Definitions and samples

  • survive (v.) to continue living (despite some danger or illness)


-The couple returned to thank local Thais who helped them survive the ordeal.

  • shriek (v) scream (n.) a shrill, often frantic cry


- I stood there, shrieking with terror, unable to move.

  • advise (v.) give counsel; offer advice to


- They advise employers not to give up too soon on their most experienced workers.

  • adamant (adj.) insistent; refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind


- College authorities are adamant that the issue has been dealt with.

  • amity (n.) friendship, good will; friendly relations


- They believed that some national goals were worth the sacrifice of amity.