Vocabulary Exercise: Definitions

List Number: 10440

Vocabulary
Vocabulary Practice
  • Word * Part of Speech Definition Audio Available?
    urge Noun A strong desire; an itch to do something Yes
    urge Verb To press; to push; to drive; to impel; to force onward Yes
    urge Verb To press the mind or will of; to ply with motives, arguments, persuasion, or importunity Yes
    urge Verb To provoke; to exasperate Yes
    urge Verb To present in an urgent manner; to insist upon Yes
    urge Verb To press onward or forward Yes
    urge Verb To be pressing in argument; to insist; to persist Yes
    burn Noun A physical injury caused by heat or caustic chemicals Yes
    burn Noun The act of burning something Yes
    burn Noun Physical sensation in the muscles following strenuous exercise, caused by build-up of lactic acid Yes
    burn Verb To be consumed by fire Yes
    burn Verb To feel hot, for example, due to embarrassment or shame Yes
    burn Verb To cause to be consumed by fire Yes
    burn Verb To injure a person or animal with heat or caustic chemicals Yes
    burn Verb To betray Yes
    burn Verb To write data to a permanent storage medium like a compact disc or a ROM chip Yes
    burn Verb To waste time Yes
    burn Verb To insult badly, leaving no possible comeback Yes
    spur Noun A rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for the purpose of prodding a horse. Yes
    spur Noun Anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse Yes
    spur Noun An appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance, that of a rooster Yes
    spur Noun Any protruding part connected at one end, for instance a highway that extends from another highway into a city Yes
    spur Verb To prod in the side or flank, with the intent to urge motion or haste, to gig Yes
    spur Verb To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to drive Yes
    spur Verb To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot Yes
    curb Noun A row of concrete along the edge of a road Yes
    curb Noun Something that checks or restrains Yes
    curb Verb To check, restrain, or control Yes
    curb Verb To furnish with a curb Yes
    journey Noun A traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time; trip Yes
    journey Noun A distance, course, or area traveled or suitable for traveling Yes
    journey Noun A period of travel Yes
    journey Noun Passage or progress from one stage to another Yes
    journey Verb To make a journey; travel Yes
    journey Verb To travel over or through Yes
    spurn Verb Reject disdainfully; to treat with contempt; scorn Yes
    spurn Verb Reject something by pushing it away with the foot Yes
    spurn Noun An act of spurning; a scornful rejection Yes
    spurn Noun A kick Yes
    nurse Noun A woman who takes care of other people's young Yes
    nurse Noun A person trained to provide care for the sick Yes
    nurse Verb To breast feed Yes
    nurse Verb To care for the sick Yes
    nurse Verb To treat kindly and with extra care Yes
    burst Noun An instance of, or the act of, bursting Yes
    burst Verb To break from internal pressure Yes
    burst Verb To cause to burst Yes
    urgency Noun The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure Yes
    curliness Noun The state of being curly Yes
    curliness Noun A tendency to curl Yes
    journalist Noun A reporter. A person who makes a living reporting on news and current events Yes
    journalist Noun One whose occupation or profession is journalism Yes

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