rae tih faI
to validate, confirm, or establish (something) by giving formal approval or consent.
The legislature must ratify the treaty before it goes into effect.
de lə kwes
1. to melt away; dissolve.
The old local order has been broken up or is now being broken up all over the earth, and everywhere societies deliquesce, everywhere
men are afloat amidst the wreckage of their flooded conventions,and still tremendously unaware of the thing that has happened.(H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia)
2. to dissolve gradually and change into a liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
“Rock salt is found near Neiba in inexhaustible quantities, there being several hills of native salt covered with a thin layer of soil….The salt is so pure that it does not attract moisture and deliquesce.” (Otto Schoenrich, Santo Domingo: A Country With a Future, 1918)
3. in botany, to branch out repeatedly and form many subdivisions that lack a main axis.
ko aeg yə leIt
to cause (a liquid) to thicken into a semisolid mass.
Enzymes coagulate the milk in the cheese-making process.
of a liquid, to become thicker; congeal.
Blood coagulates as the body attempts to heal its wound.
1. to wave or shake (something such as a weapon) in a threatening or agitated manner.
They stormed into the bank brandishing their guns.
The protesters chanted and brandished their placards.
2. to display in a showy or aggressive manner; flaunt.
He strode into the room brandishing a new medal on his uniform.
krI stə laIz
1. to convert into or cause to become crystals.
Boiling the juice crystallizes the sugar.
2. to put into a clearly defined form.
The new information helped me crystallize my plans.
1. to take the form of crystals.
Your caramel sauce will crystallize unless you add lemon juice.
When frozen, water crystallizes.
2. to become clearly defined, as an idea.
After several discussions, our retirement plans began to crystallize.