparatus; a kitchen appliance used for cooking food
  • Stover -  the dried stalks and leaves of a field crop (especially corn) used as animal fodder after the grain has been harvested
  • Straw -  of a pale yellow color like straw; straw colored;  a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth; plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder; a yellow tint; yellow diluted with white; material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds; verb cover or provide with or as if with straw; spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
  • Strip -  a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material; thin piece of wood or metal; a relatively long narrow piece of something; an airfield without normal airport facilities; a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book; verb remove (someone's or one's own) clothes; draw the last milk (of cows); take off or remove; remove a constituent from a liquid; remove the thread (of screws); remove the surface from; strip the cured leaves from; get undressed; lay bare; remove substances from by a percolating liquid; remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; take away possessions from someone; steal goods; take as spoils
  • Strudel -  thin sheet of filled dough rolled and baked
  • 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
  • Stuffing -  padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture; a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  • 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
  • Submarine -  beneath the surface of the sea;  a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes; a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States; verb attack by submarine; control a submarine; bring down with a blow to the legs; throw with an underhand motion; move forward or under in a sliding motion
  • Substantive -  defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established; having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"; being on topic and prompting thought;  a or a pro that is used in place of a
  • subtropical -  of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics
  • Sudanese -  of or relating to or characteristic of the African Republic of the Sudan or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Sudan
  • 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
  • Sugar beet -  white-rooted beet grown as a source of sugar; form of the common beet having a sweet white root from which sugar is obtained
  • Sugar candy -  made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
  • Sugar syrup -  sugar and water and sometimes corn syrup boiled together; used as sweetening especially in drinks
  • 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
  • suite -  apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel); a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected; a matching set of furniture; the group following and attending to some important person
  • Sulfur -  an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions); verb treat with sulphur in order to preserve
  • Sundae -  ice cream served with a topping
  • Sundanese -  the Indonesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands
  • Sundowner -  a drink taken at sundown; a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
  • Sunflower -  any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays
  • Sunrise -  of an industry or technology; new and developing;  the daily event of the sun rising above the horizon; atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun; the first light of day
  • Sunset -  providing for termination; of a declining industry or technology;  the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon; atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun; the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
  • Suntan -  a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun; verb get a tan from being exposed to the sun
  • Super -  including more than a specified category; extremely large; of the highest quality; adv. to an extreme degree;  a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
  • 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
  • Supreme -  greatest or maximal in degree; extreme; final or last in your life or progress; highest in excellence or achievement; greatest in status or authority or power
  • Surface -  on the surface; involving a surface only;  the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; the outermost level of the land or sea; a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight; information that has become public; verb come to the surface; appear or become visible; make a showing; put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  • Sus -  type genus of the Suidae
  • 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
  • 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 chestnut -  wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia
  • Sweet lemon -  lemon tree having fruit with a somewhat insipid sweetish pulp
  • Swiss -  of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture;  the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
  • Swiss cheese -  hard pale yellow cheese with many holes from Switzerland
  • Swiss roll -  thin sheet of sponge cake spread with jelly and then rolled up to make a cylindrical cake
  • Switzerland -  a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
  • Swordfish -  large toothless marine food fish with a long swordlike upper jaw; not completely cold-blooded i.e. they are able to warm their brains and eyes: worldwide in warm waters but feed on cold ocean floor coming to surface at night; flesh of swordfish usually served as steaks
  • Symphony -  a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra; a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
  • 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
  • Tab -  a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it; a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet; the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation; sensationalist journalism; the bill in a restaurant
  • Tabbouleh -  a finely chopped salad with tomatoes and parsley and mint and scallions and bulgur wheat
  • 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
  • Tail -  the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body; the rear part of an aircraft; (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head; a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements; any projection that resembles the tail of an animal; the rear part of a ship; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; the time of the last part of something; verb remove the stalk of fruits or berries; remove or shorten the tail of an animal; go after with the intent to catch
  • 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 -  the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption; the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; verb ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; be seized or affected in a specified way; interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; obtain by winning; get into one's hands, take physically; have sex with; archaic use; travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; head into a specified direction; experience or feel or submit to; to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; take into one's possession; take by force; buy, select; make use of or accept for some purpose; require (time or space); develop a habit; carry out; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; be a student of a certain subject; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; lay claim to; as of an idea; make a film or photograph of something; aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; proceed along in a vehicle; occupy or take on; take somebody somewhere; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; engage for service under a term of contract; receive or obtain by regular payment; receive willingly something given or offered; admit into a group or community; assume, as of positions or roles; require as useful, just, or proper; be capable of holding or containing; have with oneself; have on one's person; be designed to hold or take
