definition 1: to protect from injury, harm, or mishap.
example: Using this polish will help preserve the wood.
definition 2: to keep safe from loss.
example: We don’t know how many endangered species can be preserved.
definition 3: to maintain in a relatively unchanged condition, esp. historic buildings or wildlife environments.
example: They’re doing what they can to preserve the animal’s habitat.
definition 4: to prepare (food) so that it can be kept for a long period of time.
example: They often preserved meat by preparing it with salt and smoking it.
o v@r kuhm
definition 1: to defeat or quell in a conflict; succeed in a struggle with.
example: With this bold plan of attack, they hoped to overcome the enemy.
example: We’ll have to overcome many obstacles in order to accomplish this goal.
example: I think this is a problem we can easily overcome if we work together.
definition 2: to cause to be weak or inactive, or to lose consciousness.
example: He struggled to speak, but the drug quickly overcame him.
definition 3: to emotionally overwhelm or render inarticulate.
example: We were overcome by the powerful images of suffering in the film.
definition 1: the rubbing of surfaces against each other.
example: Oil prevents friction from wearing down engine parts too quickly.
example: Friction creates heat.
definition 2: the resistance of a surface to relative motion, as of an object sliding or rolling over it.
example: When the ice is rough and snowy, it causes too much friction to skate well.
definition 3: conflict between people or groups of people; contention.
example: The friction between the two countries centers on a dispute over the border.
example: At our last family gathering, I could sense friction between my mother and my aunt.
In f@ niht
definition 1: having no bounds or limits; not measurable; limitless.
example: Outer space appears infinite to us.
example: One’s imagination is infinite.
definition 2: in mathematics, incapable of being completely counted or measured; not finite.
example: A line consists of an infinite number of points.
pre v@ l@nt
definition: generally accepted; pervasive; widespread.
example: These surgical techniques were already prevalent at the turn of the century.
example: That a woman’s proper place was in the home was a prevalent attitude during the 1950s.