August 23 [Sat], 2008, 14:39
Plague (n)
a disease that causes death and spreads quickly to a large number of people.

drops in population levels due to plagues and famines.

Lackluster (adj)
not exciting, impressive...=dull

a lackluster performance

Erode (v)
if the weather erodes rock or soil, or if rock or soil erodes, its surface is gradually destroyed.

The clifts are being constantly eroded by heavy seas.

Nudge (v)
to push someone gently, ususally with your elbow, in order to get their attention.
to move something or someone a hort distance by gently pushing.

She nudged the glass towards me.

Prevalent (adj)
common at a particular time, in a particular place, or among a particular group of people.

Solvent abuse is especially prevalent among youner teenagers.

dispose (v)
to arrange things or put them in their places.

Chinese vases are disposed around the gallery.

obsolete (adj)
no longer useful, because something newer and better has been invented = out od date

absolete weapons
Computer hardware that quickly became absolete.

deteriorate (v)
to become worse

Ethel's health has deteriorated.
American's deteriorating economy.

reputable (adj)
respected for being honest or for doing good work.

if you have a burglar alarm fitted. make sure it is done by a reputable company.

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