  • Tamale -  corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed; a city in northern Ghana
  • Tamale pie -  a meat mixture covered with cornbread topping that resembles a Mexican dish
  • 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
  • tanbark -  bark rich in tannin; bruised and cut in pieces to use for tanning; spent tanbark used as a ground covering
  • Tandoor -  a clay oven used in northern India and Pakistan
  • Tangelo -  large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin; hybrid between grapefruit and mandarin orange; cultivated especially in Florida
  • 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
  • Tangor -  large citrus tree having large sweet deep orange fruit that is easily peeled; widely cultivated in Florida
  • Tanzanian -  of or relating to the republic of Tanzania or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Tanzania
  • Tar -  a man who serves as a sailor; any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue; verb coat with tar
  • Tartar sauce -  mayonnaise with chopped pickles and sometimes capers and shallots and parsley and hard-cooked egg; sauce for seafood especially fried fish
  • Tasse -  one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
  • 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
  • tavern -  a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
  • 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
  • Tea Leaf -  dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea
  • Teacake -  any of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea; flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
  • teak -  tall East Indian timber tree now planted in western Africa and tropical America for its hard durable wood; hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
  • 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
  • Teeter -  a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end; verb move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
  • Teff -  an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flower of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
  • 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
  • Temperance -  the act of tempering; the trait of avoiding excesses; abstaining from excess
  • Temperate -  not extreme in behavior; (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate; not extreme
  • Template -  a model or standard for making comparisons
  • Tenderloin -  the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column; a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
  • Tendon -  a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
  • Tequila -  Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
  • Teriyaki -  beef or chicken or seafood marinated in spicy soy sauce and grilled or broiled
  • Terminology -  a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
  • Terrestrial -  operating or living or growing on land; of this earth; concerned with the world or worldly matters; of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
  • Texas -  the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
  • textile -  of or relating to fabrics or fabric making;  artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  • 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
  • Thank you -  a conversational expression of gratitude
  • Therefore - adv. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result; as a consequence
  • Thermal -  caused by or designed to retain heat; of or relating to a hot spring; relating to or associated with heat;  rising current of warm air
  • 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)
  • Threonine -  a colorless crystalline amino acid found in protein; occurs in the hydrolysates of certain proteins; an essential component of human nutrition
  • 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
  • Tie-dye - verb dye after knotting the fabric to produce an irregular pattern
  • Tiger -  large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered; a fierce or audacious person
  • Timber -  a beam made of wood; a post made of wood; (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); land that is covered with trees and shrubs; the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tobacco -  leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion; aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
  • Toffee -  caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
  • Tofu -  cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk
  • Togolese -  of or relating to the African country of Togo or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Togo
  • Tom Collins -  tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
  • Tomato -  mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable; native to South America; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • Tomato juice -  the juice of tomatoes (usually bottled or canned)
  • 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
  • Topaz -  a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone; a yellow quartz; a light brown the color of topaz
  • Torte -  rich cake usually covered with cream and fruit or nuts; originated in Austria
  • Tortilla -  thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
  • Tracing -  the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline; a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
  • Transfer -  the act of transfering something from one form to another; transferring ownership; application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation; a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances; someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another; the act of moving something from one location to another; verb transfer from one place or period to another; move around; change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; cause to change ownership; move from one place to another; transfer somebody to a different position or location of work; send from one person or place to another; lift and reset in another soil or situation; shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
  • transition -  a passage that connects a topic to one that follows; a musical passage moving from one key to another; a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another; the act of passing from one state or place to the next; an event that results in a transformation; verb make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another); cause to convert or undergo a transition
  • 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
  • Tree farm -  a forest (or part of a forest) where trees are grown for commercial use
  • Trifoliate orange -  small fast-growing spiny deciduous Chinese orange tree bearing sweetly scented flowers and decorative but inedible fruit: used as a stock in grafting and for hedges
  • Tripe -  lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food; nonsensical talk or writing
  • Triple -  having three units or components or elements; three times as great or many;  a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base; a quantity that is three times as great as another; a set of three similar things considered as a unit; verb increase threefold; hit a three-base hit
  • Triticum -  annual cereal grasses from Mediterranean area; widely cultivated in temperate regions
  • Trout -  any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons; flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
  • Truck driver -  someone who drives a truck as an occupation
