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- 1.eating or wanting large amounts of food
- SYNONYM: greedya voracious
- 2.wanting a lot of new information and knowledge
- 1.an indiscriminate action is done without thought about what the result may be, especially when it causes people to be harmed
- 1.indiscriminate attacks on motorists by youths throwing stones.
- 2.acting without careful judgement
- 1 (of people)famous and respected, especially in a particular profession
- ex:an eminent architect
- 1 (of a slope, hill, etc.) rising or falling quickly, not gradually
- a steep hill/slope/bank
- 1 [not before noun] replete (with something) (formal)filled with something; with a full supply of something
- literature replete with drama and excitement
- to exist in great numbers or quantities
- Stories about his travels abound.
- a thing that somebody says will happen in the future
- gloomy prognostications
- 1a person who behaves like a machine, without thinking or feeling anything
- SYNONYM robot
- an area of activity, interest, or knowledge
- in the realm of literature2 (formal)a country ruled by a king or queen
- SYNONYM kingdomthe
- defence of the realm
- 1an official record of events or activities year by year; historical records
- His deeds went down in the annals of British history.
- .2 used in the title of academic journals
- Annals of Science, vol. viii
- 1 a thing consisting of two or more separate things combined together
- 2 (chemistry) a substance formed by a chemical reaction of two or more elements in fixed amounts relative to each other
- Common salt is a compound of sodium and chlorine.
- 3 (grammar) a noun, an adjective or a verb made of two or more words or parts of words, written as one or more words, or joined by a hyphen.
- Travel agent, dark-haired and bathroom are all compounds.
- 4 an area surrounded by a fence or wall in which a factory or other group of buildings stands
- a prison compound
- 1 tinge something (with something) to add a small amount of colour to something
- ex:white petals tinged with bluePink tinged her pale cheeks.
- 2 tinge something (with something) to add a small amount of a particular emotion or quality to somethingex:a look of surprise tinged with disapprovalSadness tinged his voice.
an animal with grey fur and wide black and white lines on its head. Badgers are nocturnal (= active mostly at night) and live in holes in the ground.
- to ask somebody to do something in an anxious way because you want or need it very muchex:
- implore somebody to do something: She implored him to stay.implore (somebody) + speech ‘Help me,’ he implored.implore somebody Tell me it's true. I implore you.
- hard boring work
- ex:domestic drudgery
- lasting a very long time and therefore boring or annoying
- SYNONYM :endless
- ex:an interminable speech/wait/discussion
- The drive seemed interminable.
1.to notice or become aware of something
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