دایره المعارف برق(اطلاعات عمومی برق)
.accelerate . crack . create . creep . crush . cultivate . dictate . distinguish . flaw . harvest . mirror . obtain . particle . settle . transport
acceleratev. to go faster
n. accelerationSyn. hasten
The action of molecules accelerates when they are heated. The poor condition of the motor made acceleration difficult.
crackn. a thin opening caused by breaking, a flaw
v. crackSyn. fracture Cracks in the ice allowed for fishing. The wall cracked due to poor construction.
createv. to make something new adj. creative Syn. produce adv. creatively
n. creativenessThomas Edison created numerous inventions. Jonas Salk was an extremely creative scientist.
creepv. to move slowly and quietly close to the adj. creeping ground; to begin to happen
Syn. crawl Some mistakes are beginning to creep into his work. Ivy is a creeping variety of plant.
crushv. to press together so as to completely adj. crushing distort the shape or nature of the object
n. crushSyn. grind The machine crushes corn to produce corn meal. Passage of the legislation was a crushing blow to the president's program.
cultivatev. to plant and raise a crop; to encourage adj. cultivated growth of a relationship or friendship
n. cultivationSyn. grow The professionals had common interests that allowed them to cultivate a working relationship with each other. The cultivation of diverse crops in pre-Columbian America is well documented.
dictatev. to state demands with the power to enforce adj. dictatorial Syn. impose
The workers were not in a position to dictate demands to management. His boss resembled a dictator.
distinguishv. to hear, see, or recognize differences adj. distinguishable Syn. discriminate adj. distinguished adj. distinguishing
Some people cannot distinguish colors well. Anteaters are distinguished by their long noses.
flawn. a small sign of damage that makes an adj. flawed item imperfect
Syn. defect There is a flaw in his theory. They noticed that the contract was flawed.
harvestn. the act of collecting a crop; the crops adj. harvested gathered
v. harvestSyn. gather The United States had a comparatively good grain harvest this year. They were able to harvest the crop before the rain.
mirrorv. to show, as in a mirror
n. mirrorSyn. reflect The results of the study mirror public opinion. The strength of the economy is mirrored in the standard of living of the people.
obtainv. to gain or secure something adj. obtainable Syn. gain The university obtained a new particle accelerator. The painting by Whistler was not obtainable.
particlen. a very small piece of something
Syn. fragment Particles of dust can destroy electronic instruments. Small particles of matter hold the keys to understanding the origin of life.
settlev. to establish a home; to resolve a adj. settled disagreement
n. settlementSyn. colonize
People arriving from the south settled in California.
The lawyers settled their differences and came to an agreement.
transportv. to move from one place to another adj. transportable Syn. carry adj. transported
Flying is not always the fastest way to transport passengers to their destination. The transportation expenses of products increase their final cost.
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1. Corn and soybeans are cultivated on Maryland's eastern shore.
2. Querns have been used for centuries to crush grains.
3. Rows of suction-like tube feet enable the starfish to creep along the ocean floor.
4. In the 1930s, the poor business environment created a lack of confidence in the economy.
5. The vivid colors of the opal are produced by impurities or small cracks in the stone.