  • True -  accurately placed or thrown; accurately fitted; level; devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; having a legally established claim; determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; rightly so called; consistent with fact or reality; not false; conforming to definitive criteria; in tune; accurate in pitch; expressing or given to expressing the truth; not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; worthy of being depended on; adv. as acknowledged;  proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
  • Tryptophan -  an amino acid that occurs in proteins; is essential for growth and normal metabolism; a precursor of niacin
  • 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 fish -  important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the family Scombridae; usually served as steaks
  • Tuna salad -  salad composed primarily of chopped canned tuna fish
  • Tundra -  a vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between the ice cap and the tree line
  • 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
  • Turkic -  of or relating to the people who speak the Turkic language;  a subfamily of Altaic languages
  • 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
  • Turmeric -  ground dried rhizome of the turmeric plant used as seasoning; widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye
  • Turner -  cooking utensil having a flat flexible part and a long handle; used for turning or serving food; one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope; a lathe operator; a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein; United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951); English landscape painter whose treatment of light and color influenced the French impressionists (1775-1851); United States endocrinologist (1892-1970); United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
  • Turnip -  root of any of several members of the mustard family; widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root
  • Turnover -  a dish made by folding a piece of pastry over a filling; the act of upsetting something; the volume measured in dollars; the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
  • 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
  • Twist -  turning or twisting around (in place); social dancing in which couples vigorously twist their hips and arms in time to the music; was popular in the 1960s; a jerky pulling movement; any clever maneuver; the act of rotating rapidly; the act of winding or twisting; a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair; an interpretation of a text or action; an unforeseen development; a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself; a circular segment of a curve; a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight; a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments; verb twist suddenly so as to sprain; form into twists; practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; turn in the opposite direction; form into a spiral shape; do the twist; cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); extend in curves and turns
  • Tyrian purple -  a vivid purplish-red color; a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically
  • Tyrosine -  an amino acid found in most proteins; a precursor of several hormones
  • Udmurt -  the Finnic language spoken by the Votyak; a member of the Finno-Ugric-speaking people living in eastern European Russia
  • Ugandan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Uganda or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Uganda
  • Ugli fruit -  large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin; hybrid between grapefruit and mandarin orange; cultivated especially in Florida
  • Ukrainian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Ukraine or its people or culture;  the Slavic language spoken in the Ukraine
  • United Kingdom -  a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
  • 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
  • urban -  located in or characteristic of a city or city life; relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
  • Urban legend -  a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true
  • Uruguayan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Uruguay or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Uruguay
  • USA -  the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare; 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
  • User -  a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something; a person who takes drugs; a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
  • uta -  a reptile genus of Iguanidae
  • 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
  • Valencia orange -  variety of sweet orange cultivated extensively in Florida and California
  • Valine -  an essential amino acid found in proteins; important for growth in children and nitrogen balance in adults
  • Vanadium -  a soft silvery white toxic metallic element used in steel alloys; it occurs in several complex minerals including carnotite and vanadinite
  • Vat -  a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production; a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
  • veal -  meat from a calf
  • 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
  • Venetian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Venice or its people;  a resident of Venice
  • Venezuelan -  of or relating to or characteristic of Venezuela or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Venezuela
  • Venison -  meat from a deer used as food
  • Vermicelli -  pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti
  • Vermiculite -  any of a group of yellow or brown hydrous silicate minerals having a micaceous structure
  • vertical -  of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group); at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution; upright in position or posture;  something that is oriented vertically; a vertical structural member as a post or stake
  • Vienna -  the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss
  • Vietnam -  a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945; a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
  • 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
  • Vinaigrette -  oil and vinegar with mustard and garlic
  • 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
  • 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
  • visit -  the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity; the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection); the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time; a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice; a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest); verb assail; come to see in an official or professional capacity; pay a brief visit; visit a place, as for entertainment; stay with as a guest; impose something unpleasant; talk socially without exchanging too much information; go to certain places as for sightseeing
  • Vitamin A -  any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
  • Vitamin B -  originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
  • Vitamin C -  a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
  • Vitamin D -  a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • Vitamin E -  a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
  • Vitamin K -  a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood
  • Vodka -  unaged colorless liquor originating in Russia
  • Vol-au-vent -  puff paste shell filled with a savory meat mixture usually with a sauce
  • Volcanology -  the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
  • volume -  the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction); a publication that is one of a set of several similar publications; the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object; a relative amount; physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; the property of something that is great in magnitude
  • 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
  • Waldorf salad -  typically made of apples and celery with nuts or raisins and dressed with mayonnaise
  • Walleye -  pike-like freshwater perches; strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward
