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The research department checks all our articles for accuracy of facts before we print them.
accuracy n. Precision; exactness
Even though the villages are adjacent to each other, their residentsspeak different languages.
adjacent adj. Next to
To make the foundation stronger, they compressed the soil before pouring the concrete.
compress v. To press together
Scientists can’t feasibly bring energy from deep ocean currents towhere it is needed—on land.
feasibly adv. Practically; in a way that can work
In order to remodel the house, we must first gut it and throw awayall the old fixtures.
. gut v. To empty or hollow out
Writing and spelling are taught integrally as part of the readingprogram
. integrally adv. In a whole or complete manner
One of the two assistants will likely get fired, since most of their duties in the office overlap.
overlap v. To lie over part of something; to have elements in common
The rain fell so heavily that the banks of the river could not retain all the water
retain v. To keep or hold
As the containers rusted, the toxic waste seeped into the ground.
seep v. To pass slowly for a long time, as a liquid or gas might
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