Category: Word of the Day
mə ka brə
of, pertaining to, depicting, or evoking death or the horrors of death; gruesome; ghastly.
The bloody battlefield was a macabre sight.
Macabre scenes in the graveyard terrified the film’s audiences.
American writer Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his macabre tales.
ap tə məm
the situation, quantity, degree, or other condition that is most desirable.
Fifteen students is the optimum for a kindergarten class.
most wanted or desirable; producing the best result; optimal.
What is the optimum temperature for most humans?
rə peI shəs
1. extremely greedy or ravenous; voracious.
They blamed rapacious lawyers for the high cost of malpractice insurance.
The rapacious lion devoured its prey.
2. capable of capturing and eating live prey; predacious.
A hawk is a rapacious bird.
rih ling kwihsh
to surrender, release, or let go of; give up.
She relinquished her control of the property.
He relinquished his rights as a citizen.
The king relinquished his throne.
to act in a servile manner; submit tamely (usu. fol. by to).
The porter receives big tips because he truckles to rich guests.