  • Wallpaper -  a decorative paper for the walls of rooms; verb cover with wallpaper
  • 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
  • Ward -  block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care; a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections; a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another; United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913); English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920); English economist and conservationist (1914-1981); a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells); verb watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect
  • Warmer -  device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water buffalo -  an Asian buffalo that is often domesticated for use as a draft animal
  • Water hyacinth -  a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
  • Watermelon -  large oblong or roundish melon with a hard green rind and sweet watery red or occasionally yellowish pulp; an African melon
  • Waterproof -  not permitting the passage of water;  any fabric impervious to water; a water-resistant coat; verb make watertight
  • Wax -  any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water; verb go up or advance; increase in phase; cover with wax
  • Waxy -  having the paleness of wax; resembling or covered with wax; made of or covered with wax
  • Wealthy -  having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
  • Webb -  English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947); English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
  • Website -  a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
  • Wedding cake -  a rich cake with two or more tiers and covered with frosting and decorations; served at a wedding reception
  • Weld -  a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together; United States abolitionist (1803-1895); European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America; verb unite closely or intimately; join together by heating
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wetland -  a low area where the land is saturated with water
  • Whale -  any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head; a very large person; impressive in size or qualities; verb hunt for whales
  • Whatchamacallit -  something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
  • 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
  • Whey -  watery part of milk produced when raw milk sours and coagulates; the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese
  • Whisk -  a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes; a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream; verb whip with or as if with a wire whisk; brush or wipe off lightly; move somewhere quickly; move quickly and nimbly
  • 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
  • White chocolate -  a blend of cocoa butter and milk solids and sugar and vanilla; used in candy bars and backing and coatings; not technically chocolate because it contains no chocolate liquor
  • White meat -  meat carved from the breast of a fowl
  • White rice -  having husk or outer brown layers removed
  • White Russian -  a cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk or cream; the Slavic language spoken in Belarus; a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia
  • Whole-wheat -  of or relating to or derived from wheat
  • Whopper -  a gross untruth; a blatant lie; something especially big or impressive of its kind
  • Wild rice -  grains of aquatic grass of North America; perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
  • Wildfire -  a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration
  • wilding -  an outrageous rampage usually involving sexual attacks by men on women; a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)
  • Willis -  English physician who was a pioneer in the study of the brain (1621-1675)
  • Windowpane -  very thin translucent flounder of the Atlantic coast of North America; a pane of glass in a window
  • Wine -  a red as dark as red wine; fermented juice (of grapes especially); verb treat to wine; drink wine
  • Winesap -  crisp apple with dark red skin
  • 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
  • Winter melon -  the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well; any of a variety of muskmelon vines having fruit with a smooth white rind and white or greenish flesh that does not have a musky smell
  • Woad -  any of several herbs of the genus Isatis; a blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant
  • Wolf -  any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs; a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women; German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824); Austrian composer (1860-1903); a cruelly rapacious person; verb eat hastily
  • Wolfram -  a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite
  • Wonton -  a soup with won ton dumplings; a Chinese dumpling filled with spiced minced pork; usually served in soup
  • Wood -  a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942); English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887); English conductor (1869-1944); United States film actress (1938-1981); the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees; any wind instrument other than the brass instruments; the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  • Wood pulp -  wood that has been ground to a pulp; used in making cellulose products (as rayon or paper)
  • Woodcock -  game bird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
  • Woodworking -  the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
  • 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
  • Writing -  the activity of putting something in written form; the act of creating written works; letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); (usually plural) the collected work of an author
  • www -  computer network consisting of a collection of internet sites that offer text and graphics and sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol
  • Yak -  large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated; noisy talk
  • 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
  • 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
  • yogurt -  a custard-like food made from curdled milk
  • Yorkshire pudding -  light puffy bread made of a puff batter and traditionally baked in the pan with roast beef
  • 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)
  • Zambian -  of or relating to or characteristic of Zambia or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Zambia
  • ZERO -  indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; indicating an initial point or origin; having no measurable or otherwise determinable value; of or relating to the null set (a set with no members);  the quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale; a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number; a quantity of no importance; verb adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
  • Zest -  a tart spicy quality; vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment; verb add herbs or spices to
  • Zill -  one of a pair of small metallic cymbals worn on the thumb and middle finger; used in belly dancing in rhythm with the dance
  • Zimbabwean -  of or relating to or characteristic of Zimbabwe or its people;  a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe
  • Zinc -  a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende; verb coat or cover with zinc
  • Ziti -  medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces
  • Zombie -  several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur; someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way; a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force; a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies; (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body.

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