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acacia a tree that grows in tropical areas of the world, especially in parts of Africa and Australia. The branches of an acacia spread out very wide and evenly across the top. Sometimes the top of the tree looks almost flat.
approximately about; almost exactly.
bison a very large mammal with a large head, humped shoulders, and short curved horns. Bison used to roam the plains of North America in large herds, but they were hunted until they were almost extinct. North American bison are also called buffalo, but they are not related to the true buffalo of Africa and Asia. Bison have hooves and are closely related to cattle. Bison eat only plants and chew their cud. [1/2 definitions]
border on to almost be.
competitive having a strong desire to win or do better than others in almost every situation. [1/2 definitions]
comprehensive including everything or almost everything; wide in range.
dazzle to make almost blind with too much bright light. [1/2 definitions]
desperate almost hopeless; very serious. [1/3 definitions]
dwindle to become or cause to become gradually smaller or less until almost nothing remains; shrink.
fabulous almost impossible to believe; amazing. [1/2 definitions]
gullible believing almost anything; easily tricked.
hardly almost not at all; barely. [1/2 definitions]
hippopotamus a very large, round mammal that has short legs with hooves and thick skin with almost no hair. Hippopotamuses live in or near rivers and lakes of tropical Africa. They eat plants.
homophone a word that sounds the same as another but has a different meaning and often a different spelling. In the sentence, "I've been feeling weak for almost a week," the words, "weak" and "week" are homophones.
identical alike in almost every aspect; very similar. [1/3 definitions]
immerse to almost cover or cover completely with liquid. [1/2 definitions]
-ish a suffix that means "somewhat" or "almost." [1/3 definitions]
just about practically; almost; nearly.
Monaco a tiny Mediterranean country almost completely surrounded by France. The capital of Monaco is also called Monaco.
muskmelon a round melon with juicy, sweet flesh that ranges in color from almost white to light orange or green. A cantaloupe is a kind of muskmelon.
near almost; nearly. [2/8 definitions]