summon (v.) [ˋsʌmən]
to order someone to come to a place;to officially order someone to come to a court of law
The smell summoned up memories of family holidays by the sea.
relish (v.) [ˈrelɪʃ]
To get great or satisfaction from something.
He drank up the wine with relish.
murky (adj.) [ˈmɜrki]
dark and difficult to see through; involving dishonest or illegal activities that are kept secret [= shady]
The laws on intellectual property are murky.
slacken (v.) [ˈslækən]
to become looser, or to make something looser.
We're on the last lap, so don't slacken!
propitiate (v.) [prəˋpɪʃɪ͵et]
to make someone who has been unfriendly or angry with you feel more friendly by doing something to please them
They offered sacrifices to propitiate the gods.
Mediterranean (n.) KK [͵mɛdətəˋrenɪən]
the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Italy is a richly historied mediterranean country.
tripartite (a.) KK [traɪˋpɑrtaɪt]
involving three countries or organizations ; consisting of three parts.
Promote tripartite partnership corporate social responsibilities.
oarsman (n.) KK [ˋorzmən]
someone who rows a boat
We had to admire his prowess as an oarsman / his rowing prowess
irrigate (v.) KK [ˋɪrə͵get]
supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
The fields are irrigated so that the crops can grow.
pharaoh KK [ˋfɛro]
the title of the ancient Egypt kings
They got trapped inside the pharaoh ' s tomb.
pastoral (a.) KK [ˋpæstərəl]
sophisticate KK [səˋfɪstɪ͵ket] (n.)
a worldly-wise person (v.) make less natural or innocent
It is true you look fairly sophisticated.
melancholy (n.) KK [ˋmɛlən͵kɑlɪ]
a feeling of thoughtful sadness; a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
Feelings of infinite melancholy stole over him.
deportation (n.) KK [͵diporˋteʃən]
the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
People who work illegally are liable to prosecution and deportation.
citadel (n.) KK [ˋsɪtəd!]
a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
Some of the rebels were killed in the act of storming the citadel.
decipherment (n.) KK [dɪˋsaɪfɚmənt]
the activity of making clear or converting from code into plain text
Readers ' criticism and decipherment of marx ' s works.
subsequent (a.) KK [ˋsʌbsɪ͵kwɛnt]
following in time or order
On the day subsequent to his visit , she disappeared.
rhetorical (adj.) KK [rɪˋtɔrɪk!]
written or spoken in a way that is impressive but is not hone
Rhetorical effect on flexible application of words.
protracted (adj.) KK [proˋtræktɪd]
Continuing for a long time, especially longer than is normal or necessary.
It was the beginning of a protracted duel.
manifestation (n.) KK [͵mænəfɛsˋteʃən]
evidence that something exists or is present; an occasion when a ghost or spirit appear.
A high fever is an early manifestation of the disease.
aptitude (n.) KK [ˋæptə͵tjud]
Natural ability that makes it easy for you to do something well.
He has an unfortunate aptitude for saying the wrong thing.
inexorably (adv.) KK [ɪnˋɛksərəblɪ]
Without remorse, ruthlessly.
The aches and pains begin as the ageing process inexorably sets in.