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Dam

dam /dæm/  noun  [count] : a structure that is built across a river or stream to stop water from flowing The government has plans to build a dam and flood the valley. …

Tantrum

tantrum /ˈtæntrəm/  noun     [count] : an uncontrolled expression of childish anger : an angry outburst by a child or by someone who is behaving like a child When he doesn’t get his way, he has/throws …

Transpire

Transpire /trænˈspaɪɚ /  verb 1 [no object] formal : to happen They wouldn’t say what had transpired [=taken place] at the meeting. No one will soon forget the historic events that transpired on that day. 2 [no object] …

Fork

fork /fɔrk/  verb 1 [no object] of a road, river, etc. : to divide into two parts The road forks to the north and south. 2 [+ object] informal : to pay or give (money) — usually + over or out He had …

Gruesome

gruesome /ˈgrusəm/  adjective : causing horror or disgust The police report described the scene in gruesome a gruesome murder — gruesomely adverb She was gruesomely — gruesomeness noun [noncount]

Vestige

vestige  /ˈvɛstɪʤ/  noun [count] formal 1 : the last small part that remains of something that existed before : Trace — + of a vestige of an ancient tradition He is still clinging to the last vestiges of his …

Technician

technician /tɛkˈnɪʃən/  noun  [count] 1 : a person whose job relates to the practical use of machines or science in industry, medicine, etc. medical/X-ray/laboratory technicians They hired a technician to help maintain the office’s …

Loop

loop /lup/  noun [count] 1 a : a curved part or shape made when something long and thin (such as a rope or thread) bends so that it touches or crosses over …

Crunchy

crunchy /ˈkrʌntʃi/  adjective : having a hard texture and making a loud sound when chewed or crushed : not soft or mushy   crunchy chips/cereal/vegetables crunchy snow These cookies are very crunchy.

Enliven

enliven /ɪnˈlaɪvən/  verb [+ object] : to make (something) more interesting, lively, or enjoyable He enlivened his speech with a few jokes. a soup enlivened by chili peppers A few touches of color will enliven …