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      adj not straight or dishonest
      There was a crooked man, who had a crooked smile, who lived in a shoe for a while.
      A crooked smile is uneven and bigger on one side than the other.
      Rachel re-hangs a picture crookedly.
      Missy had to go through the entire second grade with crooked eyebrows her mom drew on.
      They walked their own path, the crooked way of sin.
      adj providing beautiful views of nature
      Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
      The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.
      The total length is approximately 2,200 miles. The trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. In Katka there is a wooden watching tower of 40 ft. high from where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Sundarban.
      So while walking on the bridge is a good experience with a nice scenic view of the harbor and the Opera house - the novelty soon dies off, and what you're left with is a long walk on a bridge with traffic and dust and exhaust fumes.
      Guys often want to take the quickest path to sex. But many women prefer the scenic route.
      n[U] a gas that shines brightly when electricity flows through it
      Neon is a chemical element with symbol Ne and atomic number 10.
      It is in group 18 (noble gases) of the periodic table.
      The noble gases make a group of chemical elements with similar properties: under standard conditions, they are all odorless, colorless, monatomic gases with very low chemical reactivity.
      The six noble gases that occur naturally are helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), and the radioactive radon (Rn).
      Neon is a colorless, odorless, inert monatomic gas under standard conditions, with about two-thirds the density of air.
      In December 1910 Claude demonstrated modern neon lighting based on a sealed tube of neon.
      The shop was very basic - not marked with neon lights or even a sign -- and it looked more like a warehouse than a retail store.
      v[I] pay money to receive regular copies of a newspaper etc ¶ pay money regularly to be a member of an organization or to help its work ¶ apply to buy shares in a company
      A podcast is a digital medium consisting of an episodic series of audio, digital radio, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.
      Paper route refers to delivery of newspapers to subscribers' homes by part-time employees, such as teenagers riding a bicycle along the eponymous route.
      You are also able to subscribe to an update service that will email you when new guidelines become available.
      If you subscribe to an idea, you agree with it or support it.
      Ross even signed up for helicopter classes.
      Penny, while I subscribe to the "many worlds" theory which posits the existence of an infinite number of Sheldons in an infinite number of universes, I assure you that none of them am I dancing.
      "Do you subscribe to the Freudian theory of penis envy?" asked Amy.
      v[T] put sth under the surface of a liquid ¶ become completely involved in sth
      But, while bathing, Archimedes realized he could immerse the crown and measure the amount the water rose.
      This seat is ideally located both in relation to the heat source in the winter and a cross breeze in the summer. It also faces the television at a direct angle allowing me to immerse myself in entertainment or game play without being subjected to conversation.
      Hindenburg's life was one immersed in the Prussian military tradition.
      Unless you are looking to divorce him, we recommend you immerse yourself in your own hobbies and interests.
      n[UC] scientific study of the structure of animal bodies ¶ the structure of an animal or plant ¶ human body ¶ a detailed examination of a subject
      Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of animals and their parts; it is also referred to as zootomy to separate it from human anatomy.
      The history of anatomy is characterized by a progressive understanding of the functions of the organs and structures of the human body.
      Methods have also improved dramatically, advancing from the examination of animals by dissection of carcasses and cadavers (corpses) to 20th century medical imaging techniques including X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.
      The study of the human body involves anatomy and physiology.
      Plant anatomy or phytotomy is the general term for the study of the internal structure of plants.
      In our fish bowl section, you can find a good amount of information for beginners on how to get started. Read about caring for a goldfish in a bowl that you might have won at a fair; Learn about the anatomy of your new pet, or, find a few fun facts.
      Out of the box, WEM provides great components for authors to use - but what happens when you need a new or slightly different component? In this session, we'll go into the anatomy of components and how to build and deploy them.
      v[T] make worse ¶ annoy, irritate
      Then Rachel and Ross both grab their heads having aggravated their hangovers.
      All this button-pushing is aggravating my old Nintendo injury.
      Aggravated assault is, in some jurisdictions, a stronger form of assault, usually using a deadly weapon.
      The situation continues to be aggravated by pension increases that take place before each election, as such increases are chaotic and politically, not economically, motivated.
      Sheldon clearly did something to aggravate Penny.
      adj not usual or typical
      Acrophobia is abnormal fear of high places.
      A freak of nature is a person or animal that is born or grows with abnormal physical features.
