Definitions and samples

  • process (n.) a series of steps leading to a result


- The sixth-grade students have started the process of writing a persuasive essay.

  • recline (v.) lean or lie back in a relaxed position with the back supported


- Near the end, four dancers recline on the floor and dangle their legs in unison.

  • agile (adj.) able to move quickly and easily; deft and active of body or mind; 2. keen and lively (of mind)


- The comedian was agile of mind as he moved from one quip seamlessly to the next.

  • agreement (n.) being in harmony or accord; an understanding between two parties; a contract


- If we reach an agreement, let's say three months' rent, can I rent it out sooner?

  • ailment (n.) disease; illness; any mental or physical disorder, especially a mild but persistent one


- He was then sent on a rather painful five-month journey to diagnose the ailment.