      A pervert is someone whose behavior is considered abnormal or unacceptable.
      Cardiovascular disease can occur from congenital abnormalities, infection of the heart or its lining, inflammation of blood vessels, or even abnormal heart rhythms (this is called arrhythmias).
      An area of abnormal dryness covered the northern areas on the USDM map.
      n[C] distance between the corresponding points in a wave
      Wavelength of a sine wave can be measured between any two points with the same phase, such as between crests, or troughs, or corresponding zero crossings.
      Wavelength is a measure of the distance between repetitions of a shape feature such as peaks, valleys, or zero-crossings, not a measure of how far any given particle moves.
      The cosmic background radiation currently emits mainly at microwave wavelengths.
      If two people are on the same wavelength, they find it easy to understand each other and they tend to agree, because they share similar interests or opinions.
      adj of or arousing sexual desire
      Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James.
      It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM).
      Erotic romance novels are stories written about the development of a romantic relationship through sexual interaction.
      It combines my two passions, pottery and erotica.
      In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning "desire") is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus, and is known in Latin also as Amor ("Love").
      n[U] a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space
      A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer.
      Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning lengths, areas, and volumes, with elements of formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales (6th century BC).
      By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by Euclid, whose treatment—Euclidean geometry—set a standard for many centuries to follow.
      The introduction of coordinates by René Descartes and the concurrent developments of algebra marked a new stage for geometry, since geometric figures such as plane curves could now be represented analytically in the form of functions and equations.
      v[T] kill sb by pressing their throat so that they cannot breathe ¶ limit or prevent the growth or development of sth
      All right, Raj has played his Phantom Warlord card, and I am going to back him up with my Strangling Vines. Choke on that, sucka.
      I feel like I'm being strangled by a boa constrictor.
      It turns out the butler strangled her.
      He strangled her with her own belt.
      I felt my creativity was being strangled.
      She argues that high taxation strangles the economy.
      Compare these words: choke, strangle, stifle, suffocate, and throttle.
      v[T] make sb poor ¶ reduce the quality of sth
      The Census Bureau defines a family of four with income less than $23,021 as impoverished.
      Growing up in a steel town and teaching in a tiny impoverished coal town in Pennsylvania gave me the background to find the characters in this book believable.
      There is no way that Stuart, an impoverished peddler of picture books, would be at all appealing to Amy Farrah Fowler.
      Intensive cultivation has impoverished the soil.
      n[CU] an arrangement of a group of things, layout
      Depending on the VPN configuration, users may encounter problems when roaming between wireless access points.
      The Dell Support website maintains a database of your system configuration, which can be referenced with your "Service Tag."
      It's vice-president of a company that does data reconfiguration and statistical factoring for other companies.
      No, I want you to have a job that you love. Not statistical analysis and data reconfiguration.
      You're in my spot. This may seem a little odd at first, but over time you'll grow accustomed to dealing with me in this configuration.
      n[U] sb's height ¶ importance and reputation
      He was short of stature.
      Both his parents are fairly small in stature.
      Despite his lack of stature, he became a successful writer.
      Tchaikovsky was a composer of world stature.
      The statue shows Queen Elizabeth in full stature beside her dog.
      n[C] a long straight narrow cut or hole
      v[T] make a ~ in sth
      So, if a photon is directed through a plane with two slits in it and either slit is observed, it will not go through both slits. If it's unobserved, it will. However, if it's observed after it's left the plane but before it hits its target, it will not have gone though both slits.
      A poncho is a cloak made from a large piece of cloth with a slit in the middle for the head.
      Cut slits in the pants and then put them back on, go out there and tell her you're the incredible Hulk.
      I'm so fantastically, over-the-top, wanna-slit-my-own-throat in love with her, that for every minute of every hour of every day I can't believe my own damn bad luck that you met her first!
      Penny was wearing a red dress slit to the thigh.
      They celebrated by slitting the throats of three goats and preparing them for cooking.
      v[T] sustain
      If you incur something unpleasant, you are in a situation in which you have to deal with it.
      If you incur costs, you have to pay them.
      Travel Insurance is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or within one's own country.
      A hedge is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains that may be incurred by a companion investment. In simple language, a hedge is used to reduce any substantial losses/gains suffered by an individual or an organization.
      v[T] make sb feel full of energy or enthusiasm ¶ make a machine work
      All right, so we'll get a little coffee, we'll get energized, and we'll head back out.
      Aye, aye, Mr Spock. Energize.
      I am very glad to be home. I feel refreshed and energized.
      He said he raised "many millions of dollars" towards Romney's presidential campaign and his fundraiser was energized by that day's Supreme Court ruling.
      n[CU] memory
      If you asked Nina right now, she would have no recollection of being fired at all, none at all.
      Unfortunately my parents sold the house when I was only 2 years old so I have no recollection of that bathroom.
      Have you ever betrayed another goddess for a lightning bearer? Not to my recollection.
      To the best of my recollection (used when you are unsure if you remember correctly), she was not there that day.
      n[C] a large area of high and fairly flat land ¶ a period during which there are no large changes
      v[I] reach a particular level and then stay the same
      In geology and earth science, a plateau (plural plateaus or plateaux), also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain.
      A plateau is an elevated land. It is a flat topped table standing above the surrounding area. A plateau may have one or more sides with steep slopes.
      The Loess Plateau (simplified Chinese: 黄土高原), also known as the Huangtu Plateau, is a plateau that covers an area of some 640,000 km² in the upper and middle reaches of China's Yellow River.
      Loess is the name for the silty sediment that has been deposited by wind storms on the plateau over the ages.
      I've lost 16lbs so far, but have hit a plateau that I wanted to hit from several angles.
      I have plateaued with my weight loss, though I'm down from 238lbs to 196lbs.
      adj increasing gradually as more of sth is added or happens
      The Twelve Days of Christmas is a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses.
      If the cumulative inflation between 1960 and 1984 had been 500%, we could talk about one 1984 dollar being worth fifty 1960 cents or two 2007 dollars.
      Don't present the material in a linear, cumulative way, she insisted.
      Also, I wanted to show the cumulative return as well, which as defined by Morningstar as the total money-weighted return over the period.
      v[T] wake sb up ¶ cause sb/sth to become active, interested, etc
      If you rouse yourself, you stop being inactive and start doing something.
      If something or someone rouses you, they make you very emotional or excited.
      If something rouses a feeling in you, it causes you to have that feeling.
      Roused by the example of England, France determined to have possessions in the Western World, and from 1603 to 1610, parts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada were explored, and settlements begun.
      He reported that he had been roused from his slumbers by what appeared to be a leak, with water plashing around the foot of his bed.
      n[U] kindness, esp in giving things to people
      Run by volunteers, the Herbie Fund relies on the generosity of the community to continue to change the lives of children around the world.
      He was known for his generosity to the poor and to travellers.
      He was a person of great generosity of spirit.
      Your generosity and kindness in unparalleled.
      Thank you for your generosity.
      v[T] enlarge or exaggerate
      To magnify something means to increase its effect, size, loudness, or intensity.
      A loupe is a simple, small magnification device used to see small details more closely. Unlike a magnifying glass, a loupe does not have an attached handle, and its focusing lens(es) are contained in an opaque cylinder or cone or fold into an enclosing housing that protects the lenses when not in use.
      Everyone looks at Monica who is standing behind a standing magnifying glass.
      "Poor choice. Gram for gram, no animal exceeds the relative fighting strengths of the army ant." "Maybe so. But you can't incinerate a Bengal tiger with a magnifying glass."
      The picture shows the insect's head magnified ten times.
      The report tends to magnify the risks involved.
      n[C] a formal agreement
      also a verb
      You would've had to express that desire before revealing the secret so that I could choose whether I wanted to accept the covenant of secret-keeping. You can't impose a secret on an ex post facto basis.
      I hereby invoke, what I'm given to understand, is an integral part of the implied covenant of friendship, the favor.
      But once you open the box, you voided the warranty. The warranty is a sacred covenant we've entered into with the manufacturer. He offers to stand by his equipment. And we in return, agree not to violate the integrity of the internal hardware. This little orange sticker is all that stands between us and anarchy.
      I present to you the relationship agreement. A binding covenant that, in its 31 pages, enumerates, iterates and codifies the rights and responsibilities of Sheldon Lee Cooper, here and after known as "the boyfriend," and Amy Farrah Fowler, here and after known as "the girlfriend".
      This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt.
      Christ fulfilled all righteousness in being baptized: he evidenced his obedience to the will of the Father, he covenanted to keep the commandments of the Father, he obtained membership in the kingdom of God on earth, and he opened for himself the doors to that kingdom in the world to come.